Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Dear craft lover,
Just a friendly reminder that the next Got Craft event is this Sunday, May 3rd from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Legion on Commercial Drive – 2205 Commercial Drive at E. 6th Avenue across from the JJ Bean.
Got Craft is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair featuring 55 local and handmade vendors! Check out our new website at http://www.gotcraft.com for more information about the event and for a sneak peek at all of our vendors.
Admission is $2.00 (kids 10 and under are FREE)
First 30 people through the doors receive a FREE handmade swag bag with goodies from all of our vendors.
See you Sunday!
xo the Got Craft team
Monday, April 27, 2009
Did you guys see this article in the New York Times? Here's the link.
Taken from the article -
On April 5, the couple was escorted by their three boys down an aisle lined with lollipop trees at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York. The bride wore a borrowed dress made of candy wrappers that was designed for “Project Runway.” Rabbi Douglas Sagal then led them in their vows beneath a wedding canopy of giant Whirly Pops and candy-colored balloons.
Their 50 guests dined on peanut butter and jelly tarts and candy sushi (coconut rice, Swedish Fish and Fruit Roll-Ups) while the couple danced to “Sugar, Sugar.”
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Good times were had by all last night as Rob and I packed up our gocco machine and head over to A & B's place for a pizza and gocco party. A & B decided to design and print some shirts for their volleyball league and they turned out amazing! Goooooo wildcats!
First, B drew out his image and then scanned it into the computer. The image was then printed on a toner based printer. Once printed (and after some trial and error runs), we burned the image onto the screen using the gocco and then silk screened the image using orange cloth paint onto the team team shirts.
My apologies for the pictures. I forgot my camera, so these were taken by my phone late at night.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
found via Roman Blanquart Photography and Cup of Jo
"Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Breathing was difficult now; she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who had been in love with Katie since 11th grade. Five days later, Katie died."
It broke my heart, but is absolutely beautiful.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Swap-O-Rama-Rama took place yesterday and it was so much fun!
Follow the chalk!
QMFM Street Team was broadcasting live at "the" event in town.
Workshops throughout the day!
Still recovering from all of the festivities, so I am keeping this short with lots of images!
Before the doors were opened.
... and then it starts ....
DIY sewing stations where experienced sewers can teach and guide you to transform your new finds. Some examples included napkins made out of pants and a pair of jeans were transformed into a skirt!
If sewing wasn't your thing.. then bring your finds to Blim and have them silk screened!
Check out Julie, Lia, Becka and Richard at the front desk! Ready to take your $$, stamp your hand and sort your clothes!
Me with my 'new to me' scarf. SCORE!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wow! What a week!
Thursday and Friday was spent at Cantrav and I had the opportunity to work in the new convention center that is yet to open to the public. All I can say is "Wow!". This place is incredible! Floor to ceiling windows, amazing lobby with beautiful walls, gorgeous open spaces... wow! wow! wow!
Saturday was spent at Metropolis at Metrotown for Reuse. Recycle. Reinvent!, the Earth Day event in partnership with the Vancouver Craft Mafia. The blurb says "Join a new wave of DIY designers that are taking recycling to the next level. From contemporary cardboard furniture to vintage fashion creations, they'll show you how to give your old items a second life." Designers included Rita from Smeeta, Astrid from Fire Ice Creations, Rebekah from Bliss in a teacup, Stephanie from Fibre Manipulator, Nicole from It's Your Life, Lia from Goodmorning, Morning! and me as Roxypop and Robert as Paper Boy.
For more images from Earth Day, please visit the got craft blog.
After the Earth Day event, we headed over to check out Foux De Fu-Fu over at the Cambrian and somehow ended up on Main and 20th for free hot dogs and pop? W00t! Thanks to Vancouver Special for the tasty treats!
