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Come See Me at the 4th Annual Scratch Made Market ~ Sunday, September 30th!

scratch_made2The Scratch Made Market gals are at it again! This year we’ll be at the Oaks Park Dance Pavillion (7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR) on Sunday, September 30 from 9 am – 3 pm.

The Scratch Made Market is the harbinger of the holiday craft show and bazaar season! Along with all the fabulous vendors,  the show organizers have some special things planned. In addition to no entry fee and free parking, check this out:

  • Make and Take craft area.
  • Party Cat Events photobooth! For only $5.00 groups will receive 3 poses,
    social sharing via text or email, and two 2×6 photo strips.
  • Imperfect Produce will be handing out samples and selling memberships.
  • Swag Bags to the first 50 guests! 

    If you’re one of the first 50 guests to arrive at the show, look for a coupon in your Swag Bags for a free magnet with purchase! I’ll be at Booth 28!

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Come by the Mom Made Market This Sunday, August 19!

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Chinchilla Whiskers will be at the Mom Made Market in Portland this Sunday, August 19 from 10 am – 4 pm. The Market is located at Alpenrose Dairy in SW Portland.

The Mom Made Market’s main goal is to support moms in business.  MMM offers mom-made shops a platform to sell their goods and services, network with one another, create new friendships, and come to meet their followers/supporters in person.  In addition to hosting the markets, MMM is passionate about supporting mom-focused nonprofits.

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I’ll have lots of these vinyl cardholder/wallets! They are perfect if you are going out and just want to bring your ID, some cash or a credit card. I use one to keep all my preferred and frequent shopper punch cards together in my purse. They would also be great for business cards!

devon_collageI’ve also been working on a lot of these double zip pouches! Since I took these pictures I have added detachable wristlet straps to the pattern, making these a convenient small purse.

Hope to see you there!

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Visit Chinchilla Whiskers on Maker’s Row at Oregon City’s First City Celebration ~ Saturday, July 14!

firstcityChinchilla Whiskers will be in downtown Oregon City on Saturday, July 14th from 11 am – 8 pm for the 9th Annual First City Celebration. I’ll be part of the Maker’s Row featuring local craftspeople sponsored by White Rabbit Gifts and Buy Local Oregon City!

Maker’s Row (located on 9th & Main) offers smaller vendors like me a chance to show off our art and handmade items under a large tent!

This year’s event also features:

  • Over 100 marketplace artisans, vendors, wineries, and distilleries.
  • Live music all day on the Main Stage.
  • Art, craft, and wine vendors in the marketplace.
  • Kidzone sponsored by Portland General Electric with free crafts, activities, and live entertainment for kids all day.
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Summer Shows!

I have a couple shows lined up this summer!

firstcityChinchilla Whiskers will be in downtown Oregon City on Saturday, July 14th from 11 am – 8 pm for the 9th Annual First City Celebration. I’ll be part of the Maker’s Row featuring local craftspeople sponsored by White Rabbit Gifts and Buy Local Oregon City!

Maker’s Row offers smaller vendors like me a chance to show off their amazing art and handmade items under a large tent!

This year’s event also features:

  • Over 100 marketplace artisans, vendors, wineries, and distilleries.
  • Live music all day on the Main Stage.
  • Art, craft, and wine vendors in the marketplace.
  • Kidzone sponsored by Portland General Electric with free crafts, activities, and live entertainment for kids all day.

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On Sunday, August 19th, I’ll be at the Mom Made Market at Alpenrose Dairy in Dairyville. The show goes from 10 am – 4 pm. Last year, this was my first ever outdoor show and I had a great time!

The Mom Made Market’s main goal is to support moms in business.  MMM offers mom-made shops a platform to sell their goods and services, network with one another, create new friendships, and come to meet their followers/supporters in person.  In addition to hosting the markets, MMM is passionate about supporting mom-focused nonprofits.

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Come Have Some Fun at the Buckman Art Show + Sell This Saturday & Sunday!

Stop by the 28th Annual Buckman Art Show + Sell this weekend ~ March 10 & 11. The fun begins at 10 am on Saturday morning. Ms. Chinchilla’s paws have been busy getting ready for the show!

