Category: things to do | places to see

West End General Store Popup

WEGS-1WEGS-2WEGS-3WEGS-4WEGS-5WEGS-6Two of Got Craft’s past vendors, Forest & Waves and Lemonni, along with Jenny from Oollo Tea have teamed up to open the West End General Store Popup.

Outdoor inspired Forest & Waves will showcase backpacks, blankets, tote bags, maps and a new collaboration with Tofino’s Caravan Beach Shop. Annie from Lemonni presents a line of colour home textiles and paper goods while Jenny from Oollo Tea is serving her farm-direct teas along with locally made treats such as ice cream from Brown Paper Packages and raw chocolates by Bumble & Oak.

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West End General Store Pop-up
until Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Production Road
990 Nicola Street, Vancouver

shop tour :: bookhou

Bookhou-1Bookhou-2Bookhou-3Bookhou-4Bookhou-5Bookhou-6With us being back in Toronto for the One of a Kind show, I figured this would be a good time to share some of the photos I took during our visit last April to Bookhou. Better late than never?

Co-founded by husband and wife, John and Arounna, this amazing duo works out of a beautiful space with a brick and mortar shop at the front, a studio at the back, and their own living space above. Everything that Bookhou creates is amazing and being a follower of their work, I can’t imagine anything that this duo can’t do from custom furniture to the beautiful hand printed textiles you see above. If you are in Toronto, make sure to say hello in person or visit their website to see their online shop. I’ve had my eye on the triangle zip tote for quite some time now. Merry Christmas to me?

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Bookhou
798 Dundas Street West, Toronto
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things to do :: forest and waves pop-up

Forest-and-Waves-Pop-UpGot Craft? vendor, Edward Juan from Forest and Waves will be taking over the Chinatown Experiment this week with his very first pop-up retail store! Ed first contacted me last year when he was relocating from the US to Vancouver and I remember instantly falling in love with his work. As an avid surfer, and with him completing the NYC marathon last Sunday, it is no surprise that the store will be specializing in outdoor inspired goods – hence the name, Forest and Waves.

Along with his locally designed line of paper goods and tea towels, he will also carry a selection of clothing, home decor from Pigeon Toe Ceramics and LandonDix, skate boards from local designer Would Boards, and fabric pouches from Roxypop. I’ll be behind the counter giving Edward a helping hand, so stop by and say hello!

Forest & Waves Pop-Up Retail Store
Friday, November 8th to Sunday, November 24th
Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
434 Columbia Street, Vancouver

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Don’t miss the launch party on November 8th from 6:00-9:00pm!

things to do :: circle craft (+ giveaway!)

AbeegoThe beginning of November marks the start of the holiday season and we are kicking it off next week with the Circle Craft Christmas Market! Started in 1973 by the Circle Craft Co-operative, this year marks their 40th Anniversary and we are pleased to giveaway tickets to one lucky winner! With artists from all over Canada, fashion shows, artist demonstrations, and entertainment from various art organizations in Vancouver, you don’t want to miss out. Make sure to say hello to new, and returning, Got Craft? vendors including A Cagey Bee (booth #120), Abeego (pictured above – #W12), Daub + Design (#123), Divinia Denuevo (#W13), Nostalgic Links (#121), and Yapes Paints (#225)!

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We are super excited to be giving away a pair of tickets to the Circle Craft Christmas Market!

There are two ways to enter:

  1. Leave a comment below  = 1 entry
  2. Retweet “Retweet to enter to win tix to the #CircleCraft #Christmas Market on Nov7-11 courtesy of #GotCraft + @LFieldsShoppe – http://wp.me/ppNMC-2pC = 1 entry

A winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at noon (PST). Tickets will be available for pick up the Circle Craft Will Call desk.

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Circle Craft Christmas Market

Thursday, November 7 to Monday, November 11, 2013
Thurs-Sat 10-9pm | Saturday 10-7pm | Sunday 10-5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place
tickets available here

For more information please visit the Circle Craft website here.

image via Abeego

double header :: knit city + urban market

UrbanMarketPoster-600pxThis weekend, you can find us at the Urban Market at Highstreet in Abbotsford (BC) hosted by Spruce Collective. These ladies are super sweet and talented, so you don’t want to miss this one! I’ll be bringing a selection of handmade goods that you will be able to find at London Fields Shoppe including work by Forest and Waves, James Brown, Richard Fairhead, the pauhaus, Mellifera Bees, Pepperjack Home, think & ink studio, The Beautiful Project, Camp & Quarry, and more! I’ll also be sharing my vintage collection for the first time! I’m limited to what would fit in our small vehicle, but I plan to be bringing a fantastic selection of kids related books, tin toys, old stationery, lots of Christmas goods, typewriters galore, kitchen items (including teacups), mason jars, vintage aprons, and other fun stuff!

Friday, October 25th 6:00-9:00pm
Shopping Preview – tickets $40

Saturday, October 26th 9:00-4:00pm
$5.00 admission in support of the Crystal Gala
3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford

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Yep. It’s a double header weekend! Knit City returns to the Croatian Cultural Centre and we will be there all weekend representing Got Craft? with our friends Pip & Pin. If you knit or crochet, this is an event that you don’t want to miss! I’ll be there with my Roxypop handmade goods, so come by and say hello!

Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th
10-5pm
Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
$5.00 admission per day

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