August 12, 2010

Craft fairs 2010 Puget Sound/Seattle area

I’m planning to participate in a craft fair this year – my first. So I searched for various craft shows being held in this area and after spending some long hours on the internet, here’s the compiled information. Hope this helpful to you. How you can help me?

  1. There are still some fairs for which I couldn’t find any information – if you’ve participated in them in the past or have any information on them please leave a comment for me so that I can update it here.
  2. If you information on any other craft fair then I would love to include it here, so let me know.
  3. I would live to rating to them with respect to – what kind of products is it good for, what kind of audience does it get, how are the sales and so on. So if you’ve participated in them in the past, please let me know what you felt about them.

How to read this list?

Each craft fair listing has the following information in order:

  • Booth fees
  • Application fee or Commission
  • Deadline
  • Actual date of the show
  • Contact
  1. Phinney Neighborhood center, Seattle
  2. UCU winter fair, Seattle
  3. Best of the Northwest, Seattle
  4. Punk Rock Flea Market, Seattle
    • $40 - last year
    • n/a
    • n/a
    • Dec 4 (tentative)
    • n/a
  5. St Agnes Church
    • $8-15
    • 20% commission, $30 min
    • 23-Aug
    • 6-Nov
    • Ann-Patrice Riccardo (206) 363-3994
  6. Red ribbons and reindeer, Hollywood Schoolhouse, Woodinville
    • No Information
  7. Pickering Barn Christmas Craft Show, Issaquah
  8. North Kitsap Holiday Fest, Poulsbo
  9. Starving Housewives Echo Fall Holiday Craft Show, Snohomish
  10. My Friends and More Holiday Bazaar, Bothell
  11. Saint Brendan PTO Holiday crafts bazaar, Bothell
  12. Vasa park christmas show, Bellevue
  13. Vasa Park Fall Gift show, Bellevue
  14. Holiday gift and food fair, Silverdale
  15. Mill Creek Lions Club Holiday Bazaar, Everett
  16. Bellevue Hilltop Holiday Craft Show, Bellevue
  17. Festival of Crafts, Enumclaw
  18. Maple Valley Holiday Bazaar and Gift Show, Maple Valley
  19. Happy Valley Arts and Crafts Fair, Redmond
    • $50 
    • n/a
    • Oct 8 
    • Dec 4
    • n/a
  20. Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair, Chimacum
  21. Fox Island Holiday Gift Bazaar, Fox Island
  22. "The LAW 5th Annual Art-tastic Holiday Shopportunity", Everett
  23. Edmonds Bazaar and Craft Fair, Downtown Edmonds
    • $60 for 1 table for two days, $110 for 2 tables
    • n/a
    • n/a
    • Nov 26-27
    • Contact Cathy at
  24. SEPAC Woodinville Holiday Craft Fair, Woodinville/Bothell
  25. Fall Craft Fair, Monroe
  26. Annual Holiday Bazaar, Moutlake Terrace
    • $35-40
    • n/a
    • n/a
    • Nov 13-14
    • If you’d like an application, please send an email to with the following information:
      Phone number
      Type of product(s) you sell
  27. Holiday Bazaar, Renton Salvation Army
  28. Holiday Bazaar, Lake Forest Park
  29. Holiday Bazaar, Auburn (Lakeland Elementary School in Auburn, WA (close to Federal Way)
  30. Shoreline Holiday Crafts Market, Shoreline
  31. Queen Anne Trunk Show, Seattle
  32. Santa’s Elves Holiday Bazaar, Bellevue
    • No Information
  33. Redmond Lights Holiday Craft Bazaar

August 9, 2010


LA = Leave of Absence :). I’ve been on a long leave of absence – all related to our moving into out first house! First buying the house and then settling down – together they make a long winding process :). Now that we’re quite settled, I’m back in business. I have my very own table for crafting – can you believe that?!?! And the cherry topping are the Alex drawers from IKEA! We bought two of them and I thought I was planning for the future. Who was I kidding?!?! They’re already full! Well that takes care of not buying too much of stuff!

Though I’ve been missing from the blog world, I haven’t been completely out of crafting. A few months back I made these gift card holders for an acquaintance. There were 10 of them so I decided to make a little purse to put them in. Don’t they look cute?!?! She was very happy when she saw them!

Did I tell you that I incorporated DH’s help to do these? He’s so cute – he punched all the flowers for me. There are around 24 punched flowers and 10 of these cards which makes 240 punches. He did every one of them! A big thank you to him :-) Oh and we also broke my old punch in the process. So we had to buy a new one in haste. My old one was a McGill Daisy Stacking punch and though the punched flower was beautiful, the punch itself wasn’t great. The new one – a marvy uchida I think – is just the opposite. I like it’s buttery smooth punching more than the flower! Oh well what can you do…

The ribbon used on the bag is a recycled one – I lifted it from a packing we received some time back. The leaves are hand-drawn.



Supplies: DCWV cardstock, stacking daisy punch, dew drops look-alike, white gel pen.