Purls of Wisdom

Laura Kelly

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5 Kids' Birthday Party Tips for a Successful Event!

Posted by Laura Kelly on Tue, Oct 04, 2011 @ 08:06 PM



Every mom wants to make sure their child has a wonderful and special birthday party.  At The Handwork Studio, over the last 10 years, we've hosted hundreds of parties and we want to share with you some tips to ensure everyone, including yourself, has a wonderful time!

1. Keep it short:  We suggest no longer than 1.5-2 hours.

2. Keep is small:  The more kids there are, the less the party is about your child and more about managing the event.

3. Focus on an activity or event:  This will keep kids from getting restless and bored.

4. Be Inclusive:  If you choose to have a larger party, invite everyone from your child's class.  If that is too many kids then just invite all the girls or all the boys.  However be careful not to invite most kids and leave one or two out.  That's hurtful.

5. Open Later: Open presents later after the party when most guests have gone.  Opening gifts during the party can get crazy and over stimulate your child and guests.  You child will enjoy the experience more in a quiet moment where she/he can casually open each gift and be in the moment.

We love hosting kid's parties at The Handwork Studio. If you are interested in hosting your child's party at our studio please contact us at 610-660-9600 or by sending us a message!

The Bridge is Closed but Not Our Handwork & Machine Sewing Classes

Posted by Laura Kelly on Fri, Sep 23, 2011 @ 08:39 AM

bridge closureLike the start of any new season, we at The Handwork Studio are all excited about getting back to a routine with our series of Handwork and Machine Sewing Classes for kids.  

In anticipation of our re-opening on September 20th, we developed a new fresh curriculum, we bought all new fun supplies, we met with our instructors to set the tone for a nurturing, love and fun season.  However what we didn't expect was the road to our studio being shut down just 5 days before classes were to begin.   AHHHH!

So for those of you planning on joining us this fall, WE ARE OPEN!  As are all the other businesses on the hill.  So just drive past the barricade and pull into the parking lot.  

If you live on the south side of the bridge, you can cross the bridge by foot and we are all waiting to hear when the bridge will be re-open.  But don't let it discourage you from joining us for another great session of handcrafting and machine sewing.  Miss Alisha, Miss Julia and Miss Eva would be so sad if you didn't come!

Welcome to Our New Site | The Handwork Studio

Posted by Laura Kelly on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 @ 08:36 PM

Happy CampersWelcome!

In an attempt to provide you with the most current information on kids and needle arts education, we've been working over the last few months to build an updated home for The Handwork Studio on the web.  We are very happy to unveil this new design to you!

The site is built around making information easily accessible to you.  You can find information on all of our kids workshops, camps, and birthday parties by the navigation at the top of our page.  This blog will be used to share information, tips, techniques, and much more! We would love for you to subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in touch with our blog updates!

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your children both in our camp and studio settings and look forward to hearing all your feedback on our updated website!

We want things to be as easy and informative for you as possible.  If you have any comments or suggestions about our new design, please feel free to contact us or leave them in the comments section below!


Miss Laura