Tuesday, December 30, 2008

enter to win!

Want to win?

Tell us in 100 words or less what you are doing to make your wedding different or indie.

The winner will win a free pass for two to Indie I Do - Vancouver's first alternative wedding show taking place on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at the Heritage Hall.

All entries may be emailed to info(at)lotusevents(dot)ca with the subject - Indie I Do contest.

Good luck!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

This seems to be the only Christmasy picture that I could find this morning. I can't remember where this was taken or how old I was.. 198?'s ??

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Blim Winter Market

Tomorrow!! Last chance to shop!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Cambrian Hall
215 E. 17th Avenue

For more information, please visit Blim.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Remember Suzanna and Pierre from last June?

They were just featured on bride.ca's "Real Canadian Weddings". Read the article here.

photo credit: d'Soleil Photo

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Oh the weather outside is frightening....

so I am staying inside and crafting!

(the mushrooms have a new fancy webbing addition)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Last Sunday was the Aislewalk magazine launch and what a party! We drove straight from Portland to be at this event and we had so much fun. The lemon drops and food was delish. The decor was fabulous and of course, my favourite thing at the party, the photobooth!

Remember Nicole and Jason from September 07? Nicole launched her very own wedding coordination company called Down the Aisle specializing in day of coordination. That's them in our aislewalk ad!

Aislewalk is one of the best wedding magazines out there. Not only is it packed full of information and helpful worksheets, but you can just tuck it into your purse and carry it to all of your vendor meetings. Want your very own copy? Contact us to pick one up or swing by the Indie I Do Wedding show on January 17th, 2009.

(photo credit to Angela Hubbard Photography)

Monday, December 15, 2008

we are back!

Read all about the adventures of Gnorman the Gnome (get it?? so bad, but so good!) on the got craft blog.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Indie I Do is heading South

Indie I Do is heading south the next few days with stops in Seattle and Portland. We are off to schmooze and learn new things at Crafty Wonderland while spreading the word!

See you next week.

My lovely new gnome is by the wonderful Jason and Jocelan from Cutesypoo Toys and the kawaii mushroom charms will be available by me at the Blim Holiday Market on December 20th!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Got Craft!

Got Craft was sheer insanity! Shoppers were lined up at 9:00am for a 11:00am start time. Good thing they were early though, by 11:00am there was a good line up from the second floor to the street and around the corner. By 11:15am, 100 people had already come through the doors. That wasn't even the end of it. There was a line up to the street for the first two hours of the show. It was crazy. We had to close the doors, because there was so many people inside!

Our final attendee count came in at a whopping 1175 at 5:30pm (6pm closing). We had a very very busy few weeks distributing cards / posters, attending 12 different craft shows and just spreading the word and it looks like it paid off.

Here is a fabulous blog post from Michelle at Scout including some wonderful shots that she took of the event.

line up to get in!

busy shoppers!

The picture of my wool felt hearts was taken by the lovely Kimli. You can check out her blog here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

what are you doing tomorrow!?

Going to GOT CRAFT of course!

Sunday, December 7th (tomorrow)
11:00am to 6:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive (at E. 6th Avenue - across from JJ Bean)

$2.00 admission (kids 10 and under are free)

First 30 people through the doors receive a FREE handmade swag bag.

Featuring over 50 local artists, Got Craft is a modern twist on the conventional craft fair.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

weddings and such

I am so late in posting this, but better late than never!

Indie I Do is up and running. If you haven't already, go check it out for a full list of confirmed vendors and a little extra something something including how to buy tickets.

Thanks to Elizabeth from ENV Photography for reminding me to post about this!

Monday, December 1, 2008

last weekend

Last weekend was another whirlwind that included the Britannia Community Center Craft Fair, West End Community Center Craft Fair, the Roundhouse Community Center Craft Fair, Portobello West, I Heart Crafts Bazaar and a baby banquet. Plus I had some major allergies Sunday which didn't help the craziness that was all around.

I Heart was great. Nicole from Its Your Life and I shared a table. Pictures will be posted soon on the Got Craft blog.

