A Crafter’s Paradise in Gustine celebrated their move to a larger shop with an official ribbon-cutting party on Oct. 2.
After two years at 467 5th St., A Crafter’s Paradise moved across the street to 498 5th St. where owner Jennifer Villalobos previously operated the antique store named A Picker’s Paradise.
The relocation nearly quadruples the store’s space, Villalobos said, providing more options for the community who has come to know and love what A Crafter’s Paradise has to offer. Now there’s ample room for birthday parties and get-togethers, she added, as well as the shop’s open craft nights where anyone can walk in and make something.
“I’m so stoked about everything we’ll be able to offer,” she said. “I didn’t realize this store was anything special until how many people told me they were glad to have it here. It’s important to have even more avenues for kids — and adults — to express themselves.”
The open craft night will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and the second weekend of each month (4 p.m. to 8 p.m Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday).
The shop also serves as a location for local crafters to sell their creations.
Villalobos also hosts craft classes at A Crafter’s Paradise, allowing participants to learn firsthand how to make masterful creations.
“It’s so much fun to just watch people learn and to craft with them,” she said. “And the crafts range from $5 to $75, so you’re not going to break the bank.”
Villalobos had a blast putting together the new location and leaving her former smaller space behind. For more information, to book a class or schedule a private party, call 209-509-9777.