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Crafty Wonderland

Portland's Art + Craft Extravaganza

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

April Artist of the Month: Kara Burke

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This month we are excited to feature the work of our very own Kara Burke in the Artist of the Month section! Kara has been a part of the Crafty Wonderland team since we first opened our retail store in the fall of 2010! Come in to see her adorable pet pillows, ornaments, paintings, wallets, and jewelry in person!

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April 24, 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

March Artist of the Month: Jahna Vashti

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This month we are excited to present the work of Jahna Vashti in our Artist of the Month section! Jahna’s cards and prints are so beautifully done, and full of color and personality! Be sure to come see her work in person!

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Here is her artist statement:

In the first part of my adulthood, I lost the freedom and the joy that I had when creating art like I did as a kid.  I worried about the wrong things and felt insecure.  Upon the birth of my first son, I thought about the man I hoped to raise, and cringed thinking that he would ever shove his potential away for any reason.  So, I had a long look in the mirror and began to paint with a fervor like never before.  Finally, in the summer of 2011 my paintings were piling up.  With a snap decision, and a little bravery I decided to share my work and by the summer’s end, my art became my full time job.  I find inspiration in everyday life.  My creativity is easily ignited by things like song lyrics, rusty pipes, old photographs, or ancient artifacts….  And that list could seriously go on and on.  Each time someone tells me that my work makes them happy, it renders me nearly speechless.  I keep that feeling close to my heart with every piece I create.

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March 1, 2014   2 Comments

Applications for Super Colossal Spring Sale are CLOSED!

Applications for our Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 10th are now closed! Thanks so much to everyone who applied!! We will be sending out notifications regarding acceptance by the end of the day March 9th. Please DO NOT email (or post a comment) asking if you can still apply. No late applications will be permitted!!

February 24, 2014   No Comments