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Once Upon a Time raffle

One of our favorite things about being a small business is having opportunity to participate in and positively impact our community. For the past few years, we have held a raffle to benefit Mary’s Place, a wonderful local resource for homeless women and children.

We are thrilled to announce our 3rd annual 18” doll clothes raffle, the Once Upon a Time raffle. This year, we are pairing up with Queen Anne Book Company as we feature beloved children’s books and their heroines!

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The staff at Nancy’s has drawn inspiration from our favorite books to create more than 12 costumes befitting the awesome girl characters that we love. Even better? Queen Anne Book Company is providing a copy of each book that inspired the costumes!

We are selling raffle tickets now through December 23, 2015. Each ticket is $2 (cash or check only) and can be purchased in-store at either Queen Anne Book Company or Nancy’s Sewing Basket.

Let’s take a look at the incredible creations made by the Nancy’s staff:

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Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Arrietty from Mary Norton’s The Borrowers

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Eloise from Kay Thompson’s Eloise

Harriet from Harriet the Spy

Harriet from Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy

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Heidi from Johanna Spyri’s Heidi

Hermione from Harry Potter

Hermione from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Laura (r) & Mary (l) from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods

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Lisa from Don Freeman’s Corduroy

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Madeline from Ludwig Bemelmans’s Madeline

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Pippi from Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking

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Ramona from Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona

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September from Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

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September from Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

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September from Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

While tickets are available for purchase in-store, if you live out of the area and would like to buy raffle tickets, please give us a call at our store (206-282-9112) and our staff will tell you how you can participate in the raffle.

The Curtain Call – Nancy’s Holiday Window and Raffle

photoWe are excited to share the details of our second annual ‘Share the Joy’ raffle to benefit local agency Mary’s Place, a wonderful resource for homeless women and their children.

Our theme this year is The Curtain Call, inspired by Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The staff at Nancy’s has drawn inspiration from the soon-to-be retired Maurice Sendak costume and set designs to create and hand-make costumes to fit 18″ dolls, including American Girl dolls (R).

We are selling raffle tickets for $2 a piece and each ticket is a chance to win one of six total prizes! The raffle drawing will be held on Saturday, December 20th at the end of the day.

For the prizes, we have five individual prizes and one grand prize.

Individual prizes are:
1. A Pleasant Company original tea set
prize 1 tea set

2. A modern folk ensemble including blouse, appliqued vest, and tiered skirt with sash*
prize 2 folk costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. A black opera coat made of wool with faux-fur collar*
prize 3 opera coat

4. A grey ball dress with lace bodice and beaded necklace*
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5. A brightly colored tutu with matching ballet slippers and tights*
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Our grand prize is comprised of seven ballet costumes with accessories, two masks made by the very talented Lauren Dudley, and a Christmas Tree painting, all inspired by the original costumes and sets of Maurice Sendak, plus three additional outfits worn by our ‘audience members’ in the front window!*

You can see the grand prize in the photo at the top of this post or stop by to see our lovely window display in all its glory. Raffle tickets can be purchased in store with cash or check only.

*Dolls pictured are not included in any component of the raffle prizes.