Sunday, October 26, 2014

Trick or Treat!

There's less than a week left til Halloween and we've got loads of goodies for all your DIY costumes needs, party decorations and spooky gifts. We'll be open regular store hours on Halloween and will be participating in the Trick or Treat Alberta Street festivities at our NE location: stop by from 3:30 until 6pm to trick or treat with us! We love seeing the costumes our customers come up with.

Alberta Halloween Hours: 10am - 8pm
Sellwood Halloween Hours: 10am - 6pm

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oh, My Tin Heart!

If you've been a customer of ours for while, you may have noticed how much we love trinkets influenced by Central American cultures. We're really happy about all the new goodies we've got the stores brimming with. The above hearts and painted images below are all handmade in Mexico; the ornate hearts and birds come from Haiti. We hope to carry even more of these type of lovelies once we're finished with the expansion of our Alberta St. store.

In addition, we're stocked full of decorations for Halloween and Day of the Dead, which falls on Nov. 2nd this year. All of the below products are available at both locations!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Utterly Sublime

We've recently picked up a more complete line of Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns and floss. Its hard to express how much we love this company and the genius behind Jenny Hart's amazing line. Created in Austin, Texas, Sublime Stitching includes patterns by Jenny herself along with some amazing illustrator friends, including Portland locals, Carson Ellis and Ryan Berkley. Hart has helped bring embroidery into the hands of the young and creative and we're so thrilled include it at both of our locations.

We've just concluded our September Collage Creative Challenge, which happened to be embroidery. The winner is a young customer of our Sellwood store, Siena who created her own design:

Be sure to check out October's Creative Challenge for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to collage!

Friday, September 19, 2014

New SCARY Products!

We've got both of our stores loaded up on tons of spooky items for your Halloween festivities!

This furry friend is about a foot across! His legs are bendable too for maximum spooky placement.

Lots of goodies for making and baking!

Hand-carved candles in two skull styles.

And pink tipped matches to light them!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Corbin Lichtinger
He is the winner of our August Creative Challenge.
Our challenge product was MINIATURES.
Corbin has won a $50 collage gift certificate!
For more info on our monthly challenge click HERE.
Corbin is involved in a really cool endeavor called the truck farm project.
The truck farm is a project of Foodcorps.
Click HERE  for more info on the truck farm project.
Corbin's truck farm is in the back of an adorable, vintage "61 Ford F100 and he visits local schools to raise awareness and educate kids about the importance of eating fresh food.
Corbin added a miniature farm scene to his truck farm and says "though the tomatoes and the lettuce are captivating, the miniature 'free range' farm animals I picked up from collage really draw people (of all ages) into the Truck farm."
If anyone out there is interested in having Corbin and his delightful truck farm make an appearance at their child's school feel free to contact him:

Thanks for entering our challenge Corbin, 
We think you and your truck farm are awesome!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gnew Gnomes in Stock at BOTH Stores!

 Gnew Gnomes in from Germany--Come check them out!
They look great in Terrariums...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Come on in.... We're open!

Both our stores are open today for your holiday shopping needs:
Sellwood:  10am-6pm
Alberta St:  10am-8pm
Stop on by and say hi!