Girl Meets Dirt

Hi, my name is Audra and my company is Girl Meets Dirt, which specializes in single-varietal fruit presetves made from local heritage San Juan Islands orchard fruit.  Just shy of 10 years in Manhattan, I walked away from a Wall Street career with a new husband and two dogs to head West – and landed on 5 acres on Orcas Island. After two seasons of windfall fruit and many lessons from the land, I launched Girl Meets Dirt in November 2013. The work we do is a celebration of Orcas islands’ bounty, for us it’s all about the fruit. In our island kitchen Girl Meets Dirt jams come to life inside gorgeous copper pots using traditional French confection techniques and lots of love. Through our process we are preserving a century old tradition of orchard keeping in the San Juan Islands and creating a product full of integrity and whisps of the archipelago from where it came.  PRIZE:Our Holiday Reserve Box: an extra special sampler featuring our limited edition small-batch reserve collection, your box will include 3 unique and delicious favorites ($45 value).  For more info, see our site: http://www.girlmeetsdirt.com/

12 Scents

Hi, I’m Lara and my business is 12 Scents, an independent fragrance line, custom designed to enhance the game day ritual and Hawk pride for Seattle football fans throughout the week.   Back in February 2015, I was going about my own game day ritual, and noticed something was missing. After suiting up in my #24 jersey and cherished hat (covered with autographs from every starter of the 2013 Champion team), I realized that I did not have a special perfume to ceremoniously spritz as my final good luck gesture before heading out to watch the game.  And, since, in my online search, a Hawk-themed option did not exist, I founded 12 Scents on the following day.  PRIZE: “Game Day” scented candle.  Retail value $24.  For more info, see our site: http://12scents.com/

Moxie & Oliver

Hi, I’m Caitlin and I’m the artist behind Moxie & Oliver.  For over a decade I’ve been creating artfully distinguished leather goods by hand in my Seattle studio.  Each piece that I make starts as a hide of vegetable tanned tooling leather that I cut, brand (I free-hand draw each design using a 1200 degree pen), paint and dye by hand. Of course, each piece is also hand stitched for top-notch durability.  I started my business because I believe that we all deserve leather goods that will last for a lifetime of use, and whose longevity is only matched by their beauty.  I’m proud to say that each Moxie & Oliver piece lives up to this standard.  PRIZE:A Moxie & Oliver gift card of $25 value.  For more info, see our site: https://moxieandoliver.com/

Fort Boards

Hi, my name is August and I’m very proud to bring these creative fort building kits to your kids. Fort Boards was created to foster the same sense of adventure and imagination that I got while building and playing in forts in rural Oregon as a kid. Our small team now operates out of Seattle and even though we’ve only been selling this unique building toy for just one year, it’s already received seven awards including the grand prize in Microsoft’s Small Business Competition, and a Parents’ Choice Award. For kids, Fort Boards is simply an endless source of open ended building fun. For parents, Fort Boards is something that helps develop imagination, creativity and spatial reasoning skills in their children. Indoors our Outdoors, Fort Boards can be used year-round, and packs down small for compact storage when not in use. With Fort Boards, kids can finally build as big as their imagination.

PRIZE:Our raffle prize is a Starter Pack (valued at $65)!  The winner can pick the color: yellow, light blue or gray.  For more info, see our site:  http://www.fortboards.com/

Rent The Toy Chest

Hi!  My name is Karen and I’m a firm believer in, supporter and promoter of PLAY for young children.  My background is in early childhood education and I’m a Toy Curator for Rent The Toy Chest.  At Rent The Toy Chest we offer the unique service of allowing parents and grandparents the opportunity to rent our products. Only toys where children are active participants in the play are included in the toy chest;  our toys spark the imagination, foster creativity and encourage social engagement.   Renting toys from Rent The Toy Chest also contributes to literacy in our community, thanks to our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the books we are able to donate to the children in their care.  We’re looking forward to sharing our website!  PRIZE:Our raffle item is a Rent the Toy Chest gift card (value $25).  For more info, see our site: https://rentthetoychest.com/

Nico Paper Goods

Hi, my name is Andrea and my business is Nico Paper Goods.  I learned my craft as a bookbinder in Zurich, Switzerland, where I grew up.  After a traditional 4-year apprenticeship I established my own atelier in Zurich for 14 years, crafting and teaching my craft.  I bind books entirely by hand, in both traditional and contemporary styles, using techniques that have changed little over hundreds of years. Hand binding is a labor-intensive craft, requiring much skill and patience.  I also make modern-styled planners.  For the past 20 years I have lived and worked in Seattle, Washington.PRIZE:A leather pendent book necklace (value $27).  For more info, see our site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nicopapergoods

