Susanna Prince

Issue: #39

         March 2012    

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts Newsletter
Celebrating the Handmade since 1986
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       March is staying true to form so far -  hints of Spring, changeable weather, blustery and wet!                                                         
    Our Winter Clothing & Accessories Sale is underway, so if you haven't stopped by yet, come on in and see if some great bargain has your name on it!   
         D.Herbert Purse  Caron Miller Neck Snuggly
Niche Jacket
     We're making way for Spring shipments, which should begin arriving any day now. Sale continues through March 11!

     New in on the Tintin front is the Mille Bournes Game! I am so excited about this, and snatched one for myself. I have fond memories of playing this every day after school at my friend's house.
     It's a card game the object of which is to complete a trip of 1000 miles. Sounds easy, but mixed in with the mile marker cards (which are illustrated with all sorts of Tintin cars) are Hazard cards - accident, flat tire, etc. If you draw one of these, you have to draw a card to fix the problem and then a green light card.

mille bournes game

     This game is rated for ages 7 through adult, and can be played by 2 to 8 people. We have copies of the rules in English - the ones in the box are in French.

        We have just received new figurines that tie in to the movie - Sir Francis Haddock, Red Rackham and a new Tintin - throwing his coat on as he rushes out the door - always the guy of action!
          Red Rackham FigurineTintin putting on coat    
Sir Frances Haddock Figurine
     To celebrate the new figurines we are offering special pricing on all figurines and key rings - buy 2 and get your third at half price! A great time to add to your collection!

     Check out our new online store! After problems encountered during the Holidays (of course!), we decided to revamp it, and think you will find it easier to use. A lot of the most popular items are already there, and we will be adding more all the time. And if there is something we carry that you think would be a good item for us to offer online, please let us know - we are always open to suggestions from our customers!
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Things to Celebrate!

March 1 - World Book Day -

March 2 - Dr. Seuss Day - Can you
      imagine childhood without
      The Cat in the Hat, or Green       Eggs and Ham

Cat in the Hat
March 3 - National Anthem Day -
              Why is it sooo hard to sing?

March 4 - Iditarod
                - National Grammar Day

March 5 - Stop the Clocks Day

March 6 - Unique Names Day

March 7 - Cereal Day - I love cereal
      for breakfast - is it because it's
      easy, or is it state pride?
      Kellogg's is in Battlecreek,
      Michigan! Or could it be that I
      like the letter K?

Kellogg's Cereals 

March 8 - International Working
                       Women's Day
           - National Proof Reading Day
              - isn't it one word?
                According to my research,
                either is correct, but
                spelling it as one word is
                most up to date.

March 9- Middle Name Pride Day
                  Barbie Day
Barbie Doll 
March 10 - Land Line Telephone
      Day - I heard the other day that
          we are running out of "space"
          in space for cell phones -
          maybe everyone will want to
          go back to their land lines!

March 11 - Daylight Savings Time
       - Johnny Appleseed Day

March 12 - Girl Scout Birthday - 100
          years! 2012 is the Year of the

Girl Scouts 

March 13 - National Agriculture
                   - Open an Umbrella
                         Indoors Day
                   - Ken Doll Day
Ken Doll

March 14 - PI Day (3.14159265...) 
March 15 - Ides of March

March 16 - National Artichoke
                         Hearts Day

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day!

March 18 - National Lacy Oatmeal
                         Cookie Day

March 19 - Wyatt Earp's Birthday -
       He is most well known for his
       part in the Gunfight at the O.K.
during which three
       outlaw Cowboys were killed.
       The 30-second gunfight defined
       the rest of his life. Earp's
       modern-day reputation is that
       of the Old West's "toughest and
      deadliest gunman of his day."

March 20 - Won't You Be My
        Neighbor Day
                  - First Day of Spring!
Yellow Bird in Cherry Blossoms 

March 21 - Spring Fairy Fun Day
                  - National Common
                           Courtesy Day
March 22 - As Young As You Feel

March 23 - National Day of
March 24 - National Chocolate
                          Covered Raisins Day

March 25 - Pecan Day - pecan pie?
                          pecan sticky buns?
                 - Tolkien Reading Day

March 26 - Make Up Your Own
                           Holiday Day

March 27 - Quirky Country Music
                           Song Titles Day
March 28 - Weed Appreciation Day
                    Barnum & Bailey Day
March  29 - National Mom & Pop
                        Business Owners' Day

March 30 - Doctor's Day
                  - Pencil Day

March 31 - National Love Our
                       Children Day
                  - Bunsen Burner Day 


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Upcoming Events

March 30 - April 1: Best of the Northwest
    Fine Art and Craft Show.For more info...

Spring BNW Show

 March 20: for more info! 

Women on a Mission
     This day of conversation is sponsored by Seattle Good Business Network, promoters of the Think Local program, of which Crackerjack is a founding member! Sounds like a day filled with great info, good food & wine - what could be better?  

April 8: Annual Wallingford Center Easter 
     Event -  9 a.m. to noon

jelly beans 








Kathleen Koch 

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts 


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