Pink Monkey hopped in the car with me recently to make the “literally” almost around the corner trip to a fantastically fun little fabric boutique near our home here in Colorado: Crafty Laine.
It’s fun to find such a treasure in our own backyard. Colorful fabrics, fun garment patterns – for big and little girls and they have so many accessories as well.
Crafty Laine carries modern fabrics, patterns, notions and sells lots of homemade gifts if you’re not as inclined to sew it yourself but love the homemade look and the one of a kind results.
It’s a bright, colorful place that feels like summer even if it’s the dead of winter. The staff is friendly and know their stuff. There are nice comfy nooks to sit in and peruse pattern books with lots of ideas. I loved this little bird book. I also blog at The Empty Nest Mom, so I’m drawn, of course, to anything with birds or nests.
At Crafty Laine they teach beginner sewing lessons. I’ve been in there and heard teenage and/or pre-teen girls giggling and learning together in the summer. How great is that? See for yourself how much fun this shop is at this link.
Since we were in the store a few weeks ago; they’ve moved. But only about two blocks from where they were. If you’re in the area (north of Colorado Springs) stop in. Check out the link above to get the specifics on their new address. There are some great places to have lunch within walking distance if you stop in. Wisdom Tea House and La Casa Fiesta are two of my favorites. Don’t you just love finding new hidden gems to check out? I know we do. It’s so nice to support local retailers and especially like minded creative types – who are also savvy business types. Crafty Laine is right outside our door.
How about you? Do you have a favorite local fabric/quilt/stitching shop? Do tell. I’d love to “bring the monkey” and pay a visit.