Whimsical, lighthearted, amusing… call it whatever you like, but you won’t be able to resist a smile! Vancouver’s One Elf miniature wearable food are perfect for young-at-heart foodies with a flair for fun. Carefully crafted from polymer clay, they look just like the real thing, only smaller!
Fair warning: It could be hazardous to your ears to wear those last ones near my peanut butter obsessed toddler! And how perfect would these cheeseburgers be at a casual summer bbq?
Anyone who knows me, knows that I *love* cake… You never ever have to twist my arm when that delicious treat is involved! So it will come as no surprise that these caught my eye:
So whether your favorite is waffles,tacos, avocado, hot dogs, or ice cream sandwiches, there’s a little something for everyone… Stop by the One Elf Etsy shop and see what’s on the menu!
Once in a while we like to take a moment to help you get to know some of our amazingly talented Canadian Artists and Crafters. It is a fun way to learn more about what makes these creative folks tick, and how they feel about the work that they do. When I first saw the incredible wooden models by Tom McAllister (aka The Woodman), I was absolutely blown away. I knew right away that I needed to share his wonderful work with you, our dear C+H readers.
I also asked Tom to share some of his thoughts on inspiration, being Canadian, and how he likes to work. Meet The Woodman, in his own words:
I have been designing and building thing for most of my 65 years, mostly in wood but I have done things in plastic, (acrylic) and paper mache too.
Where the ideas come from is as much a mystery to me as anybody.A word, a song, a sight, may get me going on something that for the most part has nothing to do with what I heard or seen. I don’t think I look for inspiration, I’m pretty sure it seeks me out.
The vast majority of what I do is not preplanned, I have a cursory idea in my head and I just run with it.That for me is much more satisfying then following a plan even if the plan was mine.
The favorite thing I ever did is usually the last thing I did. I am proud of the detail I try to put into the models I do, and often finish them and can’t believe I did them.
Tom also makes fantastic outdoor rocking chairs, perfect for the deck or fireside at the cottage!
Any one that has seen my business card or web site has to be well aware I am Canadian top to bottom side to side, couldn’t imagine being any thing else and would have no interest living any where but here.
Be sure to visit his website to see all the intricate and lovely models, or to request a custom item.
Thanks for sharing with us Tom!
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to start seriously thinking about Hallowe’en. My kids have already decided what they want for costumes this year (well, the oldest decided for the baby – next year Emily will get her own voice, I’m sure!) and I dug out the pumpkins and scarecrows and spider-webby fabric this morning.
We don’t have a lot of Hallowe’en decor at our house, but I discovered a shop this weekend that struck my fancy! Dead Spider’s Shoppe of Curiosities and Dark Art is full of witches potions and brews to add a little authenticity to your decorating! No word on whether the potions actually work or not, but wouldn’t it be fun if the “Senseless Potion of Flabbergasted Befuddlement” could be slipped into your boss’ coffee?!
This Pumpkin Hour potion supposedly extends midnight – perfect for the Cinderella who’d like to break curfew this October 31st!
The labels themselves are available separately, so you can get a little experimental and make your own potions using the names as inspiration… I think a few drops of “Factual Acquisition” might come in handy once in a while!
Angie and her family live in BC (with fish named Trick and Treat! Love it!) and she says she’s actually afraid of spiders, despite the name of her shop. You can find more of her work on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter and on her blog. Warning, though – deadline for Hallowe’en orders is Wednesday this week (or extra shipping might apply for later orders!).
P.S. Go check out the sleeping baby dragons in her shop!