THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
We are now located on the Lower Level in Morgantown Market. A 90 dealer co-op that is just amazing!!
Open every day - 10 am to 5 pm
2940 Main Street, Morgantown, PA 19543



Friday, May 25, 2018

NEW IDEAS -

I have a head full of new ideas for our booth and not quite sure how to proceed.  I was hoping our workshops would take off and I would be able to sell kits and accessories that you can't find in the local craft stores.  Distress ink pads  - are not always available in the stores, and of course there are Tony's special ink applicators!  The Tacky glue that is my staple isn't either.  We sold these items in the Hereford store along with all that wonderful ribbon and the best paper pads.  (again this brand not available in the local stores)!

Where do I start....should I try at all?....start small and let it grow???  So many questions and as yet no answers.  Although I have ordered glue, scissors (honestly the ones we use are the best), and I am packaging up some ribbon and putting some kits together - in anticipation of making this work.

Not sure why I am tiptoeing around with this...certainly not my nature  - hmmm - naming this space may make me go forward.   (after much thought and rejections (hours) I got it.....CRAFT CUPBOARD!!  Simple yet combines all the items I hope to sell there.   Now I just have to make up my mind to DO IT!!

You know I have always said  I have an antique store because I want to be an antique dealer...sell gifts cause I wanted to be a gift store owner, sold herbs and garden treasures cause I wanted to be a florist and of course I had the candy counter cause I wanted to be a candy store owner.  I have always been lucky that I was able to combine these "want to be" jobs  -  am I adding another "job" to the list?
Morgantown Market has allowed me to do all of these within the confines of a much smaller space...that makes me a Happy Storekeeper! (well except the candy store - so I really "need" to add being a craft store owner to the "wanna be list"...smiling)!!

Feedback is always welcomed - it keeps me on my toes!
ENJOY your day,
Judy








Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Weather, The Cold, The Positive Thinking

Rain, Rain go away - enough said!!

Over one week with a chest cold....getting old and quite annoying to say the least.

Old Glory Banner workshop was fun.  Only two gals signed up but that didn't matter - I think of our classes as a group of friends getting together for lunch, creating something special and making new friends.  I am surprised though that more gals don't want to participate.  Not sure how to get the word out.

Our next class will be Saturday, June 16th and we will be making another Americana decoration.  Red, white and blue paper flowers to display in a favorite vase or box along with our version of the old time tin sparkler" !  Remember that tin toy that you pushed a spring with your thumb and it spun around and around? (Google spinning sparkler toy)  Well this one of course doesn't spin but it certainly does sparkle!!


Hopefully we can get some new gals to join us!  Samples will be in our booth shortly!

Today was the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.....I did not get up "early" to watch it, but saw everyone arrive and oh my, those little ones were so special.   My blessings to this couple who will, I am sure, change many things in this world we live in.

The rain will stop and the sun will shine - my cold will go away -our workshops will be full to the brim - and the Royals will live happily ever after as they start their journey of changes.
POSITIVE THINKING!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

CELEBRATE AMERICA WORKSHOP

Celebrate America Workshop

Saturday, June 16, 2018
11 am to 2 pm

COST: $12.00
All supplies included and light snack served.

WHERE:  Classroom in Morgantown Market
                                                2940 Main St
                                                Morgantown, Pennsylvania 19543

Join me in making this patriotic bouquet of paper flowers and our version of the old time "sparkler"!
Always fun to create with old friends and make new friends.

Sign up at - cinnamonstick@comcast.net  or Morgantown Market.

LET THE SUMMER FUN BEGIN!!







Sunday, April 22, 2018

THE DAY AFTER...

Yesterday was my very first "demo" of paper crafting.  I set up in our booth at Morgantown Market hoping to "entice" some new gals into taking our workshops.  Only a couple girls stood thru the demo - and I am not sure (although they signed email list) if they were excited or not.

I told myself it was a beautiful day to do something outside, and since most customers in the Market were couples,  it wasn't what I was offering.  (thinking positive)!

Still very excited to have our second "demo" this coming Sunday.  Taking some lessons from the day and figuring how to make it better.  What I pictured in my head and how it went was so totally different....(laughing)!!  I'm never too big for my britches and will rethink and rework for next Sunday's demo.  (April 29th, 12 pm to 3 pm)

When time allows, maybe some "impromptu" demos during the week would work.  I never tire of visiting the ever-changing atmosphere of Morgantown Market or sharing my craft. 

My belief is that making it yourself  (hands on creating) gives one a great feeling of accomplishment and the desire to do  more...as you do more, you want to do more, challenging yourself into becoming a Paper Artist!  There are no limits on what you can create once the intimidation is gone.  This may be a better direction to go.  

Keep watching for updates!!  

Fondly, Judy

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BUSY WITH EVERYTHING....

I keep getting asked "what are you going to do with all your free time" now that the store is closed? Huh???  I will be first to admit I do have free time - however, I use that "free time" to keep doing what I love to do.  I am certainly not bored....I just don't HAVE to be anywhere at certain times.  That is "freeing" in itself and I am making the best of every moment.

What I truly would love to do, is to get some workshops going at Morgantown Market.   So this coming Saturday (if I haven't stated it enough- smiling) I will be doing a demonstration of  "paper crafting".  A few quick and easy projects that are fun to do.  I will also be repeating this demo on Sunday, April 29.  Both demos are between 12 pm and 3 pm in our booth.  If I have peeked your interest - stop by for a little bit so I can get you "hooked"!!

In our classes all the supplies are included in the price, and depending on the class, you have options to create your own colors and graphics.  The question I get asked most often is how to make rosettes.  (yes there are "machines" that do this - but not as nice (or satisfying) as handmade. Once  you have this down the creativity inside you flourishes. 

I am going to offer some "Beginner's Workshops".  I will do this a couple times a month and the price will be minimal for supplies.  (weekdays and weekends). What I found to be the best glue, scissors, tools will be covered in this class of "hands on" learning.

I do have to state this is "not" scrapbooking.  We make projects that are suitable for gift giving, seasonal decorating and just plain old fun.   Watch our Facebook page to see when they will be happening.

Help me keep my creativity flowing,
Judy
The Cinnamon Stick

Some past workshops...just a small sampling as there are  many ideas to create!
Workshop picture








...AND SO MANY MORE!