Greetings from Ventura County. This week, July 16-21, is Beaders' Give Back Week and this year it is a Bead 'n Feed. Each store in our association has chosen a food pantry to support in varying ways. Creative Castle has chosen our local Conejo Valley food bank MANNA. When you come shopping this week at Creative Castle you will have the opportunity to make a donation to MANNA. When you do, you will then receive a discount off your shopping trip of 10%-40%. By writing a check you will receive a tax deduction while supporting a great organization. A donation of $5 receives 10% off your entire purchase, $15 receives 20%, $25 receives 30% and $40 or more earns a 40% savings. We have been raising money at our store for MANNA for over 5 years and our goal during this week is $1000. Last time we did this we raised $875.
Marcia DeCoster was here this past weekend. We hosted a book signing for her new book, Beads in Motion. We sold out! I reordered it today and the order will be here next week mid week. It is a great book with lots of fabulous seed bead projects and all have movable parts! Please call if you would like to reserve a copy. (805-499-1377)
We will be having a trunk show of vintage German buttons and beads July 24-25. This vendor has fabulous merchandise so please come by.
Our new calendar of classes for Finter, (Sept-Dec) is in the works and should be complete and posted on our website by the end of this week www.creativecastle.com Registration for these classes begins July 27 at 10 a.m.
It is never too early to start making plans with your traveling buddies for this year's Bead Shop Hop. This year's theme is destinations. I am sure you will want to experience the various destinations each shop will provide. The dates are Sept. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.
I hope you have a great week.
2321 Michael Dr.
Newbury Park, CA