I have been meaning to share this great new local favorite with you for a while! The Creative Capsule is something you need to know about if you are a hip local! My friend Allison and her partner Lisa started this fabulous business last spring. There is nothing else like it around! The capsule is a mobile refuge for creativity for your little ones and you. This beautiful vintage airstream bee bops all over town and invites you in for your own art experience. You can book a private party and it will come to you or show up to one of its already scheduled events around town. For the holidays they have a series of family friendly workshops to create your own handmade Holiday decor(see the fab pictures below). You must check them out!
We went to check out the Deseret Foundation Holiday Quilt Show today at the Little America Hotel. As always, it was full of beautiful quilts. It is a don’t miss quilt show that occurs once every two years, culminating in a fundraising dinner & auction to raise money for medical research at LDS Hospital. We try to donate at least one quilt every time, and this year we gave our Hansel & Gretel quilt, that was on display at the shop a few years ago. The quilt show ended today, but you can still purchase tickets to the event tommorow night, follow the link above for more info. Here are a few of my favorites! I love the fact that all of the quilts must be hand quilted, the workmanship was stunning.
The quilt above is a baby quilt from a vintage Marie Webster quilt kit. Can you believe it was $4.25, when it was originally purchased?! You couldn’t even buy the thread for that today! All of the applique was done by one of our favorite customers, Margie Thomlinson. Love!
Another Piper’s conection, this embroidered flowers quilt was made from a kit we sold at the shop a few years ago.
Another Marie Webster inspired beauty! I am such a sucker for these simple applique designs.
This is part of a really fun Night Before Christmas Quilt, made by a group of Brigham City Quilters.
And last but not least, our Hansel & Gretel quilt. There were many more amazing designs, too many to show them all. Make sure to mark your calendars for 2013, if you missed this year! P.S. They are always looking for donations, so if you have something, or would like to make something for the next event, please contact the wonderful ladies of the Deseret Foundation. They will even hand quilt it for you!
I discovered these amazing Babylit books this week! My friend Allison gave one as a gift and I had to have one. I went to purchase it at my favorite book store The Kings English, and lo and behold the author just happened to be there signing copies. Her name is Jennifer Adams, she is local, and she had another book that I had to have! These are the most adorable baby board books! They are a counting primer, with fabulous illustrations based on clasasic literature, what more could you ask for?! The book above is Little Miss Austen, Pride & Predjudice, and there is also Little Master Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet. If you have a little one, or just need a gift, these are adorable. Oh and please keep it local by purchasing these local books from our local favorite, Kings English.
Piper’s is a proud sponser of Craft Lake City ! Come and see us at our booth this Saturday from 2:00-9:00. There will be lots of local crafters selling their fabulous creations. I was very impressed at the offerings at last years event. So much so, that I wanted to make sure we were a part of this great event this year
Fall is here! The colors are amazing and it is the perfect time of year to wear my red boots. I have a small shoe obsession, and these are one of my very favorites!! I purchased them at a little shop called The Children’s Hour. They have the best shoes in Salt Lake and luckily they are right around the corner from me.