In the meantime, here are some photos from the banquet last Saturday. (By the way, those are hard boiled eggs and not orange)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I Heart Crafts Holiday Bazaar

I already posted on the Got Craft blog today so I am sharing the love.

I Heart Crafts Bazaar tomorrow! So much creating and making lately. I will have plenty of goodies and will also be representing It's Your Life Handmade! See you there.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sara & Judd

Sara and Judd were married at the UBC Boathouse last Saturday. It was a stressful, but wonderful time as they had also purchased a house a few weeks prior to the wedding and gained access the day before!

Congratulations you two!

Flowers from the Flower Factory

Cupcakes from Cupcakes

We had to do a quick flip of the room from ceremony to reception. Since guests were staying in the room, we tried to set up as much as possible so that we didn't have to move tables and chairs around people that were mingling.

These were quick snaps that I took of the venue during set up. Professional photos are on the way from Kyla and her lovely crew at Kyla Hemmelgarn Photography

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fallen for Etsy

Fallen for Etsy was last weekend. One craft fair down, 2 (maybe 3) to go. It was a fantastic show though. We gave out plenty of Got Craft postcards and I sold almost everything I had. Which is A) Great and B) Stressful because I Heart Crafts is this Sunday - eep!



Saturday, November 22, 2008


It was my Grandma's birthday yesterday and we celebrated on Thursday with dinner chinese banquet style!

I know it isn't the most flattering pictures, but they are natural :)

That's my Grandma on the left and my mom on the right.

Friday, November 21, 2008

cleo cat

The many faces of Cleo.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

the unloved blog

Things have been hectic lately. I don't even have a picture to post.

Hectic as in stand in the bathroom to curl your hair while drinking a cup of tea and balancing the laptop in the sink and returning emails with the hand that is not holding the red hot stick. I am the multi task queen. Quite frankly though, this queen needs a nap. Or maybe a cup of coffee with a biscuit.

Heads for nap..

Tails for coffee...

Friday, November 14, 2008

real weddings

Wow! We saw our first print listing today. Thanks to Tania at Chair Decor for giving us her copy of Real Weddings!

For more information about Indie I Do, please visit the website by clicking here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Onion and Rosemary Focaccia

With fresh parmesan ...

or without..

This loaf is SO banned from the house. I made both of these yesterday courtesy of "the bread book" and there is only a tiny wedge of bread left. Even my grandma came over and enjoyed some. It was that good.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

in with the new... out with the old

This is the old cover for my sewing machine.

This is my brand new sewing machine cover.

This is what it looks like from the inside.

Remember that awesome yellow and black oil cloth I picked up from Portland last summer, well I finally finished my project. The pieces were cut awhile ago, but I didn't get around to piecing everything together. That is.. until last night! I completed the swag bags for Got Craft just before 4:30pm, so I moved straight into sewing the trim and pieces. I love it. Waaaaayyyy better than the old cover. More projects are on the horizon.. stay tuned.

Monday, November 3, 2008

that time of year...

Yes, it's that time of year where I have to maintain, not one, but two blogs! Promotion for the December Got Craft event has begun. So if it seems pretty quiet on this end, go visit the Got Craft blog for upcoming craft events and other updates.

Ps. The jar of pom poms is totally unrelated, but I thought the post would be more interesting with a picture. Plus, I'm really excited about these pom poms. They have big plans. Hint: Holiday garland!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Apple Crumb Cake

This is really good. Like really REALLY good. I have tried them in both muffin form and mini cake / loaf form. Rob rated them 12 out of 10.

You can find the recipe for Apple Crumb Cake on Jeannette's blog called everybody likes sandwiches. I was secretly stalking her etsy shop a few years ago when I first started selling on etsy and I finally met her in person at the last I Heart Crafts Bazaar. I am also pleased to say that she will be one of our vendors at the December Got Craft.

You can visit her shop The Beautiful Project by clicking here.

If I have time, you may be able to try one of these delicious cakes for yourself at the show.
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