Friday, November 28, 2008

Book Reading Craftacular!

There's nothing like a truly inspiring idea to light the spark in your belly that helps you create. When we saw that Maura Madden's new book, Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Crafty With Your Friends All Year Long has an entire year's worth of inspiration, we just had to plan an event to celebrate. Not only does she offer project instructions, but ideas to make your craft parties and get togethers a success as well. Now that's bringing community and creativity together! 

Maura will be reading from and signing her book at our studio and we will be giving away two signed copies at the end of the evening!

Maura Madden presents......
Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Crafty With Your Friends All Year Long.
Date: Monday December 8th
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

We love all of her ideas. The only addition we would have made is a special section about planning your craft parties at The U.C.C! 
We hope to see a lot of you on the 8th. In the meantime, don't hesitate to bring those unfinished projects out of your home and into our studio. We have plenty of space to work in, books to explore and equipment to utilize. 
Gobble Gobble!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


We are excited to announce that our Grand Opening will take place this Sunday November 23rd from 10-4. If you haven't already dropped in to craft, take a class or just say hello, we are located on 2433 Main St. in the Edgemar building. Stop by the Farmers Market on your way to the celebration. The creators of an amazing shopping cart christmas tree sculpture (yes, really!) are putting the finishing touches in the courtyard today and we're all getting ready for the holiday crafts to roll on in!

Join us by the tree tomorrow for free kids craft demos outside and adult craft demos in our studio. We will have raffles throughout the day so come early :-)

Bring your craft projects along with you, because we are also offering 
FREE STUDIO TIME all day! Use one of our brand new sewing machines or get to work on your holiday scrapbooks. We are excited to debut our updated winter class list and holiday class specials as well. 

Finally, we know that a lot of you have been patiently awaiting our website. 
Well, it is coming soon....very soon....we promise.... :-) 

Thank you to everyone in the craft community for your support of the U.C.C. We are enthusiastic to watch your ideas grow into projects and for us all to share and support each other as we create! create! create!

See You Soon :-)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Urban Craft Center goes to Felt Club!

Q: Is Felt Club all about Felt?
A: No! No! It's all about crafts!

We have plans for you this Sunday afternoon! Come to Felt Club, November 16th at the Shrine Auditorium. It's one of the biggest and most exciting craft events in the country...we are one of their sponsors and we will most certainly be there with a booth and goodies to share. We can't wait to see all of our friends' crafty faces as we celebrate the love to create!

Introducing....Lil' Orange, Lil' Mushroom and Lil' Whale.
Our mini needle felted friends will be strutting down the red carpet in little kits for you to pick up and make at home. These kits are only available at our booth at Felt Club.

Have a wonderful weekend, we hope to see you soon.
Next up...our Grand Opening November 23rd :-) Exciting news to come

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Open at long last!!!!

Yes Friends, the wait is finally over! We are thrilled to announce that both the studio and shop are open!!!! (There just aren't enough exclamation points in the world for how overjoyed we are)! The journey she has been long, she has been tough, she has been tedious and tear-jerking at times. But doesn't that make it all the more wonderful that we are finally open? Sure does.

Come visit us- our giant orange sofa is soo lonely! Our new sewing machines sit, waiting to be used, and our tables lay wide open, screaming "COME CRAFT WITH US!!"

Shop the most fantastic assortment of crafty goods in L.A. and take some fun classes with our awesome in-house teachers!