One Hope

Hi, I’m Erin, a local, independent consultant for One Hope’s acclaimed wine, coffee and gifts, with a brand that integrates giving back into every bottle of wine we sell. Through the sales of our wines and products we’ve donated 1,041,752 meals so far, and we hope you’ll join us in making an impact. We’ve made social responsibility as easy as drinking wine or gifting a fabulous present by giving back 50% of our profits of every bottle to our cause partners!  With the holidays season here, you will want to be sure to stock up on wine to gift your neighbors, family, friends, teachers, hostesses and some of our lovely reserves for your own holiday dinners. Our Black Friday sale runs through with 40% off your purchase of 3+ bottles of wine and free shipping with 6 or more bottles.  RAFFLE PRIZE:  A 1lb bag of our Good Karma blend coffee ($23 value).  For more info, see our site: https://www.viaonehope.com/erin

Flourless Goodies

Hi! My name is Tamar, my business is called Flourless Goodies and I founded
it in 2014. I make gluten-free treats of various kinds. My business includes 4 types of goodies
that are all natural and gluten free. High quality ingredients, no preservatives, and handmade locally. It is all started when I discovered I have gluten intolerance but I couldn’t find any fresh baked gluten-free treats to eat, so I decided to make my own. I have a booth at Farmers markets. I am located in Kirkland.  Raffle Prize: I am raffling a box of Chocolate Truffles and a box of Coconut Chocolate Balls. (value $24)  For more info, see our site: https://shop.flourlessgoodies.com/

Colorful Cities

Hi, my name is Laura, and my company is Colorful Cities, a local Seattle business that has been exploring the world and recklessly coloring since 2012. We began with our first book, Colorful Seattle – Explore & Color, then went on to explore and publish Colorful Tokyo in 2015 and Colorful Portland earlier this year.  Each of our “Explore & Color” books begin with a city map and index, followed by whimsical illustrations of famous locations and hidden gems throughout the cities. We’re proud that our books are 100% created, illustrated and printed in the US. Earlier this year “Colorful Tokyo – Explore & Color” won a Bronze medal in the Travel / Guidebook category from the Independent Publishers Association ($15 value)  For more in formation, see our website: http://colorfulcities.com

Herb’n Farm NW

Hi, My name is Ras and my business, Herb’n Farm NW grows herbs and peppers on a state licensed urban farm in Seattle.   Our herbs are incorporated into a variety of small batch culinary spice blends, sauces, salts, vinegars & teas.  Growing up, my mom worked as a craftsperson at the Pike Place Market and eventually became Market Master and Farm Program Manager.  My father was a fourth generation farmer in Jamaica. In 2010, after a trip to Jamaica, I began growing herbs on an urban farm while developing recipes with my friends and family.  Herb ‘n Farms NW was founded in 2012, and you can find my products online or at the Pike Place Market.PRIZE:A set of 3 jars of herbal rub flavorings, including Basil Curry, Herb n’ Jerk, and Sweet & Spicy ($25 value).  For more info, see our site: http://www.herbnfarmnw.com/

Here’s a List of our Raffle Prizes!

Uphill Designs: An ultra-comfortable camp beanie to keep you warm in the upcoming winter months.

Laarni & Tita: A medium sized wristlet purse ($24 value).

Fort Boards: A starter pack in yellow, light blue or gray ($65 value).

Moss Handmade: A “Dawn” Ladder Necklace featuring a geometric pendant with woven stripe design and 30” beaded chain ($50 value).

Flourless Goodies: A box of chocolate truffles and a box of coconut balls ($24 value).

Seattle Sundries: A gift set of our popular Smooch Stick lip balms, all made with natural ingredients and fun flavors ($16 value).

Chart à la Carte: A $25 Chart à la Carte gift card and a set of 3 wooden snowflake magnets ($37 value)

Moxie & Oliver: A Moxie & Oliver gift card ($25 value).

Colorful Cities: A Colorful Seattle – Explore & Color book ($15 value)

Herb’n Farm NW: A set of 3 jars of herbal rub flavorings, including Basil Curry, Herb n’ Jerk, and Sweet & Spicy ($25 value)

Girl Meets Dirt: We’re raffling our Holiday Reserve Box: an extra special sampler featuring our limited edition small-batch reserve collection, your box will include 3 unique and delicious favorites ($45 value).

12 Scents: “Game Day” scented candle ($24 value).

One Hope: A 1lb bag of our Good Karma blend coffee ($23 value)

Nico Paper Goods: A leather pendent book necklace ($27 value).

Rent The Toy Chest: A Rent the Toy Chest gift card (value $25).