Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We thought this news item from Augusta, GA was too funny not to share:
Lollipop bandit leaves trail of treats
A Richmond County sheriff's deputy sent to investigate a burglar alarm Tuesday said he discovered the business' front door shattered and a trail of lollipops leading away from the Get it to Go on the 3200 block of Deans Bridge Road.
While Kate and I can’t condone the criminal lifestyle, perhaps inspiration will strike some of you – for example, could you use lollipops as a path marker at your next party? Might you try hunting for lollipops instead of Easter eggs in your lawn next spring?
Email us about bulk discounts :-)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Looking for a unique gift, or something cool for yourself? This Sunday, folks in Seattle can drop by Club Motor, just south of Safeco Field, for a fun afternoon of shopping for kitschy crafts.
This Charming Candy will be there, and so will several of our crafty friends, including: UglyBaby, who makes awesome art for your shower (I have two in mine and have given several others as gifts!), and ScaryWhiteGirl, who makes eclectic crochet items (I have two sets of her armwarmers and I lovvvvvve them to pieces).
WHEN: Sunday August 22, from 12-5pm
WHERE: Club Motor, 1950 1st Ave S., Seattle
WHY: you deserve a 10-minute treat :-)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Citizens of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood have the pleasure of picking up our lollipops at the Cakespy gallery at 415 E. Pine. Hooray!
p.s. Jessie usually has free nibbles – different ones every day —at the gallery entrance too!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We’ve had some wonderful opportunities to create custom lollipop wedding favors for a few couples this year. Regal Ribbons takes things a step further – they’ve used our Sweetheart and Blood Sucker lollipops with their ribbons to show off some wedding favors.
Check out their beautiful blog post for creative inspiration… spoiler alert:
Then check out http://www.regalribbons.com/ to see all the beautiful, personalized ribbons they offer.
photo by: http://www.regalribbons.com/dafari.html
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
This past weekend I had a small window of time in which to check out Seattle’s newest outdoor craft marketplace, The Seattle Square at Occidental Park. It combines vintage and craft vendors, a live DJ, and – best of all? – mobile food trucks, yay!
I’d actually had a big breakfast that morning, so unfortunately I wasn’t as able to go nuts as I would have wanted. I also needed my food to be portable because I didn’t have much time to spend down there. So, I had to make the tough call to skip out on ice cream from Parfait and got cookies to-go from Street Treats.
Dang, those were good cookies! I can be something of a traditionalist when it comes to cookies so I had to get a chocolate chip cookie as kind of a litmus test. Hooray! it tasted great, it was soft but not mushy, and was crisp without being dry. Even better was the berry bar-cookie. The berry layer was sweet and gooey, the cookie itself was nutty and crisp.
My only regret? I didn’t decide to add a coconut brownie or lime poppyseed cookie to my order. On the bright side, it gives me an excuse to stalk the truck on an ongoing basis…
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
After Urban Craft Uprising last month, we wrote a little post about how much fun we had at the show and while working together all week. That post had a picture of us and our booth. I want to call everyone’s attention to the INSANELY AWESOME BANNER behind us:
Here it is again, before we got all the candy out on display:
Boy, it really helped define our space and draw people’s attention! Serious praise must be heaped down on several folks for helping us make this happen:
- Justine Kamionsky, as usual, for the amazing branding and visual design. The lollipop garden along the bottom of the banner makes me SQUEEE like mad.
- Acclaim Sign & Display in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. We found them to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable when we were researching our options and shopping around. The finished product speaks for itself – the banner is gorgeous, obviously, and very high quality that delivered on all our specifications.
- Moxie, one of UCU’s organizers, gets a standing ovation for helping us figure out a way to get the banner to stay upright (an important feature) when our original solution failed.
I can’t wait to set it up again! I’m strongly considering leaving it up in the house all year round :-)