Got Craft? Holiday Show

November 30, 2009 - Filed under Events


… because MALL is a four letter word.

The Got Craft? Holiday Show is happening in Vancouver on Dec. 6th. Featuring over 50 local vendors, there’s sure to be something handmade for everybody on your list from clothing to jewelry to art to ceramics and home décor. The first 30 people through the door will receive a free, re-useable swag bag packed full of goodies from all of our vendors.

They will also be giving away a personal screen printing machine valued at $400 Cdn courtesy of Yudu and a DIY button kit including a machine and 250 parts courtesy of Six Cent Press.

Got Craft?
Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair

Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Royal Grandview Legion – 2205 Commercial Drive (at E. 6th Avenue)
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission: $2.00 (kids are free)

For more information and a complete list of vendors, please visit

Some favourites:
Cutesypoo Toys
Bliss in a teacup

Posted by: kelly

Handmade chocolate bowls

November 27, 2009 - Filed under How-to


Add a little style to your favorite desserts with these rustic looking handmade chocolate bowls. I love this post from Cathy, as she documents her trials and errors and lets us learn from her mistakes. Cathy’s done all the hard work by figuring out what not to do and in the end figured out a pretty easy way to make these beautiful bowls.

Check out her how-to (and how-no-to) here.


Posted by: kelly

Happy Thanksgiving America

November 26, 2009 - Filed under Inspiration, Thanksgiving


These cute acorn cookies are from Amy Atlas’s Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet.

Posted by: kelly

Handmade Nation on DVD

November 25, 2009 - Filed under Inspiration


For those of you who haven’t been able to catch one of the screenings of Handmade Nation, Faythe Levine’s indie documentary about the rise of DIY craft, art and design. It’s now available on DVD. This would make a great stocking stuffer for the crafty person in your life!

Buy Handmade Nation on DVD here

Posted by: kelly

Make your own gift bows

November 24, 2009 - Filed under Eco-friendly, How-to, Paper goods


With the holiday season fast approaching here’s a great little tutorial on how to create a bow from a magazine page. Cut strips of paper, twist them into loops and stack them together… Jessica show’s you just how easy it is.

Now you can make recycled bows for all your gifts.

Posted by: kelly

Rifle Paper co.

November 23, 2009 - Filed under Paper goods, Store

rifle paper co

Talented illustrator Anna Bond, has finally opened an online shop. Rifle Paper Co. is chalk full of goodies, from greeting cards, to personalized stationery, art prints to invitation templates. It’s brand new so they are still working out some of the kinks but definitely keep this one bookmarked!

rifle paper co

Posted by: kelly

Make It! – Not your granny’s craft show

November 20, 2009 - Filed under Events


Make it! is back again this year with another great event just in time to kick off your holiday shopping. Support talented Canadian artisans and designers this season, as you enjoy the beats from some of Vancouver’s hottest DJs… none of your traditional Christmas music at this show.

One-of-a-kind handmade items from over 90 of Canada’s hottest urban artists and designers, fashion, accessories, art, jewelry, baby items and home decor… and we promise no pinecone art or popsicle stick reindeers in sight!

Tickets are only $5 and the show runs all weekend.

Make it!
Friday, November 20 – 4pm to 9pm
Saturday, November 21 – 11am to 6pm
Sunday, November 22 – 11am to 5pm

@ The Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
view map

Posted by: kelly

Soft Cover Wrap-around Notebooks

November 19, 2009 - Filed under Eco-friendly, How-to

Soft Cover Notebook Tutorial

Got a bunch of scrap paper laying around that you’re not sure what to do with? Why not make your own moleskin inspired notebook. Here’s a great tutorial you can follow to make something personal and recycled!

Posted by: kelly

Personalized Dog Leash

November 18, 2009 - Filed under How-to, Sewing

Personalized Dog Leash

Meet Harper. Harper is an adorably cute labradoodle with a fantastic personalized leash. This is a great project for you beginners out there, that takes less than an hour to make. Follow the easy steps on the Purl Bee and make your own personalized leash.

Instructions here

Posted by: kelly