This week, we're baking like superheroes, hoping against the demise of a favorite craft retailer and checking in with a very neat awards event.
Eastern United States craft retailer A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Inc. isn’t immune to the financial problems that are sweeping the country. The New Jersey-based company reported key losses in their sales of paper crafting supplies. In addition, the end of the Silly Bandz fad has hurt their bottom line. On a high note, their increased selection of baking and cake decorating supplies has been a success — so maybe the craft retailer will re-focus their energy on sweet crafts?
To read more about A.C. Moore, visit The Courier-Post.
Okay, then. Illustrator Anthony Brennan has a whole series of Cubecraft-inspired cutout templates where, with a little skill, you can make a cut little cube-styled paper craft of your favorite superhero, video game character or even comedian (like Patton Oswalt or Billy Connolly). Hours of entertainment for you, a co-worker, husband or kid.
For your own foldable model, visit Anthony Brennan.
"I Love Lucy" fans all over the world will be celebrating what would have been television legend Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday this weekend. Expect to see a jump in sales related to anything Lucy-related this month. And if you can, get in on the trend. We like this upcycled pendant necklace featuring a commemorative "I Love Lucy" stamp — simple and wearable.
To get a closer look at the "I Love Lucy" pendant necklace, visit Be Inspired Designs.