Friends- I’ve got big, exciting news to share.
This spring I had the incredible good fortune to connect with Bryan Muir, the founder of Soulcrafting. Through mutual friends and a shared passion for celebrating the creative community we live in, we met one afternoon at The Source to chat makers and shakers, and all things handmade.
That afternoon a part of me was ignited. If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you know and understand my love for handmade, and the people, processes, and dynamics that are the foundation of the incredible creator community here in Colorado. Bryan, more than anyone I’ve ever known, shares and understands this passion and through Soulcrafting has created the exact platform to bring it to life.
Soulcrafting is an online community that brings creators and community together to experience a new craft and build a product together. We’ve assembled an expert creative network of the highest quality: Woodworkers, metalsmiths, jewelers, chefs, bakers, cheese makers, boat builders, bike builders- the list goes on. It has been a joy to bring friends, neighbors, and learners together to experience a new craft. In just the few months our Soulcrafting doors have been open, the response and support from the community has been tremendous. We’re so thankful. We’re building a hands-on learning community that is going to knock your handmade socks off.
In the 34 days I have been working alongside Bryan and our team of creators, I’ve never been happier. The lines between work and play are gone, and I am excited every day to bring you the best from our creator community so we can all explore the world of making. I’m so very grateful.
And the name? Soulcrafting? If there is a better name for any company in the universe, I challenge you to find it.
Ice cream is coming to RiNo! Ice cream is coming to RiNo! Ice cream is coming to RiNo!
This is what you heard me, and many neighborhood friends screaming when we heard the news that Y’all Scream is coming to town.
A collaboration with creative dynamos Rick Griffith and Mike Ossell, Y’all is bringing big flavors and even bigger ideas to RiNo. On the big flavors side, get ready for some soft serve in unexpected and delicious flavors along with ice lollies (I adore those words together) and even some hard pack ice cream. I suspect there will be some pretty outrageous ice cream sandwiches floating around the shop, too. On the bigger ideas side, Y’all will be a community driven learning hub. Workshops, seminars, classes and instruction will be on tap. Definitely my kind of place.
Y’all is set to open this summer, but in the meantime, be on the lookout for their next Ice Cream Float Social held at OMF Brewing, where a $1 from each float goes directly to the RiNo Arts District. Vanilla ice cream with OMF’s root beer, grapefruit ice cream with OMF’s cream soda, and green tea ice cream with OMF’s ginger beer are all something to look forward to. I’ve been to two float socials this summer, and I promise they will make you smile.
The Y’all Scream Scream Team
2826 Larimer Street, @yallscream
A little sweet taste to share with you today. I’ve shared the Babettes Bakery love many times before, but this deserves a special call to attention for its spectacular factor.
This Molleaux au Chocolat is my favorite bakery treat. From the outside, it may look a bit basic, maybe even boring. But once you tear into it and see what’s happening in the center, it’s a whole new world of outrageous. Babettes owner Catherine tells me it’s made with a touch of rye flour, and I think that’s what gives it an almost malty like flavor that balances out the sweet, soft, chocolately center.
Give it a taste, and let me know what you think. Don’t blame me when you keep going back for more.