Posts Tagged: BLIM

local event :: Blim

Foe and DearThe Blim Market returns on Sunday, March 17th featuring thirty two handmade, vintage, or fair-trade vendors and an in-house Japanese-fusion cook named Open Sesame – Yum!

An independent, family-run arts and crafts facility located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, Blim aims at helping build community through the spirit of fun and creativity by making the arts and crafts accessible to a wide range of skill sets. Admission is by donation. The first 10 in the door will receive a free swag bag.

Make sure to say hello to some of the Got Craft? spring vendors including: Foe and Dear, Irit Sorokin Designs, She’s So, Passed Out Dog, and Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.


Sunday, March 17th, 2013
3102 Main Street, Vancouver
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image of Foe and Dear by Connie Tsang

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

round up! :: vancouver craft fairs (+ tix giveaway)

Following our round up of London, UK craft fairs, here are our top Vancouver picks to add to your diaries and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for a ticket giveaway!

Eastside Cultural Crawl
Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 | check website for times + locations

Sunday, November 20 | noon to 5pm
Chinese Cultural Center – 50 E. Pender Street, Vancouver

Make it!
Thursday, November 24 to Sunday, November 27 | various times
Croatian Cultural Center – 3205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
We have 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs! Interested, scroll to the bottom for details.

I Heart Crafts!
Saturday, November 26 | 11:00am to 6:00pm
Artbank – 1897 Powell Street, Vancouver

Portobello West
Saturday, November 26 + Sunday, November 27 | 11:00am to 5:00 pm
Creekside Community Recreation Center – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Crafts for a Cause
Saturday, December 3 | 6:00 pm to 10:00pm
Rhizome Cafe – 317 East Broadway, Vancouver

Fieldstone Vintage Market
Saturday, December 3 | noon to 5:00pm
Bakerview EcoDairy – 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford

Got Craft? (image above)
Sunday, December 4 | 10:00am to 5:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion – 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

One of a Kind
Thursday, December 8 to Sunday, December 11 | various times
Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

River Market Holiday Show curated by Got Craft?
Saturday, December 10 + Sunday, December 11
Saturday, December 17 + Sunday, December 18
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
River Market – 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy
Saturday, December 10 + Sunday, December 11 | various times
Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver

Check out our Around Town listings for crafty events in and around the Lower Mainland!

We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away to Make it! Leave a comment below with the name of what craft fairs you will be hitting up this holiday season and 10 random winners will be chosen on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at noon (PST).

city guide :: vancouver, bc (part 1)

photo credit: Emily Bee ♥ Follow The White Rabbit

I have been contacted a few times by people visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, most recently by a lady from Tennesse, for where to go for craft supplies and indie crafts in the city. So I figured that it would be handy to have a page with a few of my favourite spots that I could direct people to and you can add your favourite finds below. I will be breaking the post into sections of the city to make it more manageable, so let’s start off with downtown / chinatown / gastown.

Dressew – 337 W. Hastings Street

If you are looking for craft supplies, this is the mother ship! Two floors of fabric, notions, select findings and quite an assortment of 80’s jewelry downstairs on the back wall.

Button Button – 318 Homer Street

Just around the corner from Dressew, this is a small shop filled to the brim with all kinds of buttons. You can read my guest post about them for DIY Vancouver Granville Online.

Opus Art Supplies – 207 W. Hastings Street

Great place for art students and those that like to draw and paint. I like to pop in here to refill my supply of blender pens.

Erin Templeton – 511 Carrall Street

The most softest and scrumptious handmade leather bags ever. Full stop.

Blim – 115 E. Pender Street

Part art studio, workshop space and retail shop.

honourable mentions for local handmade finds + a quick bite to eatOld Faithful Shop – 320 W. Cordova Street, Dream – 311 W. Cordova Street, Meat + Bread – 370 Cambie Street, Nuba – 1489 E. Hastings Street, La Taqueria – 322 E. Hastings St, New Town – 158 E. Pender St (best steamed bbq pork buns + butterfly pastries)

things to do :: bake + pw + blim

 via one charming party

Bake for the Quake is a collective bake sale to raise funds for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief. All proceeds go directly to Doctors without Borders. Hosted by Melody and Joy, the event promises to be filled with of the Lower Mainland’s most talented cooks and bakers serving up tasty treats! Prizes for raffle and silent auctions will also be available. You can check out some of the lovely goods you * could * take home by Got Craft vendor, The Beautiful Project.

event: Bake for the Quake
date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
location: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver (corner of Davie and Pacific)

The event is free to attend and open to the entire family. Please visit their website for complete details.


via we heart it

Don’t forget that Portobello West and Blim are taking place this Sunday, April 24th, 2011! Please check out their individual websites for full details. Be one of the first 50 at Portobello West and you could win a golden egg with gifts by Irit Sorokin, Caroline Calvert and creampuff by GG. Enjoy!