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Three Valentine’s DIY Events This Weekend

blackheart letterpress valentine's day cardsWhile drugstores have been painted red and pink for the past month, with February now less than 24 hours away, now’s the time for all you lucky love birds out there to really start thinking about that perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

And since no V-Day gift is ever complete without a card, I figured I’d give you a heads-up on these three workshops going down this weekend.

Letterpress For Lovers

While snacking on pub grub and knocking back a few brewskies, Blackheart Letterpress welcomes you to print and customized one of their new V-Day-themed cards using their collection of old wood type. They’ll also be bringing along their selection of really cool, handmade prints, cards, coasters and bookmarks for you to purchase. If you can’t make it out this Sunday, don’t worry—another edition of LFL will be held at Community Cultural Exchange (706 South St.) next Saturday from 4-8pm. Sunday, 1-6pm. Free. @ Tattooed Mom (530 South St.)

12th Annual Print Love-In

Once again Fleisher Art Memorial invites you to come and learn about the printmaking processes as you create your very own Valentine’s Day cards from designs by several Philly artists. Three different workshops will be held throughout the day. The first two are open to all ages while the 5 p.m workshop is strictly 21 years and up (since wine and light refreshments will be served). Space is limited so be sure to register ASAP. Sunday, 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 5-7pm. $10-$20. @ Fleisher Art Memorial (719 Catherine St.)

Hand Make Valentines Workshop photo-21-300x224

Local paper artisan, Jessica Eldredge will guide you through a love-inspired card-making afternoon, providing her hand-dyed papers and any other necessary supplies. Jessica also has a Make-Your-Own-Card Kit available for you to buy both in-store and online. Though the workshop is technically free, you do have to spend a minimum of $27 at Square Peg in order to score a seat. Fortunately, the handmade artisan boutique is currently stocked with a slew of one-of-a-kind items that would make for a perfect Valentine’s gift—from jewelry and clothing to home décor and bath and body products. Saturday, 2-4pm. @ Square Peg Artery & Salvage (108 S. 20th St.)

Midweek stuff to do!


Emily F usually does our “stuff to do” posts on Fridays, but seeing as how it’s now the glorious season of dresses, sunglasses and going out on weeknights, here’s a roundup of the surprising amount of fashiony-crafty-type stuff that’s happening before we get our weekend post up:


Joan Shepp Y-3 opening party:

We will be having a Y-3 Spring Opening Party here at Joan Shepp on April 14th from 7-9 pm. We will be featuring the newest collections for both Men + Women from Y-3 with DJ King Britt spinning all night and 10% of sales during the event will be donated to the Special Olympics. We hope you can join us for the event!


Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut St.


Free yoga class with trunk show by Three Sirens right after:

Free All Levels Vinyasa Yoga Class with Shiya of Shanti Yoga Shala from 6:30-7:30pm and a Hardtail Forever Yoga and Loungeware Trunk Show hosted by Three Sirens Boutique immediately following the class.

This free class is appropriate for all levels– we will accommodate beginners and students with more advanced practices by offering variations, props and more.

Enjoy 10% off all Hardtail purchases AND receive 10% off your next Shanti Yoga Shala purchase when you spend $100 or more.

Shanti Yoga, 240 N. 3rd St.; Three Sirens, 134 N. 3rd St.



Bus Stop’s third birthday party; It’s wrong to love Special British Words as much as I do

Come & join us on Thursday, April 15 as we celebrate our 3rd Birthday!

As a special thank you to all our customers, we are offering 15% OFF any Spring shoe – including a great selection for blokes!

Just in, new styles from Irregular Choice, Fly London, Bensimon chic French sneakers, Nicole ankle boot in fabulous pink & so much more!

The party fun begins at 6pm until 9pm. Stop by for a cocktail & help us celebrate. We hope to see you on Thursday! Cheers!

Bus Stop Boutique, 750 S. 4th St.


Square Peg Artery and Salvage’s Wish I Was in Art School crafty crit night, for those who need a little extra motivation or feedback to get back on the creative train (I know I could use a bit):

Wish I Was in Art School Critique Night November 19th 2009, 6-8pm, FREE! Bring in your Crafts, Arts, Friends and finished or in progress and receive constructive criticism from your peers!

Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St.