Reviving a classic craft, right here in Pittsburgh!
We originally opened as "Eclectia Hobbies" but soon changed that after all it brought in were skateboards and people looking for R/C stuff. We renamed the shop "PUGDOG's Rock & Bead Shop" to emphasize it's main targeting. But, we still had a classic model kits, and really good Sci-Fi vehicle section. Also, we had dollhouses, pre-built and kits, and offered a dollhouse repair service. Thoughout the summer of 2005, we'll be expanding the hobby materials we carry, mostly in accessories and tools, largely by request, and hopefully have a really nice selection before the Christmas holidays.
PUGDOG Enterprises, Inc. ® and other local shops and groups, are working to bring a new exciting hobby environment to Pittsburgh. This includes classic crafts like beading, paper crafts, origami, macrame, wood working, dollhouses, model building, model railroading and more. Too much emphasis has been put on the "new hobbies" like RC Autos, which do not really foster the classic hobby ideals of relaxation, non-competition, team work, and skills building. Sports, and competitions, are not really "hobbies", they are activities.
We are working on the back end of the site, and once we are done, we'll open up.
02 June 2005
We are working on some ideas for bringing hobby excitement back to Pittsburgh, and giving a new generation the benefits of having a real hobby.
02 June 2005
We are starting to figure out what we are doing with this site (and a few others). Keep an eye peeled, and check the other sites listed. HobbyWire.com and PittsburghHobbies.com will be the two main sites.
Coming soon! For now, please visit the PittsburghHobbyForums.com for ideas and things to do with your kids, family, friends or just by yourself.