It’s been awhile, and things have changed since last November. Kid Frolic took a little holiday break then moved out of the studio off Lamar to become online only beginning March 2018. Although I’d never intended this little business to be online only, not going to an office/studio most of the week does have it’s advantages.
The original intent, Kid Frolic Austin will be a small locally based business that provides quality and unique pretend play with online options for convenience and out of town customers. I really wanted to make a go of the original party rental aspect too. Of course, change comes quickly and sometimes with short planning for small businesses. This little business has definitely seen some changes this past year in trying to find it’s groove. Rentals are no longer an option, handmades and upcycled has not grown as fast as I wished. On the other hand, I am so happy to be able to offer great quality handmade decorations from a locally owned mom business and the retail offerings, while mostly commercially based, are of nice quality from trusted brands.
I particularly love that I was able to organize and host costume exchanges! It is my intent to continue this fun swap.
Despite changes, Kid Frolic Austin is still here with fun stuff for the kiddos – pretend play and handmade products.
and Tuesday…and Wednesday…
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Kid Frolic Austin is a little business that, in addition to having a few name brand specialty items, also offers handmade items. The hand crafted items are made by Angela at Kid Frolic Austin. Kid Frolic also offers handmade decorations made by Party at Your Door, another Austin based Mom company.
Instead of a full blown retail shop (hopefully that’s next), Kid Frolic Austin has a studio office space located in a creative warehouse type building which is totally public friendly. It’s a nice building in a good location just one block off of Lamar at Gibson St. This is a work space where creating and making happens as well as a shop-shop, similar to a retail setup. The space is a hybrid work and sell shop, our Studio. We announce open hours as Open Studio times.
I love my family time! I love my business time! From week to week, things get criss-crossed and sometimes mashed together. And that’s when things are running smooth! Add extracurriculars, like vacations, friends, hobbies, and holidays, and then pile on anything unexpected… It can be a challenge to keep things balanced.
Scheduling open studio/shop times for Kid Frolic Austin is a jumble some weeks. It’s always subject to change or cancellation, most especially if our kiddo gets sick. Summer can be especially chaotic. I’m sure I don’t have to tell all you busy mom’s about summer when the kids are home from school. Summer is settling and the kids will be back in school in exactly three weeks from today. I’m making a commitment to have the studio/shop open more days and longer hours.
I hope to meet many people shopping for pretend play items and party supplies! Whether it’s at the shop or because I get to save you time and hand deliver to your residence. Check out the calendar for open times, stop in to see what we’re up to.