“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.” -Kate Douglas Wiggin

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There might only be one mother, but there are lots of women who deserve a bit of pampering around Mother’s Day. Why not forgo the flowers and breakfast in bed and treat her instead to something she wouldn’t splurge for herself? A set of interchangeable needles from Knitter’s Pride could be just the ticket – she can take time away from the mundane chores of everyday life and go wild, casting on as many projects as she dares. A soft smooshy skein of Dream in Color’s newest sock yarn with cashmere blended in pampers hands while it’s being knit and feet after knitting with it. We also have plenty of yarn, needles and bags waiting to make her smile. The real gift that lasts a lifetime is yarn!

If you want to make some lasting memories with mom, join us and artist Anna Corba for a creatively charged afternoon crafting an artist booklet. On May 12, 2012 between 2 pm and 5:30 pm we’ll be getting crazy with glue and scissors, beeswax and paper as we learn collage techniques and a simple sewn binding to create a 6″ x 6″ artist journal. $65 includes the class, materials and kit needed to make one artist journal. This book makes a perfect keepsake for yourself or a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Anna Corba is an artist whose Found Cat Studio can be ‘found’ in the San Francisco area. Her aesthetic reflects evidence of the human touch using antique ephemera to create pieces both functional and beautiful. Childhood summers spent traveling Europe has imbued her current work with a foreign mystique. Crumbling yellowed grammar book pages, vintage sheet music, layered and distressed images all come together to form striking tableaus that give the viewer a sense of history and story. Let her creative magic rub off on you May 12th. 

Come in early for your knitting and crafting needs (Mother’s Day or not). Please note, we will be closed Sunday, May 13th. Happy Spring!