Sunday, September 7, 2014

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2014


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2014



We are now accepting vendor applications for the SIXTH annual PDCM Holiday Crafterino! This year's show will be held Saturday, November 29th from 11am to 4pm at Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. For the past five years our holiday shows have been wonderfully successful with very happy vendors and shoppers and we are looking forward to an even bigger turnout this year! This year we return to the beautiful Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building!

Crafterino is also a major fundraiser for COTS – The Committee on the Shelterless. COTS provides meals and beds for people in need in the Petaluma area. To date we have raised over $7500 for COTS and we continue to support them by donating all raffle ticket sales and door fees to them.

Since we get many more applications than we have available spaces, this event is juried. We carefully 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!
  • It is $150 to apply. Vendors must donate either 25 pieces of swag to our popular swag bags that are given away to the first 50 shoppers in the door or an item to our raffle with a retail value of $25. Once we receive your swag items or raffle item then you will be refunded $50 so the booth spaces are $100. If you choose not to participate in the swag bags or raffle then your booth price is $150.
  • All swag items and raffle items are due on Monday, November 15. The swag bags and raffle are one of the most popular parts of our show and bring in a huge crowd of shoppers.
  • Yes! You may share a booth. 2 vendors maximum allowed per 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.
  • Electricity is available for a $25 fee. Please pay for electricity together with your booth fee. Please let us know if you need electricity and we will make sure to place you near an outlet.
  • Application deadline is Saturday, October 4th at midnight. Acceptance emails will be sent on Monday, October 15th.  If you are not accepted, please don't take it personally!
  • Each vendor space is 10' wide by 6' deep. 
  •  If you are not accepted into the show then your fee will be refunded when notifications go out. You may pay your booth fees through PayPal. Our PayPal address is petalumadowntowncraftmart@gmail.com. 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 an 8 foot table and two chairs.  
  • Event goes on rain or shine. There will be no refunds for inclement weather.
Ready to apply? Great! To apply, send an email to petalumadowntowncraftmart@gmail.com with the following info:
    • Your name
    • Company name
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • 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 exactly how you would like them to appear on our website.)
    • 3 photos (these will be used on our website for promotion)
    • A link to your website
    • Any special or unusual display set up? Do you need electricity?
If you have any questions, please send us an email!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vendor Profile - Shendoe Ceramics

Shendoe Ceramics is handmade porcelain jewelry and gift items made by bay area artist Shenny Cruces. These small handcrafted works inspired by her larger sculptures evoke romance and a yearning for simpler times. Each piece is made using her own handmade porcelain clay, glazes, and molds and detailed using vintage ceramic decals.

See more here!



 

Vendor Profile - Roxie Roxit Handmade Dolls

Roxie Ross of Roxie Roxit Handmade Dolls has been making handmade crafts and art pieces for as long as she can remember. She worked with a variety of mediums over the years but found her passion in the creation of my one of a kind handmade cloth dolls. Working out of her home studio in Vallejo, California she started making dolls for Christmas gifts in 1996.  After making a dresser drawer full of prototypes she finally came up with the pattern she uses today.

Every doll is named and comes with clothes and accessories to suit their individual unique personality. The dolls clothes, made from original patterns using new and recycled fabrics and yarn, are removable and can be mixed and matched.  This holiday season she has launched a new line of soft and huggable kid-friendly dolls.  They are just as fabulous as their more sophisticated sisters only much simpler without buttons or wires.

Check out her website!








Vendor Profile - Paper Fabric Glitter

Stephanie Sherratt of The Winter Garden has a new line called Paper Fabric Glitter. She creates whimsical vintage inspired paper crafts including cards, tags, craft, art & collage Kits, She also makes vintage Christmas ornaments and holiday themed antiques
See more here! 



Vendor Profile - Shebobo

Headwear and accessories made from neckties, lace, wool and original shaped custom wool felt blocked hats.
See more here! 



 

Vendor Profile - Christy Silacci

From the depths of the recycling bin and the far reaches of her wacky mind and sense of humor, Christy Silacci hand sews her whimsical, folk art creations.  Her fabulous creative talent has produced funky hand-made, one-of-a-kind, collectible dolls and animals for more than twenty years.  These fanciful and unique creatures can be found from coast to coast in many homes and museums. Christy has been featured in various publications and she is one of the organizers of the admired "Halloween & Vine" show that takes place in Petaluma annually.
See more here!





Vendor Profile - Tanith

Tanith Rohe of Tanith creates handmade found object jewelry, steampunk jewelry, and guitar string jewelry. She makes jewelry out of previously played guitar strings, broken clocks and electronics, old paper, salvaged hardware, game pieces, light bulbs, and whatever else she comes across that would look great as a piece of jewelry.
Check out her website- www.tanith.etsy.com



Vendor Profile - One Road Designs/Rose Halady

One Road Designs, makes tragically hip, one of a kind,  recycled clothing, bags,  denim river blankets and pillows out of recycled materials. Featured items:  Petaluma Pan-tees and bloomers made out of recycled t-shirts.

Rose Halady makes adorable Recycled Waldorf dolls and repurposed birchwood Christmas Houses.
See more here!




Vendor Profile - note•ify

Samantha Barsky is a Crafterino Show Producer and is the proprietress of note•ify. She considers her work Farm Chic, inspired by the farms and animals she runs across in her life. She makes note cards and gift tags of all kinds - all from recycled paper and envelopes and from her original photography or designs. Check her new holiday designs and also be sure to check out her website here!


Vendor Profile - Pure Vintage Style

I design vintage & retro women's & children's wearable art, journals, tote bags, vintage/antique jewelry & Christmas stockings using authentic vintage, antique and recycled components.
See more here!



 

Vendor Profile - Just Sew Jana

Clutches, wallets, zipper pouches and tote bags made from upcycled upholstery samples rescued from the landfill. Because upholstery fabric is inherently stronger and more durable, and in many cases stain-resistant, making bags from these samples is practical as well as environmentally sound. 
Check out more here! 


 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vendor Profile - Harlequin Feltworks

Harlequin Feltworks is an artisanal felt studio located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Established in 2005, our studio produces a limited annual series of high quality, hand-made fashion accessories. Whether discerning shopper or casual collector, Harlequin Feltworks is your destination for stunning personalized fashion statements or that unique gift for loved ones.

Harlequin Feltworks is part of the growing number of businesses that are dedicated to the philosophy of earth & eco-friendly (green) practices. All wearable art pieces are made from 100% all-natural, renewable materials and organic, biodegradable soaps. In addition, understanding that water quality and waste is an issue of growing global concern we have made it a primary goal to conserve water in the making of our feltwork.

You can visit Harlequin's website here.