Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Drop-Box Update

Moose Howdies!
To young friends n old in the hood!

Just wanting to check in and say we're hoping you are well!
AND give a big thanks to our young buds who have dropped pictures and notes in our DropBox at the ToolBox gate!!!

Two batches have been delivered (most carefully with gloves) to Healthy Seniors where they are being put in envelopes (most carefully with gloves) and mailed to older friends who are isolated during this time ;)

I was lucky to get a glimpse of some of the work - deeelightful and certain to bring a smile :0)
A few of the names included Charlie, Willa, Simone, Andrew, Georgia, Wyatt, Nels, Nara ,,,which is something to remember - adding your name will add a little cheer n we'll post on our website ;)

So grab some markers (or a quill pen?) and have some simple fun on  paper,,,
so that others can have some simple fun as well!
And contact us if you've any thoughts or questions!

Remember to Plant Peas along the way!
lucylu and crew


Friday, March 27, 2020

Drumming fingers? Twiddling thumbs? Put them to work!

Eager to send a Minnesota Moose Howdy from Belle's ToolBox!

We closed two weeks ago thinking that it was the most responsible action for us to take.  Our setting is, after all, totally about being 'hands-on' and 'social distancing' seems an especially strange concept for us!

We, in fact, LOVE to shake hands and hug!!!

The crew has wrestled with how we might best use our 'tools' and have been in contact with like-minded community members.


An immediate action is to encourage children to draw and write messages for seniors in our neighborhood. We have connected with a group that are informed on elders who have support and those who do not. They will put your messages in envelopes, stamp them, and see that they get to homes of folks who could use a little cheer!!

If you could put a 'special message' (or several) in a baggie and leave at the box located by our gate on 34 St (NOT 42nd), we'll pass them along!


Also, thinking the Rainbows in Windows a Lovely idea! Again, if you wanted to leave some at the gate in a baggy, we would distribute to other neighbors we know who might like a rainbow for their window.


Though we are apart, we are together. Have fun, be safe, connect with others in creative ways, express your love often, keep calm, breathe deep, and - as impossible as it may feel at times - laugh as much as possible. We look forward to the time when we can once again shake your hands and welcome you through the doors of Belle's ToolBox.

Be well,
Belle's Crew

Thursday, March 12, 2020

CLOSED (until further notice)

Howdy Friends!

In response to community health concerns, Belle's will not be open... until further notice. We will update our website when our status changes. If you have questions, direct them by email to belles-toolbox@gmail.com

Thinking if we all make an effort to refrain from close contact, we will help minimize risks to all. Thanks for your ongoing support of our family project space.... where hands and hearts connect :0)

Be well,
Team Belle's

Monday, December 9, 2019

Third Saturday! Today - Simply Giving ❄️

Happy Solstice! Today we will be open 10-Noon!

December Third Saturday at Belle’s
SIMPLY GIVING
10-Noon

Pinecones, Puppets, and Percussives
A morning of simple projects made with small hands and big hearts... for friends and family!

Consider wearing your woolies - we may gather for a time in the gazebo or work on our MNIce Sculpture Garden!

RETHINK GIVING

* family treasures to pass along
* items or experiences supporting favorite NotForProfit
* locally made - neighborhood or home!
* homemade cookies, jam
* repurposed wrapping - comics, old maps, sacks
* cards - child’s artwork

Love and Peace from all at Belle’s ❤️

Friday, July 19, 2019

Third Saturday Happenings!

Belle's is open this Saturday morning 10am-Noon (7/20/19) for some simple, wacky fun! Come join in... the Hive (our gazebo) will be buzzin' with fun!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

One person's trash...

...is another person's treasure!
This weekend is Longfellow's neighborhood garage sale, and we'll be around for a few hours to "participate" in our own sort of way.
Saturday the 8th - 9ish to Noonish
Stop by the ToolBox for a peak at some junk that might just be exactly what you never knew you were looking for! This might also be a good spot to stop if you're looking for robot parts.... Just saying....
As always, hope to see you soon!

Monday, March 18, 2019

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Spring has sprung! Well, not quite, but we are happy to report that our Front Door has!
An ice heave at the entry has finally given way to the brute force of two Marks in the neighborhood :0)

So we are returning to our previous hours of operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday 10am-12
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2-4pm
Third Saturday of the month 10am-12

If you haven't had the thrill of a visit to Belle's ToolBox, come on in!
If you are an old friend - We Can't Wait to See You and Yours!!!

Spring is JUST around the corner...
and so is the ToolBox :0)