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Introduction to Crafty Crops

Hello from Christine

Please forgive me as I learn my new programs.  Crafty Crops changed directions in 2019 from a traveling store to a retreat center.  Along with that change, I have changed e-mail programs as well as my e-mail address.  My new e-mail address is
I have the new website ( that was set up in basic form for me, but I have to do it myself from there.  So please be patient.  I have a new computer with dual monitors to help me be more efficient; but to help, I have to get it set up.  I am really excited with how the progress is going except my ability to adjust. ;-)  
But I will get there, I promise.

About the Retreat Center

Crafty Crops is located at 9612 Fairmont Road in Fairview Heights, IL  62208.  We are at the top of the hill, almost at the end of the road, just SE of the intersection of Interstate 64 and Highway 157.

Crafty Crops has 10 beds total with five twin beds in each of 2 rooms.  Each room has it's own bathroom with double sinks and a walk-in shower.  The rooms are large with plenty of room between the beds.  The beds are Tuft and Needle and are very comfortable.  Each bed has 2 pillows, sheets a blanket and a bed spread.  Also, in the hall, there is a third bathroom which is fully handicap accessible including a roll-in shower.  In fact, the entire house is fully handicap accessible.

The Craft Room has 10 six foot tables, a few tools you can use such as a big shot, actually 2 big shots, so save room in your car and leave yours home.  There is also a large cutter you can use.  I still maintain a small store featuring the entire line of American Crafts card stock.  There is foil paper and glitter paper that does not shed.  There is fairly new patterned paper and paper in sale bins.  There are a few tools and and some embellishments.  There is a good selection of adhesives and a large selection of Nuvo glitter drops.  Not to mention full line of Wink of Stella.  If you shop on the website, you will see all that I have in stock today.

There is a kitchenette.  It is not complete yet, the sink is not installed, but there is a microwave/convection oven, full sized refrigerator, Kuerig, toaster, 2 induction burners with a full set of pans, there are crock pots available, warming pans, and just about anything else you may need.  I will not be cooking for you, but there is a full pantry with lots of stuff for snacking or for fixing a meal.

If going out for meals is more your speed, there is within 5 minutes of here, a Domino's Pizza, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, Hardees, a Cracker Barrell and a few convenience stores.  Just a bit farther down the road, there is the St. Claire Square with anything you might want.

What does it cost?

$150 for a weekend, starting at noon on Friday til 4:00 on Sunday
$40 to come at noon on Thursday
$40 to Stay until 4:00 on  Monday
$100 will buy you a membership.  This membership will allow you to visit 4 times during the course of 13 months for only $100 per visit.  If you visit 4 times, you will pay $125 per visit.  If you visit only 3 times, you will pay $133.33 per visit and if you visit only twice, you will still only pay $150 per visit.  So this makes it very worth your while.

Coming Events


Labor Day Weekend Crop - Starting at noon on Friday and goes until 4:00 on Monday for $150.  ($100 if you own a membership.)

Book your own crop any time or day you want!  Just give me a call or send me an email and we will get started on planning it.


How to Contact me

Business phone is 816.373.5600  Yes, this is a Kansas City number. 
Also, it is a land line and you cannot text to this number.