"Grand Opening Weekend" at Owl & Drum - Oklahoma's new one-stop shop for fabrics, craft supplies and homemade gifts - was a real whirlwind of smiling faces and in-store excitement.
Thanks to all the many people who visited us to help celebrate our big opening at 2810 E. 15th St.
We had a lovely mix of children, parents and grandparents stroll around the store, taking in the wide variety of cotton fabrics, products and wares.
And quite a few people of all ages (but, especially, kids!) enjoyed making Kanzashi flowers out of 5-inch colorful fabric squares at our large craft table.
We are very grateful for all the kind words and support expressed by customers and visitors for our new enterprise. It's a real thrill to be in business in such a supportive environment.
"I love to see that crafting is alive and well in Tulsa," said Bianca Howell, the co-owner of Owl & Drum.
"It was great to meet so people who are enthusiastic about do-it-yourself crafts and who appreciate interesting, unique homemade gifts. We are really happy to be with so many creative, like-minded people."
Many "Craft Night" and special events will be held at Owl & Drum in the weeks and months to come.
And the first one is just around the corner!
Next Tuesday, will see Owl & Drum's first "Craft Night" staged. The debut craft will be needle felting, in which attendees will tease wool rovings with a needle-felting tool to create three-dimensional shapes.
The first project - which begins at 6.30 p.m. Sept. 18 - will see participants making needle-felted acorns to get ready for the fall season and all its wonderful colors. Anybody is welcome to join in, but please sign up in advance.
People are asked to pay $5 for the class, and all supplies are included. Interested people need to RSVP on Owl & Drum's Facebook page. Please click here to sign up.
Future "Craft Nights" at the store will focus on crewel embroidery, sewing classes and (possibly) a tatting class.
Owl & Drum carries about 100 fabrics made by seven designers and manufacturers. More fabrics are being added each week, and they can be bought in the Tulsa store or on its website at www.owlanddrum.com.
The 2810 E. 15th St. store also sells unique jewelry and other items made by Tulsans, Oklahomans and artisans from Portland, Oregon. It also sells a variety of craft books, equipment and supplies.
Owl & Drum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and from 12-4 p.m. Sundays. It is closed on Mondays.
For more information, call Bianca at 918-742-1404, visit www.owlanddrum.com, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook, Blogger.com, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.