Welcome to the 2020 Holiday Shop!

Open Friday thru Sunday, 12-5PM
Nov.27 – Dec.27, 2020
232 Front Street N, Issaquah

>> Shop online for same day pick-up! <<

This year’s Holiday Shop features great gifty things from nearly 30 local artists– jewelry, ceramics, cards, journals, patches, stickers, pins, ornaments, decoration… the list goes on. You’re sure to find something amazing for someone amazing– all while supporting local craftspeople. This is the shop’s 6th year, curated by Alison Lang (So, There.) with the Downtown Issaquah Association.

A few things are different this year, but the shop is still packed full of amazing treasures, so take a look at our extra details below, and swing by for a visit– either in-store or online.


The in-store limit is 5 people at one time including children. Please take a peek to make sure there is room for your party before entering. If we are at capacity you will be asked to wait outside on one of our covered benches until there is room for you. This is first-come-first-serve, but if you’d like a guaranteed shopping time, please email Alison at [email protected] to see about a personal shopping time outside of our normal hours.

You must wear a face covering at all times while in the store. We will have masks available to you if you need one. Please make sure your mouth and nose are completely covered. Extra points for fun masks. (;

Please use sanitizer before handling anything in the store. Don’t worry, we have plenty to share. Also remember to keep a safe distance from other customers at all times.

Shop online! Almost everything in the Historic Shell Holiday Shop is available to order online, and you can shop anytime. Just pick what you’d like to take home, pay online and let us know when you’d like to pick it up. Please give us at least 2 hours to fill your order.
Pick-up is available at the the Holiday Shop (232 Front Street N, Issaquah) Friday-Sunday 12:30-5PM. Please park near the station and go to the building to request your bundle. If you have any issues text 425-281-9083 (please do not call) or email [email protected].
If you would like to arrange shipping, complete your sale and contact Alison. She will calculate your shipping charge, via USPS Priority Mail and invoice you separately.

Private Shopping available including before 12 and after 5 on our open days. Please email Alison to arrange a private shopping time.

All sales are final, which is our policy every year, but even more important this year to protect the health of our customers and artists.

Hours and Open Dates are subject to change. We can’t predict the future, so do consider getting your shopping done early. The bonus is that you will have even more options to choose from! You can see the latest news at www.facebook.com/shellholidayshop or contact Alison.

Any other questions? Alison’s your gal- [email protected], 425-281-9083.

I just want to thank you all for the support you’ve given me and the other Holiday Shop artists over the years. We all appreciate you so very much!
Artists rely heavily on sales they make during the holiday season, and this year is even more fraught. If you have the means, please consider supporting artist businesses and small, local businesses.
Your impact is huge, and we 🖤 you.

–Alison Lang: Lettering fiend and letterpress friend at So There, Issaquah.

Holiday Shop opens on November 27!

Lots of things are different this year, but I’m happy to say the Holiday Shop will still be full of amazing, fun, and useful gifts from nearly 30 local artists.

We’ll be open Friday thru Sunday, 12-6PM beginning November 27th and running through December 27th (with a few bonus days thrown in.) The shop will stay open to in-store retail while it can, but this year you’ll also have the option to shop on our online shop for curbside pick-up! Watch for the shop to go live on November 27th!

I’ve been hard at work putting all the products online, and I think you’re going to find so much to love!

I don’t talk much about this, but the Holidays are often a make-or-break time for artist businesses. This year is so much trickier, which is why I felt it was important to go forward with the shop. I can still do something for local creatives, and make sure you have something unique to pass on to those you love (even if they are farther away than you’d like.) If you have the option, please consider shopping from small, local businesses. They (we) appreciate it!

Follow the Historic Shell Holiday Shop here and on Facebook to see the latest!

Goodbye to Adventures-in-Making!

As of October 31, 2020 We are saying goodbye to the Adventures In Making website. Thank you to everyone who followed and supported us!

You can keep up-to-date with Alison’s work at So, There – Happily Handmade in Issaquah and Rachel’s work at Rachel Beyer – Artist, Designer, Author, Maker

We hope you all keep on making! The world needs your creativity now more than ever! 🖤

Rachel has made her much-requested Heart Embroidery Sampler available for download on her etsy shop, here. Her other projects may be made available- contact her here.

Most of Alison’s projects have been archived here on her business blog. A few of them have photos below, but visit the link to browse through the whole kitten-caboodle. If you have any questions, feel free to contact her here.