I grew up with The Muppets. Myself and my whole family loved the show. In fact, I loved it so much that at one point I told my mom that I wanted to change my middle name to Miss Piggy. This past weekend my parents were in town visiting so I decided to take my dad to the Jim Henson exhibit at the empsfm for a belated Father's Day gift. As a plush fan, a toy store owner, and a Muppet fan I was overjoyed to see this exhibit. I wish it included more because once I was done with it all I was longing to see so much more. BUT I am not complaining at all. Any day you can go and visit the world of Jim Henson is a day worth enjoying. After the exhibit Jim Henson became my hero even more, if that is at all possible. Don't miss this show! It's almost over and you'll be kicking yourself if you don't go see it. AND your ticket includes admission into the science fiction part and music part too. Spend the whole day!
Husband + wife duo Andrea and Matthew Porter own Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store in Seattle. Bluebottle is headquarters for Matthew's infamous Monkey World paintings and products. In addition to Matthew's artwork we showcase local and national talent in the art, craft and design DIY movement!
Kristen Rask is the owner of Schmancy, a small shop in downtown Seattle a hop and skip away from Pike's Place Market. Schmancy specializes in vinyl and plush toys as well as art. Located right next door to The Moore Theater box office, Schmancy is just as colorful as the street it inhabits.
Jessie Oleson is the creator of CakeSpy.com, a dessert detective agency dedicated to seeking sweetness in everyday life. What does this mean, exactly? Basically that she writes about, thinks about, and draws illustrations of desserts all day--and gets paid for it. Booyea! She lives in the Central District with her husband Danny, their pug Porkchop, and two guinea pigs, Falafel and Hot Pocket.
Sally Brock is the Boss and TV star of Fancy. Fancy features over 30 local artists and designers, and specializes in custom wedding rings, handmade with recycled precious metals and repurposed or fair trade gemstones. Located just south of Schmancy & Nancy downtown.