Friday, November 13, 2015

2015 Holiday Crafterino Information

The Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart presents its seventh annual “Holiday Crafterino” show, Saturday, November 28th from 11am to 4pm at the The Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. The show brings together the best in local handmade crafts and gifts while raising funds to support Petaluma’s own COTS, Committee on the Shelterless. You’ll definitely be able to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list! The Holiday Crafterino has grown to become a much anticipated local tradition full of goodwill and cheer.

Initiated in 2009 by several crafty gals, the Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart continues to offer Sonoma County a fresh collection of hand made products and the opportunity to shop local talent. The Holiday Crafterino is the perfect opportunity for shoppers to do good by supporting local organizations. For the seventh year in a row, the event will raise funds for COTS, the local homeless service provider in Petaluma. COTS offers help and hope to the homeless population by providing safe shelter and housing, teaching financial literacy, case management, positive parenting classes, work-force preparedness, and helping people get back under a roof of their own. Additionally, COTS provides 124,000 hot meals and over 750,000 pounds of food delivered to those most in need within our community annually.

The Holiday Crafterino’s much celebrated raffle is not to be missed. Local business owners spread the Holiday cheer by donating to the hourly raffle baskets which are chock full of local treasures and services from shops including StitchCraft and iLeoni. All raffle ticket donations go to COTS. To date this event has raised nearly $10,000 for the charity and hopes to donate even more this year. Saturday November 28th is also Small Business Saturday, this event is your perfect opportunity to support your neighborhood businesses and makers.

“The 2015 Holiday Crafterino will be bigger and better than ever before as we expand to fill The Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building’s two large auditoriums. We will host 60 well curated vendors and feature yummy local food trucks to help fuel the shopping frenzy,” shared organizer Melissa Abercrombie. Vendors will be selling everything from jewelry and bath products to clothing, art, ceramics and more. Some of our fabulous vendors included Bird vs. Bird, Bug Under Glass, Sonoma Spice Queen, Cookie and the Dude, and Griffin Map Design. The first 100 attendees will receive a fabulous and reusable silk-screened gift bag stuffed with goodies from local artists and businesses. Face painting and adoptable kittens will be featured in the lobby!

The Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart is organized by a group of local artisans: Nicole Vasbinder of StitchCraft, Melissa Abercrombie of Blue Ribbon Salvage, Tami Lovett-Brumfeld of The Felt Baron, Samantha Barsky of note•ify and Alice Kelzer of Alice Frost Studio. Shopping local is fun and convenient at this one stop holiday shopping experience!

Admission: $1 donation
Free Parking 
For further information please contact:

Meet the 2015 Vendors!

Vinyl Frontier
Blue Ribbon Salvage
The Felt Baron
Alice Frost
Why Girls Go Astray
Picture This Sister
Soap Cauldron
Briare Patch
Aquamarine Jewelry Studio
Sparks Ceramics
Little Miss Gypsy
tre sorrelle
Krista Sheldon handmade jewelry
le heart
wrap yourself up
bug under glass
Christy Silacci Folk Art
Sherri Gallagher Beadwork
Catherine Reece Pottery
Toms Creative Art
Raw elements jewelry
Tanith Rohe
Girl with the Pearl
Lulu Deux Millinery
Recover Your Thoughts
Nous Savons
Vintage Inspiration
Cookie and the Dude
ASH Designs
Cheryl Yawata & Karen Lambert
Papermoon Gallery
Toujours Caron
the Goat Farm
Steampunk Garage
HawleyGirl Designs/Sia Bella
Tortuga Ceramic Studio
Designs by Susan/Artful Present
Bird vs. Bird
The Drift Handmade
Caitlin McCarthy Art/Red Gold Sparks Press
Opera House Collective
Hens and Chick
Griffin Map Design
Geekest Link
Barking Zebra Designs
Sonoma Spice Queen
Alabaster Jar
Bells and Whistles
The Nutmeg Peach
Paper Fabric Glitter
the Bay Belle
Retrograde Coffee Roasters
red feather graphics
La.mi Clothier

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Crafterino Sponsor: Petaluma Market

Petaluma Market was purchased in 1987 by James and Maureen Agius.  In the years since, Petaluma Market has made an effort to put equal emphasis on providing customers with quality gourmet food while maintaining a strong foothold in Petaluma's community (where James was born and raised).  

Petaluma Market features full-service meat, deli, and catering departments as well as fine cheese, beer/wine/liquor, and produce departments.  Special attention is paid to local companies and farmers when selecting products.  Petaluma Market prides itself in unique product selection and customer service.  

Keeping local business strong is important to any community and Petaluma Market is proud to be a part of the small business collective that exists Sonoma County.

Petaluma Market is locally owned and operated and prides itself in being a service-oriented community market with the highest standards in freshness and quality.

