Yep, the big guy in the red suit is getting his arse in gear for his big trek in a few weeks! And this weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to check off everyone on your shopping list, in one fell swoop! The 2014 Christmas Made by Hand Show will have over 150 Canadian artists, artisans, and designers on hand, with a little bit of something for everyone! It’s the perfect way to shop local, shop Canadian, and shop handmade!
Weezie World will be there (booth #125) with tons of fantastic gift ideas, including: 2 for 1 wine charm sets, 3 for $20 earrings, a 3 for $10 clearance bin and tons more!
Download your coupon for $1 off the price of admission!
What else will you find at the Christmas Made by Hand Show? How about:
Art â€¢ Baby + Toys â€¢ Body â€¢ Candles â€¢ Wood â€¢ Ceramic â€¢ Paper Goods â€¢ Clothing + Accessories â€¢ Christmas â€¢ Glass â€¢ Fabric + Leather â€¢ Jams + Jellies â€¢ Jewellery â€¢ Knitting â€¢ Photography
2014 Christmas Made By Hand Show
Sat, Dec. 6 & Sun, Dec. 7 | 11am â€“ 4pm
The Careport Centre,Â 270 Longwood Road S, Hamilton, ON
(Map & Directions (including public transit)
â€¢ Admission: $7 (free re-entry) | Kids are FREE
â€¢ Shop with over 150 Canadian artists, artisans and designers!
â€¢ Santa Village + FREE Photos with Santa provided by Trish Beesley Photography
â€¢ Careport Centre Cafe: Relax grab some lunch/snacks
â€¢ Fashion Show (Main Stage)
â€¢ DIY Workshops (Workshop Room)
â€¢ Free Re-admission!
What are you doing this weekend? Interested in checking out over 150 talented and creative artisans? Then you need to get yourself to the Fall Made By Hand Show! Oh, and I’ll be there with all my Weezie World finery! Come say hello
2014 Fall Made by Hand Show
Sat. Oct.18 & Sun, Oct. 19 | 11am â€“ 5pm
International Centre, Entrance 6 (Mississauga, ON)
- 150 CANADIAN artists, artisans and designers (Exhibitor List)
- FREE face-painting provided byÂ Par-T-Perfect
- Free Swag bags to the firstÂ 100 families (each day)
- DIY workshops
- Fashion Show
You can find Weezie World in Booth #162 (just mosey along the outside wall toward the food court & you’ll find me!)
Despite this past Monday’s rather biblical downpour (I swear I saw kittens and puppies marching two-by-two toward Kempenfelt Bay), it’s safe to state that Kempenfest 2014 was a success! Thousands of people showed up over the three-day event and enjoyed music, food, sunshine (albeit, only briefly, on Monday), and a two-kilometre shoreline stretch of arts, crafts, and antiques.
This was my first year as a vendor at Kempenfest and I have to say – I enjoyed the experience immensely. In fact, I’ll be sending in my application for next year’s 45th Anniversary event as soon as they’re made available!
I was lucky enough to have a spot that introduced me to some new talented and amazing people. And I even did a bit of post-birthday shopping for myself.Â Care to see my lovelies?
This fun throw pillow not only matches my sofa and love seat to a T, it indulges my nerdy love of cameras and photography! The girls at Cherry Blossom DÃ©cor have a whole slew of gorgeous, funky custom made pillows, drapes and art work. Oh, and if you’re not really sure where or how to place your new-found treasures, they’re also professional interior decorators. So they’ve got you covered.
I also picked up this fab little make-up bag (yay for skullies and spikes – never mind that fantastic tea-stained skeleton-print fabric!) from Vanidee Designs. Danielle makes beautiful clothing (I have my eye on a particularlyÂ smashing orange print skirt!) and adorable purses & bags.Â So go check out her Facebook page to have a look at some of her work and see where she’ll be next!
I’m particularly looking forward to seeing what she and our other Kempenfest neighbour, Damian Spaulding (Apostrophe Men’s Apparel) come up with for his clothing line!
And, since I mentioned Damian, this seems like the perfect time to tell you about my most favourite festival barter EVER. Damian’s awesome wife, Lisa (her name is Lisa, how could she be anything but awesome?), is an ICNHA-certified henna artist who has been providing professional henna artistry (her company is Henna Creations) in the Barrie area for the past 8 years. And when she wanted a pair of Weezie World earrings customized to something a bit bolder, I jumped at the chance to create something on-the-spot. And, with the option to do tradesies for a stunning work of body art, how could I say no? So, I turned the earrings on the left into the earrings on the right:
And, in exchange, I was adorned with this fantastically, glittery peacock (which still looks amazing now that it’s Â - sadly -glitter-free!)
Lisa’s going to be at the Hamilton Festival of Friends this weekend (Aug. 8, 9, 10), so if you’re in the area and interested in getting safe, professional, gorgeous henna work done, be sure to stop by and say hello!
There were so many other awesome people at Kempenfest (Manitoulin Botanicals and Creations by Crystal were two more of our immediate neighbours) that it would take a blog post at least quadruple the length of this already-hefty entry. I hope to see all of you again. And I hope to repeat this year’s Kempenfest experience!
âœºâœºÂ Have a gander at a few more photos!Â âœºâœº
Oh, and if you think I was kidding about the rain?