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Applications OPEN for our Super Colossal Holiday Sale!!!

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photo by Heidi Hoffman Photography

>>>Now Accepting Applications for the
2014 Super Colossal Holiday Sale!!!<<<

 

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday, Dec 13th + Sunday, Dec 14th
11am-6pm 

at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!

APPLY ONLINE!

 

Our application system is entirely digital!
Follow the link above to the apply page on our website to answer any and all questions regarding the sale and the application process.

After you read through all the FAQs on the APPLY page you can follow the link to the digital application at the bottom of the page. 

You should also check out our list of handy application tips here! 

Don’t wait too long!
Applications are due September 15th!

September 1, 2014   No Comments

THANK YOU!!!

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We’re getting caught up on our sleep and everything else that gets put on hold in order to pull off the Super Colossal Spring Sale, and wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who came out to the show! We were so pleased with the turnout, the adorable kittens, all the amazing crafts and vendors, the awesomeness of our friends, staff and sponsors, and the helpful staff at the Oregon Convention Center! THANK YOU ALL!!!! You are all what makes Portland so great!!!

May 17, 2014   No Comments

Saturday, May 10th!!!

Our Super Colossal Spring Sale is THIS Saturday, May 10th! We’ll have over 200 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! It’s the perfect chance to get the most awesome handmade gifts for Mom (Mother’s Day is the day after the show!), upcoming birthdays, baby showers, weddings, graduations, and any other gift giving occasion! And don’t forget to treat yourself to some handmade goodness as well! You don’t want to miss this – it’s going to be HUGE!

The show will also feature:
*Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!
*Free Chinook Books for the first 200 shoppers!
*A special wedding section!! (more details below)
*Live cats available for adoption by the CAT Adoption Team!
*Free craft projects in our DIY Area hosted by Collage (schedule below)
*Free card making area sponsored by SCRAP
*A plant sale with Birds & Bees Nursery
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Space to sit down, take a break and enjoy some food and drinks. *Vegan and vegetarian menu options will be available.

 

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
11am – 6pm  

at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232

Free Admission! All Ages!
Goodie bags to the first 200 shoppers! 

>>>View the official FACEBOOK INVITE
and use it to invite your friends!<<<

May 6, 2014   1 Comment

Birds & Bees Nursery at our Spring Sale!

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One new addition to this year’s Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 10th is a plant sale with Birds & Bees Nursery!!

Birds & Bees is a small locally owned and operated neighborhood nursery. They are dedicated to selling locally sourced sustainable products for the urban gardener. As Portland natives, they appreciate the beauty of the Northwest natural landscape and hope to inspire gardeners to incorporate native plants into urban landscapes.

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Stop by their booth near our DIY Area to check out a selection of:
*Hardy Succulent Planters
*Mini Gardens (Indoor and Outdoor)
*Herb Planters
*Mounted Ferns (Indoor and Outdoor)
*Plus Various Decorative Plants for the Pacific Northwest Garden!

AND you can make your own DIY Mini Garden for only $20 each!
Includes: Container, Soil and Plants!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
11am – 6pm  

at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232

Free Admission! All Ages!
Goodie bags to the first 200 shoppers! 

>>>View the official FACEBOOK INVITE
and use it to invite your friends!<<<

May 5, 2014   No Comments

In Celebration of Mother’s Day…

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We are so excited to be a sponsor of Listen to Your Mother Portland! Listen to Your Mother is a series of live staged readings that take place across the country in celebration of Mother’s Day. This is the first time it’s happening in Portland and you won’t want to miss it!! Producer Kelli Martinelli and Director Carisa Miller have been hard at work pulling together a stellar local cast of both experienced and newer writers.

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On Sunday, May 11th (that’s Mother’s Day! and the day after our Super Colossal Spring Sale!), head to the Alberta Rose Theater and listen to 14 local writers share their stories of motherhood. Some might make you laugh, some might make you cry, and each is as unique as the woman who wrote it. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased here ! And while you’re out, why not make a day of it and have brunch at Radio Room before the show!

Listen to Your Mother was started by Ann Imig in Madison, WI in 2010. It quickly gained momentum and now happens in 32 cities across America. While it’s a national series, each show is 100% locally produced. Each show donates 10% to a local non-profit organization, and LTYM Portland has chosen Portland Women’s Crisis line.

The show is PG-13ish: minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent, though there may be an occasional swear word!

Listen to Your Mother Portland
Sunday, May 11th at 2pm
at Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR

click here to purchase tickets!

Visit their website to meet the cast and learn more about the show!

And get warmed up by watching videos of other LTYM shows on their national YouTube channel!

May 2, 2014   No Comments

Countdown…

Be sure your calendar is marked for our Super Colossal Spring Sale on Saturday, May 10th! We’ll have over 200 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! It’s the perfect chance to get the most awesome handmade gifts for Mom (Mother’s Day is the day after the show!), upcoming birthdays, baby showers, weddings, graduations, and any other gift giving occasion! And don’t forget to treat yourself to some handmade goodness as well! You don’t want to miss this – it’s going to be HUGE!

