Sunday, June 8, 2008

Join Us at Fremont Sunday Market

Join us June 15th & 29th at Fremont Sunday Market (We will be taking June 22nd off!) -- there's something for everyone!

Alphabet Soup has a booth every Sunday featuring discounted books, framed pictures, stickers, magnets, and all sorts of other wonderful, fun products. Fremont Market runs all year round, rain or shine, on 34th Ave between Evanston and Phinney Avenues in the Fremont district of Seattle.

In addition to Alphabet Soup, Fremont Market is also home to some of the best hand crafts and vintage items in Seattle. You can find knitting needles and repurposed/recycled yarn, hand made jewelry, candles, soaps and clothing, used tools and furniture, and a plethora of other fun family items. All vendors are local business owners and work very hard to keep their products fresh and exciting. Meet some of our friends
here, here, and here.

During the summer months at Fremont Market you can also find fresh produce and flowers at very reasonable prices. There are always fun things to see, including the canal, the Fremont Troll, and lots of friendly dogs.

Stop by our booth on June 15th and mention this blog entry to receive a special gift!

A Child's Garden of Verses

Many famous illustrators have interpreted Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved collection of poetry. When I was a child, a favorite aunt gave me Gyo Fujikawa’s lovely rendition; it remains my favorite. Michael Foreman, Tasha Tudor, Brian Wildsmith, and many others have also illustrated collections.

Robert Louis Stevenson was a man who "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing
spillikins", at least according to contemporary G. K. Chesterton. He was born in 1850 into a long line of lighthouse engineers. Stevenson chose writing, devoting himself to the profession. He was quite prolific.

Stevenson grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Although he suffered from tuberculosis, during the summer his parents encouraged to play outside, where he proved to be a wild and carefree child, and it seemed to improve his health. It must also have served as an inspiration to write his famous collection for children.