Sasquatches love crafts
Sasquatches love crafts
Sasquatches love crafts
Bunnies love crafts too
Bunnies love crafts too
Bunnies love crafts too
Crafty Wonderland

Portland's Art + Craft Extravaganza

June Artist of the Month: Little Bay Root

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June at Crafty Wonderland ushers in summer sun and Father’s Day and…Sasquatch sightings??? Our Artist of the Month is that champion of Big Foot worship, local artists/entrepreneurs, Little Bay Root!!!

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Partners Brian and Brenden have created a monopoly out of Portland love!  Locally designed and printed swag celebrating all things Pacific NorthWest: Big Foot and beer, rain and roses, trees, camping and biking.  With his deep background in marketing, Brian says that he is inspired by pop culture and trends here in Portland – which, obviously and happily, doesn’t always mirror what is trending in other, more mainstream cities.

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Little Bay Root started out working at home, but when the swag started taking over every room of the house, they moved their enterprise to a studio with room to work every day while blasting Lana del Rey and Radio Ballet (when the work requires counting.)   How do they reward themselves for their hard work?  “Beer is always a good answer.”

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Come check out the new merch we got in special for June – like new hat & t-shirt designs, mugs, shot glasses and that’s right…Sasquatch hair?  Test tubes with hair samples from the legendary large hairy ape-men (and women) – this is the “Fur Real” proof you’ve been looking for, people!!!  Speaking of fur, we had to share this adorable photo of the furriest members of the Little Bay Root family – Jetson, the one-eyed Boston terrier and Rogen, the chiweenie.  Cute!

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From onesies to hoodies Little Bay Root has got you covered, with all sorts of fabulous-ness in between.  Need a gift idea for Dad, or a birthday, new baby, or graduation gift?  We are sure there is something for everyone in this collection!

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Visit littlebayroot.com for more awesomeness and remember…Squatch Out!!!

June 9, 2015   No Comments

May Artist of the Month: Button Arcade and Jehu

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The month of May is pretty exciting for us over at Crafty Wonderland, and it is our great pleasure to feature our favorite mom + kid creative crew, Button Arcade and Jehu Ruth as Artists of the Month.  Just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Kyle Ruth of Button Arcade is a self-proclaimed “craftaholic”.  She says growing up in the middle of Alaska where resources were scarce taught her “to invent new products with what I have, instead of going out and buying supplies for projects.” We love that resourceful spirit!

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When her daughter, Jehu, the kid portion of our dynamic duo, was born in 2003, Kyle decided she would much rather work from home than downtown Portland.  Kyle creates all sorts of beauties: tiny felt pinwheels on bobby pins to brighten up your hair, or (slightly) bigger ones on sticks to brighten up your life.  Plus pocket mirrors, irked pincushions (like a tooth who loves sugar!), beautiful felt and wood brooches, and Clean/Dirty dishwasher magnets.  And of course, buttons! Give the “I Heart Your Mom” button to someone who hearts your mom!

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Girl Wonder Jehu Ruth creates beautiful original drawings and says her cats, Oliver, Jack, and Missoni, like to visit her while she sketches. Smart kitties!!! Jehu’s love of anime and all things Japanese (including the food!) clearly influence her drawings, which feature bright colors and thought bubbles, girls and boys and creatures in every shade of the rainbow.  Come check out Jehu’s prints, magnets and pocket mirrors with matching bags for easy toting.  Her art promotes a strong sense of identity and believing in yourself.  Which. Is. Awesome. Girl power!!!

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This busy season finds Kyle and Jehu working hard and then rewarding themselves with lots of anime and burritos, respectively.  Button Arcade (and Jehu too!) were both vendors at our Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 9th. You can find Button Arcade online at buttonarcade.com.  And both mother and daughter’s work will be prominently displayed on our shop wall for the month of May! The crafty force is strong in this family.  Don’t miss out!  Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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May 12, 2015   No Comments

THANK YOU!!!

A gigantic THANK YOU, big hugs and love to all of you who came to the Super Colossal Spring Sale on Saturday!! Thank you to our vendors for working so hard to fill that room with amazing goods and killer displays! Thank you to our awesome sponsors, hard working staff and volunteers, and everyone at the Oregon Convention Center! We are so thankful for each and every one of you!!

May 11, 2015   No Comments

The Super Colossal Spring Sale is THIS SATURDAY!!!

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The Super Colossal Spring Sale is THIS SATURDAY!!! On Saturday, May 9th (the day before Mother’s Day), we’ll have over 225 booths of amazing handmade goods and art at the Oregon Convention Center! You won’t want to miss it! It’s the perfect chance to snag the best gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming weddings, baby showers, graduations, birthdays, and some goodies for yourself!

Want a sneak peek at what our vendors are working on? Follow us on Instagram (we’re@craftywonderland) and check out #cwspringsale and #craftywonderland!

