Gift Certificates and Ways to Get Down and Local

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We will be open for another week (starting tomorrow, Tuesday) before we close for a little holiday break.  We'll close up at 2pm on Wednesday, December 22nd and reopen on Tuesday the 28th.  Hopefully that gives you some time to come in for gift making and giving supplies.  We also offer Gift Certificates in denominations of your choosing.  We are able to take orders over the phone that we are able to either hold in the store for you or the gift recipient, or we can pop them in the mail (if you would like us to mail them, we need to receive your call by the end of this coming weekend).  This is a great idea for those of you who are out of town, but have crafty folks you love near Portland who might need a little Bolt in their lives.

Not only are we a small, locally-owned business, we carry lots of goods from local artists and designers.  Here is the current list:

Pattern Companies

Colette Patterns-- I can't get enough of these patterns.  We now have the Negroni shirt for Men available!!

Patterns by Figgy's-- Super sweet clothes for kids.  Shelly is also one of our superstar teachers at MD.

Crafty Mommy-- We are lucky to carry another great MD teacher's work-- Autumn's great patterns for soft dolls and customized felt banners.

Busy Bee Quilt Designs-- We get some of our favourite apron patterns from this company in West Linn.

Vanilla House Designs-- And more great aprons from this Hillsboro company!

Embroidery Patterns

Tigerpup Embroidery-- Maggie is a Portland native, churning out great embroidery transfer sheets and kits from her studio in town.

Curious Doodles-- Embroidered card kits!

And More

You would be hard pressed to find a craftier crowd of local authors Alicia Paulson, Amy Karol, Susan Beal, Diane Gilleland and Elizabeth Hartman.We also carry fabric from Oregonian designers like Erin McMorris, Monica Solorio-Snow, Valori Wells.  And of course, we have locally made pin cushions by our own Amy.

We've set up some gift inspiration along the back wall to give you some good giving ideas, and if you're really stumped, feel free to ask anyone working for help!  We have a knowledgeable staff who enjoy helping people pick out things that will be loved.