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got craft? :: gift guide #3

C2EF39A7-6654-4A12-84C4-F1B5E3FB2401Knock everything off of your holiday shopping list at Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre from December 8-9, 2012. Here are some holiday gift ideas…

PINT-SIZED PEOPLE (see above)
Little ones will love Hudsonny’s plush camera toys, Honey Canada’s eco-friendly toys, like these fresh felted apples, and colouring over posters and postcards by Draw Me a Lion.

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BEAUTY-LOVERS
Relax in the bath with Element Botanicals’ Ritual Bath Truffles, made from skin-loving cocoa butter or suds up with Simple Soap, which makes naturally fragrant, glycerin-free soap in scents like peppermint pine, red clover rainbow, and grapefruit sage. Finish up with an energizing, calming, or soothing body mist by Feest.

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GIFTS FOR GUYS
Look for bowties by Belvedere Gents, leather wallets by Divina Denuevo, and leather belts, cuffs, and guitar straps by Frankenstrap. Fan favourites include cufflinks and tie tracks by Nostalgic Links, KT & Paul tees screen-printed by hand, and iPad sleeves by Anonum Designs.

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GIFTS FOR GIRLS
Give the gift of cute clothes and statement jewelry — like this architectural necklace by Marian + Hazel, alongside a treat from Chef Kev, neatly tucked under the tree. (left image via Janis Nicolay for Barefoot Contessa)

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Find these vendors and more at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Visit the website here for more details!

got craft? :: gift guide for the foodies

Got Craft? has all the foodies covered! Holiday shopping for food-lovers has never been easier! Stop by Got Craft? from Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 10-5pm to find these awesome gifts including the Golden Guns Apron above by Robbie Vergara Silkscreens.

Try Mellifera Bees’ infused honey, harvested from backyards throughout the Lower Mainland. Flavours include cardamom, vanilla bean, or lemon – available in 4oz and 8oz jars.

Did you ever want to be a cheesemaker? Here’s your chance! Make Cheese Inc. creates beautifully packaged cheese-making kits so you can make feta, mozzarella, brie, gouda, or whatever your heart desires. Foodie favourites include the Proud Poutine Kit and the Mini Motza Kit.

Pick up Sticky Spoon, a Vancouver-based jam company that sources local fruits and vegetables to makes small batches of gourmet jams (250ml jars), like Spiced Autumn Plum, Cranberry-Apple with Citrus, and Persian Peach Jam.

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Find these vendors and more at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Visit the website here for more details!

images via Sticky Spoon, Make Cheese Inc., Mellifera Bees, and Robbie Vergara Screenprinting

giveaway :: got craft? swag bag

The first 50 people through the doors at Got Craft? on both Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012  at the Croatian Cultural Centre will receive a FREE swag bag! Each bag is stuffed with a selection of goodies from our vendors and our lovely sponsors including super cute colour books from MailChimp.

With the announcement that Square will be providing six gift certificates with a combined valued up to $300.00* to be randomly placed in 3 swag bags each day, be prepared to arrive early! Last year, the line up started at 5:30am foor a 10:00am opening, but if you enjoy sleeping in on the weekends, not to worry! Avoid the early morning wake up call and enter to win a swag bag including a limited edition Got Craft? tote bag designed by The Beautiful Project and hand printed by Locomotive Clothing.

* one $75, one $50, and one $25 gift certificate to be used at Got Craft? will be randomly placed in three swag bags each day. first 50 people through the doors each day will receive a swag bag filled with goodies from our vendors and sponsors.

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Two ways to enter:

  1. 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
  2. Retweet “RT to enter to win a #GotCraft swag bag filled with handmade goodness courtesy of @lotusevents – http://bit.ly/Ubw1i1 = 1 entry

Prize will be available for pick up at Got Craft? (front desk). Winner will be notified by email.
Contest closes Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at noon (PST)

got craft? :: DIY with Spool of Thread

Spool of Thread sewing lounge will be joining us again at the next Got Craft? event on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre! If you haven’t stopped by their table at past events, you are in for a treat with their holiday themed Holly Pin!

Spool of Thread’s free DIY table has all the supplies + tools needed to make a Holly Pin. Familiar faces from their shop will also be at the event with instruction sheets to help you out if you are stuck creating your pin. Once your finish, you can either show it off right away or save it for a last minute holiday gift.

Complete your holiday shopping list by visiting over 80 vendors that will be at the event with their handmade goods or create some more of your own projects by participating in the other DIY workshops!

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

10:00am to 12:00pm :: DIY embroidery with Leanne Prain, author of Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery

12:30pm to 2:30pm :: Button making with Yelp

3:00pm to 5:00pm :: Letterpress workshop with Sam Bradd (sold out)

10:00am to 5:00pm :: DIY Holly Pins with Spool of Thread

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All sessions are drop in between the times indicated above. Spaces may be limited. Until supplies last. Times listed are for both Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012.

got craft? :: DIY embroidery workshop

Join DIY author Leanne Prain for a drop-in workshop at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th from 10:00am to noon, and learn how to embroidery on card stock. Using a screen-printed postcard as a foundation, embellish your own unique seasonal postcard with a variety of stitches.  Using a needle and thread as a drawing medium, participants will be asked to enhance the existing printed design with their own creative expression. With this project, there is no right or wrong method or stitch pattern. Anything goes!

Leanne will demonstrate embroidery stitches that can be use for outlines and drawing, as well as decorative stitches. Participants can experiment with the running stitch, stars, scallops, or French knots to their projects.  Create your own one of a kind keepsake, or a seasonal card to send to someone special.

This project is based on Photo Feelism, a photographic stitching project designed by Siobhan Long, published in Leanne Prain’s book Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011)

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* No previous embroidery experience required
* Appropriate for ages 8 and up
* Drop in anytime between 10:00am to noon on Sat, Dec 8 + Sun, Dec 9th
* Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

spaces are limited | while supplies last

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Leanne Prain will also be on-site signing books between 1:00pm to 2:00pm on both days. Books will be available for purchase at the merchandise table by the main entrance or bring your own copy!

image via Mary Alice Elcock