Show highlights include:
*Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!
*Chinook Book MOBILE coupon packs for the first 200 shoppers!
*A free craft project in our DIY Area hosted by Collage
*A free card making station sponsored by SCRAP
*A plant sale and DIY Flowering Hanging Baskets ($25 each, includes: basket, soil and 3 plants) at the Birds and Bees Nursery booth
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Adoptable kittens and cats from Cat Adoption Team!!!
Use our Facebook Invite to invite your friends! See you on the 9th!!

May 6, 2015   No Comments

Find your new BFF at our Spring Sale!

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Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!

Saturday, May 9th

11am – 6pm  

at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages! 
Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!

 

>>>Invite your friends with our
official
FACEBOOK INVITE!<<<

 

 

May 5, 2015   No Comments

Get your event program!

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Our official event program was inserted in the April 29th edition of the Portland Mercury. Be sure to grab a copy while they’re out – before Wednesday, May 6th! (If you happen to miss them, we will have some extras available at the show!)

The program features a vendor list and map of the room, product spotlights, an interview with local artist Jahna Vashti, and a fun craft project by Molly Muriel!

 

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!

Saturday, May 9th

11am – 6pm  
at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!
>>>Invite your friends with our
official FACEBOOK INVITE!<<<

May 3, 2015   No Comments

One more week!!!

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The Super Colossal Spring Sale is only ONE WEEK AWAY!!! On Saturday, May 9th (the day before Mother’s Day), we’ll have over 225 booths of amazing handmade goods and art at the Oregon Convention Center! You won’t want to miss it! It’s the perfect chance to snag the best gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming weddings, baby showers, graduations, birthdays, and some goodies for yourself!

Want a sneak peek at what our vendors are working on? Follow us on Instagram (we’re@craftywonderland) and check out #cwspringsale and #craftywonderland!

Show highlights include:
*Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!
*Chinook Book MOBILE coupon packs for the first 200 shoppers!
*A free craft project in our DIY Area hosted by Collage
*A free card making station sponsored by SCRAP
*A plant sale and DIY Flowering Hanging Baskets ($25 each, includes: basket, soil and 3 plants) at the Birds and Bees Nursery booth
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Adoptable kittens and cats from Cat Adoption Team!!!
Use our Facebook Invite to invite your friends! See you on the 9th!!

May 2, 2015   No Comments

Fun and Free Craft Projects at the Spring Sale!

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Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!

Saturday, May 9th

11am – 6pm  

at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages! 
Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!

 

>>>Invite your friends with our
official
FACEBOOK INVITE!<<<

April 27, 2015   No Comments

Crafts, Cats, Plants, and YOU!

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Make sure your calendars are marked for our Super Colossal Spring Sale on Saturday, May 9th (the day before Mother’s Day)! We’ll have over 225 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! Come see what all of your favorite artists have been up to, and discover some new talent while you’re there! It’s the perfect chance to snag the best gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming weddings, baby showers, graduations, birthdays, and some goodies for yourself!

Want a sneak peek at what our vendors are working on? Follow us on Instagram (we’re @craftywonderland) and check out #cwspringsale and #craftywonderland!

Show highlights include:
*Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!
*Chinook Book MOBILE coupon packs for the first 200 shoppers!
*A free craft project in our DIY Area hosted by Collage
*A free card making station sponsored by SCRAP
*A plant sale and DIY Flowering Hanging Baskets ($25 each, includes: basket, soil and 3 plants) at the Birds and Bees Nursery booth
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Adoptable kittens and cats from Cat Adoption Team!!!
Use our Facebook Invite to invite your friends! See you on the 9th!!

April 23, 2015   No Comments

April Artist of the Month: Old School Stationers

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It’s time to announce April’s featured Artist of the Month: Old School Stationers!!! This small, family-owned Portland business is a letterpress studio specializing in the production of greeting cards, wall prints and a variety of other letterpress creations, all brought to life with simple, homey designs.

Images of trees and outdoorsy scenes like canoeing and fishing, hiking and clam-digging, classic cars and familiar landscapes, give them the look of vintage travel brochures and make it hard for Portlanders (or visitors!) to resist their charms.

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Old School Stationers was founded by Brian Reed back in 2004, when after spending years in the printing industry, computer technology came to replace the need for his skills. So Brian took a step back to embrace the skill set of an earlier era, in which handmade and homegrown were a part of everyday life. Brian set up two vintage letterpress printers in the garage and launched his first collection of letterpress botanical cards. After their family started to grow, he and his wife Amy joined efforts and became co-owners. Drawing from her knowledge gained through years working in the textile industry Amy began assisting Brian with color and pattern choices, and Old School Stationers was born!

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Old School Stationers’ work, with its classic feel and a beautiful color scheme, are ideal for sprucing up your walls for Spring, or the perfect handmade card to send to that special someone in your life. Crafty faves are the St. Johns Bridge woodblock print, as well as the space themed series, especially the aliens proclaiming “We are one.”

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Come check out Old School Stationers in the shop this month! They will also be selling their wares at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 9. You can visit their website too! http://oldschoolstationers.com/

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April 10, 2015   No Comments