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We love our neighborhood! Sellwood/ Westmoreland is a cozy neighborhood nestled between Southeast Portland and Milwaukee, OR. It’s known for its extensive antique shops, great little places to eat, excellent proximity to rivers and parks, summer concerts, kid-friendly activities, and of course, our Sock Dreams shop.
For the past couple years, we have supported the Llewellyn Carnival, which is put on by Llewellyn Elementary as a super fun kids event and a fundraiser for their school. Every year, they’ve asked us to do an event, and this year we are proud to present… Ring Around the Knee High!
This ring toss, presented Sock-Dreams-style, was conceived and created by our PR team, and we’re pretty proud of it. It will be doing double-duty this weekend, as it and our other handmade creation, the Sock’s in the Dryer Toss, entertain bike riders during the Hott Socks bike ride.
The Hott Sock Bike ride is part of an event called Pedalpalooza, which features several of the zaniest bike events Portland has to offer; we have been a stop on the ride since its conception. Each year the shop and its adjoining yard fill up with bicyclists in nutty costumes, hungry for snacks, prizes, and sales. This year, we’ll be creating a carnival atmosphere featuring our two main events, as well as a donut on a string and other games of skill and chance.
If you’re in the Portland area this weekend, take the trip to Sellwood and stop by these events. It’ll be more fun than a sock full of monkeys!
We’re so very excited to be collaborating with the hippest Bridal web site on the internet, Offbeat Bride. They are doing a write up on Sock Dreams today and we decided the article should be about all the fabulous bridal party socks that folks get from us every summer, especially when it comes to silly groomsmen socks.
In the spirit of this article, we have decided that we would do a GIVEAWAY in conjunction. All you brides and grooms to be, get out your pens and your box o’ Kleenex, ’cause our giveaway will be an essay on “How I met and chose my bridal party.”
We want to know all the messy, hilarious, tear-jerking ways that you picked the folks who will stand up with you on your special day. Extra points if you have a cross-gendered wedding party, which I was a part of last summer, or something else totally nontraditional.
Our first place winner will receive a $150.00 gift card to Sock Dreams, which can be used to purchase bridal party socks or broken up in any way to use as gifts for your party… or you could just keep it all to yourself.
There is no minimum word count to enter and all entries will be judged by the folks here at Sock Dreams.
To enter, please send your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23rd 2013, and be sure to include all the important information such as your name and email. The contest ends and will be judged by May 24th, 2013, so the prize will be awarded just in time for all those June weddings.
Good luck! And good life!
The Doggie Dash is the annual fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society, whom every year rescues a variety of animals and places them in good homes. As some of our fans may know, we have several dogs in our offices here in Portland, and just as many folks in the office who love our furry pals. The Doggie Dash will take place on Saturday May 11th down at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland; those of you in the Portland area who might want to come down and join the dash. For those of you not in the Portland area, you can still help us meet our Sock Dreams team goal by clicking here and registering for the Sock Dreams team.
Additionally, on Saturday May 11th, the Luna Foundation will be holding Whiskey Fest NW to benefit CASA of Multnomah and Washington Counties. Whiskey Fest will be held at NW 11th and Northrup in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District, where several of the top whiskey makers will be sampling out their best to raise money for children’s advocacy in Portland. We have been asked to vend and represent Sock Dreams by bringing whiskey themed socks, as well as our Sock Dreams brands and our smiling faces. Tickets are going fast, but are still available for this event on the Whiskey Fest NW web site.
Have a great weekend, we hope the sun is shining where you are!!!
It’s that time again… for six years, and counting, on May 9th we give you a chance to replace your missing socks with new socks using a nice discount code in honor of Lost Socks Memorial Day. We’re offering you 20% off your entire order when you enter LostSocks2013 in your shopping cart. Please note that you must complete your order by 00:00 (midnight Pacific Daylight Time) Friday May 10.
We first started getting regular requests for invoice drawings a little over a year ago, and since then they’ve really taken off! We employ a lot of former art majors and creative types here, so it’s been a lot of fun getting to do these little doodles for our beloved fan base. Today however, we were thrilled to have a fan share his own sock illustration with us!
Behold, The Sockstrocity, by Andy Hopp!
Andy Hopp is a game designer and illustrator who happens to be married to a sock enthusiast, Heather. She saw our Domestic Shipping Manager Ryan’s work on Pinterest and thought this was right up our ally! Boy was she right!
The Sockstrocity appears in Andy’s RPG book The Whole Hole – A Gadabout’s Guide to Mutha Oith – Vol.01: Keister Island, and may soon be available as a metal miniature to backers of the Low Life miniatures kickstarter campaign!
Many thanks to Andy and Heather for allowing us to share this with our fans!