Fancy That! {PDX Bloggers}

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

Sometimes you just need to get your craft on. Last month, I spent a few lovely hours with a few of Portland’s best bloggers enjoying tea, cookies, and crafting at Fancy That at Orenco Station in Hillsboro.

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman
Fancy That is the creation of Lisa Komer, owner and crafter extraordinaire. “After years of helping friends with birthday invites, holiday cards and wedding invitations, I decided to take a leap and start my own business. In 2006, Fancy That was created. This business perfectly balances my creative needs and my desire to be with my kids.”

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

Chockfull of hip party goods and fabulous gifts for your loved ones, the shelves of Fancy That are pop with bright colors and crafty inspiration.

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

Lisa is passionate about her work, and it shows.  “What started out as birth announcements and party invites has grown to include custom frames, party favors, custom party designs, fanciful dessert tables and a small store front. I strive to create custom products that are unique, stylish, and a bit quirky. I love what I do!”

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

After taking some time to browse the shelves, our group gathered in a nearby meeting room and got down to business. We were each given an array of items and some brief instructions, and then the washi tape began to fly.

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

Lisa hosts a variety of events and celebrations at Fancy That, including birthday parties, wedding party gatherings, showers, and Girls Night, and from our experience,

Fancy That | The Good Hearted Woman

PDX Blogger Spotting: Look closely at the top right corner of the collage above and you’ll spot Portland blogger Suzannah S. [Adventures in Dressmaking]. (You can also see the back of Jana’s [Merlot Mommy] head. Just sayin.) In the middle, Laura [Farrars Further Afield] and Lauren [A Red Ember] visit while they create.  Finally, in the lower right, you’ll find Lindsey K. [aka MacSuzie].  As bold and bright as the crafty assortment surrounding us, Lindsey is a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest. Having visited with her a bit at a couple of blogger-meet-ups, I can say that we are better for having her here, and I heartily encourage you to visit her blog and check it out!

All in all, our time spent at Fancy That hit just the right balance between focused activity and easy-going Sunday get-together, and we left with some cool hand-crafted goodies to share with someone special.

Fancy That at Orenco Station!

1336 NE Orenco Station Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-640-9909 |
Hours: Sun 11-3, Mon by appointment, Tues-Sat 10:30-6:30

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I'm a writer, teacher, autoharper, food & lifestyle blogger and proud Native Portlander.In my spare time, you can find me writing love songs about cowboys, exploring the moss-covered nooks and crannies of the Pacific Northwest, and making music with my talented singer-husband.
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  1. says

    Some great photos, it’s nice to see such pretty things for party inspiration rather than my casual stuff from beer parties… With planning an upcoming Bachelorette Party this is a place I need to visit for some classy details!
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  2. Jenni says

    What an amazing, AMAZING recap. Thank you so much. It was great seeing you!

    • says

      It is such a cute place to browse, and they are very helpful if you are looking for something in particular

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