I’ll have my usual things — magnets, treat bags, key fobs and pouches. In addition, I have a great new wristlet design in fun fabrics and new felt Easter-theme critters. These would make great gifts or be a sweet surprise inside an Easter basket.

There will be 130 local artists and craftspersons selling their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more! 30% of sales are donated to the Buckman PTA to support their award-winning arts-integrated education. Food carts, student art and kids art activities too!

Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-5

320 SE 16th Ave, Portland OR
$2-5 suggested donation

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Buckman Art Show + Sell ~ March 10 & 11

buckmanposterChinchilla Whiskers will be at the 28th Annual Buckman Art Show + Sell on Saturday, March 10 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, March 11 from 11 am – 4 pm.

I am excited to be a part of this show along with 130 artists and craftspersons selling their original artwork, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, paper creations, photography, paintings, ceramics and more!

30% of sales are donated to the Buckman PTA to support their award-winning arts-integrated curriculum.

There will also be food carts, student art (my favorite) and kids art activities too! Hope to see you there!

Buckman Elementary School
320 SE 16th Ave, Portland OR
$2-5 suggested donation

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Thank You for a Great Set of Winter Shows!

thankyou2017Thank you to everyone who came out to the craft bazaars this November and December!  Thank you for supporting my small business and adding “handmade smiles” to your life.  There are so many talented makers in our area and I know we appreciate you all taking the time to come out and take a look at our locally made, handcrafted items.

Thank you to friends and family who stopped by — Stacey, Kristi, Donna, and Kelly! It was so nice to see your friendly faces. At Llewellyn Elementary, I had such a great surprise when I ran into my son’s former 1st/2nd grade teacher. It’s been a few years since I saw her last. Our family has such wonderful memories of the years in her classroom. It really made my day.

Besides visits from friends, one of the best things about being part of the handmade community is getting to know the other vendors. Our displays are crammed into small spaces and we deal with varying temperatures, lack of customers, and display malfunctions. It is truly a bonding experience!

gnomesI tried to keep my personal shopping to a minimum, but couldn’t resist purchasing this little set from GnomeWerksPDX. Her creations are so sweet and I’ve wanted something from her for a while now.

This is just a small sample of her work. There are so many figures to choose from!

 

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I am also really enjoying this hand cream from Raindance Organics. It smells delicious and is very soothing. My hands always get dry this time of year especially when I am sewing like crazy.

Now that my shows are done for the year, I am going to take the next few weeks to concentrate on the holidays, my family, and my wreck of a house!

Then, I hope to get more things up on Etsy, including a sale on some holiday items as well as try out some new patterns for possible inclusion in my product line.

buckman2018I do have one show already lined up for 2018 — The Buckman Art Show & Sell on March 10 & 11! I did this show last year and had a great time. Hope to see you then!

 

 

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See You at the Portland Waldorf School Winter Market this Sunday, November 19th!

waldorfI will be at the Portland Waldorf School Winter Market on Sunday, November 19th from 10 am – 3 pm. The Portland Waldorf School is located 2300 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR 97222. This is a great show with fabulous and unique vendors.  I hope you’ll have time to stop by!

If you haven’t been to downtown Milwaukie for a while, I highly recommend it! The Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market will be open for its special before-Thanksgiving food fair. In addition, there are lots of cute shops on Main St.  including one of my favorite antique shops complete with a soda fountain (!), an apothecary, a chocolatier/candy shop, and more!

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See You at the Llewellyn Holiday Market This Saturday, November 18th!

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I’ll be at the Llewellyn Holiday Market this Saturday, November 18th from 10 am – 5 pm. Llewellyn Elementary is located at 6301 SE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202.

This event is sponsored by the Llewellyn PTA to support afterschool programs and class field trips.

In addition to all the wonderful handmade goodies, other offerings include a storybook reading, a mini photo holiday shoot by Hannah Schreiner Photography, a fun leather making craft by Purpose Handmade, and wreath making by Sellwood Flower Company. PDX Sliders will also be onsite from 11am-2pm!

Hope to see you there!

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