The show will also feature:
*Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!
*Free Chinook Books for the first 200 shoppers!
*A special wedding section!! (more details below)
*Live cats available for adoption by the CAT Adoption Team!
*Free craft projects in our DIY Area hosted by Collage (schedule below)
*Free card making area sponsored by SCRAP
*A plant sale with Birds & Bees Nursery
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Space to sit down, take a break and enjoy some food and drinks. *Vegan and vegetarian menu options will be available.

Our official event program comes out in this week’s issue of the Portland Mercury - grab a copy to plan your day and find out important show details! (If you don’t manage to snag one in advance, we will have some available at our retail shop and at the show!) In it you will find a vendor list + booth map as well as a super cute craft project by Alissa of A Tea Leaf and an interview with the insanely talented local jewelry designer and shop owner Betsy of betsy & iya!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
11am – 6pm  

at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232

Free Admission! All Ages!
Goodie bags to the first 200 shoppers! 

>>>View the official FACEBOOK INVITE
and use it to invite your friends!<<<

May 1, 2014   1 Comment

Fun + Free Craft Projects in the DIY Area!

We love our friends from Collage! They’ve been hard at work creating some cool projects for you to make in the FREE DIY Area at our upcoming Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 10th!  Also be sure to visit the free card making station sponsored by SCRAP! Both are located near the food concessions.


washi tape + stamped cards: 
11:00am-12:45pm

  
stamped mini-muslin bags: 1:00-2:45pm


hand-stamped wooden pendants: 3:00-4:45pm

CRAFTY WONDERLAND SUPER COLOSSAL SPRING SALE

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 11am – 6pm

at the Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D Portland, OR

All Ages * Free Admission

200+ vendors selling amazing handmade goods!

Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!

April 28, 2014   No Comments

Two Words: KITTENS and CRAFTS!

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We are super excited to announce that the folks from CAT Adoption Team will join us again for our big Spring Show! They will have kittens on hand that will be available for adoption! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10th!!!

Did we mention KITTENS and CRAFTS!?

SUPER COLOSSAL SPRING SALE

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 11am – 6pm

at the Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D Portland, OR

All Ages * Free Admission

200+ vendors selling amazing handmade goods!

Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!

April 1, 2014   No Comments

Applications OPEN for Super Colossal Spring Sale + Wedding Wonderland!!!

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photo by Heidi Hoffman Photography

Now Accepting Applications for the

2014 Super Colossal

Spring Sale!!!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 10th
11am-6pm 

at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Free Admission! All Ages!

We’re super excited to bring back for a second year…
Wedding Wonderland!

Wedding Wonderland is a grouping of vendors within the Super Colossal Spring Sale who make items that would be great for weddings! Accepted vendors will have the option of being located in the Wedding Wonderland row(s) or not. These rows will be connected to the rest of the craft fair so shoppers can flow through the room as they normally would, but having the wedding goods grouped together will make it easier on the bridal shoppers to find what they’re looking for!

Ideas of what would fit well in that area include, but are not limited to: dresses, nice men’s clothing and accessories, terrariums and centerpieces, pretty hair accessories, sparkly jewelry, card makers who love to do custom invitations, paper decorations, sweet treats, and jewelry, body care, and small items that would make nice bridal party gifts, etc!

APPLY ONLINE!

 

Our application system is entirely digital!
Follow the link above to the apply page on our website to answer any and all questions regarding the sale and the application process.

After you read through all the FAQs on the APPLY page you can follow the link to the digital application at the bottom of the page. 

You should also check out our list of handy application tips here! 

Don’t wait too long!
Applications are due February 23rd!

February 9, 2014   No Comments

We’d like to thank the academy…

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We just wanted to say thank you from the bottoms of our hearts to everyone who made this weekend so amazing!!!

To the thousands and thousands of shoppers who came and supported so many artists and crafters…we couldn’t dream of a better community!!

To all of our insanely talented vendors for working so hard and filling the room with so much beauty and creativity. Without you, the hall would look like this:

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To Maria and the crew from Collage for giving life to the DIY Area and bringing such fun projects that visitors can do for free!!

To the generous people who donated their time to help out in the DIY Area!

To Scrap for providing awesome alternative ways to wrap your gifts!

To Nikki McClure for coming down to meet fans and to Land Gallery / buyolympia for making it happen!

To all of our sponsors and friends for all of the roles you’ve played! We value each and every one of you so much!!

To our amazing staff for all of your hard work: Alli and Remi for being the best and cutest booth sitters; Drew and Rachel for holding down the shop while we were away; Stella, Jenna and Joanna for putting in such long hours with big smiles at the show; Alissa, Sarah, and Kara for your booths full of lovely crafts!

To our event managers and all of the Oregon Convention Center staff for your responsiveness and support!

To mother nature for the good neutral weather!

And to anyone we may have forgotten to mention in this post craft fair haze, THANK YOU!

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(We have posted photos from the show in our flickr group. We aren’t able to photograph every booth, but if you have any photos of the show you’d like to share, feel free to add them to the group! Big thanks to Heidi Hoffman Photography for capturing the spirit of the event!!)

December 16, 2013   1 Comment