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Artisans for Animals ~ This Sunday, November 10th

This should be a fun one! Animal Aid, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization, will be hosting Artisans for Animals on Sunday, November 10th at the Multnomah Arts Center.

Turn your holiday shopping into a lifesaving effort! There will be unique and beautiful items for everyone on your list, with a percentage of all vendor sales going to support Animal Aid’s mission.

Show hours: 11 am to 4 pm

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Fall & Winter 2019 Shows!

It’s almost that time of year! Bazaar season is ahead and Chinchilla Whiskers is excited to be at several shows in the coming months. I hope you will be able to come out and see all the wonderful creations our crafty community has to offer.

Artisans for Animals ~ Sunday, November 10th

Multnomah Arts Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland

This should be a fun one! Animal Aid, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization, will be hosting Artisans for Animals on Sunday, November 10th at the Multnomah Arts Center.

Turn your holiday shopping into a lifesaving effort! There will be unique and beautiful items for everyone on your list, with a percentage of all vendor sales going to support Animal Aid’s mission.

Show hours: 11 am to 4 pm

Milwaukie High School Holiday Bazaar ~ Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17

Milwaukie High School 2301 SE Willard St., Milwaukie, OR

This two-day show, November 16 & 17,  is a fundraiser for the Mustang Born Alumni Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial assistance to students graduating from Milwaukie High School and Milwaukie Academy of the Arts as they make the transition to post-secondary education. 

In addition to fantastic local vendors, the Milwaukie High School Holiday Bazaar will also feature a silent auction, a vendor item raffle, and a pancake breakfast buffet (both days) from 9 am to 11 am.

Show hours: 9 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Portland Waldorf School Holiday Market ~ Sunday, November 24

Portland Waldorf School 2300 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR

I love this show! The gymnasium is converted into a magical space with wintry decorations and music. The Market is celebrating its 8th year with over 30 artisan and crafters creating handmade wares for your holiday gift giving.

Show hours: 10 am – 3 pm

Lake Oswego High School Holiday Bazaar ~ Saturday, November 30

Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego

This will be my 2nd year at the Lake Oswego High School Holiday Bazaar! This annual fundraising event benefits LOHS’s Arts Department. Vendor booth fees and raffle ticket sales go directly to supporting the school’s student artists.

Show Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Laurelhurst School Winter Bazaar ~ Sunday, December 1

Laurelhurst School 840 NE 41st Ave., Portland

This is one of the crown jewels of holiday bazaars and should not to be missed. There is always a great mix of local and student vendors.

In addition to handmade creations for sale, there will be an Artisan Wreath Silent Auction. Makers from the community create wreaths that will be on display in the lobby and will be auctioned off.

In case you get hungry, there will be a coffee truck as well as food vendors throughout the day.

Show hours: 9 am to 4 pm

Lewis Elementary Holiday Bazaar & Tree Sale ~ Saturday, December 7

Lewis Elementary 4401 SE Evergreen St., Portland

This annual tradition has been going on for over 10 years and it is the Lewis PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year!

Area artisan vendors sell only handmade or locally-made goods.  Lewis students also have booths to sell their crafty wares! Christmas trees and handmade swags/wreaths will be available to purchase. 

All proceeds from booth fees and tree and wreath sales support Lewis School, allowing Lewis to continue bringing the programs and opportunities it has offered for many years. 

Show hours: 10 am to 3 pm

There are a few more shows that aren’t definites yet, but I’ll keep you posted!

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Buckman Art Show + Sell This Weekend ~ March 9 & 10

This weekend, March 9 & 10 is the 29th Annual Buckman Art Show + Sell, a fundraiser for arts education at Buckman Arts Focus Academy.

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There will be 120+ artists, student art (my favorite), free art activities for kids, food trucks, and more.

I’ll be bringing lots of pouches, wristlets, handbags, and other goodies featuring new fabrics.

Also, I’ll have Easter-themed treat bags to fill with candy and felt bunnies that make a great addition to someone special’s Easter basket.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Fall & Winter Shows!

Chinchilla Whiskers has a busy line-up of fall and winter shows for you to enjoy. Here’s what’s on the calendar so far!

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The Marylhurst School Winter Gift Market

1232 Linn Ave, Oregon City, OR

Sunday, November 4, 2018

1-5 pm

 

This will be a new show for me! Come out for gifts, toys, jewelry and more from local artists. There’ll also be food vendors, gift wrapping, holiday card portraits, and refreshments. The Winter Market is a benefit to help The Marylhurst School find its forever home.

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Llewellyn Elementary Holiday Market

6301 SE 14th Ave., Portland, OR

Saturday, November 10, 2018

10 am – 5pm

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Lake Oswego High School Holiday Bazaar

2501 Country Club Rd., Lake Oswego, OR

Saturday, November 24, 2018

10 am – 4 pm

 

 

 

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Lewis Elementary Bazaar and Tree Sale

4401 SE Evergreen St., Portland, OR

Saturday, December 1, 2018

10 am -3 pm

 

 

 

 

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Localopolis This Saturday, October 20th in Oregon City!

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Oregon City Localopolis

Saturday, October 20, 2018

5-8 pm

 

This will be my second year participating in this fun event! If you haven’t been to downtown Oregon City in a while, you’ll be surprised! There are many great little shops to browse and places to dine. Businesses on Main Street will be hosting artists, crafters, musicians, designers, photographers, painters, authors, jewelry makers in their businesses to help highlight what makes Downtown Oregon City thrive!

Chinchilla Whiskers will be inside Coin Corner & Hobbies, a family owned hobby, antique & collectibles store. Located at 215 7th St, this is one of my favorite shops in Oregon City! If you like antique and retro toys (Fisher-Price anyone?) this is the place for you!

Come stroll historic Main Street on this lovely autumn evening for this free event starting at 5th Street & Main. White Rabbit Gifts/Black Ink Coffee will provide a free walking map of every business to hit down Main Street!

Hope to see you there!

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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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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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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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Holiday Shows Start This Weekend!

The flurry of holiday markets and bazaars has begun! Chinchilla Whiskers will be at several shows this November and December. Hope you can stop by.

llewellynFirst up is the Llewellyn Holiday Market on 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 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!

waldorfThe following day, Sunday, November 19th, I’ll be at the Portland Waldorf School Holiday Market from 10 am – 3 pm.

The Portland Waldorf School is located at 2300 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR 97222.

The Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market will also be open for its special before-Thanksgiving food fair.

Here’s the rest of the Chinchilla Whiskers Holiday Show Schedule:

lewisLewis Holiday Bazaar and Tree Sale Saturday, December 2, 10 am – 3 pm

4401 SE Evergreen St., Portland

Stop by for great shopping, beautiful trees, and amazing food.

 

Laurelhurst School Bazaarlaurelhurst Sunday, December 3, 9 am – 4 pm

840 NE 41st Avenue, Portland

 

 

 

dairyvilleMom Made Market at Alpenrose Dairy Christmas in Dairyville Saturday, December 16, 11 am – 6 pm

6149 SW Shattuck Rd., Portland