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September 2015
Issue 57

     September, and Fall in general, seems to be a time when we change our focus. School begins again, the weather changes, there's not much to recommend the garden (mine, anyway!), the days lose the light early, and suddenly we want to eat spaghetti and squash - heavier, richer foods. It's as though we think we're going to need to hibernate, or something!

    It's also a great time for projects - sewing, knitting, taking a class to learn how to make pots or jewelry or fused glass. The desire/need to create seems to be awakened!

     This year is the first Seattle Made event, a city-wide celebration of local products, producers, makers, and the retailers and restaurants that feature them. We are participating (naturally) by showcasing our Seattle artists throughout the store and in displays of artist processes.

     Come in both Saturdays, the 19th & 26th, to learn about marbling silk and how to tie a scarf from our very own Paige Bauer, sample offerings of 11 Olives olive oils and balsamic vinegars and Chocolati truffles. On Sunday the 20th we will add B. Fullers' teas to the mix.

     And Saturday the 26th, Gina McCauley will demonstrate the needle felting technique she uses in the creation of her Snooter Doots - those wide-eyed soft sculpture fruit, vegetables and animals no one can resist!

     See below for details on our events, and check out seattlemade.org for more info.

     Fall is also the Best of Western Washington contest! We are nominated in the Best Gift Shop category, and would love to win that title this year! So please log in and vote for us - it's easy!

     Contest runs through October 23rd, but there's no time like the present!

Photo Exhibit Opening
Friday September 18th, 5 to 8 pm
     Down the hall from us is KERF Gallery which is hosting an artist's reception for the new photography exhibit! I understand there will be music and nibbles, so it sounds fun, plus you can see some new work by local photographers, Paige Bauer (yes, the same!) and Nancy Treder included! See you there!

Upcoming Events!



Seattle Made Week

Sept. 19th - 26th

Discover Seattle Made Products  and meet the people who make them!


We are hosting several "Meet a Maker Events" and Product Samplings:





Sat. Sept. 19th from 2 to 4 - meet Paige Bauer, creator of one-of-a-kind marbled scarves, and learn how to tie your scarf in many creative ways.

Sample 11 Olives' olive oils and balsamic vinegars, and taste Chocolati's fabulous truffles!




Sun. Sept. 20th from 1 to 4 - Experience B. Fullers' tea, 11 Olives' oils & balsamics, and Chocolati's truffles.




Sat. Sept. 26th from 1 to 4 - meet Gina McCauley, creator and maker of SnooterDoots, everyone's favorite felted critters. Gina will demonstrate her needle-felting technique and you can try it too!

Paige will demonstrate scarf tying again, and elaborate on her marbling process, and we'll be sampling 11 Olives and Chocolati truffles!  



Annual Kristin Ford Trunk Show, Nov. 7 & 8


Join us on Saturday afternoon as we welcome Kristin to Crackerjack with a champagne reception. Revel in an extensive selection of her exquisite jewels, which will be available for purchase through Sunday.   


Put this not-to-be-missed event on your calendar today!  


Tintin News

 It's getting chilly!

Tintin is not willing to risk a cold - he needs to keep healthy for his next adventure!


Click above to Vote for Crackerjack as the Best Gift Shop!
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s always, thank you for supporting local and handmade - it is what allows us to continue to be here.

Kathleen Koch

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts 
1815 N. 45th, Suite 212 
Seattle, WA 98103