Susanna Prince 
Issue: #34

September  2011

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts Newsletter
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So, it's September. Seattle is finally getting some summer weather, but with all the weather extremes throughout the country, I think we all have an unspoken agreement not to complain. Enough said!

We have lots of events to tell you about this month! See below for the listings and mark them on your calendar - you don't want to miss these!

September brings new merchandise as we begin to prepare for the Holidays (yes, they are just around the corner!). I was just at a family wedding in Illinois last month, and found a couple new artists there. One does sassy little magnet sets that utilize old game pieces and the other makes handy, but pretty clips out of clothes pins! One type has magnets and the other is strung on a cord that can be hung anywhere to corral your papers, pictures, or coupons, etc.

Basic Threads High cCllar Coat

We have already been receiving "transitional" jackets - sweatshirt weight, comfy and stylish, from Basic threads, and we have a lovely selection of rayon boucle scarves from Dunlap Weavers in Maine. These are one of my favorite scarves - perfect for a bit of warmth, but light enough to wear purely as an accent. They have a bouncy feel to them - I find myself constantly playing with the fringe!

Stop in soon to check out what's new!

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 Upcoming Events


      Extasia jewelry

Extasia Weekend September 16 - 20 : We have the opportunity to present to you the newest Fall Designs from the Extasia Collection. For one weekend only we will have a selection of new designs and old favorites in fresh colors on loan from the artist!


School Days -  Sept 17 - Oct. 2: Celebrate the history of Wallingford Center! View old photographs and displays from the previous incarnation as Interlake Public School and join us for a Reunion Sunday Sept. 18 from 2 - 4p.m. Enjoy refreshments, tours and special activities as you stroll down memory lane!  


Waving Tintin figurine 

Tintin Extravaganza September 30 - October 9: Join us for the largest Tintin Collector Event in Seattle! We are so excited to be able to bring to Seattle a collection of limited edition prints, resin sculptures, canvases and much more!  


Opening- Friday September 30, 5-8 p.m.

Join us for refreshments and first pick!


Family Saturday - Saturday October 8

Come dressed as your favorite Tintin character, family friendly activities, refreshments, fun!


Kristin Ford Necklaces 


Kristin Ford Showcase October 22 : Our Annual celebration of the artistry of Kristin Ford. Come meet the artist on Saturday afternoon, enjoy some refreshments and shop for the perfect new addition to your collection. The jewels will remain in the store through Sunday the 23rd.  



Be sure to Fan us on Facebook and check the Bits & Pieces blog on our website for the latest information!

We regularly offer gift certificates through the Wallingford Center Fan Page, and June's winner, Brandy Robinson, enjoyed some child free time to browse and choose some fun things for herself and her daughters. So Fan both Crackerjack and Wallingford Center to stay in the loop! 



 Next Month: A Young Artist     



In September we are celebrating all our events! This 25th year has been quite busy with celebrations and events - I hope you are able to join us for some or all. It is always so good to see you!





Kathleen Koch 

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts 


Thank You for your continued patronage of a local independent business and for supporting American handmade!