You may recall hearing about the heartbreaking disappearance of the Kim Family in early december. In an heroic effort to seek help for his wife Kati and their two children, James Kim passed away tragically in the Oregon wilderness. James and his wife Kati were the owners of two of my favorite retail shops in San Francisco: Doe (a boutique clothing store) and the Church Street Apothecary. The Kim family has now set up an auction of art & craft items donated by a number of fantastic & talented artist. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the James Kim Memorial Fund. The auction was organized by sisters Lisa Congdon and Stephanie Barnes and their mother Gerrie Congdon. Bidding has started and will continue through January 7th on ebay

For information on artists & items being auctioned please visit the Kim Family Auction Blog
Here are a few sample items currently being auctioned off:
top: camilla engman paper on paper original art; apprx 4.5″x5.5″**donated by Reform School**; Elodie-Anne doll by Alicia Paulson. The doll, inspired by the Kim daughters, is an almost-18″ stuffed doll made of cotton and stuffed with polyester fiberfill. She has hand-embroidered features, wool-yarn “hair,” a lace-trimmed skirt, and silk-ribbon details. **See more of her and her work at**; visit the Ebay auction
bottom: the owl and the pussycat by stephanie barnes ; the owl and the pussycat are each 4.5″ tall and are made of linen, wool and vintage fabric with 100% wool stuffing; **visit her shop:**; stationery items by good on paper including 2007 wall calendar, sticky notes set, assorted little books, note pads, and note cards. **donated by**; visit the Ebay auction

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