Building Community One Brick (and Mortar) at a Time

Saturday was “Local Yarn Shop Day”.  Yep. Apparently that’s a thing now.  I have mixed feelings about such things.  I understand the desire to showcase specialty shops, but I feel like the specialty shops need to do extra work to “observe” these designated days.  I had to keep reminding myself that there’s also “Record Store […]

If you want local shops, you have to shop at local shops.

Recently I heard the news that a local specialty shop would be closing it’s doors at the end of August. This news hit me hard. This shop was a specialty shop, in the same town where my shop is located, and it’s a shop that my husband and I have supported for a number of […]

Are all small shop purchases necessary?

One of the regular internal debates I have with myself deals with the issues of a consumer driven economy. I’m personally trying to reduce my consumption of unnecessary goods, and changing my ideas about what is necessary. This alone, can be a daunting task. Having been born well after WWII, during an era of economic […]