Saturday, 23 November 2013

St Ann's Christmas Market

Had so much fun at a great church craft fair. We were there Friday eve and it was hopping busy! There was a little bit of something for everyone. We ate a pasta dinner, checked out the Lego build and of course admired the creativity of local talent.

We picked up the cutest doll bed from Angocrafts -- complete with bedding -- we'll have a very cozy teddy bear tonight. What a great deal it was and we enjoyed chatting while we were picking it out!

Also very impressed with the succulent planters from Simply Neglectable. 
These pictures just don't do them justice!

I also picked up a little something for my Mom for Christmas -- so Mom -- no reading past here.

Made by Barb Hunter of Forget-Me-Not Creations these are so pretty. Had a really hard time choosing just one colour!
Friday, 1 November 2013

Any events still accepting vendors?

Hi all,

I need your help!

I have had quite a few requests from interested vendors looking for events to participate in in the next few months.

If your event is still accepting vendors or you know of an event that is still accepting vendors and if you'd be so kind as to send me the info ( I thought I could compile a list and post it here within the next few days.

If possible (and to make my life easier -- I know I ask alot!), the more details the better. (ie name of event, date of event, location of event, contact info, website etc)

Thanks :)
Monday, 19 August 2013

Dino Hoodie

Easiest project ever! 


I saw this here and had to make one. Plus I have the cutest nephew who I knew would love it :)

I found a hoodie for $7 at Walmart while in the US and have a stash of upcycled felted sweaters. 
45 mins later -- voila!

Isn't he adorable?

 This is the piece of felted sweater I started out with. Just a wool sweater that has been washed a couple of times in hot water and then dried on the hottest setting in the dryer.
Then I cut it apart into usable pieces to create with.

 I cut a triangle the size I wanted out of paper to use as a pattern piece. I then pinned it to a folded edge of the felt. 
Below you can see the triangles opened up after I cut them.

Next I folded the hoodie in half so I could mark the middle back. I used pins and ran a line of them down the center back. 

I spaced my opened triangles down the center back and along the center line of the hood top and pinned them.

Now I sewed down the middle of each triangle through the hoodie. Next I matched the points of each triangle and pinned it (pin not shown) and sewed them. It's that easy!

 And here's the finished product!

Here's a few more that are accepting applications:

Christmas in Cloverdale -- Ongoing applications -- event dates Dec 6th and 7th

Fall into Craft by Great Canadian Craft -- ongoing applications -- event dates Sept 14th and 15th

Murrayville Craft Fair -- event dates November 16, 17 and 18th -- see Facebook page for contact details

Portabello West --  event dates September 7, 2013 – September 8, 2013, October 17, 2013 – October 20, 2013, December 7, 2013 – December 8, 2013

--Application deadlines for the Fall and Holiday shows of Portabello were on June 30th (and our jewellery section is now officially full) but still a few spaces left open in other categories! If you haven’t already, be sure to get your application in right away to reserve your spot!

Thanks for your patience and kind words -- hopefully I'll be back in fine form in no time :)

Think I've got all the updates onto the calendar  . . .  If I've missed anything please shoot me an e-mail!

Lots of stuff coming up! I can't wait to check them out.

Here's a few events currently accepting vendor applications -- there are more on the website -- look for the entries prefaced  by "Deadlines".

Currently accepting applications:

  • Artisan Market (New Westminster Quay) -- upcoming dates -- Sunday, July 28, Saturday, August 17, Saturday, August 31, Saturday, September 28

  • 4th Annual All Decked Out Crafters Market (Parksville)  -- submissions deadline 15 Aug, 2013 -- event dates Nov 15-16 -- see calendar for details or event website

  • Make it Vancouver -- event dates November 28- December 1, 2013 -- ongoing applications

     Happy Crafting all!
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