Collage will be there with free craft activities and SCRAP is offering recycled gift wrapping. Several authors will be in attendance signing and selling books, including Emily Martin, author of The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer: Activities & Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist, and Twinkie Chan, author of Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear.
About a million vendors (well, at least over 200) will be setting up booths and tables, selling everything from reversible hats to quirky t-shirts, hand made jewelry to stationery, and plenty of bad art . . . I kid, I kid! But with over 200 vendors even if some of the stuff is . . . uh, interesting, some is bound to strike your fancy.
Heather and I attended last year, and can attest that for the craft fanciers, this is a can’t miss event. We can also attest that you must be prepared to stand in a long snaking line (fortunately indoors thanks to the Convention Center’s cavernous foyer/hallway) if you plan to arrive early in anticipation of receiving the goodie bag. Later in the day there was no line to enter. And I can’t remember a single thing in the goodie bag, so maybe it’s not worth the standing in line – your call!
Admission is free, and early shoppers each day receive a Goodie Bag! Visit the Crafty Wonderland website for details, including the book signing and Collage DIY craft workshop schedules.
To give you a taste of what to expect, check out this promotional video produced by the folks at DIY Lounge: