Mama Carrie Makes

Saturday Spotlight, Crafty Wonderland


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.

Crafty Wonderland postcard

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.

(c) MCM


Author: mamacarriemakes

Wife, mother, friend, crafter/artist, rad fattie, nerd, administrative superstar, adoptee, caregiver, humanist, tattooed nose-ring bearer.

2 thoughts on “Saturday Spotlight, Crafty Wonderland

  1. If you ever get a chance to go to a “Makers Faire” go and take Papa Makes with you. I was dumb-struck by what people can make and for the most part things aren’t for sale. Lots of things for the Red One to make (hands on). Such fun and fascinating ~ buy tickets on-line because otherwise long lines.
    Makers Faire may have started in Portland.

    • I definitely have this on my bucket list. I want the Red One to be encouraged to call herself a ‘Maker’ and to be inspired by the amazing things all kinds of people come up with.
      Maybe we can time our next visit to CA with the Maker Faire and go together!