GOOD: excellent, satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree, of high quality; right; proper; fit; kind, beneficent, or friendly: honorable or worthy; educated and refined; safe; genuine; not counterfeit; valid; reliable; dependable; responsible; healthful; beneficial; in excellent condition; healthy: favorable; propitious; cheerful; optimistic; amiable; comfortable; agreeable; pleasant; attractive; handsome; close or intimate; warm; advantageous; skillful; clever; skillfully or expertly done; socially proper; comparatively new; best or most dressy; full; fairly large or great; fertile; rich; loyal.

March 26, 2010

April 2010 Good Merchandise update!

Hello artisans and lovers of artistic creations,

Many thanks to everyone who has offered their advise and support! We are excited to be a part of the Vashon retail community and are looking forward to the spring and summer. I wanted to let everyone know about the new and exciting things happening at the store!

Good Merchandise now houses over 50 artists! And as always, we are looking for new artists to show their works of art. Feel free to forward my contact information.  And there is always room for more.

We provide in-store alterations, mending and fabrication of clothing and fabric projects at very affordable rates. Bring in your items for timely, guaranteed repairs. Many small repairs can be performed while you wait!

Good Merchandise has an intern! She is a delight and very helpful. Having an intern gives us the opportunity to teach while getting a little assistance and inspiration from a younger generation. We might have two by next month. 

Strawberry Festival  here we come! This year at the festival I will be sponsoring a 10X20 booth for our Vashon Island artists. Contact me as soon as possible if you would like to participate in the booth and store during the event, scheduled July 17th-18th, 2010. Deadline for participation is May 1st.

Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is in sight as well. We will soon be chamber members, opening up many opportunities for networking and support. We are also in touch with the Vashon Merchant's Association and will hopefully link up with them soon.

Vashon Craft! is back this Sunday, March 28th from 5-8. This adult group for crafters is an alternative to the other well respected "Stitch n' Bitch" groups on the island. Vashon Craft! will occuring every Sunday through the month of April. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. 

The store hours are changing for April and May. We will be open 12-5, Thursday through Sunday or by appointment. A little different, and we will expand more in the summer. That being said, if you see the sign, come on in!!!
Scheduled closures:
April 8th and 9th- we might have a lovely assistant in the store those days, but we are planning to head for the hills.

My fabled Boulder Bar will be in production and on the market soon. Boulder Bar has been a year long quest to find the absolute best ingredients for a high quality, emollient lotion bar without all the grease! Stop in and try one of my sample bars and tell me what you think.

Over and out,

March 25, 2010

We're so good, we got an intern.

That's right! Good Merchandise has an intern! And she is quite wonderful. We're busy getting to know each other so I know what's she's good at! Kaitlyn is confident on the machines and even sold some of my art when she was at the register! Springtime is a fantastic season to grow and explore, let's see what develops next...

March 04, 2010

3D goodies!!

Lots of new artists in already! Here's a sneak peak at some of the goods at GM...

Earrings by Bright Pirate, bracelet by Elan by Eva

bracelet by Morning Star Dichroic Glass

Button magnets and felt bowls by Starr Niego,
beer cap bulletin board by Feint
hand sculpted and signed figures by Mother Henna

With the springtime quickly approaching we have lots of colorful items in stock we would like to sell before we restock for the upcoming seasons, including hats and scarves from several local crochet and knit artists, bird houses, cards, prints, clothing, wallets, hand bags, bowls and more! Help us make more space and come buy some fabulously priced,handcrafted wares and precious presents.