I can write about Got Craft? from the perspective of being a vendor (with Delish General Store), and also a shopper…because it’s pretty much impossible to be at the event and not want to pick up a thing or two, even when my focus is on selling!
Here are a few more artisans whose goodies I’ll be looking at in person this weekend (I am going to take the descriptions straight from the Got Craft? web site, and sprinkle in my own editorial comments, where I feel they are needed, in italics!):
We design & manufacture eco-style products. Our materials are used & every piece is a one-off. Our Motto: re-think | re-purpose ! anonum products: belts made of recycled fire hose; iPhone cases & iPad sleeves made of recycled print blankets from printing presses; shopping bags and messenger bags made of used sail cloth and more.
It’s nice to do the right thing with the motivation of doing the right thing — like recycling and reusing and repurposing with the payoff being solely the good of the environment…but it’s even better when there’s a double payoff. When you can feel like the products you are choosing are super cool, too…then it’s a win-win. Mission accomplished here – these wallets, bags, belts and more are (to use a term from my youth) rad.
Selena Boer, illustrator and graphic designer, has always been drawn to wrapping paper, wall paper, and anything else with a pattern on it. She has finally put this passion for patterns on paper, literally. Blue Spoons Paper Products is a line of paper goods which includes an assortment of items such as greeting cards, postcards, wrapping paper and prints. Every design is a hand drawn pattern created with vibrant colours and printed on quality paper. These paper products are unique and can be used for every occasion!
Organic shortbreads & Biscotti, Chocolate bar with varieties of flavour & nuts, Nuts ( spicy, savoury, sweet, etc.) small gift boxes.
Conecktion is a collection of handcrafted original neckwear created in beautiful Whistler, BC! Specializing in creatively designed scarves using organic fabrics; everything from soy, bamboo, and cotton. Trending at this moment are detachable collars; a fun and funky way to spice up your tired t-shirts or dresses.
Creampuff girlie boxer shorts. Lil Bandaid tops. creampuff girlie boxer shorts are flirty pin-up style bloomers. Breathable, non-static, comfy & made to fit your girlie derriere! Wear ‘em instead of a slip to prevent thigh-rub, accent outfits, to bed as pj’s, over bathingsuits, as shorts or sexy lingerie. Lil Bandaid tops are no bigger than your bra & contoured to fill in too-low or too-revealing necklines. Same pretty breathable fabric in charming, sassy colours & coordinated prints. Not just undies – your new most-favourite wardrobe items are so cute who cares if they show!
Hand-dyed leggings, panties, scarves & swimwear made in our Gastown Studio.
On their info page on the Got Craft? list of vendors, I spot something cute and something sexy…so, basically, something for everyone and something for all of our moods!
Modern, chic, sweet & fun greeting cards designed and printed locally in Vancouver, Canada. As a little girl, founder and designer Valerie Lau soon discovered something she had as much love for as chocolate: arts & crafts. This soon developed into a passion for creating paper goods. Each card often starts out as a simple sketch or a cluster of words, and after much attention to the design process, a new card is happily added to the collection. Designs by Val cards are printed using eco-friendly cardstock and packaged in biodegradable clear bags.
I always like to click over to a vendor’s own web site to see what they are all about…and this is one sweet, cute and impressive web site — which says a lot about the owner, Valerie, and her great eye for design. Which means, of course, that her products are equally adorable. Don’t miss them, I know I won’t!
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,