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.
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!
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!
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: