inspiration :: Jade Phillips

I stumbled onto Jade Phillips’ flickr the other day and fell in love with her fox images created with a sharpie, a russian book, and some prismacolour markers. Foxes are as common as raccoons in London and we often spotted them running down our street or sometimes even in the backyard.

See her flickr photostream here.

images via Jade Phillips

field trip :: save on meats

Ack! This post is long overdue, but better late than never right?! Last month, we visited Save On Meats for their DIY workshops which we purchased via Groupon to learn how to make our own bacon, pancetta, and sausages. My family used to shop at Chinatown every Saturday and then we would make our way to Woodward’s and Army + Navy for a malt or hot dog. I remember Save On Meats well and I am pleased to see what it has become today with the cafe / meat shop / cooking facilities / classroom space (coming soon!).

I have learned that meat isn’t exactly the most attractive thing to photograph and as we made the sausages in one of the meat lockers upstairs, the light wasn’t the best. I will say that both the workshop and the company was fantastic, and I will never purchase bacon again. D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) all the way! We are pretty much through (we did give some away!) the several pounds of meat that we brought home and I can’t wait to truly document our second attempt! Cheers to newfound skills!

inspiration :: Farah Tamachi

Stretching six feet tall, Farah Tamachi‘s wall installation is hand crafted using corrugated cardboard spelling the words “Discovery ignites the passion to create”.

“This project aims to question the death of analog design, when humans have the inherent need to be tactile and explore things in a multiple-sensory rich manner. This 6-foot-tall typographic installation explores type design, 3D design and installation design as a tactile experience.”

You can see more images of this project from conception to completion on her tumblr here.

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scout magazine + delish mag

Some recent Got Craft? press…

Scout Magazine is an independent Vancouver based online publication with an objective of ‘scouting out’ and promoting things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. Kari Bergrud from Belevedere was recently interviewed by Michelle Sproule as part of the Vancouverites series. You can see the full “On Inspiration and Bow Ties with Belvedere designer Kari Bergrud” article here.

Cynthia and Tamara at Delish Magazine has been featuring Got Craft? vendors over on their blog all week! We are super excited to have them be a part of the upcoming Spring show! Check out part one | two | three | four | five.

Catch BuenoStyle, Banoo, and My Secret Cravings in SHOPTALK in the Westender this week by Kelsey! You can read the full article online here or pick up a print copy around town!

exactly how I feel

This is exactly how I feel most of the time. Robert says it’s the only child in me. I don’t agree completely, but I do often find myself wanting to do it all and wanting to do it now.

I realize that I have a short attention span and get bored quite easily. My brain works by thinking of things I like to do… events I want to produce… things I want to create… places I want to visit… and somewhere in between I lose steam. I go a little cray cray and often end up with a big headache. These are the times where I need to remind myself to take a deep breath, step back, and reformulate my plans. Just because I decide to let something go doesn’t mean I am a failure.

“Everything has its worth and we owe it to ourselves to own it wholeheartedly” – anamu.

I couldn’t agree more. Have you also wanted to do it all and had a hard time saying no?

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