Long time Mill Valley residents will almost certainly remember Outi Onorato’s legendary knitting and weaving store in our beautiful downtown. It was before our time here on the West Coast, but we’ve heard many stories about this wonderful place. And while Outi now puts her considerable talents to use as a pastry chef, she still makes plenty of time for all manner of crafts.

How lucky are we that Outi will be teaching some workshops at Once Around this fall?

First in the line-up is a needle felting class. It’s pretty amazing what Outi creates with a little wool and a needle.

Click the link below for more information and sign up soon!

Needle Felting Class


We have a new sign!

And we love it.

Thank you, Blue Pond Signs.


The newest addition to our fledgling Local Artisan program is self-proclaimed “Assembler of fun things,” Whit Halvorsen.

Check out the darling crowns she makes out of felt!

Felt that is made from recycled soda bottles, no less.

The details are so charming and so beautifully done!

Whit also appliquéd a gorgeous wall hanging using all fabrics from Once Around.

We can’t show it to you, though, because then you will definitely want to buy it and we’re not sure we can part with it. You’re welcome to come in and see it for yourself, though. Winking

Also, be sure to bookmark her Etsy store, Spring Street Chickens.

Thanks for letting us show your beautiful work at the store, Whit!

For more information about our Local Artisan program, click here.


It’s wonderful to go away and often times even more wonderful to return home. Especially when you are greeted with a stack of new craft supplies. Here’s what some of the new boxes brought while we were gone.

The latest issue of Green Craft Magazine. This is a clever and practical magazine.

Night Owl Paper Goods is the fantastic company that prints our business cards. They use sustainably harvested yellow birch wood for all of their adorable greeting cards, postcards and more. We are now stocking blank cards in notecard and business card sizes so you can make your own. Night Owl encourages you to decorate your cards with a wide variety of mediums: stamps, paint, markers, glitter, and colored pencils.

In preparation for a needle felting class we will be offering this fall, we have stocked up on all of the necessary supplies. These needle sets are nice as they include sizes for large area felting as well as more detailed work.

New colors of these popular scrapbooks from American Crafts are in.

Martha’s glitter is just too delicious to resist. This collection contains many colors of her chunkier glitter. Beautiful.

It’s the little things.... Like needle threaders.

Poster paint in all of the required colors. Yes, it is almost school-project time.

Freezer paper. What can’t it do?! Our favorite use is to make your own stencils for fabric painting. After you cut out your design, iron the stencil onto your fabric to keep it from moving around while you work on your creation.

This to That are like puffy Glu-Dots. They adhere one thing to another, but with a little lift.

And that’s it for now, but do stay tuned for lots of new stuff coming soon. We can’t help ourselves.