October 30, 2011

Lewis Elementary Holiday Bazaar - November 5th

Lewis Elementary School Holiday Bazaar

 November 5th from 10am-4pm
@ Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
4401 SE Evergreen Street
Portland, Oregon 97206

Another annual event and one of my favorite school fundraisers!  I've done this show since 2007 and have enjoyed it every year.  Filled with wonderful artisans, talented children and a very supportive community.  Oh and there is food too, score!

October 29, 2011

Llewellyn Holiday Market, Sneak Peek!

Llewellyn artists I highly recommend!
(too many to list, just a small sampling)

 Woolie Original

Scrumptious Suds

See you at the sale!!

Llwellyn Holiday Market
November 4th 2:15-6pm
November 5th 10am-4pm
@ Llewellyn Elementary
6301 SE 14th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97202

My New Toy!!!

Tah Dah! 

Nope, not a sex toy.  Not a bong.  It's my new button machine!!  Yay!  

After using a Badge-A-Minit hand crank for nearly three years it finally met it's demise due to my super human mirror making ninja skills.  At first I cursed, then nearly cried (it broke the night before a big three day show), but then instead.....

 I celebrated!!!!  

I've been dying for a new machine.  Trying to balance each individual hand pressed mirror in it's crazy ass plastic part compartment and then having it slip out of my lap 1 out of every 5 mirrors in one big traumatizing cat scaring bang, pieces flying everywhere type of mess.  Not so fun! 

Having to squeeze and squeeze until my hands had indents, just to hope when I unveiled my latest creation that it hadn't come out crooked, scrunched up or not even sealed at all?  Not so fun!

Being taunted day in and day out with the Badge-A-Minit logo that screamed "go ahead and try to make a badge in a minute, betch!"  Again, not so fun!

My new machine?  AWESOMELY FUN! 

No slipping, no sliding, no cursing or taunting.  Just making.  Making lots and lots of 100% correctly made goodies one after the other after the other.  Oh yeah and you know what else?  I can make one in less than a minute.  

Suck it, Badge-A-Minit!

Llewellyn Holiday Market - November 4th & 5th

Llewellyn Holiday Market!

It's just about time for the annual Llewellyn Holiday Market!!  Jam-packed with handmade goodness from all over the Pacific Northwest!  Mark your calendar today & then start crossing off your holiday shopping list next weekend November 4th & 5th.  You'll find items for everyone, even your little four legged friend.

October 26, 2011

Little Daisy Chains Now at Knack!

Hello Knack!

7824 SW 35th
Portland, OR 97219

I'm excited to announce that Little Daisy Chains is now a part of the Knack family of artisans!!  Stop by this super cute shop the next time you're in Multnomah Village.  Knack has a great selection of locally made art, furniture & handmade goods sure to make your heart swoon!

October 12, 2011

Calling all PDXEtsy-ers!! Sign up by November 14th!

Cyber Monday PDXEtsy Sale

 Who: PDXEtsy Team
What: Cyber Monday PDXEtsy Sale
When: November 28th 12am-November 29th 12am
Where: Online in our Etsy Shops of Course
Why: Because money is good and so is exposure!! Plus doing something as a team kinda rocks too.
Cost: FREE!!

How: Simple! Post your shop name, your etsy web address and what you would like your offer to be in the comments below before November 14th!! Cutoff is firm.

For example:
"Daisy Chains"
"Buy One Get One 1/2 Off (lowest priced item) or if you prefer to use a coupon code title your code PDXETSY2011 and let me know what % off you'd like to offer your customers.

So yeah! Join us, make, sell & be merry!!

Please help spread the word to other PDXEtsy Team Members by sharing this event/invite/blog post!!! I know we are many and I have only found about 10% of us.

I will be sharing another blog post once the deadline arrives that will have everybody's deals, shop names & web addy's. When the finalized list of participants is posted please share the post on your own blogs, Twitter, FB and the like to help publicize the event to guarantee that it's a huge success.

Also, before the big event don't forget to tag your listings on Etsy with PDXETSY2011 (same as the coupon code) to raise your chances of being found the day of the sale.

Thanks tons!!

