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Geek The Halls 2016 in Portland Oregon at the Doubletree Hotel

Doctor Who ornament set with Tardis and dalek at Geek the HallsPanda With Cookie returns to Geek the Halls this year! The event is held at the Doubletree Hotel and Event Center located at 1000 NE Multnomah St. in Portland, Oregon on December 17 and 18 from 10 to 5 each day.

This will be my last craft show of the season, so be sure to stop by if you’ve been waiting to get your Beholder. I’ll have a bunch of my Dr. Who ornaments ready, as well as piles of plush and baby onesies.

The PDX Browncoats host Geek the Halls and will have a table set up as well. Stop by to see if they have Jayne hat ornaments this year!


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

2016 St. Johns Bizarre in Portland, Oregon on May 14

Watermelon and pizza cat beds, 2016 St. Johns Bizarre

The 2016 St. Johns Bizarre is almost here and Panda With Cookie is happy to be a vendor! This is their 10th year and promises to be a fabulous show. The Bizarre takes place in St. John’s at North Lombard Street and North Philadelphia Avenue on Saturday, May 14th, from 10-7 pm. Craft booths close at 6 pm.

There will be over 100 handmade vendors and a main stage with new bands each hour including Chanti Darling and Quasi. The parade goes through from noon-1 and there’s plenty of food, fun, and games for the whole family.

I will be set up with many new products including my watermelon cat bed, plush kangaroos, and plush sharks. I’ll also have new catnip toys and the popular Sasquatch baby onesie. Stop by and say hello!

2015 Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar

sasquatch, laurelhurst winter bazaarPanda With Cookie is thrilled to be a vendor at the Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar on Sunday, December 6th, from 9-4. Laurelhurst School is located at 840 NE 41st Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

There will be over 80 handmade vendors, BUNKtruck for lunch, and their annual wreath auction.

You’ll find a couple of my onesies in their raffle, and I’ll have a good selection at my table as well, including the popular Sasquatch onesie above.

Hoping to spend a good amount of time shopping? They will be offering onsite child care! Check out the Laurelhurst Winter Bazaar Facebook page for details and to reserve a spot now.

As always, all my 2015 holiday shows can be found on my event page.

20 Days of Handmade: Crazy Green Studios

crazy green studiosOne of the nicest people I met while in Asheville, North Carolina, was Lori Theriault of Crazy Green Studios. As I was preparing to leave town, she and a group were working to open The Village Potters which is now located at 191 Lyman Street, #180, in Riverview Station in Asheville’s river arts district.

The Village Potters is both a gallery and a teaching center, so you can sign up to finally learn how to throw on the wheel. It’s the best place to see Lori’s work in person these days and they also have an online shop if you want to buy one of Lori’s great mugs but don’t happen to be in western North Carolina.

You can also follow Lori’s blog Homemade Tastes Better on Handmade to see her plates and bowls in action.

Portland Craft Fairs this Weekend

dinosaur christmas ornament

Panda With Cookie will be at 2 Portland, Oregon, area craft fairs this weekend.

On Saturday, December 6th I will be at Lewis Elementary School from 10-4. There will be all handmade vendors as well as a tree sale.

On Sunday, December 7th I will be at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse from 12-5 for their 6th Annual Holiday Market.

Stop by and say hello!

Support Handmade: 20 Days of Handmade

Support handmade

I say this every year during the holidays but this year I am saying it even louder: support handmade! It is no secret that I am a fan of small, independent, and creative businesses. So for the month of December I will be highlighting such a business every day on my blog. A lot of these businesses are people I have met over the years but some are handcrafters whose work I own or simply admire.

Please consider supporting some of these creators this month! You don’t need to get great uncle Algie another pair of socks when you can buy him a 6 pack of whoopie pies, an PRG, or a custom made mug. Check back on December 1st to see my first business pick!


Grout Elementary Holiday Bazaar November 22

Panda With Cookie will be at the Grout Elementary holiday bazaar on Saturday, November 22, from 9-3. The sale is a benefit for the 5th grade trip to Science Camp. There’s a pancake breakfast at 8 am and doors to the fair open at 9 am. I’ll have a fresh batch of my taco pirate ornaments for sale after almost selling out last weekend,  as well as my usual selection of plush and baby onesies.

Come out and support that Science Camp trip! I look forward to seeing everyone there!

grout elementary