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.