P.S. If you're not on the PDXEtsy Team and would like to join the team and participate in the sale please visit the Etsy Team page and sign up here http://www.etsy.com/teams/5454/pdx-etsy-portland-etsy-team?ref=pr_teams


October 10, 2011

Little Daisy Chains 2011 Holiday Schedule

Little Daisy Chains 2011 Holiday Schedule

October 2011

~ October 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2011 ~  
Art In The Burbs
Alberta Rider Elementary
14850 SW 132nd Terrace, Tigard, OR 97224
Oct. 21st 6-9pm
Oct. 22nd 10am-6pm
Oct. 23rd 11am-4pm

November 2011

~ November 4th and 5th 2011 ~  
Llewellyn Holiday Market
Llewellyn Elementary
6301 SE 14th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97202
Nov. 4th 2-6pm
Nov. 5th 10am-5pm

~November 5th 2011~
Lewis Elementary Holiday Bazaar
Lewis Elementary
4401 SE Evergreen St. Portland, Oregon 97206
10am - 4pm
~ November 6th, 2011 ~ 
Siren Nation Women's Music and Arts Festival Art and Craft Sale
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave. Portland, Oregon 97211

~ November 26th, 2011 ~ 
PDX Craft A Holiday Market Place
Open Bible Church
3223 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR, 97266

~ November 28th 2011 ~  
PDXEtsy Cyber Monday BOGO Sale 
November 28th 
Online on Etsy!!
Little Daisy Chains
30% Off: Coupon Code PDXETSY2011
All PDXEtsy Participants will be posted on my blog Nov. 15th!!

~ November 29th, 2011 ~ 
The Annual Synopsys Holiday Gift Fair - Private Employee Only Event
2025 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, OR, 97124

December 2011

~ December 2nd and 3rd 2011 ~  
Mooberry Holiday Bazaar
Mooberry Elementary School
1230 Northeast 10th Avenue Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Dec. 2nd 4pm-7pm
Dec. 3rd 9am-4pm

~ December 4th 2011 ~  
Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar
Laurelhurst School
840 NE 41st Avenue Portland, Oregon 97232
Dec. 4th 9am-5pm

~ December 10th and 11th 11~  
Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97232
Exhibit Hall C
Dec. 10th 11am-6pm
Dec. 11th 11am-6pm

~ December 18th 2011 ~ 
The Heart of Craft
The Woods
6637 Milwaukie Ave. Portland, Oregon 97202

October 7, 2011

Urban Folk Art - Hillsboro, OR 10/7-10/9

Urban Folk Art

It's finally here, Urban Folk Art has hit Hillsboro!  Join the fun at the Washington County Fair Grounds this weekend Friday October 7th through Sunday October 9th.  With live music, food, craft demos and artisans it will be the most exciting thing to do on the west side since the air show.  Admission is $4.00, but if you bring a can or box of nonperishable food you will knock a buck off your fare!!  Once paid, admission is good all weekend long.  Also, be among the first to arrive and you'll receive a spiffy little tote to hold all your awesome crafty finds & creations!  
See you there!!

October 4, 2011

Art In The Burbs Sneak Peek!

Art In The Burbs artists I highly recommend!

Trinity Lee Designs

Big Woo Wear 

Amy Wing Designs




 Art In The Burbs takes place October 21st, 22nd & 23rd - 

October 2, 2011

Art In The Burbs - Local Artists Helping Student Artists

Art In The Burbs

Friday, October 21st - 6-9pm
Saturday, October 22nd - 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 23rd - 11am-4pm 
Alberta Rider Elementary
14850 SW 132nd Terrace
Tigard, OR 97224
82 local artisans will be crafting their hearts out to participate in a 3 day art for artists event!  
20% of all sales made at Art in The Burbs will go directly to support performing and fine art programs in the Tigard-Tualatin school district (15 schools ranging from K-12)!!  

Enjoy a feel good shopping experience, a student art gallery, live student performances and even food and beverages from the Burbs Bistro!

Stop in Friday, October 21st for a special Preview Party from 6-9pm!  You'll have the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes, sip on complimentary mocktails, enjoy appetizers, listen to and view live entertainment and of course being able to call dibs on any of the amazing local goods crafted just for you!

Want to see how the funds were spent last year?  Click on the link below!  It's kind of amazing.  See you there!