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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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Scratch Made Market this Saturday, October 14th!

Chinchilla Whiskers will be at the 3rd annual Scratch Made Market this Saturday, October 14 from 9 am – 3 pm. This year we’re at a great location — the Beaverton Elks Lodge, 3464 SW 106th Avenue in Beaverton off of SW Canyon Rd. Hope to see you there!

scratch2017I’ll be bringing lots of goodies including — treat bags, magnets, small and large pouches, wristlets, ornaments and more!

In addition to all the great artists and crafters selling their wares, there is:

 

  • NO entry fee and FREE parking
  • Kids coloring station
  • Elks will have their kitchen open (Doughnuts anyone?)
  • The place will be hoppin’ with some lively music from Bellows and Squawk and Rain or Shine.
  • They will be accepting donations for My Breast Friend.
  • Scratch Made will be handing out 50 swag bags at the beginning of the market to the first 50 visitors.
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Thank You for Stopping By!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Chinchilla Whisker’s September shows! I ventured into the world of outdoor markets and became spoiled by the increased booth space to display everything!

The St Johns Art Constitutional in early September was my inaugural outdoor show and thankfully it turned out to be a beautiful day. St Johns has such a great vibe and it was fun to be part of the neighborhood farmers’ market. I was happy that some of my ornaments will be hung on a family’s first Christmas tree in their new home and dangling from a young guy’s rearview mirror!

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Kinton Grange Antique Faire on Sunday, September 10th. This was my second year at the Grange. While it didn’t seem as well attended as last year, this show has a fun, down-home feeling with all the lovely baked goods and mason jars full of dahlias, zinnias and sunflowers. Proceeds from the fair benefit the Grange. As the suburbs quickly encroach on this once rural part of Beaverton, I fear the Grange is destined to be swallowed up by all the development.

One of my favorites makers, Humble Design Company was at the show. She has the cutest felt goodies! I also purchased the sweetest chicken pincushion from the woman next to me. I believe she may have used this tutorial from Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Definitely putting this on my future project list.

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Yesterday was my last show of the month — the Mom Made Market at Alpenrose Dairy. Despite the cool temperatures and frequent tent-rattling gusts, it was worth it. Thank you to friends and family (Stacey, Sarah, Christine and Donna) for stopping by to say hello. As the weather began to degrade, the event organizers decided to have us pack it up about an hour early. I was relieved! I was shivering in my down jacket (that my husband brought to me mid-show) and chasing after my wares when they blew away or fell over. But I am grateful for the rain!

Now it’s time to regroup and start sewing for my next show on Saturday, October 14th — the Scratch Made Market at the Beaverton Elks Lodge. I started off today cutting out some new goodies to share with you soon!

 

 

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Fall Shows!

I’ve been busy lining up some fall shows! Hope to see you there!

SJCFO-Logo-ArtConstitutionalSt. Johns Art Constitutional

When: Saturday, September 9th | 9am-2pm
Where: US Bank Parking Lot
(corner of N. Lombard & N. Philadelphia)

This will be my first outdoor show! The Constitutional joins the St. Johns Farmers Market to activate the St. Johns neighborhood by bringing together art, music, and food.

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Kinton Grange Country Antique Faire

When: Sunday, September 10th | 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, Oregon 97007

Enjoy a day in the countryside, with lots of antiques, local crafts, and fun junk…with over 50 vendors bringing their best treasures!

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Mom Made Market

When: Sunday, September 17th | 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland, OR

I’ll be one of 75+ vendors at this show supporting mom owned businesses.

scratch_made2Scratch Made Market

When: Saturday, October 14th | 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Beaverton Elks Lodge, 3464 SW 106th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005

This is West Portland’s premier art and craft show brought to you by Jenn Barker of Curiosities Vintage and Betsy Miller of Orange Cat Craft. This will be my 3rd year with Scratch Made and I am so happy to be back!