Category: handmade + craft markets

making :: IDSwest 2013 giveaway

roxypop-IDSwest-1How is it almost mid-September?! I have been busy cutting fabric, hand sewing snap clips, and literally spent the last few days chained to the sewing machine while catching up on netflix. Although I am normally the definition of a cram crafter, I’m feeling pretty good this year. Yes, I could have more fabric cut and I do wish I had an extra week, but don’t we all?

My first show of the season kicks off next week (Sept 19-22) with the District at IDSwest. I’ll be bringing my super kawaii items such as the pin backs pictured above, so come find the Roxypop booth and say hello! Interested in attending? I am giving away 4 pairs of tickets – 2 pairs for the opening night event (Sept 19 6-10pm) and 2 pairs for the show (Sept 20-22) – check the website for opening times and location. Value at $120.00. Leave a comment below and 4 winners will be chosen at random on Friday, September 13th at 12pm PST.

local event :: Blim

belevedere photo by studio jeanieAn independent, family-run arts and crafts facility located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, Blim returns with their February Market this Sunday. Aimed at helping build community through the spirit of fun and creativity, making the arts and crafts accessible to a wide range of skill sets; the Blim Market will feature handmade goods, Japanese-fusion cusine by Open Sesame, and vintage or fair-trade products from fifty local vendors.
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
3102 Main Street, Vancouver
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photo of Belvedere by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

local event :: Beggars Banquet

local event beggars banquetBeggars Banquet is a pop-up flea market aiming to marry combined interests and collections in a highly curated market consisting of vintage housewares, clothing, records, books, curios, and well crafted goods. Check out some past Got Craft? and Indie I Do vendors participating at the event including A Farmers Daughter, Meadow, and Olla Urban Flowers.


Beggars Banquet
Friday, February 8th 6-11pm
Saturday, February 9th 11-6pm
213 E. Georgia Street (Chinatown), Vancouver

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local event :: Toque

Toque is Western Front’s annual art and craft fundraising sale. Held every December, the two-day event features a curated selection of talented designers ranging from books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics, and tasty treats.

Proceeds from Toque support the Western Front Society. Visit their website here.


Toque 2012
Friday, December 7th, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Western Front
303 E. 8th Avenue, Vancouver

local event :: holi-DIY night at anthropologie

Here are a few pictures from the Holi-DIY event at Anthropologie last Thursday night hosted by Poppytalk. Thanks to Miranda for being my crafty date and to Jan and Earl for teaching us how to make our own origami ornaments. I have been going crazy over here prepping for One of a Kind Toronto (leaving Monday!), so it was great to take a short break and relax with some paper folding and to meet some new, and familiar faces. You can see more of the event over on Poppytalk including a full tutorial to make your own origami tree ornament and also check out Nicole’s blog to see her finished project!