Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale, to be exact. The Red One and I attended the holiday show this year, wandering around the Portland Convention Center for 3 hours amazed by the creativity all around us. There were paper goods, beard balm, clothes, stuffed toys, laser cut 3D sculptures, free make and takes (sponsored by collage), and a whole row of kid crafters selling their wares.
From their ‘About‘ page:
Crafty Wonderland began in April of 2006 as a monthly art + craft sale at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR. … In the fall of 2009, organizers Torie Nguyen and Cathy Zwicker made the tough decision to transition the monthly shows to two large shows a year. …
Torie and Cathy first met as members of Portland Super Crafty, a women’s craft collective. … They are amazed and humbled by the growth that Crafty Wonderland has seen over the past 4+ years…it has far exceeded their wildest expectations.
I collected postcards and cards from all the wonderful artists and crafters I couldn’t afford to buy goods from, thinking they would make a great blog series. And so it begins, Saturday Spotlight every other weekend, taking a look at a Pacific Northwest craftsperson and their wares.