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Swapping Cold for Crafts

Posted on January 20th, 2016
We LOVE Michigan! Painting at Cobbygoose

We LOVE Michigan! Painting at Cobbygoose

Does the winter season have you feeling the full effects of cabin fever? Do you want to get out of the house but not into the cold? No need to brave the elements, use them instead by painting, sculpting, crafting, and sewing your way into spring! We have the cure for your cabin fever blues with this guide to getting crafty, Alpena style…

Cobbygoose– Known as “the place to paint and more”, walk in anytime to paint creations on ceramics, wood, and canvas. Want to make this a party? Reserve your painting party here and invite your favorite friends and family members, bring snacks and drinks, and have a fun-filled painting session with an experienced staff member to guide you on technique, colors, and styles. Cobbygoose also has open canvas workshops available to anyone who reserves their spot. Call quick, as spots go fast for these workshops that explore your imagination and bring to life artistic talents that you were unaware you had! Located inside the Alpena Mall 2335 US-23 S. (989) 354-4222.  Click here for Cobbygoose on Facebook

Soaps and Such, LLC– At Soaps and Such in downtown Alpena, you can customize your very own beauty products with the help of a staff “mixologist”. Check out their fragrance bar and customize your very own scent that will have people asking you, “what perfume are you wearing?” at every turn! Mix your very own perfect shade of red with that perfect amount of sparkle with customizable nail polish mixers, or create your own body spray. Shop around and mix up your very own gift basket to take home or give as gift. Stay updated on future events on their website and Facebook page. Located at 210 N. Second Ave. (989) 351-8856  Click here for Soaps and Such, LLC website

My Glass Wings– Creating stained glass masterpieces is only 1-4 or more classes away at My Glass Wings in downtown Alpena. This stained glass shop not only offers beautifully hand-crafted masterpieces to purchase, but also allows you to create your own designs suited to your home and your personal design tastes. Create unique mosaics, classic designs, or your family name to hang in the windows of your home. Design big or small, this shop will accommodate! Located at 106 N. Second Ave. (989) 358-WING (9464)  Click here for My Glass Wings website

Art in the Loft– Crafts range all over the spectrum at Art in the Loft! Check out their winter workshops on their website; they have everything ranging from pillow making, yoga, and smart phone photography. Corkscrews and Canvas is a huge hit amongst locals, paint masterpieces while sipping on the freshest rosé. Culinary workshops are also available year round and this winter includes tortilla shell making, cake decorating and mixology- create your perfect cocktail to keep you warm until spring! Located at 109 N. Second Ave. Suite 300 (989) 356-4877 Click here for Art in the Loft’s website

Yarns to Go– Yarns to Go offers a one stop shop in downtown Alpena for all your yarn and fabric needs. Purchase handcrafted scarfs, mittens, and hats to keep warm or purchase patterns and materials to make your own. Yarns to Go recently featured a winter retreat open to the public for spinning, knitting, and stitching. Stay tuned to their website and Facebook page for more information on future retreat opportunities! Located at 127 N. Second Ave. (989) 356-4119 Click here for Yarns to Go website

Sewing Arts Studio– Bring in your current craft project or start a new one at Alpena’s Sewing Arts Studio. This studio offers a relaxing atmosphere for you to work on current projects such as scrapbooking or sewing, while enjoying a nice warm cup of fresh soup on specific dates and times. Whether you are a novice or advanced, learn how to quilt and hem from some of the most talented seamstresses around. See their website for class schedules and times. Located at 311 N. Second Ave. (989) 255-8969

As You Wish Special Events and Gourmet Bakery– As You Wish offers classes and workshops on how to bake that perfect cupcake, that delectable batch of cookies made with the finest ingredients, or try a culinary class with chef Kevin Peterson. Stop in or check them out on Facebook to reserve your spot to these kitchen-savvy classes that are fun for all ages. While you are there, pick up some soup and salad or a homemade pizza with dessert to make your day brighter! Located at 104 N. Second Ave. (989) 340-1744 Click here for As You Wish Special Events and Gourmet Bakery on Facebook

For more yarn, accessories, and pattern needs check out Spruce Shadow Farms located inside the Alpena Mall 2335 US-23 S. (989) 356-9434. You can also find all the crafts and supplies you need at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts of Alpena, located at 2686 US-23 S. (989) 354-4822, and The Home Depot located at 1348 M-32 (989) 358-0900. The Home Depot also offers crafting events in store year round for kids, parents, and the do-it-yourself-er! Go to their Alpena branch website and check out their upcoming workshops which include everything from decorative molding, installing light fixtures, and building a valentine’s day box for kids, Click here for the Home Depot Alpena website

Stay tuned to Alpena’s Calendar of Events for more updates on arts and crafts in Alpena!

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