crafty white winter wonderland
December 15, 2008 § Leave a comment
Yesterday was the Crafty Wonderland’s Super Colossal Holiday Sale. I had been planning on going early and waiting in line to be one of the first 200 shoppers (so that I could get a goodie bag full of…well, goodies). Then our friend, and Crafty Wonderland vendor, Nate and his wife had a little baby girl on Thursday. The little one was early so Lars and I handled the booth while the new fam spent some quality baby time together. So I was defiantly early and had a good eye on the line, I was around the 20th person in line. This is my awesome catch.
Ahh, the loot is good. I really like the little cute things like the acorn charm, owl bobby pin, and the “smART now” pin. The goldmine loot: LaceKnitting to go patterns- this will be very useful. And shniky! the bag is big. A lot of yarn (plus a small critter, thermos of coffee, and an emergency blanket) could fit in this bag.
As if a baby and craft colossal wasn’t exciting enough, it started snowing yesterday morning. In case you don’t know the ways of the pacific northwest, Portland doesn’t get a lot of snow. Maybe every year it will snow a bit and about every other year the snow will stick. Almost any amount of snow means ice and “severe inclement weather” advisories. Having grown up around snow, and having lived in Fargo for 4 years, it’s humorous to see the city in a huff about some flurries. I personally love the snow and get really excited since we see so little of it around here. Unfortunately, the snow did keep a lot of shoppers away from Crafty Wonderland, especially as the day went on. But I think we did a good job of handling the booth and getting some sales out. It was a fun environment, (200 crafters and a bunch of crafty-minded shoppers) and it’s not too bad hanging our Nate’s beautiful leather bags either.
To end the day yesterday, I heard the rumor that school was closed for Monday. That means a snow day for me too. Now I am spending the day working on my own projects and sitting here in the library with my tea. There are kids with squeaky boots and layers of hats and mittens, followed by their parents saying “shhhhhhhh.” Seems like there is even more of a community around our neighborhood on these days with more people walking. Even a gaggle of dogs are hanging out together outside of the library.
Here are just a few of my favorite vendors from the show: