To market, to market, to market we go! THIS WEEKEND! I’m talking about the Got Craft? holiday edition, of course! Here is our continuing coverage on the vendors you’ll find at this great and growing event – in this post I am still recapping the artisans I have covered before from the previous Got Craft? market.
My Little Lights
Just in time for spring/summer 2012, these sweet little colorful lights are hand made of organic thread. A string or two of these would be perfect for an apartment, dorm, or house.
These make me wish I wore cufflinks! Jennifer crafts vintage and handcrafted cufflinks and tie tacks/pins, but luckily for the ladies, she also has some rings and earrings as well…at least on her etsy shop. Ranging from adorable to hilarious to beautiful, you can find a pair for any man in your life.
Get your button fix with this vendor, and don’t forget her greeting cards, paintings, prints, apparel and more! The Pauhaus’s web site seems to be down for the moment, but keep checking back to see their goodies, or just come on down to the event to see them in person!
Another Jill of all Trades, Raven’s Rest’s Jennifer Conway remakes discarded bits of daily life into wearable, useable and beautiful objets. This is another great way to combine environmental and fiscal responsibility, while supporting a local artist.
The Rice Babies
I think it would be impossible to walk by this table without buying something…and I don’t intend to do that! Dolls and crowns, what girl (big or small) wouldn’t want one of those?!
Robbie Vergara Screenprinting
It’s a bit of an understatement to say this line of illustrated tees, baby onesies, aprons and more is just super cool. They use encyclopedia images from the 18th and 19th Century, for crying out loud! Totally wearable, and incredibly…I’ll say it again…cool.
We’re also looking forward to perusing Andrea’s selection of handmade goodies like crocheted apple cozies and soy wax filled teacups.
Sam Bradd Designs
Sam will be selling letterpress prints, cards, and textiles at this event, and I plan to add his “local food matters” tea towel to my collection. Many of his other items also speak to me because of their design and their message, like the “we are meant to eat together” letterpress print.
Miranda Lievers is the woman behind Sassy Contessa, and she’s one of the most creative and talented people we know. A photographer, ceramic artist and crafter, her pieces come from a focus on her inspiration and not a decision to work in a particular medium. The picture here is of an air plant enclosure. We can’t wait to see what she’ll have on offer!
Sedated Clothing is definitely anything but…this line’s wearables for women have caught my eye at other events, with its clever and beautiful artwork embellishing lovely items. I don’t think I’ll be able to resist a Noodles the Cat plays piano shirt this time!
Solder and Punch
“Solder and Punch Jewelry is inspired by the contrast between the industrial edges of the city and the ever encroaching wilderness on the fringes.” I couldn’t have said it better. These pieces, with their soft bits and hard bits, and graceful lines and pokey things, marry the meeting of the two worlds that we live in right now. I can’t wait to see this stuff in person.
The Tiny Fig
“monsters, mice & everything nice”? Where do I sign up?! You may like the t-shirts (French Toast is my very favorite), the prints, paper goods and jewelry — and I do, but I am coveting a Bird Feet tea towel!
What a pretty combination these vintage-inspired laptop bags and pouches display — gorgeous old fashioned florals with amazing screened illustrations, and just a dash of lace to top it off. Note to designer Sasha Freeman: ever thought of doing pillows??
Designer Abbie Finestone creates her Twig Prints fabric storage totes and tubs in Whistler, BC, and I envy her her surroundings. I can see the influences of nature and the wilderness in her beautiful work, and have been attracted to it every time I have seen it, at these events and in shops.
Who would have thought that reclaimed seat belts, used bicycle inner tubes, scrap vinyl and upholstery material could look so dang good?? Not me, I’ll admit it. Urchin’s owner and designer, Clare, is a lot more forward-thinking than I am, and makes wonderful bags, wallets and more, giving a second life to the items that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
Got Craft? holiday edition
Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$3.00 (kids 10 and under are FREE)
Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4E4
See you there!
Make everything with love,