Friday, January 30, 2009

Our 1st Workshop, Thurs. Feb. 5th!!

Check out our 1st workshop with amazing jewelry designer, Wendi Grant, next Thursday Feb. 5th from 6pm-9pm! She will be leading a "Make & Take" Feather Accessory Workshop. Fee including materials is only $25! Come make something beautiful for yourself or a friend. These lovely feather pieces are the perfect Valentine's Day accessory. I definitely need 1 maybe 2!We will also have 20% Off selected Clothing and Jewelry! Spring is already trickling in so all of Fall/Winter will be on Sale.
TheOufit will also be hosting a Mini Beauty Bar with Christy Funk from Belly Sprout and 15% off all regular priced items.
These events are part of the "Sip & Shop on Broadway" so lots of our neighbors will be staying open later. It's a great excuse to come out and explore what else is on Broadway and maybe do a little Valentine's Day shopping. Wine, cupcakes, make something pretty, beauty, shopping and more! What else do you need?
See you next Thursday!! xoxoxoxo

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hello Deer!

This little deer came to "The Kids..." just before Christmas. We love the little deer, made with love out of melted down crayons. She came with her friends, the Skate and Abe (as in Abe Lincoln). And yes, you can write with her, but who would want to use her up. These little treasures are created by Tamara Zielinski of the Long Beach Craft Mafia. Rumour is that Tamara is working on more amazing crayon creations. We'll keep you posted!

We are also very excited to announce our first in-store workshop with jewelry designer Wendi Grant. She will be joining us on Thurs., Feb. 5th from 6pm-9pm for our "Sip & Shop on Broadway". She'll bring all necessary items to create very cute feather hair accessories for a fee of $25 (including all materials). Make and take home a beautiful head band or clip. Just in time to accessorize your Valentine's Day outfit. Of course the wine and treats will be flowing as well.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Handmade Childrens Clothing and Toys May Be Outlawed Soon!

Starting Feb. 10th it will be against the law to sell any childrens clothing, toys and goods not tested according to a law passed in August 2008. This will really affect all the small businesses and companies (like us) making and selling handmade goods. Most of us can't afford to pay for the testing required, which could cost thousands of dollars. If found guilty of selling untested goods we face fines and possibly jail time as retailers and manufacturers. Please read the links below for more info regarding this.

If you want to join us in trying to stop this craziness from going forward please write to your local Congress person and or Senator. The 2nd link can get you to your local politician and I believe they have sample letters you can use.

If the CPSIA goes forward as planned this will definitely change what we carry at "The Kids Are Alright". It could also mean the end for theOutfit which has specialized in finding amazing unique, safe and just all around cute handmade goods for kids and babies over the past year. Please help us in stopping this from going through. We have until January 30, 2009 to submit letters and contact our politician regarding this matter. The last thing our economy needs is for more people to lose their jobs and or businesses.


Friday, January 2, 2009

HAPPY 2009!!!

2008 is over! It has been quite a year for us here at The Kids...! We are definitely ready for a new year!
In 2008 we sadly had to close our Echo Park store with every intention to reopen before 2008 ended, but unfortunately that was not in the stars for us. Hopefully 2009/2010 will bring us a new location in LA.
We did get to host lots of fun events, including art shows, and trunk shows at our Long Beach location. We look forward to doing more community events and workshops in 2009.
2008 also brought theOutfit to The Kids Are Alright. Thanks to Angie and theOutfit we now have an amazing handmade kids & baby store in our store. Look for lots of new goods and events with theOutfit as well in 2009!
Stay tuned, 2009 is going to be awesome!! Remember shop and support your local businesses as much as you can!
Thank you to everyone that has supported and encouraged us to keep going! We wouldn't be here without you!