Got Craft? – London & Vancouver

November 21, 2011 - Filed under Events

It’s craft fair season folks! Time to get out there and support your local community of artists and crafters, by buying handmade this holiday. Got Craft? Is a great event, that this year is happening not only in Vancouver, but also in London. Definitely check it out if you’re in either area.

Got Craft? London
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Tooting Tram and Social, 46-48 Mitcham Road London SW17 9NA
Admission: £1.00

Got Craft? London - November 27, 2011

Got Craft? Vancouver
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Royal Canadian Legion – 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: $3.00

Got Craft? Vancouver - December 11, 2011

Posted by: kelly

Getting crafty for the holidays!

November 30, 2010 - Filed under Events

Hey Vancouver Peeps… are you looking for a way to bring some handmade goodness to your holidays? Well you’re in luck… here are two events happening in town that are sure to get you inspired, whether you’re making your own gifts or simply prefer to purchase handmade this season.

First up is the Holiday Craft Drop-in at Plush on Main St…

Plush on Main St. is opening it’s studios and hosting a Holiday Craft Drop-In. Join them for an afternoon of holiday crafting on either Saturday Dec. 4th or Saturday Dec. 11th. Simply bring your crafting supplies, and they’ll provide sewing, cutting, painting, and glue gun stations, as well as access to a big heap of fabric remnants from Plush’s studio.

What: Event: Holiday Craft Drop In
Where: Plush – 4296 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Noon to 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday, December 4th and 11th, 2010

*No registration required, just drop in

Up next is the annual Got Craft? Holiday Show…

Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair is back, just in time for the holidays. This year featuring over 55 local handmade vendors! Shoppers can expect to find the crème de la crème of indie goods: handbags, ceramics, letterpress stationary, jewelry, silk-screened t-shirts, kid friendly items, body products and more! Swing by the Spool of Thread booth to create DIY projects or be one of the first 45 through the door for a coveted swag bag.

What: Got Craft? Holiday Show
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When: Sunday, December 5th, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $3.00 (kids free)

For more info, check out

Posted by: kelly

Vancouver Craft Events

June 16, 2010 - Filed under Events, Vancouver

I know, I know, I haven’t lived in Vancouver for quite some time, but since our nomadic lifestyle keeps us on the move I don’t really have a local craft community to get involved with. So until I do, I’ll continue to post events from Vancouver… or anywhere really, so feel free to let me know what’s happening in your community.

For now here’s what’s coming up in Van:

Etsy Craft Party

Etsy Craft Party Meetup

It’s Etsy’s Birthday and time to celebrate. On June 18th, creative communities everywhere will be getting together to celebrate crafting in their own city. The goal is to get as many craft celebrations as possible happening across the globe. It’s a chance to get together, make art, energize your local community, and of course throw a party.

Got Craft along with local shops, Collage Collage and Spool of Thread Sewing Lounge; will be opening their doors for the Vancouver Etsy Craft Party! Bring a craft project and join them for a day of making, good conversation and to support your local community.

Date: Friday, June 18th, 2010
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: E. 15th Avenue between Kingsway and Fraser Street, Vancouver
Cost: FREE

Click here to RSVP

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Sock Monkey Making at Collage Collage

Sock Monkey making @ Collage Collage

June 19th from 3-5pm is hosting a Sock Monkey making class. Make one for Father’s Day, or just make one for yourself. $30 gets you all the materials you need for one extraordinary monkey. Registration is required, so call 604 569 1929 to reserve a spot.

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Market atEugene Choo

Market at Eugene Choo

Sunday June 20th kicks off MARKET at Eugene Choo. All summer long, Eugene Choo will host a series of markets, every Saturday featuring fine items that include vintage, baked goods and snacks, plants, and all sorts of other treasures. Vendors include: Daughters of Dawn Vintage, Banquet Design and Collage Collage.

Date: Every Saturday starting June 20th
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: 3683 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

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What is Swap-O-Rama-Rama you ask? Well, in essence, it’s a giant clothing and craft supply swap where you can take as much or as little as you want. Swap-O-Rama-Rama’s aim is to encourage communities to recycle and reuse clothing in a creative way.

