In 2001, I was a stay at home, crafty mom to three young children and was frustrated by the lack of specialty craft stores that sold the items I was looking for the crafts that I loved. The internet was still in its infancy and while I could find supplies, I couldn't "see, touch and feel" and really know what I was buying. We crafters are very visual people; we want to see materials up close to get a true idea of color, texture, and quality. After consulting with a few of my crafty friends, I decided to take a chance and opening a shop of my own.
The Inspiration Station opened its doors to the public on January 27, 2002 in a small building on Route 190 in Stafford Springs, CT. Within the first 2 weeks, I realized that this was going to be bigger than I ever expected and started looking for a larger location. As luck would have it, an opening came up in the same location but larger storefront and I moved across the parking lot in June of 2002.
When we outgrew our 2nd location...in less than a year - we located an old building downtown that we could renovate and call home. In September of 2003, we moved into our new home at 13 Furnace Ave. The building is well over 100 years old and has quite a colorful history. Our product lines have changed and grown throughout all of this; and you will always find a great (albeit eclectic) selection of products.
I hope that you will join us at our "home away from home" and discover for yourself some of the joys of being creative. Let our talented staff "inspire" your creativity!