local event :: Portobello West

Portobello WestThe season opener of Portobello West is taking place this weekend at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre in the Olympic Village.

Portobello West is a non-profit society that aims to support local artists, designers & artisans and help them connect with their local community. We’ll be working the Roxypop booth all weekend so come by and say hello (and bring some coffee)!

When: Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, 2013 from 11-5pm
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – #1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
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image via jen ellis designs

local event :: Home + Garden Show

a cagey beePortobello West will be featuring 16 vendors at the spring Home and Garden Show starting Wednesday at BC Place Stadium. This is my first show of the year and I have been madly prepping after the holiday season wiped out my stock. >> I will always be a cram crafter no matter how hard I try <<

Come find Robert and I at the Roxypop booth with some of your favourite Got Craft? vendors such as A Cagey Bee, Daub + Design, Irit Sorokin Designs, Make Cheese Inc, and Phaulet!


BC Home + Garden Show
Wednesday, February 20, 2013: 4-9pm
Thursday, February 21, 2013: Noon-9pm
Friday, February 22, 2013: Noon-9pm
Saturday, February 23, 2013: 10-9pm
Sunday, February 24, 2013: 10-6pm
BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver

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image of a cagey bee, photo 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).

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!