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Sasquatches love crafts
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Bunnies love crafts too
Crafty Wonderland

Portland's Art + Craft Extravaganza

December Artist of the Month: Sarah Landwehr

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We couldn’t be more pleased to announce December’s Artist of the Month – Sarah Landwehr, Portland artist, mom and all around lovely lady!  This is Sarah’s first time as Artist of the Month and she couldn’t be happier – especially as December is a particularly good month to be highlighted for holiday shoppers!

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 Sarah is primarily a printmaker who loves to make things by hand.  She has said that one of her favorite things about doing what she does is seeing her work in the homes of others, “to know that it has a life of its own out there in the world and where it can be appreciated in someone’s daily life.”

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One of Sarah’s most popular pieces at the Crafty Wonderland shop is a special creation she designed in 2010 while working on a map-themed show: a silhouette of Oregon with the words, “I’m So Happy We Both Showed Up Here” lettered across the state, available in several different shades.  Portlanders cannot seem to resist this print and its heartfelt simplicity and it’s not hard to see why.  This month in the shop we have the “I’m So Happy” print framed and ready to gift!

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Sarah’s captivating images are strong in character and mystery.  She pairs a muted color palette with distinctive images, such as illustrations of hand signs in American Sign Language, shadow puppet animals, feathers and teeth.  Come check them out in person!

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For more of Sarah Landwehr’s work, visit Two Sarahs on etsy.

 

December 20, 2014   No Comments

THANK YOU!!!!

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We wanted to take a moment to thank ALL OF YOU for coming out to our Super Colossal Holiday Sale last weekend! And boy, were there a lot of you!! Thank you so much for supporting what we do, for supporting artists and for buying handmade. It is a truly beautiful thing that you’re doing and it betters the lives of so many people!

Without all of our talented artists and crafters we would just have a big empty cement floored room. Thank you to each one of you for putting your heart and soul into what you’re making, for all the late nights and missed sleep leading up to the show, and for bringing your absolute awesome last weekend!! We love you!!

We certainly couldn’t have pulled this off without the amazing support of our staff (both at the show and the ladies running our shop for the weekend), volunteers, sponsors, and all of the folks at the Oregon Convention Center. Thank you all for working long hours with a smile, for handling the crowds with such grace, and for making our jobs that much easier! Big high fives all around! You guys are the best!!!

We hope you all enjoy the holiday season with friends, family and good cheer! We’d love to see you again in May for our Super Colossal Spring Sale! And if you are still wanting some last minute handmade gifts, please come see us in our retail store downtown! (808 SW 10th Ave, across from the central library.) We’re open 10am-7pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday leading up to Christmas. (We will be closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve.)

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!!
xoxoxoxo,
Cathy + Torie

December 18, 2014   No Comments

See you this weekend!!!

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Photos by Heidi Hoffman Photography

 It’s time for the Super Colossal Holiday Sale THIS Saturday and Sunday, December 13th and 14th! We’ll have 280 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! It’s the perfect chance to get the most awesome handmade gifts for everyone on your list! 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 150 shoppers each day!
*Free craft projects in our DIY Area hosted by Collage 
*Reusable gift wrap area sponsored by SCRAP
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Artist Nikki McClure will be in the Land Gallery / buyolympia booth on Saturday from 12:00-2:00pm!
*A KGW Toy Drive bin (thanks to The Paper Mama!)
*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 Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 13th + 14th
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 150 shoppers each day!

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

December 11, 2014   No Comments

Nikki McClure at the Land / buyolympia booth!

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Artist Nikki McClure will be doing signings in the Land / buyolympia booth
(Booth #251) on SATURDAY from 12:00-2:00pm!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 13th + 14th
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 150 shoppers each day!

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

December 10, 2014   No Comments

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! See the projects and schedule below. Also be sure to visit the reusable gift wrap area sponsored by SCRAP! Both are located near the food concessions.

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Stamped Holiday Cards with Washi Tape:
Saturday 11:00am-12:45pm
Sunday 3:00am-4:45pm

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Pamphlet Stitch Notebooks:
Saturday 1:00-2:45pm
Sunday 1:00-2:45pm

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Stitched Wooden Ornaments:
Saturday 3:00-4:45pm
Sunday 11:00-12:45pm

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 13th + 14th
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 150 shoppers each day!

