December 21, 2008

Some rad type goodies I've bought...

Yay! Now that one of our family holiday parties is over I can share with you a few things I've bought this year. Score! I've been itching to do a show and tell.

Last year I did a handmade Christmas, all goodies I bought for the family were from Etsy. This year I tried to focus more on supporting LOCAL Portland artisans. Didn't always work but it felt so much better when I was able to support my local community, let me tell you.

1. Pot Holders by Appetite Home (not this exact set, but you get the idea)

2. 2009 Desk Callendar by Cecily Ink

3. Swallow Pendant by The Pendant Factory

4. Petite Black & White Wallet by Balasa Designs

5. Sock Monkey By Bada Babies

6. Maple Teething and Grasping Square By Little Sapling Toys

With the exception of the teething ring I so wanted to keep it all for myself. Can't wait until I can share more fun goodies that I've purchased this year!!

Yay, Etsy Front Page 12/21/08!!! ;O)

Etsy Front Page 12/21/08

I totally missed it but today while I was with the fam damily for some yule tide type fun I made the Etsy Front page!! I was an alternate for the screen shot you see up above and when one of the items had sold I got popped in. Score! Ruby Girl (you need to check out her jewelry, pure awesomeness) twittered me to share the good news. I did some hunting by using the handy dandy Majaba site (well Craft Cult now, but my brain has yet to switch it over) to see which item it was. 15 new hearts so wah lah the Daisy like goodie below was what made it up, up and away.
So cool!!

December 18, 2008



Just got this message. Not a happy camper, stupid weather. :o/

Hello vendors,
It is with extreme difficulty that I have come to this decision.
The Farmer's Market for the 20th has been canceled and the latest forecast for Saturday is 28° an freezing rain. This means that there will be very little traffic for us and travel for all of us would be dangerous.
Despite the marketing that has been done, the success of this venue hinges on the visibility of the farmer's market and the traffic created by it.
Booth fees cannot be fully refunded because much of the money was spent on marketing, postcards and the donation promised to the Women's Resource Center.
I'll be working with Handmade NW to figure out how much money will be returned to each of you and checks will be going out next week.
It is a rare instance that there will be any refund due to a severe weather event, we cannot promise that this will be the case for future events.
Have a safe and pleasant weekend and feel free to email me with your concerns.
Sincerely, "Organizer lady"

Last Craft Show Of The Year!!! This Sat. 12/20


PSU Solstice Art & Craft Market

Saturday December 20th from 8am-3pm

1825 SW BroadwayPortland, OR 97201 - Smith Memorial Building

It's finally here, my last craft show of the year. I'm super excited! After having a show every weekend since the 25th of October I'm ready for a breather to say the least. I'll be celebrating this Saturday with special deals and discounts to hopefully clear out my end of year stock.

Come say hey, get last minute holiday goodies & save on all kinds of Daisy Chains goodness.
All Necklaces buy 2 get one free
All Hair goodies buy 2 get one free
All Earrings buy 2 get one free
All Mirrors buy 2 get one free
All Bracelets buy 2 get one free
Want to mix and match? Go for it! Freebie will be the lowest priced item of the three.
Only blog readers will know the down low so take advantage.
See you there!!!
*Special prices for craft show only, thanks.

December 14, 2008

Holy Crafty Wonderland!!


Today I braved Portland's snow storm and headed out to volunteer at Crafty Wonderland's huge Holiday show! Although my normal 30 minute commute took an hour and forty five minutes it was so totally worth it. I wasn't a vendor this year, although I was hoping beyond all hopes I'd be able to fill one of those empty spots, I did get to volunteer. From 11am to 2pm I got to be a hero. Why you ask?? I my friends, was the magic potty pointer outer. Among my potty saving duties I got to point people in the direction of the ATM, hand out vendor maps, smile and grin, meet and greet and count the shoppers with one of those handy dandy metal clicker thingies. Click, click.....I dug the clicking. Oooh and the most awesome thing!?? One of the shoppers who asked me a question, totally wearing one of my clippies, awesome!!! By the time I was done volunteering 1734 customers had entered to shop all things crafty.
Oh...and did I mention Littleput Books brought me Hot Chocolate? Awesome!! Thanks Ryan!
I'd brought 300 buck-a-roo's with me to do my own holiday shopping this year and I seriously could not wait to get started. The idea that I could now actually be on the other side of the booth for once and come and go as I pleased was kind of relaxing. I nearly got all the way through the entire show booth by booth but unfortunately with the silly ole snow storm and it getting dark I had to jet with about 30 more booths I didn't get to peek at! I tried though, swear!

The ride home was way, way more scary by the way......

December 12, 2008

Butler Creek Elementary Bazaar This Saturday!

Tomorrow come say hey at the Butler Creek Elementary School Holiday Bazaar!

December 13th 9am-3pm

Butler Creek Elementary School 2008 Holiday Bazaar

2789 SW Butler Road Gresham, OR 97080

December 3, 2008

EtsyKids Trunk Show - My First Trunk Show Evers!

EtsyKids Trunk Show Thursday 12/4!!

Little Stumpie Pin Brooch by littleoddforest

16 handpicked EtsyKids team members have been chosen to show off their best handmade goodies for kiddos big and small this Thursday Decmber 4th at 5PM PST/8PM EST in the Etsy Labs! <------ That's Me!

Come join the fun, win door prizes, enjoy random giveaways, take part in special sales and more!

Each artist will get 5-7 minutes to show you their stuff as well as an item from an EtsyKids team member not in the show to help share the love. I will be going fourth and I'm sooooooo excited and all kinds of nervous.
See you in the Treehouse (Etsy's Virtual Lab)
(you'll need an Etsy account to join, it's free and easy to register)!
Fingers crossed!

December 2, 2008

Holiday Show Recap!

Little Daisy Chains Live

December 7th 11am-6pm
Handmade NW Formal Holiday Artisans Fair
The Chelsea Ballroom 1510 SE 9th Portland, OR 97214

December 7th 1pm-4pm
The Junior League of Portland Holiday Tea
Heathman Hotel
1001 SW Broadway & Salmon Portland, OR 97201
10% of sales go toward the league
(Amanda Bowe will represent me at this show)

December 13th 9am-3pm
Butler Creek Elementary School 2008 Holiday Bazaar
2789 SW Butler Road Gresham, OR 97080

December 14th 11am - 7pm - Volunteering (On Waiting List)
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale
At The Oregon Convention Center - Exhibit Hall E
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

December 20th 8am - 3pm
2nd Annual Winter Solstice Sale
Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University - PSU
1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201

Hope to see you at one of these great shows!!

December 1, 2008

Little Daisy Chains Cyber Monday Sale!!!

Yay For Cyber Monday!

Free Shipping OR a Free pair of Itty Bitties! Your choice, you can even choose the color, score.

More Colors Here ------> Itty Bitties