As we celebrate our first year of spreading the handmade love here at C+H, we invite you to spread a little love to your local crafters and artisans this weekend. Hunt down a market, show, or independent/handmade retailer near you, and let them know you appreciate all that they are doing to keep handmade alive and strong in Canada! If you are in Vancouver, Winnipeg, or Toronto, look no further than these great gatherings of talent… they can’t wait to show you what they have to offer!
Vancouver, BC: This month’s Portobello West market is happening on the 29th, and as always, it’s a great place to find a huge mix of handmade goodies. Head to the Creekside Community Recreation Centre (1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver) on this Sunday. Become a member for only $15 and you get free admission every time you come back this year! And trust us, you *will* want to come back!
Winnipeg, MB: Aqua Books plays host to the awesomely-named Crafty Minions show and sale this Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Featuring “guerrilla DIY craft” with funk and flair, and admission is free. Aqua Books is at 274 Garry Street, so make sure you stop by and say “hi!”.
Toronto, ON: Fashionistas of any age will want to stop by The Clothing Show this Friday through Sunday in Toronto. Showing a mix of handmade, independent, and vintage clothing, it is certain to be a feast for the eyes. Avoid the lines and get tickets online here, then make your way to the show in the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place.
Have a great weekend everyone!