Saturday, July 31, 2010

Loft Love: A Sneak Peek

Here are few pictures of the loft and its progress. Jodie, myself and couple of our extremely generous, patient and giving friends are literally designing and creating every part of this space. We are stripping old furniture and rehabbing it, painting the walls, drilling, sawing, rewiring and repurposing EVERYTHING. Everything you see here was formerly a piece of junk. This is the DIY headquarters. Here's a little taste of the overall look and feel. We have an interview and photoshoot with Daily Candy on Tuesday so we are pedal to the metal all weekend long to get this place in grand opening shape (almost)!

1. AUGUST 14th- We officially open for parties!
2. AUGUST 16th- We will be the feature article in Daily Candy Chicago!
3. AUGUST 17th- WGN Chicago will be filming live in the loft for their "Around The Town" segment of the morning news. Tune in from 7am-8am!
4. SEPTEMBER 7- Fall 2010 After School Programming and Daytime Mom & Me classes begin. CALL 773.698.8071 to register or ask questions.

Thats it, thats all! Ellie

CHA Super Show

Happy Saturday to all of you! Jodie made me go to Home Depot at 6 am (like we were there at 6 in the morning) so I was a little cranky this morning. But then we went to the Craft and Hobby Association Super Show and that put the glossy smily right back where it belongs. It was awesome. I would have to say the highlight for me was meeting a few crafting high rollers. These people eat glitter, sleep in uncut bolts of fabric and have more swarovski studded clothing than Ed Hardy. My kind of peeps. Our two faves were THE CRAFTY CHICA and Sarah Moore from CRAFTCRITIQUE.COM. Oh, there was also a man with Hello Kitty underpants. He was pretty killer as well. Check out the pics!

Immediately following this post I'm going to post some pictures of the loft and the decorating/design process...since thats all you people keep asking about!

Peace, Love & Glitter,


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rain or Shine: Summer Camp at Little Threads

So I'm a bit late in my post. I was in Northern Michigan chillin with the fam over the weekend. It was nice to get away and relax with my family and Matt (my fiance!).

Okay so lets get to it. Here are the pics of your vibrant little women crafting away in the sunshine last week.

Dont forget we're making towel wraps tomorrow from 11am-12pm at Little Threads.


1. Our after school program calendar will be available TOMORROW! We will be offering a series of classes for girls K-7th grade. Don't worry moms, we have a handful of daytime "Mom and Me" classes for your 0-3 year olds that will rock your socks off too!
2. I'm going to post a little sneak peak at what we've been up to in the Loft tomorrow.
3. BOOK YOUR PARTIES FOR FALL NOW (If I could capitalize my capital letters i would)! Word is out that we're opening the Loft and its booking up fast.

Thats all chica's!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Treasured Trinkets: Summer Camp @ Little Threads

Last week all the girlz at camp made Trinket Boxes to store their special things in. We even had one of our favorite little glitter brothers, Brewer, make a box for his Legos! Tomorrow we'll be making fancy and funky umbrellas. If you haven't signed up yet its not too late. Email to register!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Flip Floppin' & Fabulous: Summer Camp @ Little Threads

Every week in July we are doing a "mini camp" at Little Threads in Roscoe Village. So pretty much this is the best kids store in the city AND they love The Glitter GIrlz. For realz people- if you haven't been in there to see some of the unique girl stuff (and boy stuff-ugh), you MUST check it out.

Today we made interchangeable flip flops. Basically the girls all got to design their own flops and then make two sets of center pieces to change out whenever they change their mood! Pretty cool huh? I thought so too! Check out the pics from todays session!

Its not too late to sign up for the following 3 weeks! Here's when they are happening and what we'll be making.

July 14 11am-12pm Treasured Trinkets: Build your own jewelry box to house your treasures.
July 21 11am-12pm Rain or Shine: Customize an umbrella to keep you dry rain or shine.
July 28 11am-12pm Back to the Beach: Design a towel wrap for the bath or the beach.

Later Gators...Ellie

A History Lesson: Ellie & Jodie, "The Glitter Girlz"

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Hey! We're The Glitter Girlz! We throw birthday parties that will rock your sock off, host creative workshops for young glitzy girlz along with a bunch of other fun schtuff! We leave everyday a little bit sparklier than we found it. Thanks for stopping by! Peace, Love & Glitter.