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got craft? THIS weekend!

GCCollage2Got Craft? is taking place this weekend and we rounded up our top 8 things to do at the show!

  1. Be one of the first 50 people through the doors each day to receive a FREE* limited edition swag bag with goodies from our vendors! Visit our blog post here for a sneak peek of some of the swag items we have collected and our new bag design!
  2. Participate in one of our new hands-on workshops such as letterpress with District Dogs Designs, piñata making with The Rice Babies, and of course, show favourites, Spool of Thread will be back with a hand sewing project! Perfect for kids and adults! See the full workshop schedule here.
  3. Purchase your tickets online and save 40%! Click the link here and share it with your friends! (valid until midnight PST Thursday, December 10th, 2015)
  4. Treat yourself to some of Vancouver’s best food carts including The Pie Company, Melt City Grilled Cheese, and Counterpart Coffee.
  5. Support small business and shop from over 80 handmade vendors in a wide assortment of categories including paper goods, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, baked goods, and more! There will be over 25% new vendors at the upcoming event including Coral + Cloud, Lia Hood Jewellery, and Sandve Woodworks. 
  6. Have you seen the beautiful venue that we’ll be popping up at this weekend? The historic Pipe Shop Building is located at the Shipyards by the Pier in North Vancouver. We are conveniently located next to the Lonsdale Quay Market and a 5 minute walk from the SeaBus Terminal and Bus Loop. There is also free parking at the Lonsdale Quay Market parkade and the ICBC parkade as well as on the street. Visit our event page here for a map, detailed directions, and more info about parking or check out the blog post here.
  7. Have you heard about our Facebook Party? Make sure to click ‘JOINING’ for your chance to win over $2000 worth of prizes from our vendors and flash prize sponsors! Follow the link here to the event.
  8. AND for those that like to WIN, we have more giveaways via our facebook and instagram feed, so make sure you follow us there for your chance to take home two handmade packages with a combined value of $700.00. Facebook | Instagram
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Got Craft? 2015 Holiday Edition
Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015
10-5pm
The Pipe Shop Building
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver (BC)

Save 40% and purchase your tickets in advance! 
Use the link here (valid until midnight PST Thursday, December 10th, 2015)

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*swag bags are available to paid attendees only

got craft? :: this weekend!

AD4Got Craft? is taking place this weekend and we rounded up the top 5 things to do at the show!

  1. Be one of the first 50 people through the doors each day to receive a FREE* swag bag with goodies from our vendors and sponsors! Visit our blog post for a sneak peek of some of the swag items we have collected!
  2. Participate in one of our new DIY workshops such as Brush Lettering Level 2 with Big Top Sign Arts, Block Printing on Textiles with the Craft Lab. Pre-registration is required, please click on the name of each workshop for a full course description, cost, and registration. Spool of Thread sewing lounge will also be back with another FREE hand sewing project for you to make and take home. Known for their simple and quick crafts, this is perfect for both kid and adults!
  3. Treat yourself to some of Vancouver’s best food carts including Guanaco Salvadoran Cuisine, Melt City Grilled Cheese, Varinicey Pakoras, and Soho Road Naan Kebab.
  4. Support small business and shop from over 75 handmade vendors in a wide assortment of categories including paper goods, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, baked goods, and more! There will be over 37% new vendors at the upcoming spring event including East Van Light, Owl & Windsor, East Van Jam, The Lemon Square, Graveley & Sons, and the Vancouver Candle Company, to name a few.
  5. We opened up a brick and mortar shop last February and we are super excited to be bringing a sample of goods to the next event! Visit the London Fields Shoppe table for a selection of bath and body products, stationery and paper goods, jewelry, and the newest issues of Frankie magazine!

*Swag bags are available to paid attendees only

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SEE YOU THERE!

vendor images above clockwise: Designs by Val, Cabin + Cub, The Beautiful Project, East Van Light

got craft? :: things to do!

GotCraft-DIY-WorkshopThe time is finally here! Got Craft?, Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, is taking place this weekend and here are our top 5 things to do at the show!

    1. DIY WORKSHOPS – There will be plenty of free workshops hosted by Spool of Thread (see project above), Bead Freaks, and DIY or DIE. If you are interested in letterpress, space is still available for Sunday’s paid workshop with District Dogs Design. Register here.
    2. WIN – We have plenty of giveaways taking place right now, so make sure to enter for your chance to win some fun prizes such as a swag bag from here and here as well as our 12 Days of Giveaways taking place on our Facebook page here.
    3. VISIT – We are super excited to welcome Poppytalk, UPPERCASE, and Etsy to the event this year. Make sure to visit their tables and say hello in person!
    4. FOOD TRUCKS + SHOPPING LOCAL – This is your chance to cross everybody off your holiday list by shopping from 75 local vendors. Need to take a break? Grab a quick bite from one of the food trucks that will be set up outside including The Pie Shoppe, Varinicey Pakoras, Taser Grilled Cheese, and Eli’s Serious Sausage.
    5. POP-UP – Our new pop-up shop, London Fields Shoppe, will be open from December 12-23 at 845 East Hastings between Hawks and Campbell Avenue next to Les Amis du Fromage.  Permanent space to open in spring 2014. We’ll be posting more details about this soon!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th 10-8pm
Sunday, December 15th 10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
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image via spool of thread

city guide :: portland, or (part 2)

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click here for part one of the city guide :: portland, or

For part two of our Portland, OR city guide, we stop in at Hawthorne, Division and Sellwood. As I mentioned before, this is more of a listing rather than me gushing about why I love each place. So please do visit their websites when planning your trip to see if it is for you! Have a favourite? Leave a comment below. Remember, I’m not from Portland and this list is from my memory, so if you do see an error, please let me know and I will correct it.

Division:
Genies Cafe – 1101 SE Division (breakfast, coffee and brunch cocktails!)

Stumptown – 4525 SE Division Street + various locations (I love their coffee so much that I actually bought two packages and brought them back in England when we flew out of PDX! I heard their chocolate cookies are pretty delish too.)

image via coffee shop journal

Hawthorne:
Apizza Scholls – 4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd (be prepared to line up!)

Cha! Cha! Cha! – 3433 SE Hawthorne Blvd + various locations (love their veggie burrito)

via grand central bakery

Grand Central Bakery – 2230 SE Hawthorne Blvd + various locations (coffee and croissants <- if you like them flaky, these are one of the best on the west coast)

Hawthorne Vintage – 4722 SE Hawthorne Blvd (may look small from the outside, but it’s not – tons of clothing, housewares, furniture, etc)

Vintage Pink – 2500 SE Hawthorne Blvd (more vintage love – easy to manuever and look around)

Cool Cottons – 2417 SE Hawthorne Blvd (i’m pretty sure they know us here, but it is just up the block from grand central bakery and always on my “must stop” list)

Imelda’s and Louie’s Shoes – 3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd (Across the street from Cha! Cha! Cha! and just two store fronts down from Pho Van. They have a good selection of shoes and friendly staff, so always worth a browse)

Pho Van – 3404 SE Hawthorne Blvd + various locations (this is fancier pho then what we are normally use to in Vancouver, but their honey lemongrass chicken is fantastic!)

Sellwood:
Star Antiques – 7027 SE Milwaukie Avenue (two large stores adjacent to one another – plenty of good finds, but be prepared to spend some time strolling up and down the aisles – see pic above)

Sock Dreams – 8005 SE 13th Avenue – (you could climb a mountain in their knee high socks and they would still in place – love them!)
image via craftzine.com

honourable mentions: broder, Bagdad Theater, Potato Champion, Waffle Window, Yarnia(see picture above)