Change is Good

Whew! Still a week left to go in April but it's been quite a transition month.  On April 12th, we held the last workshop at Cricket Studio.  It was great to celebrate four years of workshops, friendships and fun.

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But now the real work begins.  Aside from the mundane task of cleaning out the studio, we also have many exciting things happening. This month I have pieces at Here. a pop-up shop in downtown Annapolis and Local by Design (their downtown location and the new mall location!).  Spring is in the air and everyone is out and about, shopping and freshening up their spaces.  Which means pieces are selling fast and I have lots to do restocking the stores.  if you're looking for signs, you will find them there,  I've also had several new custom orders to keep me busy for awhile. if you're looking for something special, let me know. 

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If you're more the DIY type - we have lots of news to share about Cricket in a Box!  Our website has been completely updated to reflect all of the recent changes.  We have NEW DESIGNS for both Cricket in a Box and Cricket Jr.  You can order directly from our site and enjoy free shipping on all orders.  You choose the colors and designs.  We also have Cricket in a Box, jr available at Local by Design at the mall if you are local and prefer to walk in and pick up a pre-made box, or check it out in person and place your custom order with the staff.  And finally, we have a local edition of Cricket in a Box (home state, MD) available at Here. a pop-up shop as well as a LIMITED EDITION one-person kit we created just for them.  These are available at the shop until April 29th.  

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Yes, change is definitely good.  We hope you are enjoying it unfold and we're looking forward to continuing the journey together! 

Spring & New Beginnings

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Spring and this past holiday weekend have us thinking about new beginnings. Even though the weather has been less than cooperative here in Maryland, you can still feel that spring is upon us. Tiny buds on trees bring hope that in just a couple of weeks we will be surrounded by color. It is a wonderful metaphor for how I am feeling. 

In 10 days our studio in Annapolis is closing.  But, like the Spring, we know that we are about to be surrounded by all things new and full of color. Yesterday, Local By Design opened their 3rd location at Westfield Annapolis Mall. Over 60 local artisans, including myself, will have their work available in one place. It looks incredible and we couldn’t be happier for Suzi and Susan.

   

April 12 we say goodbye to our home for the last 3 years at 1818 Margaret Avenue. It's bittersweet, but we plan to go out with a bang! 

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April 13 through the 29th- brings us Annapachella via HERE. A Pop Up Shop.,  located at 232 Main Street in Downtown Annapolis. Shop our finished pieces, our "Home" Cricket In A Box for four and our EXCLUSIVE for HERE Cricket In A Box for one. This fun stencil is totally in tune with Amy & El’s ode to Coachella theme.

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Over the next few weeks you will also notice the evolution of our website. You will find more options for Cricket in a Box and more choices to make each project your own. Since we know sometimes your besties have really different taste than you do, we will have multiple stencil options available to create your own Cricket in a Box, the all inclusive craft party in a box. And wait until you see what is in store for Cricket in a Box jr and Cricket in a Box Wedding. Spring has definitely sprung!

As always, we'd love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest and YouTube.  Stop by even if you just want to say "hi!" -  we would love to hear from you!

     Jodi Roberts & The Cricket Studio Team 

February News & Surprises

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Falling in LOVE with February

There is so much to love about this time of year

Sure it's cold and the days are short but these provide a great excuse for snuggling up with a book, family movie night or an intimate gathering with friends. 

As always, we have lots of fun workshops at the studio to coax you out of the house.  But if you'd rather stay in your cozies and persuade your friends to come to you, we can help with that as well.  Cricket in a Box is your one-stop-shop for an at home craft party, We deliver right to your door with all the supplies and instructions for a four person craft night, so you can stay in your slippers the whole time!  And in case you missed the recent news, Cricket in a Box, jr is now available!  This is the same concept, in a kid friendly version, with enough supplies for 6 so it's perfect for birthday parties! 

You can expect to see NEW DESIGN OPTIONS for both Cricket in a Box Original and Junior editions - BEFORE SPRING - so be sure and subscribe so you don't miss the news. 

But here's the fun SURPRISE....the part about LOVE....

Next on our launch list is Cricket in a Box Wedding!  This is a customizable kit that allows brides to put a handmade touch on their wedding.  And if the bride isn't feeling so crafty (although it IS a big stress reliever) this kit is a great way to involve friends, relatives, bridesmaids or the mother of the bride or groom.  Of course, we are going to introduce this with another fun giveaway!  The first Cricket in a Box, Wedding edition will ship to one lucky winner.

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Be sure and tune in on Monday, February 5th when we reveal the details of the giveaway! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the nitty gritty so you can enter and WIN! 
Plus...we will be sharing our favorite wedding ideas on our Pinterest Boards all month long and we'd love to hear from you.  So come pin with us. 

Last...but certainly least...browse and subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you can watch the "unboxing" in action.  We will be uploading regularly and want you to join us to see what's in the box.  Come along, friends!