Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Website

Please click below to visit my new website with the most up to date information!

Better Than Ever

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Make & Take Ornaments

You've seen all those cute ideas on make them! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, come make your own ornaments in my craft studio from 10-5. I have the ornaments, paint, glitter, paper, ribbon, and LOTS of embellishments for you to play with. I've been collecting inspiration/ideas on my Pinterest page. Find some here

First ornament $8
Each additional ornament $6
Special for families - 5 for $30

December Open Studio & Open House:

Saturday, December 14th
Open Studio & Open House
Come make ornaments, crafts, and go shopping

January Kids Classes:

Tots on Tuesdays – 10-2 (come & go) Toddlers & preschoolers exploration, discovery and sensory play in arts and crafts projects; $6/child; 1 free adult helper per child

After School Art Club on Tuesdays – Exploration, discovery, and practice with various art mediums and techniques in arts and crafts projects.
4th/5th graders – 2:30-3:30, $8/student
K-3rd graders – 3:45-4:45, $8/student

January Open House & Repurposed Window Class

Decorate and repurpose an old window - $45, Sat., Jan. 18th 10-5 (come and go) You  can choose from my stash of old windows. I will provide paint, glue, tools, burlap, chicken wire, scrapbook paper, chalkboard paint and basic supplies. Look for ideas and inspiration on my Pinterest Board! 
I provide window, paint, glue, chicken wire, burlap, paper, paint, chalkboard paint, scrapbook paper, tools and other basic supplies. If you have a special request, please ask. Look for ideas here http://www.pinterest.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Paint your own pottery studio

I know what you're thinking...I didn't know you were a paint your own pottery studio?!?!

Well, good news, you're not crazy! But my dream for my store has always been "make your own craft" studio. So from now until Christmas I am trying out a new concept (and I've gotten TONS of great feedback about this idea!). I am going to have ...

 DIY Christmas Ornaments
Have you been on Pinterest and seen tons and tons of super cute ideas? And then your next thought was one of the following:
  • I don't have time to go get all the supplies I need
  • I don't need a whole bottle of Pledge Floor Finish for 2 ornaments.
  • That will make such a mess
  • I will have to clean up said mess.
  • I'm just not crafty/I don't like to craft (personally I don't understand this one, but I hear it a lot :)
  • And, how are we going to make our annual Christmas ornaments at the paint your own pottery studio since it has closed?
  • That would make great gifts for grandparents,  teachers, babysitters, mailmen, hair dressers, pet groomers, sports coaches, piano teachers, etc!!
Great news! Come to me....I've got you covered. I have stocked up on glass ornaments, paper mache ornaments, paint, glitter, papers, embellishments, "snow", ribbon, buttons, etc. I can cut out a stencial for you, or a vinyl monogram....YOU NAME IT! And I will print out lots of pins for some "pinspiration" . Follow my Pinterest board for some great ideas
$8 first ornament
$6 each additional ornament
$30 for 5 ornaments (for families)
Available:  Tuesdays and Thursdays in November and December
*Please note these times:
Tuesday, Nov. 12  Closed
Tuesday, Nov. 21 Open at noon
Thanksgiving Closed
I am also available some Wed/Fridays. Please feel free to call ahead!! 270-210-9512


Monday, October 14, 2013

Grand Opening Specials

Grand Opening

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2013


In Lone Oak behind Southfork Lighting/Cape Electric
(The former Gores' building)
120 Augusta Ave., Suite 2
Paducah, KY 42003

Grand Opening Give Aways:

Family Block set

FREE pinterest project*
(*not valid on classes with guest instructors)

Coupons with purchase:

With every purchase, choose a coupon out of my fishbowl.
Coupons valid on next purchase.
Which deal will you steal?

50% off Pinterest Project
Buy one/get one free Pinterest project
25% off whole purchase
25% off one product
10% off one item product
(*valid only on classes taught by Better Than Ever and products made by Better Than Ever;
not valid on products made by Paparazzi, Lettersnaps, or Sew Southern Designs)

Register for classes, book a private party, or birthday party!

New Store Hours:

Tuesday through Friday 10am-5pm

One Saturday each month
Next month:
November 16th Christmas Open House

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Last 3 days on 5th street

Exciting changes ahead! I will be moving (seriously, I really am this time!). I am bittersweet about leaving 5th street.  You simply cannot replace the charm I found in this little space. And my landlord is the best ever! He was one of my biggest supporters and encouragers. I will miss him. I will miss days like today with the door open and a nice breeze blowing through. My last day open at this space is Saturday, Sep. 28th.

However, I am looking forward to great things at my new space. It is in Lone Oak behind the former Gores building. 120 Augusta Ave, Suite 2. I will have a much bigger space for crafting and room just for displaying products! PLUS, I have a new business partner. Sew Southern Designs by Jenna Shelby will be sharing the space with me. Search for her on Facebook. She makes custom hairbows, embroidery and appliques for children and adults! This is great on many levels. Between the two of us, we are committed to having regular store hours! Our goal is to be open Tues-Fri from 10-5, and at least one Saturday a month. Our products are a perfect complement for each other. I can't wait to get started.

We are planning a Grand Opening for Saturday, Oct. 19th. SAVE the DATE!

Monday, September 16, 2013

New, coming soon in the studio... DIY Pumpkins and Ornaments

I have met so many people who love to dabble with crafting but don't want to buy one of every tool and mega packs of every color paint, ribbon, embellishments, supplies, and so on. So I did it for you!

Come play in my crafting studio this fall! Let me go buy the supplies, set it up and clean it up. You get to come in, make your product and take it home....FINISHED! 

How many unfinished products do you have laying around? (guilty!) Here's your chance to START and FINISH it! We are busy people and too often get interrupted before we can finish. Enjoy the satisfaction of creating and completing.

DIY Pumpkins
Fall is coming. Have you seen all the adorable and unique pumpkin ideas on Pinterest? I'm gathering lots of ideas to inspire you here..

Bring your own pumpkin (carvable pumpkins on sale at Michael's this week, or bring a real one that has already been scooped out), and use my supplies to design your own unique pumpkins.

I have been stocking up on: patterns and carving tools, paint, ribbon, deco mesh, burlap, glitter, vinyl for stencils or monograms, and more!

Details on pricing and studio hours coming soon! Don't miss out, sign up for my email list.

DIY Ornaments
Do you miss painting your own pottery? Now, how are you going to keep the tradition of painting ornaments for grandparents, teachers, Sunday School workers, etc??

I have the solution. A buffet of supplies to make your own ornament! Available in November and December. I will even provide the ornament! Here are lots of ideas to get you excited... 

Details on pricing and studio hours coming soon! Don't miss out, sign up for my email list.

Happy Birthday!
But FIRST, Better Than Ever has a birthday coming up. I hope you'll come by to visit me during the celebration. Sep. 26-28, 10am-6pm. Sales, prizes, snacks, crafts under $5, and fun with the photo booth

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Birthday party Sep. 26-28!

The 1st Birthday party is ON!

Change. It's hard. But sometimes you just can't avoid it.

I will not be moving to the new space. The building owner was more than gracious, but the deal did not work out. I will be staying in my current space a little longer. I of course am always working on a new plan. Many of you had joined with me in the excitement of a new space, and I thank you for your support. Please bear with me as I find a solution that is....better than ever. (You saw that coming, didn't you?)

I am having a 1st Birthday party for Better Than Ever REGARDLESS of where I am. I love throwing parties. So keep the date marked on your calendar. Sep. 26-28, 10am-6pm . What's a party with out snacks, prizes, crafts, photos and fun? Same plans, current location. Party on!!!