Posts Tagged: abbotsford

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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in the city ::

We leave for One of a Kind Toronto in one week and are madly prepping stock, designing a booth space, and finalizing travel plans. This will be my first time participating at OOAK TO and I think I’m running on 50% crazy and 50% caffeine to make sure that everything is ready in time! I’m a list maker and am spending the afternoon writing everything down. There’s just something so gratifying about crossing off an item on the to do list – you know? Are you guilty of adding to your list just so that you can cross it off? Ha!

images from top to bottom: enjoying a cup of tea and the last of the bonne maman biscuit stash from the UK, shoot with go! Vancouver and Mellifera Bees for Got Craft?, goodies from Rob’s pastry course * drool *, swag from Fiber Lab, always a fun visit with Spruce Collective!, Cleo enjoying some swag from the ladies at Pip + Pin

field trip :: spruce collective

Spruce Collective first opened their doors a little over two weeks ago and they celebrated their grand opening last weekend. Lily from Birch + Bird has amazing taste, so as soon as I heard that she was opening a shop, I knew Robert and I had to make the drive out to Abbotsford to check it out in person. A collaboration between 5 ladies – Birch + Bird, Trove Vintage Rentals, Red Wicker, Home Sweet Nest, and Twig Home – the shop carries a curated selection of vintage treasures and handmade items such as jewelry by local designer Marian + Hazel.

In addition to the retail shop, Spruce Collective will be hosting workshops in their beautiful back room. Visit their website below for information about schedules + registration!

Spruce Collective
2622 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford
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shop tour :: House of Fine Art

House of Fine Art (HOFA) is a fine art supply and framing service store based in Abbotsford (BC) and I am so happy to announce that they are now carrying Roxypop zipper pouches and pinback sets!

Originally opened in 1971 by Gladys Murray, the shop was continued by her son, Lee, and is now in the hands of a lovely couple named Heather and Tim. Focusing on sustainable and ethical art supplies, they source as many local options as possible and will soon be offering a selection of workshops in their new location.

Here are a few sneak peeks I took during my shop tour. You’ll have to take a trip out in person to see all the loveliness for yourself!

HOFA
2485 West Railway Street, Abbotsford
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field trip :: granny and grumpa’s antiques

On Friday, we met up with Lily to pick up a few wooden crates and we started talking about thrifting haunts in the Valley. One thing led to another and the next thing we knew we were starting up the GPS and heading out to Sumas Prairie to one of her favourite places – Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques.

 As part of the Circle Farm Tour, their farm apparently houses the largest single private collection of antiques in the entire province of British Columbia and I believe it. This place is huge with about 6 separate buildings where you can easily spend hours browsing through the endless rooms. Everything is neatly organized and some rooms are even themed such as Coca Cola, ashtrays, and a {spooky} doll room that I suggest avoiding if you aren’t into that!

Unfortunately, I didn’t pick anything up on this trip as there was just too much to take in. However, I will be sure to come prepared next time! Check out some great tips by Birch + Bird for shopping at barn sales!