Welcome to the official site of Grains, the original literary journal of Sanditon, CA. Our aim is to take the most creative, highest quality works—poetry, fiction, essays, photography, visual art—produced by Sanditon residents and publish them in a beautifully designed, professionally formatted literary journal for all of Sanditon to enjoy.
There are 3 ways you can help us get started:
1) Promote Grains! Let your Sanditon friends know about us. Especially your artsy friends and booknerd friends. Even just saying hello on Twitter gives us a boost. (We also like to give out spontaneous prizes to our followers, so, keep your eyes peeled.)
2) Submit your work! The official call for submissions will be released by the end of the month of May 2013. Watch for it. Then submit, submit, submit!
3) Apply to work for us! Grains is in the process of building its first official masthead. Will your name be on it? Now is the perfect time to apply. Click the apply link for more information.
We’re beyond excited to launch Grains and fill Sanditon to the brim with incredible writing and art. Keep an eye out for tons more, coming very soon!
Gigi Darcy’s breezy San Francisco fashions have customers flocking to a local clothing boutique looking for retro blouses and floral patterns.
Sanditon Style can barely order in new items fast enough as people draw inspiration from Ms Darcy’s recent ensembles.
“We think Gigi’s style is fantastic,” shop owner Tiff said. “We love how she’s bringing a bit of her urban roots to her summer outfits - the beret today, for example.”
The look is catching on with customers, who are requesting similar items from the shop. Some are even taking cues from her earlier appearances on Domino and “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.”
“Our main requests continue to be bowties and newsboy caps, but there’s definitely been a surge in pieces from ModCloth. We think Gigi and Clara Breton of Sanditon Scoops will be trendsetters for the rest of the summer. We’re very hopeful that with their playful and summery styles, we can revitalize Sanditon into a real Cali-style mecca.”
Sanditon College fashion student Yvette St Laurent was recently promoted at the shop to deal with the extra demand. “Business has been booming so far, and we’re grateful to have Yvette as our assistant buyer,” Tiff said.
You can find items worn by Ms Darcy, along with other popular selections, on Sanditon Style’s Pinterest page.
Gigi made a lovely double-crocheted dishcloth at Craft Night at Sanditon Scoops!
If you want to make your own, here’s some info:
It looks like she used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Twists yarn in the Green Twists colorway. Here’s a pic of it, from the Lily website.
You can buy this from Michaels or JoAnn, or directly from the Sugar ‘n Cream website. I’m not sure if @spuninsanditon carries it, but they have lots of lovely cotton options that would work well with this project.
I wasn’t able to snag the exact pattern they used at craft night (because I was busy working on the tea cozy gift for my aunt), but I found a free pattern on the internet that looks pretty similar over at Easy Crochet. It’s a pattern for beginners and, I promise, if you’re just learning to crochet, this is the pattern for you!
For those of you, who are a bit more advanced in crochet, Here’s a pattern to try. This is a star stitch dischloth I found while doing a pattern search this morning.
I found this on a great craft blog called Whiskers and Wool. There’s a link to the pattern at their site.
And, just for fun, here’s the completed knit tea cozy I was working on:
Omg new official characters on Twitter!
So it looks like we’ll be getting the whole Parker family, plus at least one of the visitors from the novel (that I’ve discovered so far anyways). Eeee! Exciting
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said there was chatter that the mayor was not giving up on his juice bar mission, despite public outcry and a petition to save Clara Breton’s popular ice cream shop.
So far Mayor Parker has been unavailable for comment.