Otis is a snapping turtle this year. Click on the image to view more pictures of him in costume.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
We've also have a small selection of these stunning poured resin and sterling necklaces, also by Ceci Cela. This deer silhouette is both sweet and timeless.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I'm proud to announce that Laura Bee Designs has taken first place in the Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington contest. According to voters, we're the number one Women's Accessories shop in the region! Yippee!
Thanks to all of you who voted, and extra thanks those who took the time to write such nice reviews.
No word yet on whether John Curley will make an appearance...
Friday, October 24, 2008
Working with strong wire and Czech glass beads, Deborah Funches creates these flowers in her Camas, Washington studio. Let me tell you, the tiny blossoms are even more lovely in person.
A genius with color, Funches line has something for everyone; necklaces, barrettes, and scatter brooches with friendly prices will make great gifts for you and those you love.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thanks to everyone who's emailed, called, or Facebooked (is that a verb yet?) with birthday well-wishes. It feels nice to be remembered, even if I do have to turn a year older.
Monday, October 20, 2008
(Does the black textured background in the picture above look familiar? We use mini "school lunch trays" in our jewelry production area. They are functional and nostalgic at the same time.)
I also made a bunch of bubble necklaces this afternoon. These are destined for a couple of stores in Denver, Colorado.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
When I feel worried or doubtful, I visit this magical place to look at the dreamy photographs and inspiring handmade creations. Kup Kup Land exists in the imagination of a Spanish crafter living in Greece. You can learn more here.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Jeff and I snuck out to the Olympic Penninsula over the weekend to get a little break from city life before things get even busier at work.
I took a bunch of pictures of the moody towns and lush woodland parks. I did not, however, get a picture of the black bear that blocked our path on the beach. He was having a grand old time eating crabs.
The craziness of the fall holiday season is just around the corner. In fact, this year customers started placing Christmas orders at the end of August!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
It's generally my goal to post five times a week here on the blog. However, lately I haven't quite been hitting that goal.
The good news is that I've been doing a bunch of work behind the scenes to get ready for the upcoming fall season.
Thanks for staying tuned!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Have you heard of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest? Recently a customer who volunteers for the organization told me about their mission and I knew I had to help.
According to their website, the CSNW is located on a 26-acre farm in the Cascade mountains, due east of Seattle. CSNW is one of only nine sanctuaries in the country that cares for chimpanzees.
CSNW was founded in 2003 to provide sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries.
The farm is home to the Cle Elum Seven, a group of chimps who were rescued from a lab in Pennsylvania last year. You can learn more about the gang here on the website, and also see videos like these on the charming blog.
We hope you'll join us on Saturday, October 25th as we host a fundraising shopping spree at our store. We'll donate 20% of the gross sales that day to Chimp Sanctuary Northwest. (All merchandise and custom orders qualify. New gift certificate purchases excepted.)We want to raise as much as we can for these beautiful animals, so please tell your friends!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Ashley had two picks:
Mud Bay: A pet supply store with the best selection of organic food for dogs and cats, and all the most successful and durable Puggle-tested toys.
Powell's Books: "My Portland Mecca. I didn't know they had a web business before I saw this coupon... I'm in trouble."
Kim and Marissa agreed that their top pick is the Amtrak 2 for 1 ticket on the Cascades line. That savings alone would pay for the book.
I know for a fact that Kim will also be using the Goodwill coupon for a soon-to-be scored fashion find.
I suggest that you check out the various museum discount coupons. I think Jeff and I will head over to the Aquarium. I've had sea Otters on the brain ever since I saw this video: