Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween pictures and trick or treating, Friday, Oct. 31

Come in and get your kids pics. on halloween. Photos will be taken from 4-6pm.This was a huge success last year!

Columbia City has a business wide trick or treating also. 3:30-7pm on Halloween

Bellen Drake (a fabulous professional photographer) will be set up to take quick pics. She then will upload them and you can look at them online (at a later date) and decide if you want to purchase them or not. (By the way they are really cheap-I think $7 each?)

Come in to the store right now for even more examples of last years photos. Also, you can check out Bellen's website.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

BIG, HUGE salE, all the cool kid's stores in Seattle!

CHUG out to the BIG sale!

We are banding together for a blow out SALE with:

Georgia Blu
Izilla Toys
Lambs Ears
Mon Petit Shoe
On the Way Maternity
Plum Children's Shoes
Pot Tots
Rising Stars
Sugar Lump
Two Owls LLC

Saturday, JUNE 28th, 10-5 in the parking lot of Plum Shoes:
2913 E. Madison st. Seattle, 98112
Everything from every store 20-75% oFF!

suitcase of whales...

THE WALL! Elizabeth''s gorgeous art.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

BEAT Walk this Friday

Linda Severt
This woman can do it all -
songwriting, juggling, storytelling,
and with a great voice to boot

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Art by Elizabeth Soule from Portland

Her amazing art is up through June. Please come by and view them. They are beautiful, whimsical and inspiring. They are also affordable.
I have this one in my living room and never tire of staring at it. Please come and support local ART!

ALL RadiO Flyer 25% oFF, great Summer Toys!

Kid not included!
You can use the box to make a robot costume too!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Columbia City Cuts
Hair Salon Under new ownership,
new name,
new number: 206. 327.9591

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Saturday, April 26th, Earth Day Celebration with lots of fun activities.

Plan Toys is sponsoring a fun contest. Build the biggest wooden cactus and win cool prizes! Also, a special gift to everyone who comes!

Make a recycled craft in our craft room, 12-1, free

Design a special outfit for a special doll out of an old t-shirt and you can fix up the dolls hair with barrettes, etc... 11-2

Come and explore the WORM Bin, learn how it works! Kids love WORMS.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Hair Salon in our Space is being bought by our good friend Dina (who has been cutting hair in the space this last year.

Dina will be having a GRAND OPENING GALA on May 15th.

The new name will be , Columbia City Cuts.

Same number, which is 722.7020 (in case you need to make an appointment!

We are looking forward to sharing the space with Dina and her new salon.


Look for more details soon.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Cool Knuckleheads boys shirts and pants on sale.

50% off

Small Paul sweaters, pants, backpacks 50%off!

SO very retro, soft and ultra hip. Blue, shown above and orange stripe at the store.
50% oooooooooooooooofffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Classes

The price is $130. That includes a $10 fee formaterials. That is for 8 classes! Please sign-up for one of the spaces.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

CUTE new hats, so soft, with built in neck warmers!

These are made by a local mom. We have lots of color combos and some monkey hats.

These are REally cozy, soft and warm. Just in time for this cold streak. They are $29 each.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kazuo Hozumi

I just love this Children's book designer.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Learn To Crochet!

Crochet Heart Class

Learn to crochet by making hearts for Valentine's Day. These hearts are a great intro to crochet and can be used for all sorts of fun projects. Scrapbooking, Purses, Belts & Scarves are just a few examples of what you can make with these cute hearts.

This is a wonderful way to start crocheting.

All ages are welcome. Experienced crocheter's who just want a little inspiration are also welcome! Bring your favorite hooks and yarn or use mine if you don't have any yet.

Cost for this class is $15.00

Sundays Jan 27, Feb 3 & 10 1:30-3:00

Call Retroactive Kids @ 932.3154 to sign-up. Must pre-pay.

Crochet Amigurumi Class

Come learn how to make Amigurumi (cute little crochet stuffed animals) to give to your Valentine.

These animals are as easy as they are cute and once you learn a few simple tricks you'll have the skills you need to make all the Amigurumi you ever wanted.

This class is for all ages and best for people who already have some basic knowledge of crochet. Bring a skein of your favorite comfort yarn and a hook. A large eye needle and threader are also useful. If you have some favorite buttons or safety eyes you can also bring those. I will have extras on hand though.

Cost for this class is $30.00

Saturdays Jan 26, Feb 2 & 9 2:00-5:00

Call Retroactive Kids @ 932.3154 to sign-up. Must pre-pay.

Monday, January 7, 2008

New SUPER sewing Class starting soon

Design Sewing Series

January 17 thru March 29 – ages 8-15
Retroactive Kids, Columbia City neighborhood
4859 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118

Each student will receive a composition book for sketching and journaling as we build upon patterns and skills week by week. Classes are 1.5 hours and meet twice a month, either Thursdays or Saturdays, for 3 months.
Bring your own machine to work with or use machines provided.
$180 for 6 classes includes most materials. We will focus on repurposing fabric and notions to practice conservation and creativity.

Please email Laska Whiteaker at for more info.

Week 1 Thursday Jan. 17 or Saturday Jan. 19 -
Discuss straight, even stitching and hand sewing, sketch and design a pin cushion and create from a variety of materials. Discuss notions you can start collecting and plan for next 2 weeks (student’s choice, messenger bag or basic shirt construction).

I will stick around for 30 minutes after each class to answer questions and help finish up projects. Parents are welcome to stay and work with us.