got craft? :: application deadline

GC-UrbanSketcherHello makers! The vendor applications for the upcoming Got Craft? spring event on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver (BC) close this Friday (February 27th)! All the information you require including an online application may be found on our website here. Make sure to check out our vendor list here to see who had participated in the last holiday show to get a feel of what items we are looking for.

image of Urban Sketcher by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

london fields shoppe :: shop windows

Studiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0004WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0016WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0007WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0038WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0046WEBWe knew that we wanted our shop windows to be hand painted after we watched John in his studio a few years ago in preparation for the Sign Painter movie premiere in Vancouver. Jeannette from The Beautiful Project created our logo design and we invited our friend Jeanie to come down and capture a few shots of John painting our windows. John had forgot to print a copy of the design we wanted for our door, so he laid out a fresh piece of paper on the table… he set up the computer screen next to him with the image that we wanted and he proceeded to draw it free hand. He then used that piece of paper to help him paint the signage on our door. This is when I had a true, “Oh, wow!” moment.

You can see more photos on our facebook album here.

photos by: [stu-di-o] by jeanie

london fields shoppe :: window painting

StoreFrontLegendary sign painter, John Lennig from Big Top Sign Arts will be at the shop tomorrow painting our windows. We’re not officially open yet as we are still waiting on City Hall to process our final piece of paperwork, but for those eager beavers, this is a great time to watch John create his magic, take a sneak peek at the space, and to say hello!

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings, Vancouver
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

got craft? :: survey 2015!

TheSaltDispensaryHappy new year! We hope that everybody had a great holiday and an amazing start to 2015! We’re still on holidays over here after a busy winter season, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t already started brainstorming new plans for the upcoming show! As we prepare for another year, we want to hear from you! What do you like best about Got Craft? What do you want to see changed or added to the show? Take a moment to complete our short survey and enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the next event.

Click here to enter. Deadline to complete the survey is Saturday, January 31st, 2015. Open to both shoppers and vendors. Thank you so much for your support over the years and for helping us strive to be one of the best curated indie marketplaces featuring some of your favourite handmade makers!

photo of The Salt Dispensary by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up 2.0 + Thank You!

photoTHANK YOU to all of you for another amazing show! I know that we say this after every event, but really, last weekend was truly special. After moving from the Royal Canadian Legion to the Croatian Cultural Centre to the Maritime Labour Centre (and Templeton Secondary due to the fire), we finally feel at home and it was good to see so many familiar faces and to meet new friends! To those lucky early birds, the line up for swag bags started just after 6am on both days and the last one was snatched up around 7:30am. Yeah, I told you they were * that * good!

LFSpopupFor those of you still needing to finish (or start?) your holiday shopping, we’ll be popping up at Les Amis du Fromage as we patiently wait for our final piece of paperwork from City Hall for our permanent brick and mortar space to be finally opened. We’ll be setting up shop at the “cheese place” once again with a fine selection of our favourite items including Mellifera Bees, Herbivore Botanicals, Olive Soap, Falconware, think & ink studio, Merchant and Mills, Archie’s Press, the leather satchel co, and so much more!

POP-UP in the POP-UP! From Friday, December 19th to Sunday, December 21st, Rogue Florist will be bringing some of her beautiful floral arrangements and wreaths. These will add a festive touch to your home and also make great host / hostess gifts! If you missed out at Got Craft? last weekend, you will want to make sure to pick one up!

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London Fields Shoppe offers a smorgasbord of stationery, homewares, prints, vintage, and more. You’ll find tons of treats for both stocking stuffers and as presents under the tree. We’re also the only shop in Vancouver to be carrying the exclusive Strathcona t-shirts hand printed by local designers, Locomotive Clothing and to be stocking danish homeware line, Rice DK! Plus, there’s CHEESE, so it’s win-win.

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London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up
Tuesday, December 16th to Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
845 East Hastings (next to Les Amis du Fromage) between Hawks and Campbell, Vancouver
10:00am to 6:00pm | 8:00am to Noon on Dec 24th

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