Closing store in San Anselmo January 31


Classes, Parties and Camps will be held at San Anselmo Recreation 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

doodlebug will be leaving our space at 641 San Anselmo Avenue in January of 2016.  

We are currently exploring alternative locations and concepts and will hope to have news as to what comes next sometime soon.                                                If you are not already on our mailing list please send us your email asap and we'll keep you in the loop.

This is the announcement about the closing of the store:

Dear Friends,
It is with great sadness that I announce that doodlebug will be closing soon.
For fifteen years I have enjoyed the honor of being a part of the Marin community and have watched as new families came and other families moved on to new adventures.  We’ve been part of thousands of birthday celebrations, celebrated the births and graduations of countless children, and had fun with painters and campers and kids that just stopped in to check out the erasers.
There have been some difficulties. Starting over after a major fire on Christmas Eve of 2003 and digging out 4 ½ feet of mud after the New Year’s Eve flood in 2005 were definitely stressful experiences.  But, they did prove the power of community to provide support to those who need it.  Unfortunately, the downturn in the economy in 2008 (which, I think, fundamentally changed the behavior of us all) and the conveniences of online shopping are tougher “nuts to crack”.
Most of the employees at doodlebug have been customers since they were very small.  I’m grateful for the chance to see them follow in the paths of so 

many other employees who are now in college or beyond, designers, teachers and therapists, physician assistants, a vet, an EMT, amongst them a number of wonderful Moms. I now know many lovely adults who continue to make me proud and whom I hope to count as friends forever.
I cannot express in words my appreciation for the loyal customers who have made this 15 years possible.   I could not wish for a more interesting, talented, thoughtful group of individuals and families.  I could not have had more fun, watched more people courageously navigate highs and lows, learned more or felt so much a part of this sweet town.
I would ask your help and support one more time.  If you would be kind enough to let your friends know that we will be closing I would be most appreciative.  I want to be sure that any gift certificates out there are redeemed and that everyone gets to complete their works in progress and pick up their finished pieces before the store is closed.
Again, I’m not sure exactly when that will be, nor do I know for sure what will happen next.  I do know that I hope to find a way to continue to be engaged in building kids’ creative confidence. I truly believe we need some big creative ideas to combat the craziness in the world and I also believe many of our kids are ready to be the creative thinkers who will produce those ideas.  I would encourage you to lay in the grass and find shapes in the clouds and try to count the colors in the leaves.  I’d also encourage everyone to do what they love and to encourage your kids go on adventures every day – even if it’s only in their imaginations.
Also (a brief word from our sponsor – Everything in the store will be 20% off through the end of the year).
Thank you, thank you, thank you.



35% Off All Merchandise in Store

We are having a massive sale just in time for the holidays.  Hurry in an take advantage.  It's a great time to stock up your birthday gift stash as well.

Winter/Spring 2016 Will be held at San Anselmo Rec Center

1000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (past Red Hill Safeway on the right as you head towards Fairfax)

We've just announced our new Winter and Spring class schedules.  We offer classes for ages 1.5 - 13 and also provide classes as part of the after-school enrichment programs at San Anselmo schools.  Check out the schedule and get signed up soon as space is limited.  Let us know if you have ideas or requests for additional classes.  We have provided numerous classes for home-school and other groups and individuals so contact us and we'll work with you to make it happen.

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20% Off All Pottery Painting Projects LAST DAY TO PAINT JANUARY 20

What a great way to spend family time during the holiday break!  

Come in any time we are open (Su - Thurs 10 - 6 PM, Fri & Sat 10 - 8 PM) and paint a mug, plate, animal figurine or any other item from our extensive selection.  

Then we'll fire your creation and have it ready for you in 5 days (in an emergency we can sometimes beat this schedule).

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to save on pottery painting NOW!