Jazz and Fabric: What do they have in common?

Nothing really, but my son is playing with his band Arcade Mocha at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, WA this Saturday and there happens to be a Joann Fabric store right next to the stage (as well as an excellent food court).  I can definitely make use of that happy fact.  All details are in the flyer below, if you live around here we would love to meet you!


Christmas 2012

My most popular item by far is the Glass Ball Photo ornament.  I have been making these for about 4 years now.  I am happy to say that customers are ordering them even earlier this year than any other.  This makes my life a little bit easier and less stressed in November.  Order cut off will be at the beginning of December so if you were thinking of ordering then start going through your photos now and make your choices.  Have a read through one of my listings for complete directions.  Here are some samples of ornaments I have made for myself.  You can find my newest listings in The Tiny Garden HERE.

Teen Jazz in October

I thought that today I would post something a little different.  This isn’t about my shop or my garden, it is about Jazz and my son’s band, Arcade Mocha.  They are a group of mostly 14 year olds (turning 15 over the next year) that began playing together as part of the 8th grade jazz combo at their school.  They couldn’t get enough practice at school so with the help of one of the parents they began meeting at a private residence (shown below) every Saturday for 2 hours.  They have many, many gigs under their belt now including Bothell’s Lyons Den coffee shop, Bellevue Washington’s Crossroads Mall, several churches, numerous school events, of course full school band performances and the BIG one, Tula’s Jazz Club in Seattle back in June with the rest of Skyview Jr. High’s groups.

Mr. McGinn (school band teacher) filling in on drums

My son, since this is my blog I get to feature him in one photo.

Arcade Mocha at Tula’s in June.  They will be performing there again on October 13th between 2 and 5pm at a  Seattle Teen Music event.

Outside view of Tula’s

Arcade Mocha October calendar
October 13:  Tula’s Jazz Club, Seattle 2-5pm
October 27:  Crossroads Mall, Bellevue 1-3pm

Magazine Fundraiser

Every year my son’s school runs a magazine fundraiser.  We would LOVE it if you would like to participate.  You will see the ordering “widget” over to the right.  Just click it and it will take you directly to the ordering page and will already have his school and name filled it.  SUPER easy!

AP Hearst offers both print and digital magazines, so either way we have you covered.

Thanks in advance and please feel free to post any questions you may have.

Important dates:
1st turn in date: 10/2
2nd turn in date:  10/5
FINAL turn in date:  10/9

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