Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Great unique gifts for anyone on your list! http://www.TheKidsAreAlright-Shop.com
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
If you missed us at Patchwork come see us at the Belmont Heights Church Preschool Christmas Boutique this Thursday & Friday! Come get some unique gifts made locally by some extremely talented folks in our community. All the vendors will be donating a portion of this events proceeds to The Women's Shelter of Long Beach. Shop and give back a little.
A big thanks to Angie of theOutfit for putting together this great event. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We will be there with theOutfit Handmade for Kids & We Love LB helping get the word out about the Patchwork Show coming up. We will also have some great gift items for sale! Come out, say Hi, pick up some gifts and get some fresh farmers market goodies for the week.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
After 6 1/2 years we are closing our brick & mortar and moving online! We have been fortunate enough to do what we love and share it with you in Echo Park & Long Beach.
We're not leaving, just downsizing a little. You can still visit us at TheKidsAreAlright-shop.com for all your jewelry, clothing & gift needs and wants. The online store will still have a great selection of unique and independant lines. We will also be adding an Art section and offer great pieces from some of our favorite local artists.
With change comes growth and The Kids... are definitely growing.
Thank you to all our friends, customers, family and designers who have been a part of this journey so far.
The Kids Are Alright
p.s. Of course we're having a HUGE SALE, so come in before Nov. 15th!
Coming up look for "The Kids..." as a sponsor at Patchwork Craft Fair in Long Beach. Patchwork is coming to Long Beach for the 1st time on Sunday November 29th. Mark your calendars. Come by & check out all the amazing handmade goods, many of which we already carry! Check out their Patchwork Site for more details.
Be sure to check our BLOG regularly for new stuff going on & coming in and join us on Facebook.See ya Online! TheKidsAreAlright-Shop.com
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
She will be at The Artisan's Lair every Thursday from 5pm-8pm leading "Make & Take" workshops and giving sewing lessons. With the holidays coming up this is the time to get crafty & make some great gifts. I hear the cost for most workshops is only $25.
The Artisan's Lair
Call or email them for more info. Definitely worth the drive if you're not local!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Kids Are Alright
Zoom Theory Photography!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Trunk Show with local designer Molly Puzo of Hydra Heart showcasing her full collection of handmade footwear for women and girls.
Special discounts and exclusive styles will be offered.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
It's a tough economy, but if we all try to get the things we need from our independent neighborhood retailers we keep $$ in our communities. Check out the 3/50 Project, a simple way to really do something to help get our economy and communities get back on track.
the craft kitchen is hitting the road...it's been a year since we set up shop in santa ana i've decided to pack my bags and take RANDOM NICOLE & THE CRAFT KITCHEN on the road...so if you've been meaning to stop in or take a class NOW IS YOUR CHANCE...we'll still be teaching classes at the shop through aug 15th so register now!online registration www.thecraftkitchen.comstarting september 1st RANDOM NICOLE & THE CRAFT KITCHEN will be teaching classes at various locations throughout Californiaif you're interested in hosting a class at you place let us know...FAREWELL PARTY CLOSING NIGHT & LAST CHANCE SALESATURDAY AUGUST 22ND 6-10PM2202 1/2 NORTH MAIN STREETSANTA ANA, CA 92706get down here before it's too late FOR DRINKS, SNACKS AND AMAZING DEALS!!!50% off all random nicole art30% off all random nicole clothing & accessories25% off all art by other other artists20% off the entire storeIF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT AUG 22ND- DON'T WORRY THE SALE STARTS NOW AND ENDS AUG 22ND
Thursday, July 23, 2009
It's been awhile since I've posted anything. Time flies. Well we just had our DIY Leather Cuff workshop last night. It was so much fun. I even made sangria for the first time. A little crafting, a little sangria on a summer night. Kim guided us and we all left with really cute leather cuffs. I'm wearing mine right now. Of course I forgot to take pictures (maybe too much sangria). I think Kim got some, so I'll post them soon. If you missed out last night unfortunately we are taking a break on the workshops in August.
Hopefully by September I'll be able to post a full schedule of workshop for Fall 09. We may be bringing some back from spring. All the workshops will have a focus on great gift ideas for the holidays. This holiday is going to be pretty rough for lots of us, so why not start making some cute unique gifts this fall.
This weekend Broadway is having a Sizzlin' Summer Block Party. Lots of our neighbors will have refreshments & great shopping deals. The Kids... will have lemonade and cookies plus great deals.
20% off sales $75 or more of Full Price Merch.
Sale merchandise will be 30%-75% off
Saturday & Sunday Only!
Also don't forget to check out theOutfit:Handmade for Kids.
Hope to see you this weekend! ;)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
15% Off All Full Price Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories
10% Off All Merchandise Already On SALE
Stop by and see what we have. Have a safe & happy 4th!
