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!

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW goodies from across the globe

We've been stocking up on new products like crazy lately! Below are some of our new favorite things from all over the world. 

  Mexican Saints Wallets

 Hand carved stamps from India. These measure approximately 2 inches across.

Mexican clay skeletons and devils. These have charm loops attached for including in jewelry or creating ornaments.

 Tin hammered birds from Haiti. These also include a charm hole for use with multiple projects!

 Indian Good Habits bags that can fit all of your drawing supplies, cosmetics or anything else really!

Glass eyes from India, with a soldered metal backing.

 Hand tinted Mexican Saint cards.

Mexican-inspired sugar skull jewelry available at both locations.

And our favorite: market bags! Currently we have four images in several styles. Perfect for those end of summer beach trips or a grocery store stop.

Lastly, we had such an interest last year on our large sugar skulls, we've created blank ones for you to decorate yourself! Works great with paint markers, rhinestones and glitter pens. Available at both locations!

Most items above are currently only available at our Alberta St.location, unless otherwise noted.