Monday, August 24, 2009

Local Love: Domestic Bliss in Mesa, AZ

My MIL offered to watch my kiddies one afternoon last week, so I could have some "me" time. What a luxury! Most of my regular errands were taken care of, so it was truly a "free" afternoon to go anywhere my heart desired. So, with my little purse (no pull-ups or wipes allowed) and a gift certificate to the spa...off I went, without a clue where I was going!

First stop....can you guess? Craft store...it really is a luxury to browse and let your mind wander with creative ideas without two munchkins in the cart. I am working on my DIY Frame Kits and stocked up on some fabulous paper to offer with them. {one of my faves from amy butler}
Next stop...my paper supply store. I picked up some supplies I needed, along with some packaging ideas for the DIY kits. Since I was in Mesa (a bit of a ride from my house)....I figured I finally had a few minutes to stop by.....
Domestic Bliss, a fabulous home/baby/crafty boutique in Mesa. I rarely go there but I had been wanting to check out their "Blissful Living Studio", where they hold craft/sewing classes. They have actually combined spaces, and the craft studio is now part of the store (darn...I missed it!), but extremely fabulous still. They carry the brightest, cutest patterned fabrics, including designs from my favorite fabric/paper ladies, Amy Butler & Heather Bailey. They offer all sorts of fun classes including: sewing, crochet, fashion consulting, paper crafting, jewelry making and more! If you read Nie Nie (my hero), she taught here before her accident last year.

I bought a fabulous wall hanging by PaPaYa, which was so funny because I had read about their gorgeous new workspace earlier that morning on one of my fave decorating blogs, Decor8!
It was meant to be mine!
{photo of Papaya's Workspace via Decor8}

The green is perfect for my home studio, and I've been wanting to add some pops of pink!
Here it is on top of my armoire:
If you are in the Phoenix area, stop by Domestic Bliss....it's fabulous!
1622 W. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201

Needless to say, I didn't make it to the spa......next time, for sure.

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

i would love to buy a DIY frame kit! can't wait until you start selling those.

sarah m said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Love that wall hanging...it looks great on top of your armoire!

Anonymous said...

So what are some of your favorite craft and paper stores in the Phoenix area?

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Of course, you'll always find me at Joann & Michaels. Hobby Lobby is really popular but I haven't been there yet...I'm scared I might go crazy! I get a lot of supplies (envelopes, boxes) at Paper Plus. Sadly, most of my scrapbook supply stores have gone out of business, but Paper Vineyard in Chandler has quite a variety. Any locals have any other suggestions??

Christine said...

I absolutely love Domestic Bliss! I live in North Phoenix/Scottsdale and wish I could get out there more!

Susan Crabtree said...

love domestic bliss! have you tried scrapbook barn in mesa? they have some super cute stuff!

domestic bliss said...

Thank YOU so much! We can't say thank you enough to those who shop local & support small businesses such as ours! So happy you visited us- you will have to come back soon~ we are getting geared up for Halloween and Fall goodies & lots more fabric & pretties too- (so much fun!)

Love your blog~ I will definitely come back and see you again too!
xoxo Have a great day!
Kristin

McVal said...

what a great day out! I love being all by myself in a craft store. Let the creative juices flow!

Anonymous said...

Here are some of my favorite paper/scrapbook stores in the East Valley:

I love the large selection of paper supplies at Scrapbooks, Etc. in Mesa. http://scrapbooks-etc.com/2009/category/store-info/.

Scrapbook Barn: http://www.scrapbookbarn.com/store.asp

Mystic Paper (on the same street as Domestic Bliss): http://www.mysticpaper.com/

Kim, where is Paper Plus?

Amy

VICKI LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY said...

SO fun! I'm glad you got some "alone free time", I know how much those hours are cherished! :)

Morning T said...

I used to work in Pheonix/Scottsdale and I always had extra time on my hands then....wish I'd known about Domestic Bliss, sounds amazing!

Amy said...

I found your blog, I think through a link from Amy Atlas and I was scrolling down, I was like HEY I have that bag...love Domestic Bliss! I am in the West Valley, so only been there once right when the creative studio opened but would love to go back. Lots of eye candy!

Love your blog!