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guest post :: the little destination that could

VEV_GuestPost_1To celebrate our new home in the gym at Templeton Secondary School (727 Templeton Drive at Turner), we invited Vancouver East Village to share a post with us on what makes this neighbourhood such a great place to visit!

A few years ago, when people would ask where I live & shop, they could never seem to get a mental map of the area around Nanaimo & E.Hastings. Even many East Van folks seemed not to know. Then I’d say ‘you know, around Donald’s Market, (not the one on Commercial Drive)’. After a few moments they’d say ‘Oh, yeah, there’s not much around there…”  It’s true, we had a plethora of vacant shops and the good ones were few and far between at that time. Well, things have changed a little. People now recognize that the (now named) Vancouver East Village is actually a chill place to eat and to shop.

Hastings Sunrise residents shopping for their meals love supporting our long time merchants like Wheelhouse Seafoods, Rio Friendly Meats and Donald’s Market, but there is more going on over here than food!

VEV_GuestPost_2VEV_GuestPost_4VEV_GuestPost_3New endeavors like Tiny Finery, feature local artisans work in a bright & tiny location that is quickly becoming the go-to shop for gifts & cards. My City Photos offers unusual photo shoots and an outstanding quality of work. Black Rook Bakehouse and East Village Bakery, are directly across the street from one another and neither are to be missed. Walk towards the mountain views, past Pandora Park and downhill to Dundas where you’ll find Far Out Coffee Post, an amazing little neighbourhood gem of a cafe and lunch stop in a most unusual location at Templeton on Dundas. Into craft beers? How about free tastings at Parallel 49 Craft Brewery or Powell St. Craft Brewery, both walkable from the Got Craft?.

A big thanks to Vancouver East Village for giving us a tour of their neighbourhood!

Got Craft?
Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013
10-5pm
Gym at Templeton Secondary School – 727 Templeton Drive (between Turner and Adanac)
$3.00 admission

images 1 + 3 via Vancouver East Village | image 2 via Ryan Tessier for Vancity Buzz | image 4 via hummingbird604

got craft? :: NEW venue this weekend!

GC_new_venueDue to a fire at the Maritime Labour Centre last week, Got Craft? was forced to change locations for the show coming up this weekend. Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to email us with venue suggestions and messages of support! We are happy to announce that we have found a new home in the gym at Templeton Secondary School!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013
10-5pm
Templeton Secondary School – Gym
727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver between Adanac and Turner
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got craft? :: DIY with Spool of Thread

DIYtable_Spring2013Spool of Thread will once again be joining us at Got Craft? on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 10-5pm in the gym at Templeton Secondary, 727 Templeton Drive in Vancouver (corner of Turner and Templeton).

After receiving quite a number of requests, Spool of Thread will be bringing back their super popular prize ribbon pin project for you to make! Got Craft? attendees can stop by their table and make a modern take on a prize ribbon using supplies straight from the Spool of Thread store.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, pin your prize ribbon on yourself or make one for someone deserving of a great handmade prize! Show off who’s number 1 for making such a cute pin! This DIY workshop is drop-in only, so no registration required. All supplies and instructions are provided and included with your admission fee.

got craft? :: swag bag giveaway

GotCraft_Swag_Apr_3GotCraft_Swag_Apr_2GotCraft_Swag_April_6GotCraft_Swag_April_5The first 50 people (paid attendees) through the doors at Got Craft? on both Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013 in the gym at Templeton Secondary School – 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver (corner of Turner and Templeton) – will receive a FREE swag bag! Each bag includes a selection of goodies from our vendors and our sponsors including SUPER CUTE washi tape from MailChimp. We’re also changing up the swag bags this year. Gone are the “regular” totes with the Got Craft? bubble and here are the limited edition totes designed by The Beautiful Project and hand printed by Locomotive Clothing. Each year will feature a new design, so once these are gone, they will be reprinted!

Got Craft - SquareIf that wasn’t special enough, we are pleased to welcome Square back to the spring show! Three lucky winners each day will also win 3 gift certificates with a combined value of up to $300.00* in their swag bags courtesy of Square! Interested in signing up for an account? Meet the Square team and pick up your free reader at the event!

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3 ways to enter:

Visit the Got Craft? vendor page here and leave a comment below with the name of the vendor you are most excited to see! = 1 entry

Retweet “Retweet to enter to win a #GotCraft swag bag filled with handmade goodness courtesy of @lotusevents – http://bit.ly/YxPf4V = 1 entry

Like the Locomotive Clothing facebook page here. Like the Got Craft? facebook page here and share this post on your news feed = 1 entry

Prize will be available for pick up at Got Craft? (front desk). Winner will be notified by email. Contest closes Friday, April 26th, 2013 at noon(PST)

square image by [stu-di-o] by jeanie | * one $75, one $50, and one $25 gift certificate to be used at the Got Craft? event on April 27 + April 28, 2013.

new faces at the Got Craft? spring edition

Edit Stylish & Sustainable Accessories copyGC collage - new vendorsShe's So We are super excited to welcome the following new vendors to the Got Craft? spring show this April. Make sure to stop by and give them a warm welcome!

Hand and Sew | 1UP Caramels | Anemone | Cowl & Company | Davie & Chiyo | Edit Accessories | Forest and Waves | Fox & Found Press | GoGo Bags | Herro Hachi Inc | Hillary Web | Jackie Frioud Pottery | Karla’s Specialteas | Jen Ellis Designs | Kate Duncan | WTFrame | Lemonni | Little Wren Designs | Meiku Designs | Mindan’s Designs | MokaJade Designs | mubiblossom | PassedOutDog | Sarah Mulder Art & Jewelry | She’s So | Cocolico

images from top to bottom: Edit Accessories, PassedOutDog, Lemonni, Hand and Sew, mubiblossom, She’s So