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Issue: #46August 2014

August - the Height of Summer!

Take a cue from our new display - enjoy Summer!

Whether you head to the beach (and are lucky enough to spot a mermaid) or stay in town, you can update your look and your mood with sunny orange and watery turquoise!

Feeling reflective or project-oriented?

Summer is a great time to sit in the hammock or by the water and begin a journal or record your dreams - sleep-time or daydreams.

Or how about gathering those special photos and finally putting them into a book? The great disadvantage, as I see it, of digital cameras is that we no longer print our photos! So pick out a few to print and make a physical memory - not just a digital one!

What says Summer like saltwater taffy? Ours is from Spokandy in - you guessed it! - Spokane! Our jar is in front of our map showing where our artists live. Come in and take a look! A lot are local, Washington and Oregon, but we have artists from all over the country, and a few from beyond. It would be so cool to have at least one artist from every state - we're pretty close, but there are a few states not represented!


  Summer also brings out of town guests! How fun to show them our lovely city and favorite places. We feel honored that so many of you bring your visitors in to see us and to shop for special gifts and souvenirs to take home. And on the flip side, we sell a lot of things to be taken to far off places by our local customers. If it's important to you to find something made in Seattle, or the Northwest, let us know - we can direct you to the perfect choice. And we've expanded our Seattle selection - items depicting Seattle, favorite landmarks, our neighborhoods - in addition to so many items made right here!








Upcoming Events

October 3 - 12 is American Craft Week

Kristin Ford Trunk Show!
November 8 & 9
The big day is Saturday, with the collection remaining through Sunday - mark your calendars now for this not-to-be-missed event!

Kristin Ford Necklace with Amethyst Center
Crackerjack is a new member of NearbyRegistry.com,
a great way for you to register your gift preferences locally, even if your "gifter" is not!

     And don't forget we are open
      every evening until 8 p.m.,
       Monday through Saturday,
from 11 to 5 on Sundays.


Things to Celebrate!


Aug. 1- National Raspberry Cream Pie Day 
Aug. 2 - National Mustard Day   
                National Ice Cream Sandwich Day 
Aug. 3 - Friendship Day 
               National Watermelon Day
               National Sisters Day

My mom with friends who were like 
sisters to her!

Aug. 4 - U.S. Coastguard Day
                President Obama's Birthday                
Aug. 5 - National Underwear Day 
               Work Like a Dog Day           
Aug. 6 - Wiggle Your Toes Day
               Root Beer Float Day
Root Beer Float
Aug. 7 - National Lighthouse Day  
               Particularly Preposterous Packaging
                    Day - we get some shipments that
                    would fall into this category!

Aug. 8 - Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your
                      Neighbor's Porch Night - it would
                      be worth growing zucchini just to
                      have fun with this one!
               International Cat Day
Aug. 9 - Book Lover's Day
                International Art Appreciation Day    
Grandma Moses Painting

Aug. 10 - S'Mores Day  
                 Skyscraper Appreciation Day 
                 Lazy Day
                 Ewa's Birthday!!


Aug. 11 - Son and Daughter Day   
Aug. 12 - Vinyl Record Day 
Aug. 13 - International Left-Handers' Day   

Aug. 14 - National Creamsicle Day 
Aug. 15 - National Relaxation Day 
Aug. 16 - National Tell a Joke Day 

Aug. 17 - Thrift Shop Day
Aug. 18 - Bad Poetry Day                                                       
Aug. 19 - Aviation Day

Tintin Event - Plane Canvases

Aug. 20 - National Radio Day 
Aug. 21 - Senior Citizen's Day
                 National Spumoni Day 

Aug. 22 - National Tooth Fairy Day 
                 Be An Angel Day 
Aug. 23 - Ride the Wind Day                                                  
Aug. 24 - International Strange Music Day
                  Vesuvius Day - erupted in 79 A.D.,
                         destroying Pompeii


Aug. 25 - Kiss & Make Up Day  
                 Whiskey Sour Day

Aug. 26 - National Dog Day 
                  Women's Equality Day 

Aug 27 -
Just Because Day 
                The Duchess Who Wasn't Day - Irish
                        author Mary Wolfe Hungerford
                        published under the pen name
Aug. 28 - Race Your Mouse Around the Icons

Aug. 29 - More herbs, Less Salt Day
                 Dream Day

Aug. 30 - Frankenstein Day
                  Toasted Marshmallow Day

Aug. 31 - Pony Express Day
                 National Trail Mix Day

August is...
 Family Fun Month, Peach Month, Romance Awareness Month, and National Picnic Month!




  Tintin Activities

Tintin "Oscar" Statues!

Every Tintin fan needs one of these! Three colors to choose from and only $33.00!!


Enjoy the Height of Summer!

hanks for choosing to support the handmade, and for shopping small - it is the only reason we are able to be here!


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