Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Successful Show!


Happy Holidays to everyone! We just wanted say how much we appreciate everyone for coming out and making our show such a HUGE success. Thanks to everyone's generous donations and raffle ticket purchases we are donating $1031 to COTS this year! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Check our all the great photos from the event!



Thursday, November 25, 2010

Swag Bags!

Don't tell anyone but here's a sneak peek of the SWAG BAGS! There's only 50 of them. Last year all 50 were gone in 12 minutes!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vendor Profile - Sew Buttons

Sew Buttons is a handmade collaboration between Stella Brown and Shyla Barry. These two creative students create all sorts of handmade gifts including glass jewelry, sewn accessories and more. We are thrilled to have them back with us again this year! Check out their website here!


Vendor Profile - Rock n Roll Crafts

Rock n Roll Crafts is a creative collective of Rock Star Crafters! From Stenciled artwork, papercrafts and cards, to miniature dioramas, needlepoint and glitter embroidery hoops.. they just love to make stuff and try to sell it! Featuring the artwork, so far, of Elaine Barr and her crafty momma Kaethe Phelps! They are the only officially licensed Stencil 1 crafters on Etsy and beyond! Check out their blog for project ideas, pictures and other fun sundries.

And check out their website here!

Vendor Profile - Jenny Elwick Photography

Jenny Elwick Photography specializes in wedding photojournalism, creative portraiture, energetic event photography, and thoughtful abstracts. Jenny is based out of the san francisco bay area, and available for travel worldwide. A few of her client include Chronicle Books, Lucasfilm, Ltd, Chicago Sun-Times and many happy wedding couples:)

Check out her website here!

Vendor Profile - Esther Argyle

After receiving a large portion of billboard fabric from a friend with the challenge to make something with it Esther Argyle began designing bags.The same friend also generously handed her  a stack of coffee bean sacks which I proceeded to turn into fancy bags as well. I love the challenge of taking unusual materials and creating something pretty and utilitarian with them. For the holiday show I have made some new travel bags from recycled wool plaid that I have collected from thrift stores. They are beautiful and functional.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vendor Profile - Rick Gorman Woodworking

Rick Gorman Woodworking designs and sells hand carved functional wooden spoons.  All spoons are made by hand and are one of a kind pieces carved from local woods  And rest assured all the spoons are food safe. These are sure to be a new family heirloom!

Vendor Profile - Yabbles Hats

Yabbles Hats are amazing animal hats for children and adults.  Owner Gaby Witte, was inspired to recreate these playful hats. Gaby comes from a family of artisans. Her mother, Babs Kavanaugh, is the original creator of these hats and sold them along with a line of toys at the Renaissance Faire for over 20 years. Gaby is following in the family tradition, and adding her unique and innovative stamp.  Practical and whimsical– the hats are fun for every day wear, as the final touch to a costume, to keep you warm in the winter and protect you from the cold on the ski slopes.

Made in the USA, attention to detail is the signature of Yabbles Hats. Check out the fabric and the linings – care is taken to ensure that each element is of the highest quality.

Check out their website here!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Vendor Profile - Hallie Rose Designs

Karen Rocco of Hallie Rose Designs creates gorgeous jewelry utilizing silver, copper, and gold and carfully selected beads and gemstones. We are excited to welcome her back to the show!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vendor Profile - Eristotle

Erin Cadd of Eristotle creates Eco-smart designs to decorate your pad and yourself in fun and funky ways. Bold graphic silhouettes on shirts and cushion covers, all from reclaimed, upcycled, or otherwise eco-friendly materials - all handmade in the Eristotle home studio in Oakland, CA.

Check out her website here

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vendor Profile - Ezme Designs

In anticipation of HOLIDAY CRAFTERINO, Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart will present vendor profiles over the next several weeks.  Start making your holiday lists!! 

First up...the fabulous Chanda and Ezme Designs!