Monday, June 22, 2009
This Thursday, June 25th
6:30pm - 9pm
Make & take home a potholder/hotpad!
Fee - $30
Materials - $10
(or call/email us for a list of materials needed)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Barbie is coming to Broadway! Yes, that's right. Barbie will be making an appearance on Broadway this Sunday, June 14th. I personally am excited to see what Barbie looks like in 2009. So if you're needing something to do this Sunday come on down and check out Barbie, meet some of the designers of Barbie at Spa Sidney and maybe get a Barbie makeover while you're there. We will be hosting a "Design Your Glamour Headband" workshop for $10, all materials included. Kreme de la Kreme will have Barbie manis & pedis. Next door to us, DDR Projects will have a group artist Barbie exhibit(can't wait to see that). Oh, and did I mention we will have pink drinks and pink cupcakes, by Pastry Chef Vanessa Alvino. Should be a good time.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
A few things that my household has committed to:
No more plastic sandwich bags, only reusable storage containers.
No juice boxes, only reusable water bottles.
We purchased a Brita water filter, (the water bottles in the recycling container were getting out of control).
Replacing all the light bulbs with energy efficient lighting.
I'm working on remembering to bring my canvas bags to the market. Although I do reuse all the paper bags for recycling. Definitely no plastic.
Check out http://www.storyofstuff.com/. It's a 20 minute animation of the consumerist society, narrated by Anne Leonard. We could all use a little reminder about how all our consumerism effects our environment directly.
Now on a sad note my Mercedes 300E that was converted to run on veggie oil about 2 years ago has been converted back to just run on diesel. Unfortunately the conversion that we did has slowly over the past few years ruined our fuel system. We haven't completely figured out if it has to do with the year of our car (1998) or if it is that we don't know enough about the effects the veggie oil has on a diesel engine. Not to discourage anyone from getting their diesel engine converted, but definitely do a lot of research before you do. We haven't given up on the idea, but we are taking some time to figure it all out. We'll keep you posted.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Do you have a favorite T-shirt-preferably used with maybe a stain or a tear that you just can’t throw away, but you can’t wear it either? Well that is your blank canvas for this workshop. You can cut it, sew it, twist it, and turn it. You can deconstruct it, you can reconstruct it. Recycle it, resuscitate it, refashion it, and re-invent it.
It is the perfect place to start, and Kim Kessler can help you create that perfect bag. It will be something unique (and cheap) and your old Tee will continue to be with you to fulfill many new adventures.
Cost $25. If you don't bring in a tee we will provide one for an additional $5.
Perfect workshop for all ages and requires minimum sewing. See the cute tote below!
Workshop #2 is on Earth Day, Wed. April 22nd from 5pm-9pm! "Decorate a Flowerpot and Plant Something"! This workshop will be led by amazing artist, Steph Calvert of Hearts & Laserbeams! She will provide the flowerpot, all the materials to decorate/paint your flowerpot and seedlings to plant something beautiful later. This is a great gift idea for Mother's Day coming up on May 10th! Materials and fee is just $15! All ages welcome! See 1st picture of sample flowerpots.
We will also be hosting a trunkshow for Hearts & Laserbeams new line of goodies featuring her "Underwater Critters" that same evening. Her new line features everything from blank recipe cards, pocket mirrors, coasters, notecards and more. Great gift ideas at awesome prices!
Hope to see you at one or all off our events next month! Happy Earth Month!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Lots of new stuff going on at "The Kids..." for Spring! New merch. from Raasta, Good Society, and amazing one of a kind jewelry by Anna Herrington. Raasta is one of our fav lines from Spain and we just received our 1 shpmt (see cute dress above). Good Society does organic cotton denim and also donates a portion of all profits to charities in India and Cambodia. We just got the Raw Denim Slim Leg in. Cute jeans and helping our world community, what more could you ask for. Anna Herrington designs one of a kind necklaces by combining vintage pieces, creating timeless jewelry for all occasions (check out the amazing piece above.)
We are also excited about being feature in the May issue of "Lucky" magazine, under "lucky breaks". Look for it, come in, get something new and keep some extra $$ in your pocket.
Come in right now and get 20% off all denim, including denim already on sale. Now thru March 31st!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We've finally set a date for our next workshop. Mark your calendar to join us on Thursday March 5th, for our "Retro Apron" workshop. Designer Kim Kessler will be leading this one from 6pm-9pm. She will bring a variety of very cute fabric and trim options to construct this sassy little apron. For just $25 take home an awesome apron for yourself or the baker in your life and the pattern to make more if you're so inspired.
Don't miss this one! Make something, drinks, cupcakes and in store specials!
Thursday, March 5th, 6pm-9pm!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009