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As most of you Socks Dreams fans may or may not know, we are a big supporter of local charities and events. But we always find it doubly rewarding to be able to be an active participant in raising money and awareness for a great cause.This Saturday, August 24th, from 12-3pm, we will be hosting a fundraising event for a wonderful shelter called Family Dogs New Life, at our brick and mortar store.
A few of the dogs who work at Socks Dreams are rescue or shelter dogs, so we decided that we wanted to support a local animal shelter that cared about matching their animals with the right people. We did some research and found Family Dogs New Life just down the way from our own neighborhood.
Hefner, a four-year old Pit Bull Terrier
Photo provided by Family Dogs New Life Shelter
We had the opportunity to visit the shelter to take a look at the facilities, meet the operators, and see some cute dogs! We were impressed with the warmth and dedication of the volunteers who keep up the daily operations. They run a tight ship, with the safety and comfort of their dogs as the first priority. Like any non-profit animal rescue, it takes a lot of time, money, and love to run, and we are so very pleased to lend a paw!
If you would like to help out Family Dogs New Life too, you can sponsor them, from anywhere in the country at their web site
If you live in the Portland area, come by our shop and see these two beautiful dogs, Hefner and Stella, that are available for adoption!
Bella, a three-year old Pit Bull Terrier mix
Photo provided by Family Dogs New Life Shelter
Regardless of whether is with your time or your money, we encourage all of our fans to support a local cause that is dear to your heart. Be it animals, kids, or just someone who needs a leg up; helping others is the most rewarding.
Every year in July, in the woods of Mt. Pisgah, the Fae family gathers to celebrate magic, music, and the culture of imagination. This weekend from July 26th-28th, Sock Dreams will be in the midst of fire twirling, belly dancing, yummy food, breweries, bands, pirates, faeries, pixies, and sprites– selling socks and giving out stickers! This is Sock Dreams’ second time at Faerieworlds; we vended for their very first year, and we can’t wait to see how far they’ve come.
Faeries come in many shapes and temperaments, from the celestial to the sinister, and we’ve got socks and stockings for them all! Our Dream Stocking M Stripes will feature predominately in our stock for this event, because of the variety of colors the stripes come in, the variety of sizes they fit, and with our event discount, these fantastic stripes are a great price.
Since the event is no doubt going to be a color feast for the eyes, we’re also bringing our brand new Tie Dyed Ripple OTKs to add our own splash, as well as several other tie dyed delights, all hand dyed by Love Lite Precision Tie Dye!
We’ll also be doing another gift card giveaway at our booth. Each day of the event (Friday/Saturday/Sunday), the first six people to say the magic words at our booth will get a FREE Sock Dreams gift card! The amount on the card could be $5, or $10, or even $20– it’ll be a surprise! There will be new magic words each day, so be sure to check back here.
Sunday’s magic words are Queen Mab.
Our booth number is D04; it’ll be the one with a pirate handing out Sock Dreams stickers. So if you are in the realm of the Fae this weekend, stop by our booth!
This year in Portland, we are fortunate to have the popular Harry Potter-themed convention, Leaky Con, descend upon our fair city. Named after the infamous pub in J.K. Rowling’s series, The Leaky Cauldron, the convention features actors, authors, fan fiction, music, and all things related to this century’s most famous wizard. But that’s not all! This year’s Leaky Con has expanded beyond just Harry Potter, and now features teen fiction in general. There will be several authors of note, including Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians, and Robin Wasserman, author of The Cold Awakening trilogy.
We will be at the convention for the next four days, June 27th- 30th, selling our tribute to the famous houses: our Sorcerer Socks! Our logo lady has dressed for the occasion as well; we have created four very special house stickers which will be available to con attendees this weekend and then (IF there are leftovers!) to the general public after. (We will announce sticker availability next week!)
If you’re in the Portland area this weekend for Leaky Con, please stop by booth 211 and say hello! If you’re interested in attending Leaky Con, it will be in Orlando next year, and in a new location the year after. Check their web site for updates!!!
Hey, all you Sock Dreams fans!!! This weekend, June 22nd & 23rd from 10am-6pm, we’re going to be at a convention that focuses on all things for the ladies: Ladies Day Out at the Oregon Convention Center! As we’re usually attending events with a geeky theme, this has allowed us to stretch our proverbial wings in terms of what we’re bringing for our customers. Of course, we’ll have a healthy smattering of our signature brands at their event prices, but we will also have lovely things for summer. Crocheted tights, thigh highs, OTKs, trouser socks, lightweight anklets and shorties, crews, midcalves, and pretty little fishnet socks.
Since we’re going to be celebrating ladies here in Oregon, we encourage you to celebrate the special lady or ladies in your life, wherever you may be. Call your mom, grandmother, sister or best long time girlfriend. Let your daughter, wife, partner or any other awesome lady in your life know that you appreciate them. We, of course, recommend Sock Dreams for all your appreciatory needs.
Have a great ladies weekend!!!
We love participating in PrideNW and for our seventh year we teamed up with the Rose City Rollers, joining them in the parade and being their booth neighbours! Last year was the first year we marched in the parade, so it was a fun sequel to share the parade time with other hardcore sock lovers!
As before, our doggie staff was represented by Mr. Ferous, who isn’t quite as little as he was last year.
Dreamers and friends waved socks, hooped hoops and spun staffs, all rocking our favourite legwear. The Extraordinary Harvest Rainbows made a heavy appearance; I think they may be one of the Dreamers’ favourites!
We were booth neighbours with Rose City Rollers (who we love!) and our lovely logo lady was part of RCR’s photo booth, they’ve got a Facebook album full of some great shots on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
All in all, another great Pride event! Thank you everyone who visited our booth, used a secret code, cheered us on in the parade and all of you who support us and our Sock Dreams every day! Check out our gallery from this year, Dreamer Sixten got some great photos!