A series of DIY stations will be on-hand to unleash your creativity through the recycling of used clothing including screen printing by Blim and sewing stations by Plush On Main.

So start cleaning out your closet and head on down to Swap-O-Rama-Rama.

Date: Saturday, June 26th, 2010
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver (map)
Admission: $6.00 at the door or $5.00 in advance via Paypal plus a bag of clean clothes and / or a bag of craft supplies to swap.
(leave with all the clothes and supplies that you can carry!)

For more information visit Got Craft?

Posted by: kelly

“Vote for Us” in the Handmade Olympics

February 8, 2010 - Filed under Events


Woohoo! has been shortlisted for “favourite blog with a handmaking focus” at RikRak Studio’s Handmade Olympics. There are 9 other fantastic blogs shortlisted in this category so we need all the help we can get! Please head on over here and vote for Talk Crafty To me! (no registering required, just a simple click)


Once you’ve voted be sure to check out all the other great events.

{ event 1 } :: our favourite handmade goodie with an innovative design
{ event 2 } :: our favourite handmade goodie for kids
{ event 3 } :: our favourite handmade eco friendly goodie
{ event 4 } :: our favourite handmade item that inspires lovelieness + wellness (in our homes, for ourselves, etc.)
{ event 5 } :: our favourite handmade personality/group forwarding kindness thru handmaking
{ event 6 } :: our favourite thrifty-forward, sustainable-minded blog, shop or site.
{ event 7 } :: our favourite FUN-FILLED handmade OR vintage goodie
{ event 8 } :: our favourite handmaking-focus blog <— this is our event!

Posted by: kelly

Help Haiti through crafting

January 17, 2010 - Filed under Events

Wishing you could do more to help those in need in Haiti? In addition to donating money, I’ve got two crafty ways you can give…

Craft Hope for Haiti

Craft Hope for Haiti

The Craft Hope Etsy shop is full of generously donated handcrafted goods, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. New products are being added all the time, so check out some of the great finds, and feel good knowing that your purchase is making a difference.

If you can sew, knit, crochet, or craft you can also help, by donating your items to the shop. Visit the Craft Hope website for more info.

Visit the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy Store >

(A few of the items up for sale on Craft Hope)

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Haiti Relief Silent Auction

Indie Fixx has organized a silent auction with all proceeds to going to the Red Cross International Response Fund. Each day new items, that have been donated by indie crafters, artists and designers will be put up for auction. You can bid via the comments and are able rebid as much as you want. The highest bidder wins, and can make their payment through Paypal. Jen from Indie Fixx will pay all the Paypal fee’s to ensure that 100% of your bid goes to the Red Cross.

The best way you can help is by bidding! There are some fantastic items up for grabs, and every little bit helps.

Visit the Indie Fixx Silent Auction >

(A few of the items up for Auction)

Posted by: kelly

A night of social crafting @ Museum of Vancouver

January 7, 2010 - Filed under Events


The Museum of Vancouver is holding a craft night on January 21st, dedicated to celebrating the growing DIY craft, art & design movement in Vancouver. There will be workshops, with free materials, a DJ and even a bar.

The event is sponsored by Opus Framing & Art Supplies, and is geared to both craft newbies, and more seasoned creators.

Go, enjoy, create…

Thursday, January 21
Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, British Columbia [map]

Posted by: kelly

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

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

Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2009 - Filed under Events, Holidays, How-to


What a great way to add a little fun to your 4th of July. This crafty idea comes from the very creative Kathleen over at Twig & Thistle. Not only is this great for the 4th of July, but for any picnic that needs a little sparkle! Wedding showers… baby showers… or even just a fun day out.

Check out the full tutorial, and download the templates over on Kathleen’s blog.

Posted by: kelly

Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2009 - Filed under Ceramics, Events, Holidays


Hope you all have a wonderful Canada Day!

These cute little clay Canada Houses from The Little Red Door make a great addition to potted plants, terrariums or just anywhere you need a little bit of Canadiana!

Check em out, eh!

Posted by: kelly

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