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!  

Handmade For the Holidays

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We are really in the thick of it now.  How are you holding up? Did all that turkey and family time leave you exhausted or ready for more?  Hopefully, in all the madness, you are managing to create some meaningful quality time with family and friends this season.

At the studio, we hosted our first ever family night on November 20th.  It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying a relaxed evening, creating beautiful projects (and memories) with those they care about.

For the Cricket Studio team, we are planning a fun holiday craft party which is sure to be a blast.  Pictures will be posted on the facebook page, you can count on it.  

For you, we have plenty of festive events still to come this year.  Whether you prefer morning, afternoon or evening, we have a workshop for you in December. And if you just can't brave that December air, you can host your own craft party at home with Cricket in a Box.  So grab your daughter, sister, mom or friend and create a beautiful holiday memory.  That's the spirit of the season.  

Check out our
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS
in effect until Monday November 27th

November Notes

So here we are.  November.  Fall has surely arrived now, with all of it's colorful festivities.  We've had football games, chili cook-offs and of course, Halloween...which we are still recovering from. 

For many people, this is the absolute best time of year.  For me, November first always marks the beginning of that frenzied, exhausting two month long time warp known collectively as "The Holidays".  

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Many people thrive on this energy.  You've seen them, caroling to themselves in the supermarket and bragging about not only having their shopping done but having everything wrapped.  All that's left for them to do is host an elegant dinner party for fifty of their closest friends!  For the rest of us...not so much.  

Yes, there is definitely a lot of fun to be had this time of year, especially if kids are involved.  But if you are tasked with being the "Magic Maker", things can get a bit dicey.  

One of my favorite aspects of season is spending time with friends & family, reflecting on another year of fun memories.  My second favorite is the thrill of finding the perfect gift for someone on my list. Here at the studio, we have found ways to help you enjoy both of these. Spend time with your favorite people while creating beautiful, handmade gifts

For starters, Cricket in a Box Holiday edition is now available.  This beautiful, exclusive design comes in a kit with everything you need to host a 4 person craft party at home. $149 gets you all the supplies and detailed instructions so you and some friends can kick back for a fun night night in.

If you prefer to leave us with the clean up, come to the studio. Bring your husband, kids, sister or mother to our "Family Night" on November 20th or bring the younger crowd to "Teen and Tween night" on December 7th. Drop the little ones off for "Kid's Nite Out" on November 17th or December 8th.  And, this year we have a special series to enjoy with friends  - "Handmade Holiday Fridays".  We are partnering with Raye of Light Studio for this 4 week series beginning November 10th.  Spend Friday mornings with us and enjoy a different project each week.  You can sign up for just the ones you like or all four.  

As always, you can bring wine and snacks to make it more festive.  We guarantee a fun relaxing time away from all the chaos (or blessings, depending on your point of view) of the season.