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    Holiday Craft Shows & Markets

    November and December

    Holiday madness begins and I have a lot of markets lined up this year. Here is a list of the Venues you will find me at. I will also be doing my holiday shopping at the same time as working at these events. It always feels good to support other creatives like myself and buy friends and family gifts that are handcrafted and made with love.

     

     

    Portabello West Holiday Market – November 9 and 10, (11 am to 6 pm).

    Location: The Roundhouse Community Center, Yaletown. 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC.

     

     

     

     

     

    2019 Fall For Local – November 16 and 17 (11 am to 5 pm)

    Location: The Pipe Shop Venue 115 Victory Ship Way North Vancouver, BC, V7L 0B2 Canada

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Imade – November 23rd (10 am to 5 pm)

    Location: 3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Art Whistler Holiday Market – November 30 (10 am to 7 pm) December 1 (10 am to 5 pm)

    Location: The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC V8E 1J3.

     

    Got craft – December 7 and 8, (10am to 5pm)

    LocationCroatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver (BC)

     

     

    Woodwards Atrium Market – December 14th & 15th 12 pm to 6 pm

    Location: 333 Abbott Street North North Vancouver

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Market Collective – December 20-22.

    Location: BMO Centre Hall C (20 Roundup Way SW) 

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    Goodbye summer and hello to Christmas madness.

    The nights are a little cooler and the plants are just starting to turn. I have been busy in the studio and pottering in my garden. I am in the middle of trying to harvest all that I have grown. I am not an amazing gardener, I just like to plant things and enjoy watching the plants grow. I am told my garden is very British, as it is a bit of a ramble of flowers, herbs and vegetables.

    Fall is my favourite time of the year, the light and the colours are always majestic and the cool temperatures are my favourite, because I get the chance to wear a sweater (jumper to my fellow Brits) coupled with a fabulous pair of earrings of my own creation.
    Summer has been a busy season for me, and it was my first year of putting myself out there at all the markets. The response has been positive, and it was so wonderful to meet my customers and make friends with new creatives, but I am looking forward to a little downtime before the Christmas madness starts.

    I listen to podcasts all the time, while I am creating in the studio. Here are a few of my favourites:

    https://www.dressedpodcast.com/
    Podcast on the history of fashion, being an ex-fashion designer this is right up my alley.

    Home


    On how and why things are designed the way they are. The latest of interest was about how the world was designed for men and doesn’t consider that women have different needs and habits. Well worth a listen. Late night Women’s Hour by the BB
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nrmhm/episodes/downloads

     

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    Summer Markets & Events

    I hope you are all enjoying the summer so far I am enjoying this wonderful weather. When am not in the studio creating am outside playing in the forest or mountains of Squamish or am hanging out in my garden attending to my flower and vegetable beds.

    Below is a list of events you will find me at this summer. Remember to come over and say hello.

    June

    Squamish Street Market

    Dates: I will be there for just one Sunday on the 16 June.

    Location: Downtown Squamish on Cleveland Av

    This is a monthly Sunday summer festival showcasing a craft beer garden, vendors, food trucks, kid zone, music, entertainment and cars in the heart of downtown Squamish

    Schedule:

    • 12 am – 6 pm: Street Market Vendors 
    • 12 pm – 6 pm: Beer and Cider Garden and Food Trucks
    • 12 pm – 4 pm: Live Art Performance
    • All Day: Music and Entertainment

    July

    Dates: 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 July – 11 am to 6 pm.

    Location: Harrison Hot Springs Festival – the artisan market is located on the front beach for both weekends.

    For more information on the festival and the bands that will be playing please see link https://harrisonfestival.com/ 

    I have never been to this event before, so I am looking forward to seeing some music shows and meeting other vendors that be will also be selling at this event as well as meeting new customers. I will be there both weekends.

     

    August

    Dates: From 2nd to the 5 August

    Location: Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park – 61 Filberg Road, Comox, BC V9M 2S7

    The Filberg Festival has always been known for its long-standing tradition of featuring exceptional Canadian talent when it comes to entertainment and this year is no exception. Headliners over the BC Day long weekend include Barney BentallJim ByrnesKen LavigneMarcus Mosely Ensemble and Tiller’s Folly.

    Find out more about the Filberg Festival https://filbergfestival.com/

    I am very flattered to be part of this as I have visited this market a number of times and there are so many amazing artisans there. Come and say hello if you are there. I love seeing old faces and meeting new ones

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    Up & Coming Spring Markets 2019

    Market season is about to begin and I am super excited to be a Vendor at the Market Collective in Calgary.

    The date: May 24-26

    Hours:  Friday: 4pm – 9pm, Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm

    location: BMO Centre Hall A (20 Roundup Way SE)

    Admission: $6 dollars for the weekend/kids 12 and under free

    Market Collective is a curated market of artists and designers where you are able to listen to live music and DJs and try the local food and beverage.

    It will be my first time showing in Calgary so am super excited to meet a new community of creatives as well be able to see some old friends that live out in this neck of the woods, so am stoked to mix some pleasure with business.