August 18, 2009

A Crafty Wonderland!

There is a very unique place in Portland called Doug Fir... Restaurant, Bar & Lounge.
It is usually a spot for trendy music, offbeat shows, delicious dining and luscious libations...
but once a month...on the second Sunday afternoon... the Supercrafty girls of Portland host an art & craft extravaganza called "Crafty Wonderland".

I found my way to this fabulous venue August 9th to have a peek for myself...

It was just lovely.
The room was filled with wonderful artisans... their booths overflowing with their unique creations!
This fun Bubble Gum Machine was at the entrance. The capsules had been emptied of their original goodies and filled with fun crafty surprises!

Isn't that adorable? It was called the Crafty Surprise Machine!

My little dome held an "Orange Marshmallow Candy", an Ice Cream Sundae sticker and
a fabric covered pin!

And then look who I ran into at the show...

It was none other than Chelsea Ann from IttyBittyBirdy.
It was simply sweet meeting her and chatting about our blogs and about the show!
We are looking forward to meeting for a coffee klatch when my sister Diane from
Saturday Finds makes her way up north from southern California soon!

In the meantime...



13 comments:

vivian said...

Looks like a good time Carrie.. did you buy anything? I'll have to check out the ittybitty blog that you talked about. I hadnt heard of her before!
have a sweet day!
vivian

Amy said...

Oh...looks like a lot of fun. I can feel all of the creativity in that room. Oregon seems heavenly!

Acorn Cottage said...

Oh how fun! I get so inspired at shows like! I haven't seen Itty Bitty Birdy's Blog and will have to check it out now. Where abouts does your sister Diane live? I'm orginally from So. Ca. Curious minds need to know. Glad you had a great time!

Smiles,
Nancy

Lori said...

how fun Carrie...Chelsea Ann is so cute, i love the way she dresses vintage...i wish i could pull that off...but i am just not that cute...that is great that Diane is coming to see you, i live away from my sister too...and it is hard...we chat on the phone frequently, but it's not the same as visiting in person!!!

Utah Grammie said...

What a fun time! Love the idea of putting little crafty-thingies in the bubble gum machine - think how much money they could make if they actually did this and put them right next to the kids' machines? One for them, one for us!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

That restaurant looks amazing! I'd love to go there!! And then, to fill it with artisans? Well....that would be heaven!
Looks like fun!
Darla

Diane said...

Carrie, What darling pictures I sure do love you girls together, so cute to meet up with a fellow Artesian. So cool thanks for sharing.
Hugs & Kisses, Sis Diane

Denise said...

How fun! I would love to meet some of my blogging buddies!

The gum machine idea is so cool!

XXDenise

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carrie,
That is cool that you met a blogger!!
Did you buy anything??!! or just gather ideas?!
I bet you and Diane have a wonderful time together :)
Deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carrie,
That is cool that you met a blogger!!
Did you buy anything??!! or just gather ideas?!
I bet you and Diane have a wonderful time together :)
Deb :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! You are both so beautiful and everything looks great!

ittybittybirdy said...

hello darling,
Oh you are too sweet! It was the highlight of my day meeting you and I can't wait until we get the chance to sip a cup of coffee together (in my case hot cocoa)
oh and yes I am feeling much better this evening. I discovered ichat and I can see my hubby when he is away.

Hugs~
Chelsea Ann

Just a little something from Judy said...

Looks like you had so much fun. I like the bubble gum machine idea. Who thinks of these things?
I bet you enjoyed spending time with a fellow blogger. I think that would be so interesting.

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