Unlike mass-produced products, handcrafted items bear a personalized touch, such as an engraving of the artisan's initials or a crude drawing of his or her first-grade teacher. Scour items for an artist's signature with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of handcrafted merchandise at Haus Fortuna in Petaluma. This Groupon is not valid for artwork by local artists.
A smorgasbord of handcrafted ingenuity, Haus Fortuna provides an eclectic assortment of inimitable products from local and international artisans. Strap on a dual-pocketed cargo apron, constructed from yam-dried herringbone twill ($33.99), before arming hygienic hands with one of Cucina's multifragranced cleaning products ($11.99–$44.99), perfect for degunking kitchen counters, dishes, and food-strewn pets.
Earth enthusiasts can eschew synthetic plastic for an Envirosax Green Grocer reusable bag ($9.99), which comes in a variety of delicious colors, including avocado, oyster, guava, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Intellectual, cultural, and literal hungers are quenched with Haus Fortuna's wide selection of books, CDs, and gourmet foods artfully strewn amid the sun-drenched mélange of Haus Fortuna's kaleidoscopic shelves. Haus Fortuna's friendly curio connoisseurs specialize in custom gift-wrapping that adds a little something extra to birthdays, anniversaries, and blatant bribes.