If you're a crafter in Portland's metropolitan area, your career goals basically begin with showing at Crafty Wonderland, the huge, twice-yearly sale that packs out the Convention Center with makers and their patrons. It gets a ton of foot traffic, and this year's spring edition (happening May 11, 11 am-6 pm) is wisely tapping into the wedding industry, with a new section designated as "Wedding Wonderland." Competition to be included is fierce (the more esoteric your designs the better your chances; jewelers, for instance, are competing against a bazillion other jewelers and the show is committed to offering shoppers a wide variety of wares), and your time to apply is due: The application deadline is this Friday at midnight, so just do it now. We, the public, want to see some fresh crafting blood in this piece!
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