Sep 10, 2015

2015 Show

Well, it's that time of year again!  Less than two months until our 2015 Crafts Unlimited Show! While it may still be summertime, our artists are busy making Christmas goodies galore for our November 6 & 7 show!  This is our big 40th anniversary show, and we've got some fun things planned!

We are planning some changes in our checkout room to help expedite the process of purchasing your goods.  Please remember that from opening on Friday until at least 12:00 noon, our show is very, very busy!  We so appreciate our loyal customers!

Our postcards will be put in the mail in a month, meanwhile, here is one of our fliers.

See you soon!

Artist #12 - Karen Davis

My name is Karen Davis. I have been a part of Crafts Unlimited since 2008 and am honored to be included with such a talented group of artists and crafts persons.  My crafts are mostly re-purposed vintage pieces that are no longer uesful for their original purpose, such as:

  • Vintage plates that are stacked and made into mirrors
  • Leaded glass Christmas ornaments using original vintage post cards and other vintage paper
  • Button bracelets (using mostly vintage buttons)
  • Angels made from old handkerchiefs and vintage jewelry
  • Plant markers made from vintage silver plated knives, and new this year - 
  • Wind chimes from old silver plates
I have always loved working with my hands, and especially enjoy repurposing vintage things.  There is something very satisfying in preserving old things so they may still be enjoyed.

I live in Troutdale with my husband, a spoiled rotten cat, and a beautiful view of Mt. Hood.  I am blessed to be the mother of 5 incredible daughters, 10 equally incredible grandchildren, and 2 stupendous great-grandchildren!

May 3, 2015

Artist #25 - Laurie Johnson

Hi! My name is Laurie Johnson, and I have been with Crafts Unlimited since 2004. I design primitive crafts; raggedy dolls, snowmen, Santas, framed samplers, burlap banners and pillows, penguin gourds, and upcycled wool mittens. You'll find me at several local bazaars throughout November, but Crafts Unlimited is far and above the best!

This year I have some new "Cookies for Santa" plates and Christmas mason jar mugs, as well as mini penguin gourds.

I have been designing and selling my craft patterns and finished items on my website since 2003. You may have seen some of my patterns in Country Sampler and Create and Decorate magazines. Besides my primitive designs, I also like to quilt, garden, collect antiques, and spend time with my family. My husband and I have five grown kids, live on a farm, and raise sheep and cattle. Hope to see you at the show!

Primitive blessings,

Click here to go to my blog.

Click here to go to my primitive Etsy.

Click here to go to my baby and wedding Etsy.

Click here to go to my website.

Nov 8, 2014

2014 Show

Thank you to all our wonderful customers for an outstanding sale!  We love our faithful return customers, and appreciate all our new customers too!  Look for our members at other shows throughout the Portland/Vancouver area over this holiday season, and we'll see you again back at St. Luke's for the best holiday boutique on November 6 and 7, 2015!

Merry Christmas!

Nov 2, 2014

2014 Preview

Here is a little preview of some things our artists have been up to this year.....

Laura Generaux's vintage upcycled jewelry is so unique -


Some new things from Vicki Mucha - 

Gorgeous items from our Tatter, Middy Clark - 


Frosty Snowgirls and penguin painted gourds by Laurie Johnson -

Lovely scented sachets by Nancy Watson -

Cool terrariums made by new artist Christine Ciesluk -

See you in five days!

Oct 30, 2014

Just a week left.....

Did you receive your postcard for our show?  If so, you probably are looking forward to it as much as we are!  We have several new artists this year, and we are all busy working steadily to bring you the best craft show this side of......anywhere!

As always, we will have our items set up boutique-style, and a central check out station.  We accept Visa/Mastercharge, as well as cash and checks.  Tax is charged for Washington residents.

Our doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, and don't be surprised to find a line of holiday shoppers ready to come in and shop.  We have a very loyal group of followers each year!  You'll want to join us Friday night at our Artist's Reception from 5-7:00.  We'll have refreshments for our shoppers, as well as live-harp music! We'll stay open until 7:00 that night, just for your shopping convenience!  Saturday we'll open at 9:00 a.m., and you can shop until 4:00.

Don't forget we take canned food donations for local food banks, and admission is always free.  Our juried show is in it's 39th year.  See you there!

Oct 1, 2014

Next month is show time!

Postcards will be going out in the mail soon!  We have many new vendors this year, and you're going to love their stuff!  Can't wait to see you!  Mark your calendars for November 7th and 8th!  See you there!