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!
Posted by: kelly
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
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
Craft Showcase: 7:00pm
Get Tickets >>
Check out the trailer:
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
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…
(Sorry about the lack of posts this week. We’ve been transitioning from Thailand to Indonesian, so our time online has been a little limited.)
For the last 9 months we’ve been traveling around South East Asia. It’s been an amazing experience, but unfortunately our nomadic lifestyle doesn’t really lend it self to well to crafting. I mean it’s not exactly practical to lug around a sewing machine in my backpack just so I can get my craft fix.
As a result I’ve been searching for a new craft hobby, something that’s not too hard to learn and that’s not too material intensive. I settled on Amigurumi. I found some really great tutorials online, and figured that yarn was probably one of the easier craft materials to find in Asia. Last week we were in Bangkok for a few days before catching our flight to Bali, and I made it my mission to get set up with some supplies.
Posted by: kelly
May 12, 2009 - Filed under How-to
Interested in quilting, but not sure where to start? Why not try this super simple tutorial from Craftzine for a quilted potholder. It’ll give you a taste of quilting without having to commit to making an entire quilt.
And if you’re looking for some kitchen inspired fabric be sure to check out the great Lizzy Dish collection.
May 3, 2009 - Filed under Fabric
Got any illustrations, designs or doodles you’re not sure what to do with? Why not turn them into your very own custom made fabric? Currently in beta, Spoonflower.com will take your design and print it on quality, quilting-weight, 100% cotton fabric.
You do need to be somewhat computer-literate, but if you need help preparing your graphics files, there’s a comprehensive FAQ, and a video tutorial explaining things in detail.
It is a little pricey at $18/yard, but it’s not outrageous, and hey it’s custom, plus there is no minimum order so you can order as much or as little as you like.
Be sure to check their blog each week and vote for the fabric-of-the-week. The winner gets 5 free yards of their fabric printed.