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

December 9, 2014   No Comments

The Super Colossal Holiday Sale is THIS WEEKEND!

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Photos by Heidi Hoffman Photography

 Be sure your calendar is marked for our Super Colossal Holiday Sale on Saturday and Sunday, December 13th and 14th! We’ll have 280 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! It’s the perfect chance to get the most awesome handmade gifts for everyone on your list! 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 150 shoppers each day!
*Free craft projects in our DIY Area hosted by Collage 
*Reusable gift wrap area sponsored by SCRAP
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Artist Nikki McClure will be in the Land Gallery / buyolympia booth on Saturday from 12:00-2:00pm!
*A KGW Toy Drive bin (thanks to The Paper Mama!)
*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 Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 13th + 14th
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 150 shoppers each day!

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

December 8, 2014   No Comments

Get your event program!

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Our official event program is in this week’s Portland Mercury - grab a copy to plan your day and find out important show details! In it you will find a vendor list + booth map as well as a super fun holiday project by Laurie of Magpie Ethel and an interview with Seasons of Seasons K. Designs and Presents of Mind!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 13th + 14th
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 150 shoppers each day!

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

December 4, 2014   No Comments

The Super Colossal Holiday Sale is TWO WEEKS away!!!

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Make sure your calendars are marked for our Super Colossal Holiday Sale!! It is the holiday shopping event not to be missed, with over 250 artists and crafters selling their own work!!!

CRAFTY WONDERLAND SUPER COLOSSAL HOLIDAY SALE
Saturday, Dec 13th + Sunday, Dec 14th
from 11am – 6pm
at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall D

All Ages * Free Admission

250+ vendors selling amazing handmade goods!
Goodie bags for the first 150 shoppers EACH DAY!

Check out the VENDOR LIST  to see what you might find at the show!

We also created a Facebook Invite! Please use it to invite your friends!!

 

November 30, 2014   No Comments

Little Boxes + Double Supportland Merits = Local Love!

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Little Boxes is THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!!!

Shop local, get discounts, and maybe win some prizes!!

Little Boxes is a city-wide shopping event and prize raffle on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Whether you play with a paper passport, or download the iPhone app, you’ll have the chance to win raffle prizes including a travel package, an iPad, a $600 shopping spree, and all sorts of gift certificates to the Little Boxes!  It’s free to enter; just head into any participating shop on 11/28 – 11/29 to claim a raffle ticket.  Make a purchase to earn bonus entries and unlock a 10% discount at the next Little Box on your list.  The more shops you visit, the more chances you have to win!

We believe that shopping Little Boxes is a great way to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, have fun with your family and friends, and-just maybe-win some pretty incredible prizes, all by supporting Portland’s best locally-owned shops!

We’ve been busily stocking up the shop with the best handmade gifts!

We hope to see you!!
Crafty Wonderland Shop
808 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Friday, November 28th & Saturday November 29th, 10am-7pm.

Plan your route and find more information at www.littleboxespdx.com/

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If you need even more reasons to shop local this Friday and Saturday, supportland is giving out DOUBLE MERITS (their new word for points) network-wide! That’s huge!! That’s 30 points for patronizing a new-to-you business, and 10 points for shopping at your favorites! Think of all the awesome rewards you can cash those points in for!

If you’re not familiar with supportland, or want to learn more about how it works, please check out this page on their website!

November 27, 2014   No Comments

November Artist of the Month: Trixie & Milo

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We are very excited to announce November’s Artist of the Month: Trixie & Milo!!! This is the first time (but surely not the last!) that this Portland husband & wife team have been named Artist of the Month here at the Crafty Wonderland shop and they have set up a beautiful display showcasing an amazing selection of stainless steel flasks featuring Milo’s original art.

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Trixie & Milo’s brilliant scheme to combine two of their favorite things, drinking and art, has led to their success in selling their wares all over the world! Their super cool designs are all original, inspired by vintage graphics and classic advertising, and each item is hand-finished in their studio.

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Trixie & Milo’s colorful flasks have a ton of personality and trigger lots of giggles and excitement in the shop. They are a great gift idea for anyone – over the legal drinking age, of course! There’s a flask perfect for everyone: Sasquatch, pin-up girl, steampunk, mustachioed cupcake, whisky-themed flasks, and even flasks acknowledging the potential for liver failure. Yay!!!? Come check them out and find yours!

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November 7, 2014   No Comments