Got Craft? goes bite-sized

June 30, 2009 - Filed under Events, Vancouver

Got Craft? Goes Bite-Sized

Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair has gone bite sized the second Sunday of each month between June and November.

Sunday, July 12
Sunday, August 9
Sunday, September 13
Sunday, October 11
Sunday, November 8

Got Craft? bite sized features a bakers dozen of local and handmade vendors, with new vendors each month.

11:00am to 4:00pm
Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E. 26th Avenue (at Main Street)
Admission by donation to support the Vancouver Craft Mafia

Check out Got Craft? for more info

Posted by: kelly

Handmade Nation coming to Vancouver

June 29, 2009 - Filed under Events, Inspiration, Vancouver


The folks over at Got Craft? are presenting the western Canada Premier of Handmade Nation. The indie film, follows director Faith Levine, as she travels 19,000 miles across the US documenting the rise of D.I.Y., Art, Craft, and Design.

The Screening takes place July 9th at The Rio Theater, and will be preceded by a craft showcase featuring 14 local handmade artists. Faith Levine will also be there to introduce the film and hold a Q&A session after the screening.

Tickets are $20.00 online at Got Craft? or you can purchase them at the door for $25.00.

When: Thursday, July 9th, 2009
Location: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway @ Commercial Drive
Screening: 8:00pm
Craft Showcase: 7:00pm
Get Tickets >>

Check out the trailer:

Posted by: kelly

Bitty Bug Pincushion

June 19, 2009 - Filed under How-to, Sewing


Looking for a cute and easy spring project? Check out the tutorial for this adorable little bug pincushion over at goody-goody.These would also make cute toys for a little kid, or even a cat or small dog.

Check out the tutorial here

Posted by: kelly

Summer Solstice Succulent Garden Party

June 18, 2009 - Filed under Events, Gardening, Vancouver


The Vancouver Craft Mafia is hosting Succulent Garden Party this coming Sunday for the summer solstice. Share some soil and some yummy eats with these ladies in Victoria park, and make a beautiful succulent pot for your home.

Be sure to let them know you’re coming (so they know how much soil to purchase), and check out their site for all the details..

Who: The Vancouver Craft Mafia
What: Summer Solstice Succulent Party
Where: Meeting at Figaro’s Garden, 1896 Victoria Ave., then walking to Victoria Park, 4 blocks away
When: June 21st, 2009 from 4pm to 6pm

For more information click here.

Posted by: kelly

Studio Perak, Bali – Jewelry Making Class

June 17, 2009 - Filed under Classes & Courses, How-to, Jewelry, Travel


As I mentioned in the last post, we’re currently traveling around South East Asia, and I’ve been looking for crafty experiences wherever I can find them. While in Bali, I was introduced to Studio Perak, a family run jewelry shop, in the artistic community of Ubud. In addition to selling bohemian inspired silver jewelry, they also offer half day silversmithing classes, where you can create you’re very own piece. Read More…

Posted by: kelly