Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Roxanne Evans-Stout is coming to town!

Oregon artist and instructor, Roxanne Evans Stout is coming to Portland to teach a 2-day mixed-media workshop at Archangelo Studio.  Roxanne's workshop "A Book of Windows: Collaging Your World" is scheduled for the weekend of March 7th and 8th.  
We are very excited to be collaborating with Archangelo Studio and Roxanne, they have also scheduled a special party for Roxanne's students on the evening of  Friday March 6th. Students will enjoy a cocktail reception at the studio followed by a "field trip" to collage.
Click HERE for more info.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New Goodies!

New west coast themed embroidery kits by StudioMME are in at both stores! Represent Portland with these hometown icons.

This is a staff favorite! Angora watercolor sets are a perfect array of colors that leave mixing a thing of the past. Available in a 24 and 36 pan set.

We've always been big fans of Jenny Hart and her perfect little company, Sublime Stitching. However, we REALLY love the growing illustrator series, including locals Carson Ellis and Ryan Berkley and introducing a new set by Tuesday Bassen

New GOLD dot wrap sheets available at our Alberta location.

More gold accents with these card sets that include three washi tapes!

We've started to introduce a little bit of party supplies to both of our stores including sparkling bunting, letter banners, and assorted fans. 

The sun may still be hibernating, but these little solar buddies dance around even on overcast days.

We've just restocked our origami sections at both stores! Bright new colors, kits, and blocks of paper ready for all your folding projects.

Our pals at Yellow Owl Workshop have done it again! They've just released a new Indigo Textile Kit. No mixing! And it includes fabric for playing with. 

Also a new, no-mess, dye are these new Tumble Dyes. Just spray and dry and you're good to go! No mixing! Available at our Alberta location. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Decemberists Day!

 We're pleased as punch to announce that we were chosen to collaborate on a special project to promote the latest release by The Decemberists.  50 local artists and businesses (and we were one of them!)  were asked to create a quilt square on canvas, that embodied the title of the album:  "What a Beautiful World, What a Terrible World."  The album cover is pictured above.  The 50 squares have been sewn together into a quilt and will be revealed by Mayor Charlie Hales at City Hall at 2pm,  Tuesday, January 20th which has been officially dubbed "Decemberists Day".  This event is free and open to the public and will include an appearance by the band.  Click HERE for more on the free event and HERE, on the musings of how some fans will celebrate Decemberists Day.

The square we contributed to the project was created by Darcy DuBose and Cait Spera, two of our fantastic employees, and is pictured above.  The  design was made using a combination of mixed media techniques:

1. An image was selected and applied using TAP paper by Lesley Riley
2. Details were painted using Martha Stewart all-surface paint
3. The jumble of words was applied with TAP paper
4. Little details were stitched in (including some glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss!)
5. The border was created with Ashley G stamps and Yellow Owl Workshop pads   

Everything above was pulled from the shelves of our shops and the girls had a blast putting it all together. We hope to see you on Decemberists Day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Brand Spankin' NEW Valentine Products in at BOTH Stores!

Come on in and check out all the lovely NEW Valentine goods that have arrived!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday Clearance Sale is in Full Swing at BOTH Stores!

BOTH our stores have slashed prices on all of our holiday merchandise.
Come on in to score some deep discounts--All of the sale goods are marked at 50% off or more!

Our hours for the next few days will be as follows:

Tuesday 12/30:
Alberta St Store: 10am-8pm
Sellwood Store:  10am-6pm

Wednesday 12/31:
BOTH stores will be open 10am-6pm

Thursday 1/1:
Alberta St Store: 10am-8pm
Sellwood Store:  10am-6pm

We want to express our gratitude for another lovely year and thank you for your support and patronage.
All the best for a Happy new Year to all of you!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

So much CRAFTY GOODNESS! Check out these NEW Products!

BOTH our stores are packed with goods and we are ready to help you find just what you need for all of your decorating, card, tag and gift-making.  
We have amazing gifts for the creative peeps on your list as well!