Getting the Ball Rolling

Hello there fellow Smoobies! Want to know what music is playing in our area?! 

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the goings on.  Let’s make this a blogging a regular thing.  Please let me know what you would like to hear about for future posts.    Would you like to know whats new with Smoobage?  Along with other local businesses and events?  What topics are you most interested in?  Anyone who comments can come in for a 10% discount at Smoobage.

The suggestion list:

  1. jewelry and designers
  2. textiles bags and jewelry
  3. fairtrade
  4. local art
  5. sales and discounts
  6. product background
  7. whats new
  8. meet the artist
  9. behind the scenes
  10. ____________

Speaking of goings on! 

Did anyone get to enjoy the Harbor festival in Morro Bay?  It was quite awesome, the weather was perfect and the tunes of Zongo brought the people to dancing.   so if you wanna get your dance on …… Check out www.bigbigslo.com to see what music is playing in the SLO County area

Beginning to mid October….. check out their  webpage for more info.

Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers

Beautiful Works of Art also known as Sacred Hoops.

These beautiful works of art, also called “Sacred Hoops” serve a purpose as well. They are round in shape to represent the circle of life and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky. They are traditionally made with all natural materials and have a woven middle much like the spiders’ web. They have been a tradition of many Native American cultures and trace back to the Ojibwe and Lakota tribes. The main purpose of the dream catcher is to trap all dreams in the night and let the good dreams slide down to the sleeper while the bad dreams are caught in the web and at first light dissipate.

A good place to put a dream catcher is above the bed where your loved ones sleep, and where the morning sun can hit it. The dream catcher is a maternal keepsake used as a means to mystically protect children and families from afar. This artform was passed down generations mother to daughter and have a deep-rooted meaning to the lands that we call home.

Artist: Marcy Torres
San Luis Obispo County born and raised. Marcy has always enjoyed anything art related. Some of her favorite things are drawing, painting, and ceramics too. She is keen on incorporating thrifted, found and vintage items into her art. Each piece is unique and not easily replicated. She strives to create beautiful art and jewelry that will be a loved addition to that special someone’s home.

Whats in the News? Poppy Skincare @ Smoobage

Do you want youthful skin like Cleopatra?

This weeks New Times has featured the Poppy Skincare line which we have available at Smoobage!  Check out the article on page 25.     www.newtimesslo.com

 

 

These luxurious handmade natural products might just get you hooked on the way your skin feels when using them.  Come on down to Smoobage and get your hands on some while it lasts.  The product line includes five fantastic formulas.

  1. Baby Lotion (also great for adults)
  2. Immortelle  (for mature skin)
  3. Youth Serum
  4. Cream Lift
  5. Baby Oil

BACKPACKS WITH A PURPOSE

Now, we are increasing our impact by inviting others to join with us in giving back.
B-WAP launched its first retail line of backpacks in July of 2012. This style of backpack, appropriately named The Original, is designed for adults and built to last for students. When you purchase a B-WAP backpack, two child-size classic or standard B-WAP backpacks will be donated to a domestic or international nonprofit working directly with people in need.

what is happening for Halloween in Morro bay do you ask?

Morro Bay has wonderful community events throughout the year.

Join us for the 4th Annual Morro Bay Trick or Treat for ages K – 8th and younger. 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Dress up as you favorite character spooky or fun.
Map pick up starts at 3:00pm at Grandma’s Frozen Yogurt & Waffle Shop 307 Morro Bay Bay Blvd.
Use the map to Trick or Treat at Morro Bay Businesses. Parade starts at 5:00pm
There will also be a costume contest with prizes and a Haunted House at the Police Department 850 Morro Bay Blvd.

 

Meet The Artist! Beverly Stone

beanies
Hand knit beanies for toddlers and babies

Meet the one and only Beverly Stone.

We have had the pleasure of working with Beverly for quite some time.  I believe the number is 3 years and …………………………….hundreds of beanies later.

The lovely hand knit beanies are a hit with the babies, toddlers and their caregivers to boot.  They are super soft and have a special German design knit that was passed down generations in Beverly’s family.  It is amazing to think that this tradition has been passed down for at least four generations and probably more before that.  At Smoobage it is really about the people behind the work and the love they exude into it.  And Beverly does just that.  She is a shiny happy person with a big heart.

beanies

 

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Mara Mugs

Mara Mugs!  Come and get yours today.

Handmade stone wear mugs made in Mexico

 

These fabulous handmade mugs are here to stay.  They will be a favorite of mug collectors and users for years to come.  With all of the different designs variety in design, you are sure to find one you love.  New designs are added periodically.

These mugs are made of  high quality  and durable stone wear.   High fired twice and finished by hand to ensure quality.    All mugs are unique to themselves with a handmade design and glaze.    Only lead free glazes are used and the beautiful variation of color and line is what makes each one unique.  Dishwasher and microwave safe.

This is a family and extended family business.   Maras’ legacy lives on through her husband Mariano, her daughter Alexandra and their faithful apprentices.