Posts Tagged: dumpling

Foodie IGTV Virtual Market Series

The Foodie Virtual Market – September Edition starts in two weeks and we’re super excited to be sharing new videos to our Instagram IGTV channel!

How do I find you on IGTV?
If you’re already using IGTV, search for @gotcraftmarket and click on the IGTV icon in the top right corner of the home screen in the instagram app. We will be posting a new video each day between Monday, September 13th to Sunday, September 19th).

If you aren’t familiar with IGTV, follow these easy steps:

  1. Login to instagram and find us @gotcraftmarket
  2. Look for the IGTV symbol on our profile page right under our highlights
  3. Check the schedule below and tune in to your favourite sessions! Our videos will remain on our channel, so you can watch and share them as many times as you like!

Monday, September 13
JusTea: Tea with a story
Hand-picked by small-scale farmers, learn about JusTea’s unique line of Purple Leaf Teas.

Tuesday, September 14
Treat yourself to the sweet taste of caramel
Everyday ways to use Food Philosophy’s plant-based caramel sauces!

Wednesday, September 15
Lemon Meringue Pie by Kukki Jar
Kukki Jar shows you how they make their Lemon Meringue Pie’s using hand sheeted Kouign Amann dough filled with house-made lemon curd and topped with toasted meringue + pie crust pieces!

Thursday, September 16
Janky Dumps Vol. 1
Dumps are far more versatile than you might think. Here Dicky’s Dumps will show you just one way they eat dumps that strays off the regular. 

Saturday, September 18
Let’s chat with EastVan Bees
Meet the founder of EastVan Bees as he chats about bees and other things

Sunday, September 19
Prepare to cook with Naledo Foods
Get your spice kit ready with Naledo Foods to start cooking your fav Indian, Thai, and other dishes!

pictured above: EastVan Bees, Naledo Foods, Dicky’s Dumps

tutorial :: cat nip dumplings :: #ForTheAnimals

These simple to make catnip toys are both fun for you and your feline friends! Felt, both acrylic and wool, can extend the life of your cat toys. Instead of tearing like cloth, I find that felt just naturally fuzzes up instead. Below, I show you how to make the “famous” roxypop catnip dumpling toys. Once you learn the basic steps, you can use your imagination to whip up endless designs!


  • Felt (acrylic or wool) – I used an off white colour to stimulate a real dumpling skin
  • Thread (to match the felt)
  • Loose catnip
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • CD
  • Marking pen
  • Chopstick / Pen (optional)

step one:

Take the CD and place it on your piece of felt. Use the CD as a template to cut out your circles with the marking pen.

step two:

Fold the circle in half and sew around the edge. Make sure to leave a section open, so that you can stuff the catnip in.

step three:

To give it a more realistic look, I use pinking shears to trim off the edge. This is purely for aesthetic reasons, so if you don’t have pinking shears, not to worry. And to be honest, your cat will still love you!

step four:

Start stuffing! You can use a chopstick or a pen to help get the catnip into the bottom of the dumpling. You can use as much or as little catnip as you like.

step five:

Once you are done stuffing the catnip, place the dumpling back into the machine. Sew up the opening, clean up the thread ends and you are done!

For those that are not crafty and based in Vancouver (BC), visit me at Got Craft on Sunday, May 8th. Fortune cookie cat nip toys will also be available!