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Strathcona Community Tees + Totes

StrathconaCommunityTeesStrathcona has always been in our hearts. My relatives moved into a row home, which is still in the family, near Union Street in the 1920s. My grandma used to take tai chi classes at the Ray Cam Community Centre every Saturday and we would meet the rest of the family there before having dim sum at Pink Pearl or lunch somewhere in Chinatown. I used to walk down to Kenny’s convienence store on East Hastings with my aunt for penny candies and if I didn’t like his selection, we would walk half a block further to Penny’s conveience store. We bought our weekly groceries at Sunrise Market, Rice World, Double Happiness, New Town Bakery, and have been going to the recently destroyed, Daisy Garden, for as long as I can remember. I took my first piano and ballet classes at the Strathcona Community Centre, attended family weddings at Strathcona Church, and most recently, celebrated our son’s first birthday at MacLean Park.

When we set out to find a location for London Fields Shoppe, we never thought we would be in the Heatley Block, but we are super proud to be back in Strathcona and for the opportunity to rediscover new gems and past haunts. We were actually so excited that we asked our friends, Locomotive Clothing, to hand print and design a neighbourhood specific t-shirt. Aren’t they amazing? We have also collaborated with Locomotive Clothing to print the cotton totes shown above with 100% proceeds to the Strathcona Community Centre Association. Shirts are available in various sizes including baby, child, youth, men, and women. Show your neighbourhood pride and find both of these items in-store or online here.

For other neighbourhood love, check out The Pleasant Shop (Mount Pleasant), Brick & Mortar Living (New Westminster), Gatley (Commercial Drive), Stepback (Kitsilano), and Spruce Collective (Fraser Valley).

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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