This year's Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is on the books for December 8 and 9 at the Oregon Convention Center, and they're currently accepting applications from prospective vendors. The heavily trafficked event is a prestigious one to be a part of—it's probably the hugest gathering of small batch makers in the city, and people come out in droves, dollars in hand and holiday shopping desperation in their eyes. Even though the event is equipped to house over 200 vendors, competition is fierce, so read the submission guidelines carefully, and submit your application by this Saturday, Sept 15. Keep in mind that the organizers choose not only based on quality of workmanship and originality of design, but also with an eye toward giving shoppers a diverse range of products. So, competition is going to be all the steeper if you make something a lot of other people make (tea towels, ceramics) versus something uncommon (decoupage butt plugs). May the best crafters prevail!*
*There are approximately four million craft oriented sales and pop-up shops that happen in Portland during the holiday season, so don't be completely crushed if you don't make the cut for this one. Chances are you'll still be involved in 30 or 40 other events.