Returning for a second year, Ezme Designs is based in Oakland, CA and focuses on making handmade ceramic items for yourself and your home. Chanda Beck is the Owner/Artist and has a special interest in depictions of nature -- often abstracted but always with an emphasis on color. We call it "retro reactive daring decor". All of our dinnerware items are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Check out her website here! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vendor Profile - Ichi-v

Vichelle Mixon is the brains behind Ichi-v. Ichi-v Handbags and Accessories Is a labor of love and a devotion to color, art, and design.  Each bag is handmade in San Francisco using original art work or imported Spanish and Japanese fabrics, and the highest quality hand dyed eco friendly leathers.
Check out her website here!

Vendor Profile - Wee Celebrate

Shannon Storms and Brandi Graves of Wee Celebrate design handcrafted, earth friendly, and reusable partysupplies - inspiring tradition, and creating memories.  Their products include keepsake quality felt crowns, party hats and pendant banners, gift wrap, favor bags, cupcake/cake toppers, and cloth napkins.  Sold separately, by
theme, or sets.

Check out their website here! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vendor Profile - Crooked Sister

Lauren Davis of Crooked Sister is just another crafty lady that happens to enjoy imperfections, embroidery, and all things handmade. Into the wee hours of the night, she crafts together a variety of items which include embroidered greeting cards, bow tie necklaces, and mustache accessories made from repurposed materials.

Check out her website here!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Vendor Profile - ASH Designs

Astrid Shishkin Hill of ASH Designs is an Artist /Metalsmith/Jeweler. She turned her passion for making jewelry into a full-time profession. As a metalsmith she is constantly exploring and enhancing her techniques. She finds that including the raw tones of uncut and or unpolished stones within her designs gives a organic and largely unexplored dimension to her work. Her roller rings, which use various semiprecious stones riveted onto a forged ring shank with a 14kt gold pin, have a lot of movement in the design and a nice feel when they roll onto your finger. She also makes original earrings in various contemporary designs that have a distinctively modern look but are light and airy on the ear.

Check out her website here!  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2011 Holiday Crafterino Applications are OPEN!


We are now accepting vendor applications for the third annual PDCM Holiday Crafterino! This show will be held Sunday, November 20th from 10am to 4pm at Herman Sons Hall. For the past two years our holiday shows have been wonderfully successful and we are looking forward to an even bigger turnout this year! This year we will be in the large auditorium of Herman Sons Hall - a few blocks from downtown - and all vendors will be located in one fabulously crafty room!

Since we get many more applications than we have available spaces, the event is juried, as we need to make sure that we have a variety of products that are original, well made and appealing to our customers. All items must be handmade. No imports!
  • Each vendor space is 8' wide by 5' deep. You may apply for a split booth, which is 4' by 5' deep.
  • Booth spaces are $80 for a full booth, $50 for a split booth.
  • Yes! You may share a booth. 2 vendors maximum allowed per booth. There is no surcharge to share a booth. Fill out one application for the whole booth with info on all the vendors who will be sharing but designate one person as the main contact.
  • Application deadline is Thursday October 20th at midnight. Only acceptance emails will be sent on Wednesday October 26th. If you are not accepted, please don't take it personally!
  • NEW this year.  Booth fees are due upon acceptance to the show, along with a signed vendor contract. Your space is not reserved until we have your payment and signed contract.  You may pay your booth fees through PayPal. Our PayPal address is If you don't have a PayPal account you can use a credit card through PayPal. It is safe and secure.
  • Once you have been accepted, booth fees are non-refundable.
  • Space includes a table.  You will need to bring your own chairs and displays.
  • Electricity is available. Please let us know if you need electricity and we will make sure to place you near an outlet.
  • Event goes on rain or shine. There will be no refunds for inclement weather.
Ready to apply? Great! To apply, send an email to with the following info:
    • Your name
    • Company name
    • Phone number
    • California ReSeller's # (required! If you don't have one they are free and easy to get here)
    • A 2 to 3 sentence description about what you make (this will be used for promotion so please phrase things how you would like them to appear on our website) and your price points
    • 3 photos (these will be used on our website for promotion)
    • A link to your website
    • Tell us if you are applying for a full booth or half booth
    • Any special or unusual display set up? Do you need electricity?
If you have any questions, please send us an email!