Sunday of course is SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA at the Heritage Hall from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $6.00 plus a bag of clean clothes and / or a bag of craft supplies to swap and you can take as much as you can carry! Workshops starting at noon by Blim, the Mustache Press, Urban Source and Fibre Manipulator. Learn how to silk screen, make your own buttons, needle felt and craft with recycled materials. Including DIY sewing stations. For more information about the event, please visit the Swap O Rama Rama blog.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Have a nice long weekend. We are staying local, but will be busy busy little bees!
Things on the to do list:
Teach Albertine how to use the gocco
Gocco Handmade Nation tickets
Swap-O-Rama-Rama and Got Craft? distribution
Gather supplies for Earth Day event - make napkin rings from toothbrushes!
Have breakfast with A, J, E, A and friends :)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Checking in quickly to do some show and tell. From Lindsay and Nic at the Mustache Press of course!
Have you bought your tickets? If not, what are you waiting for!? Tickets can be purchased on the got craft website. Check out our blog to see the Handmade Nation screening in Portland last weekend.
Who doesn't like swag? Swag is already starting to pile in. Oh my! How am I suppose to spring clean when all of these goodies keep arriving!? :D :D :D
Monday, April 6, 2009
(image taken from Etsy Labs)
In celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th, 2009, Metrotown will be hosting an event called Reuse Me from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Grand Court in Metropolis.
Reuse Me is inviting members of the community to discover what can be created with a little imagination and teaching others how to recycle items that you would find around the house.
I am currently looking for 5 to 7 crafters to come out and participate. Each crafter will be given a 4x6 table surface as their workshop space where they will spend the day crafting, networking and interacting with the general public. Crafters are encouraged to talk about their crafts, their materials and their process.
Since the event is taking place in Metrotown, crafters are not allowed to sell items, but crafters can give out promo material. Participating crafters will also be included in any press releases related to the event. Depending on what materials you require, expenses will be covered.
Some projects that we have already confirmed include:
- Artist that makes furniture out of cardboard boxes
- Nicole from It's Your Life will be on hand to teach you how to craft with old, plastic bags.
- Artist that takes pop cans and makes it into art
- Bliss in a Teacup will be there to show you how to turn your old t-shirts into a grocery bag
- Stephanie from Fibre Manipulator will be on-hand with demos
- Goodmorning, Morning! and Roxypop will teach you how to craft with everyday household items
- Astrid from Fire Ice Creations will teach you how to use recycled glass to make art and jewelry
- Marnie Thwaites uses old newspapers, paper bags and scrap paper and decorates them to make wrapping paper.
- Paper Boy will show you how to build your own frame and use scrap paper and junk mail to make new paper for notes.
Lots of fun and plenty of exposure. Contact me at info(at)lotusevents(dot)ca for more details and to get involved!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I am so excited to announce that the new Got Craft website is now up! This is a one stop shop for all of the information that you need to attend or participate in our upcoming shows. Vendors now receive an image on the website as well as a link back to their site and their very own page where they can post more pictures! Everything is laid out clearly and the website is easier to navigate. I love it and I hope you do to!
To celebrate the new site, Got Craft? is proud to present the Vancouver Premier of Handmade Nation.
Thursday, July 9th, 2009
Rio Theatre, 1660 E. Broadway
Screening at 8:00pm, Craft Showcase at 7:00pm
Traveling across the world to sold out crowds, it is Vancouver’s turn to join the handmade revolution!
Join Director Faythe Levine, July 9th, for Western Canada’s premier of Handmade Nation. Be the first in Vancouver to see the film, meet Faythe Levine and participate in a Q&A session after the screening.
Tagged as the ‘Ambassador of Handmade’, Faythe Levine has traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) ethos.
A companion book, Handmade Nation – The Rise of D.I.Y., Art, Craft, and Design, features 24 artists, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them.
Tickets went on sale this morning and they have been coming in fast and furious! Space is limited. First 100 sold receive a free swag bag. For more information about the event or to purchase your tickets, please visit Got Craft?.
Swag bag participation! If you are interested in submitting items to the swag bags, please contact us. Lovely tote bags have been donated by Craft Stylish!