Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar December 4, 2016 in Portland Oregon

A kangaroo plush toy in brown and white at the Lewis holiday bazaarThe Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar is being held this year on Sunday, December 4th from 9am to 4pm. Panda With Cookie is super excited to be back for our second year. The bazaar takes place at the Laurelhurst School located at 840 NE 41st Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

There will be a school full of handmade vendors, tables with student vendors, and more. I’ll have my old favorites like taco pirate as well as my new plush toys including the springy kangaroo and shark.

The Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar has a new instagram account this year that you can follow to see vendor photos. This is a great show in the Portland area and I look forward to seeing you there!

shark plush toy at the Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar

Lewis Holiday Bazaar and Tree Sale December 3rd in Portland Oregon

A kangaroo plush toy in brown and white at the Lewis holiday bazaarThe Lewis holiday bazaar and tree sale is coming up on December 3rd! Panda With Cookie is so excited to be back this year. The sale will run from 10 am to 4 pm and features a wide variety of handmade crafters. They will have Christmas trees for sale outside and there will be a cafe inside for lunch. It’s a great event to bring the family to and help support the Lewis elementary PTA.

I’ll have new items such as my plush kangaroos and old friends including the wily taco pirate. Stop by the Panda With Cookie booth and say hello! I look forward to seeing you there!

taco pirate plush from Panda With Cookie

Christmas Ornaments for 2016 From Panda With Cookie

taco christmas ornamentsChristmas ornaments from my 2016 collection are here! I brought back a couple of old favorites and have some returning friends from last year as well.

Panda With Cookie Christmas ornaments always make perfect gifts! Need a quick office gift? Who doesn’t like the taco pirate or a dinosaur pair? Have a Dr. Who obsessed friend? They’re going to love a tardis and dalek ornament to hang on their Christmas tree.

Rainbow ornamentBigfoot (or sasquatch if you prefer) and the state of Oregon return for your Pacific Northwest friends. The very popular rainbow ornament returns for the third year in a row (and is my best seller over on Etsy).

Doctor Who ornament set with Tardis and dalek

Check out the whole collection in my shop, as well as a number of ready to ship cat ornaments. From office secret santa gifts to great uncle Algie, I’ve got the perfect Christmas ornaments for you.

Cat Ornaments Ready for Christmas

Cat ornaments for ChristmasI have new cat ornaments in my shop this year for the holidays! There are a variety of colors and styles that are pre-made and ready to ship. Ginger tabbies, tuxedos, solid black, and more.

It’s incredibly difficult to sell custom work at a show and I had a lot of people ask about the cat ornaments, so I decided to make some and see how they did at my holiday shows last year. They were a hit, so this year I have them online so it’s easier for people to buy all the cats they need.

These make the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family. They are my number one seller and I get so many comments from people who give and receive them who enjoy pulling them out every year.

I am still doing custom cat ornaments for you as well! You can message me at pandawithcookie at gmail.com with photos of your cat to get a price quote or just follow the link to the ornament page.

Orange tabby cat Christmas ornament

Llewellyn Holiday Market November 19th in Portland

Cat Christmas ornaments at Llewellyn Holiday marketLlewellyn Elementary School is holding its holiday market on Saturday, November 19th, in Portland, Oregon. Panda With Cookie is happy to announce our attendance for the third year in a row. The market will run from 10 am to 5 pm. In addition to the handmade vendors, there will also be student tables, a raffle, and baked goods for sale.

Llewellyn is located at 6301 SE 14th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Stop by and say hello! I’ll have a big selection of my cat and dog ornaments this year, as well as my new cat smores catnip toys.

All Saints Holiday Bazaar November 12th in Portland Oregon

All Saints Holiday BazaarPanda With Cookie is happy to announce that we will be selling at the 61st annual All Saints Holiday Bazaar again this year! The event takes place from 9-4 on Saturday, November 12th. All Saints is located at 3847 NE Glisan Street in Portland, Oregon.

In addition to over 40 handmade crafters, they have a kid’s shopping area, cafe, and bakery booth. They will also be selling $1 raffle tickets all day with the chance to win some great prizes, including an ipad air 2!

This is a great community event, so stop by and say hello! I’ll be debuting a new card and ornament set I did in collaboration with Carrot Condo this year.

Christmas Card and Holiday Ornament Collaboration with Carrot Condo

card-collaborationI am so thrilled to be collaborating with Carrot Condo on a Christmas card and ornament gift set this season! Trista has drawn a set of three unique dinosaur cards that you can color yourself. I’ve provided a brontosaurus ornament with a fetching scarf.

I met Trista last year at the Madeleine School show here in Portland and we’ve stayed in touch since then. This is my first time working on a set with another artist and it’s been a great process. Starting a new full time job and doing a full schedule of shows this holiday season has been an overwhelming task and it’s been great to meet up with Trista and work on this together to keep up my motivation and excitement.

Christmas card and ornament set

Each set of 3 cards and 3 envelopes is packaged in a poly bag and a brontosaurus ornament is tied on with bright ribbon.  These are perfect for gift giving. Kids will love the chance to get creative and make their own Christmas card to send out to their friends and family. Buy sets to stuff in anyone’s stocking. I am so excited and proud that these came together. Buy online in our shops at Panda With Cookie or Carrot Condo, in stores at all three Tender Loving Empire locations and at each craft show we’ll be at in the Portland, Oregon area including Crafty Wonderland.

Happy Halloween from Panda With Cookie

Happy Halloween! It’s our favorite holiday here at Panda With Cookie headquarters! I wanted to leave a few photos from years past to reminisce on. It is time for all things orange, cooler nights, and cats who want to eat your pumpkin bars.

Happy Halloween! Jack o lanterns

Our latest pumpkins carved in Portland.

Mr Bran moves on the pumpkin chocolate chip bars

Mr Bran moves in on the pumpkin chocolate chip bars in Asheville.

pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin cheesecake pie from Joni Marie Newman’s Just the Food.

Pumpkin cheddar biscuits

Pumpkin cheddar biscuits. A long ago recipe from Bianca at Vegan Crunk.

Happy Halloween

Our first carved jack o’ lanterns in Portland.

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge 2016 Benefit for the Animals

Tofu Pirate Apron. Makes a great vegetarian gift.The Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is holding their 2016 Benefit for the Animals on October 22 from 6-9 pm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets for the annual gala are available on their website now. The benefit includes a silent auction and raffle and is where you can get the last tofu pirate apron from Panda With Cookie.

There will also be an open bar, live jazz band, and vegan appetizers. You can check out their Facebook page for current updates.  If you’re in the Raleigh area this weekend, be sure to get your tickets and take part!

Working With The Creative Mind Workshop in Portland

creative mindMy friend Trista is co-hosting a creative mind workshop on Saturday October 29th from 1-5 pm. From their website:

“Our workshops combine creative writing techniques, meditation, and gentle yoga to help you clear mental clutter, silence self-doubt, and refuel your creative mind. ”

Registration is $55 and the workshop will be help at Another Read Through, located at 3932 N. Mississippi Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Check out their website for more details and join their Facebook group!