We strive to offer excellence in every area of our market: from the basics, to natural foods, to unique specialty items. We are always providing our customers with the best quality products available.
Petaluma Market
210 Western Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-5464

Open 7AM - 9PM / 7 Days a Week 

Friday, September 4, 2015


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We are now accepting vendor applications for the SEVENTH annual PDCM Holiday Crafterino! This year's show will be held Saturday, November 28th from 11am to 4pm at Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. For the past six 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 nearly $10,000 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!

This year we are offering two options:
1. Individual Booths: These can be shared by a maximum of 2 vendors. These booths are 10' wide by 6' deep and includes an 8' foot table and 2 chairs. It is $175 to apply. Vendors must donate either 25 pieces of swag to our popular swag bags that are given away to the first 100 shoppers in the door or an item to our raffle with a minimum retail value of $25. Once we receive your swag items or raffle item then you will be refunded $50 so the booth spaces are $125. If you choose not to participate in the swag bags or raffle then your booth price is $175. If sharing a space, fill out one application for the whole booth with info on all vendors who will be participating but designate one person as the main contact.

2. Collective Booths: These are intended for guilds and collectives of at least three members. These are 10' by 20' and include three 8' foot tables and three chairs. It is $450 to apply. Vendors must donate either 75 pieces of swag to our popular swag bags that are given away to the first 100 shoppers in the door or three items to our raffle with a minimum retail value of $25 each. Once we receive your swag items or raffle item then you will be refunded $50 so the collective booth spaces are $400. If you choose not to participate in the swag bags or raffle then your booth price is $450. Fill out one application for the whole booth with info on all vendors who will be participating but designate one person as the main contact.

Electricity is available for an additional $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.

All swag items and raffle items are due on Saturday, November 21st. The swag bags and raffle are one of the most popular parts of our show and bring in a huge crowd of shoppers.
Application deadline is Friday, October 2nd at midnight. Acceptance emails will be sent on Monday, October 12th.  If you are not accepted, please don't take it personally!

 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 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.
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
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 26, 2014

Meet the Vendors! Shendoe Ceramics

Shendoe Ceramics

Shendoe Ceramics is made by Northern California artist Shenny Cruces. Her handmade porcelain jewelry and home wares inspired by her larger sculptures which evoke romance and a yearning for simpler times. Each piece is made using fine porcelain, vintage decals, and quality materials.

Meet the Vendors! Redgoldsparks Press and Caitlin McCarthy Art

Redgoldsparks Press and Caitlin McCarthy Art

Redgoldsparks Press publishes the medieval fantasy adventure comic series "The Thief's Tale" as well as other original comics by Maia Kobabe. Caitlin McCarthy sells prints, postcards, bookmarks and original artwork.

Meet the Vendors! Tanith Rohe

Tanith Rohe

Tanith is a S.F. Bay Area found object jewelry designer who loves to find the beauty in the unexpected. Tanith considers herself to be an urban archaeologist, uncovering the treasures in other peoples refuse. She creates jewelry made from recycled materials. Her jewelry is made 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 she thinks would look great as a piece of jewelry.

Meet the Vendors! Dom Chi Company

Dom Chi Company

Dom Chi makes all one of a kind airbrushed, hand drawn and painted goods. Our products include hats, onesies, t-shirts, stickers, magnets, canvas and ordainments for the holiday! We offer custom services for that perfect gift.

Meet the Vendors! Recover Your Thoughts

Recover Your Thoughts

Journals made from discarded library books and unwanted paper.

Meet the Vendors! Just Sew Jana

Just Sew Jana

I just love to sew. I make unique pot holders in fun color and pattern combinations, and stockings in modern prints. My clutches, wallets, zipper pouches, totes and crossbody bags are made from upcycled upholstery samples rescued from the landfill. Because they are usually small pieces, a lot of my bags are one of a kind!

Meet the Vendors! Sonoma Wool Company

Sonoma Wool Company

Re-Discover Wool!   Sonoma Wool Company was created on our ranch — Pozzi Ranch — in Valley Ford, CA.  We pro uce practical 100% wool products for the home, using wool sourced from our ranch and other ranches in Northern California.  We have dryer balls, dish drying mats, ironing board pads, dog and cat toys, comforters, pillows, insoles and more, all beautifully packaged and ready for Holiday gifting!

Meet the Vendors! The Bay Belle

The Bay Belle

The integrity of our handmade (from scratch!) soaps is evident in our rich recipe of unrefined, certified Organic, and often certified Fair Trade vegan oils that we use. To alleviate burden on endangered species and their habitat we omit any form of palm oil. Our blend, which is loaded with cocoa and shea butters, is decadent enough! To top it off, our soaps are packaged in boxes made 100% from recycled paper so your earth, hands, and heart will love this soap!