I’ve been missing London (UK) lately especially the warm weather and sunshine I hear they have been having. Not too hard with the high winds we are experiencing in Vancouver right now. Boo! So what a fantastic surprise when I received an email from Blue Olive Photography packed full of these pretty pictures from the last Got Craft? event in London, UK at the Tooting Tram and Social! Can’t wait to be back this Summer!
My friend Lindsay and I are working on a Roxypop design overhaul and we need your help! Roxypop specializes in sewn, crocheted, and other fabric goods. All items are handmade using top quality materials such as wool, bamboo fill, and a selection of Japanese and thrifted fabric. Inspired by vintage and kawaii Japanese culture, she presents an eclectic range of gifts and small accessories for both children and adults. The Roxypop collection includes wool apple cozies, assorted fabric pouches, badge sets, small accessories, pin cushions, and cat nip treats for your special feline!
I started crafting in 2007, but the name dates back to 2000 when I was talking on the phone with a Roxy sticker and eating a popisicle. Get it? Roxy + pop? POW! I’m looking to streamline my packaging this year and although I love handmaking all of my packaging which I currently do with the help of Robert, it can be time consuming! I’m super thrilled to have Lindsay on my team, but I’m having a bit of trouble deciding on which concept to choose from the lovely examples she provided above.
Care to share your feedback? Leave a comment below with your favourite design e.g. 2b or 3c. Please keep in mind that these are only rough sketches, so colour will be added later. I’ll choose one lovely commenter on Monday, March 12th, 2012 at noon (PST) to send a Roxypop thank you package to! ** open to commentors worldwide.
Thank you to everybody that has applied to the Got Craft? holiday event on Sunday, December 4th at the Royal Canadian Legion on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Remember that applications are open until Thursday, September 15th, 2011! Full details can be found here.
In the meantime, we are pleased to introduce our jury members…
Jan is the author and co-founder (along with her husband Earl) of the Canadian design blog, Poppytalk. She is also a huge supporter of all things handmade and is proud to devote her time to their online curated marketplace, Poppytalk Handmade. facebook | twitter
Denise Liu holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Manitoba and spent time working in various local architecture firms before beginning a interdisciplinary design studio named Edison & Sprinkles with her partner Linus Lam in 2008. Together they founded Artsy!Dartsy! Vancouver’s online Art & Design event guide. facebook | twitter
Miranda Lievers is a Vancouver based photographer, entrepreneur, and creative small business advocate. Her company Blue Olive Photography has earned the title of Best Wedding Photographers in Vancouver for the past 2 years (Georgia Straight Readers Choice) and has been named one of the most inspiring photographers in Canada. blog | facebook | twitter
Andrea + Robert is a husband and wife event management and wedding coordination team based in both London, UK and Vancouver, BC that share a love for handmade indie craft. Together, they founded Lotus Events producing Got Craft? and Indie I Do. blog | facebook | twitter
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