Urban Arts and Crafts

Anthropologie Necklace Knock off

My recent trip to Kansas City, MO brought me to quite the inspiring craft spot, Urban Arts and Crafts.  This little shop has yarn, paper, fabric, soldering supplies, ephemera, stamps and everything in between.  Karen and Casey, shop owner and employee respectively, were happy to talk crafts with us and school us on the local hot spots!  Today, I will share with you what I found most inspiring in this gem of a store.

Arts and Crafts

I loved the mixed media canvases!  Great use of color, imagery and text!  These made me want to leave and start creating…

mixed media canvas

mixed media canvas

mixed media canvas

I am not a cat person (I heart doggies), but Anna on the ironing board did it for me.  She is the perfect craft store mascot.

craft store cat

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Anthropologie necklace hackOne of my favorite wall art pieces…

Joseph Campbell Mixed media wall artHow cute are these button rings?

Button RingsFlowers, flowers, flowers…

Fabric FlowersI wish I lived closer to this awesome shop.  They have tons of classes from soldering to stamping jewelry to knitting and crochet flowers.  Sigh.  Next time.

soldering class

Do you have a favorite private owned craft spot?