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 5, 2014

Artist #126 - Tamara Dinius

Hello! My name is Tamara Dinius and I am the owner and designer of Women, Wine, and Words.  I have dreamed of owning my own business ever since my parents opened a craft store in the late 70s.  When I was in my early teens, I loved working in the store with them.  However, after seeing how hard they struggled to keep the doors open, I realized having a brick and mortar store was not for me.  Instead I have chosen to concentrate my efforts on my online store.

It is one of my greatest joys to create and offer my art for sale.  You will find original art, prints, prints on canvas panels, postcards, note cards, and other products in my Etsy shop and Crafts Unlimited.

Click here to see my blog link, and here for my Facebook page.

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!

Artist #4 - Michele Sonnenberg

My name is Michele Sonnenberg.  This is my first year with Craft Unlimited.  I create unique paper crafted items.

I am an avid gardener and can be found giving others yard and garden tips or home designing tips.  I am not above wielding a paint brush or digging in someone else’s house or yard.   I do not mind getting my hands dirty and “into” my projects.   I love to create and build beautiful things, be it for myself or for others.

My crafting abilities started out as a way to let my creative juices flow in contrast to the more than 30 years at a day desk job.  I had to work the day job, but my free time could be spent doing something fun.  I started out like so many others, I took a couple stamping classes and bought a few supplies.  Then over the years, it became an obsession and I have a dedicated craft room.  I started out making cards. Over time, I developed my own style and received requests from friends and co-workers to make them cards.  I finally saw a way to pay for my hobby.  I sold cards at a boutique, from my desk at work and then developed my own craft name “Something Special by Me-Shell”.  My favorite cards to make are custom cards.  Someone gives me a card order and I design a one-of-a-kind card for their request.

As in all things, making just one thing became mundane.  I branched out to making special notepad and magnet notepads.  Not a new concept, but I put lots of love in selecting and putting together just the right “thing” to create unique pads.  I also make special occasion and holiday themed gift card holders.  Everyone buys gift cards these days, why not make the wrapping special too?  Last, but not least, I create Me-Shell magnet boards.  Once again, not a new concept, but I wrap sheet metal with paper and create unique sports, kitchen, glamour (to name a few) themed magnet boards. 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Mar 12, 2014

Dates for 2014 show....

Our 2013 show was one of our best yet!  Did you receive a postcard?  If not, please sign our guestbook (left sidebar) and leave your e-mail address, and we'll contact you to get your name and address and make sure you get on our mailing list!  Don't forget to follow us on Facebook too!  Click here.

Our 2014 show will be Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8.  Our artists are busy working away at making special goodies you'll find just at our show!  Hope to see you there! Meanwhile, have a wonderful spring and summer, and we'll see you this fall!