Y'all know how much I love visiting craft stores wherever I travel. After spending hours at the Prado Museum yesterday, I spent today wandering in shops. I specifically wanted to share Chopo with you. While it isn't a scrapbooking store (bummer, right?), it has a little bit of many crafts and a lot of some. It's a tiny store in Madrid's Cortes neighborhood, jus a quick walk (uphill) from Puerta del Sol. I used my mas app and walked right to it without problem.
While the store doesn't have a design aesthetic going for it, I had to respect the sheer amount of stuff crammed into it. Basically, only one of each item is available on the show floor for you to see. If you decide you want an item, the clerk retrieves it for you from the back or the racks or the attic or idk where they have this stuff squirreled away.
There was a tiny Scrapbooking section of ribbon and acrylic blocks and stamp pads.
There were rows after rows of paint and pens and markers, oh my!
There were easels and canvases and acrylics and oils and watercolors and pastels. Singles, groupings, kits, you name it.
I've never seen the collection of ceramic items they had for sale before - apparently to paint and use as home decor items like lamps, night lights, etc.
There were stencils and transfers and clay, light boxes, wood burners, and every adhesive known to the planet.
More ceramic items were available in another part of the store. I was tempted to get a Nativity set, but my concern at accidentally jacking up baby Jesus' face stopped me from doing so. Not even kidding!