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London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up

19 Dec

LFS-Card-FrontA huge thank you to our amazing team of vendors, volunteers, and sponsors for working so hard to make Got Craft? such a success! Also a big thank you to everyone that came out to shop and support local indie business. We love our community of supporters!  If you missed out on the fun or are looking for more, the London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up is open until Monday, December 23rd.

We have plenty of vintage and handmade goods currently in stock both from local artists as well as some from the US and the UK including Forest & Waves, Wondermade, Mellifera Bees, Richard Fairhead, Linus Kraemer, Herbivore Botanicals, think & ink studio, little low studio, Merchant and Mills, the Beautiful Project, and more! There’s also plenty of one of a kind vintage items including Christmas decor for any last minute holiday trimmings.

We’re adding things daily, so make sure to stop by and say hello!

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London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up
Open until Monday, December 23rd, 2013
845 East Hastings (next to Les Amis du Fromage) between Hawks and Campbell, Vancouver
9:30am to 6:30pm

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postcard design by the beautiful project

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got craft? :: things to do!

12 Dec

GotCraft-DIY-WorkshopThe time is finally here! Got Craft?, Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, is taking place this weekend and here are our top 5 things to do at the show!

    1. DIY WORKSHOPS – There will be plenty of free workshops hosted by Spool of Thread (see project above), Bead Freaks, and DIY or DIE. If you are interested in letterpress, space is still available for Sunday’s paid workshop with District Dogs Design. Register here.
    2. WIN – We have plenty of giveaways taking place right now, so make sure to enter for your chance to win some fun prizes such as a swag bag from here and here as well as our 12 Days of Giveaways taking place on our Facebook page here.
    3. VISIT – We are super excited to welcome Poppytalk, UPPERCASE, and Etsy to the event this year. Make sure to visit their tables and say hello in person!
    4. FOOD TRUCKS + SHOPPING LOCAL – This is your chance to cross everybody off your holiday list by shopping from 75 local vendors. Need to take a break? Grab a quick bite from one of the food trucks that will be set up outside including The Pie Shoppe, Varinicey Pakoras, Taser Grilled Cheese, and Eli’s Serious Sausage.
    5. POP-UP – Our new pop-up shop, London Fields Shoppe, will be open from December 12-23 at 845 East Hastings between Hawks and Campbell Avenue next to Les Amis du Fromage.  Permanent space to open in spring 2014. We’ll be posting more details about this soon!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th 10-8pm
Sunday, December 15th 10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
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image via spool of thread

Lookbook :: Got Craft? 2013 Holiday Edition

4 Nov

GotCraft-Lookbook-2013DecThe 4th annual Got Craft? lookbook is now available for you to view here! Check out all of the handmade goodness from our 75 local designers plus an exclusive recipe by Everybody Likes Sandwiches (page 18) and Q&A with Claire from Thistle Town Toys (page 28). Make sure to create a list of your favourite items and circle the vendor names on our new printable layout illustrated by Forest & Waves (page 10)!

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Got Craft? Holiday Edition 2013
Saturday, December 14 | 10-8pm
Sunday, December 15 | 10-5pm

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

$3.00 admission (kids 10 and under are free)

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Read the lookbook by clicking the image or following the link here!

things to do :: circle craft (+ giveaway!)

1 Nov

AbeegoThe beginning of November marks the start of the holiday season and we are kicking it off next week with the Circle Craft Christmas Market! Started in 1973 by the Circle Craft Co-operative, this year marks their 40th Anniversary and we are pleased to giveaway tickets to one lucky winner! With artists from all over Canada, fashion shows, artist demonstrations, and entertainment from various art organizations in Vancouver, you don’t want to miss out. Make sure to say hello to new, and returning, Got Craft? vendors including A Cagey Bee (booth #120), Abeego (pictured above – #W12), Daub + Design (#123), Divinia Denuevo (#W13), Nostalgic Links (#121), and Yapes Paints (#225)!

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We are super excited to be giving away a pair of tickets to the Circle Craft Christmas Market!

There are two ways to enter:

  1. Leave a comment below  = 1 entry
  2. Retweet “Retweet to enter to win tix to the #CircleCraft #Christmas Market on Nov7-11 courtesy of #GotCraft + @LFieldsShoppe – http://wp.me/ppNMC-2pC = 1 entry

A winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at noon (PST). Tickets will be available for pick up the Circle Craft Will Call desk.

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Circle Craft Christmas Market

Thursday, November 7 to Monday, November 11, 2013
Thurs-Sat 10-9pm | Saturday 10-7pm | Sunday 10-5pm
Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place
tickets available here

For more information please visit the Circle Craft website here.

image via Abeego

got craft? :: gift guide #3

6 Dec

C2EF39A7-6654-4A12-84C4-F1B5E3FB2401Knock everything off of your holiday shopping list at Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre from December 8-9, 2012. Here are some holiday gift ideas…

PINT-SIZED PEOPLE (see above)
Little ones will love Hudsonny’s plush camera toys, Honey Canada’s eco-friendly toys, like these fresh felted apples, and colouring over posters and postcards by Draw Me a Lion.

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BEAUTY-LOVERS
Relax in the bath with Element Botanicals’ Ritual Bath Truffles, made from skin-loving cocoa butter or suds up with Simple Soap, which makes naturally fragrant, glycerin-free soap in scents like peppermint pine, red clover rainbow, and grapefruit sage. Finish up with an energizing, calming, or soothing body mist by Feest.

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GIFTS FOR GUYS
Look for bowties by Belvedere Gents, leather wallets by Divina Denuevo, and leather belts, cuffs, and guitar straps by Frankenstrap. Fan favourites include cufflinks and tie tracks by Nostalgic Links, KT & Paul tees screen-printed by hand, and iPad sleeves by Anonum Designs.

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GIFTS FOR GIRLS
Give the gift of cute clothes and statement jewelry — like this architectural necklace by Marian + Hazel, alongside a treat from Chef Kev, neatly tucked under the tree. (left image via Janis Nicolay for Barefoot Contessa)

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Find these vendors and more at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Visit the website here for more details!

mark your calendars!

19 Sep

If you haven’t heard the news, the Got Craft? holiday edition is moving to a two day show on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)! Not since our very first show back in May 2007 have we been able to offer a multi-day event and we are super excited to take Got Craft? to the next level!

In the meantime, you will have to wait to see what surprises we have in store for you! I ♥ promise ♥ it will be worth the wait!

illustration by The Beautiful Project

holiday good times!

29 Dec

I really enjoy the handful of days between Christmas and New Years. The time where we tidy up and prepare for the New Year and detox from all the cocktails and treats we enjoyed the last few days weeks (who are we kidding?!).

I am hoping to sit down the next day or so to write a quick 2011 round up. In the meantime, here are some of my favourite snapshots from the past few weeks in Vancouver (BC), London and Cambridge (UK) where we enjoyed an early Christmas dinner with family, good eats, visits with friends and a quick trip to Cambridge, UK for Christmas. The good times aren’t ending quite yet. We have at least one more get together for a catch up lunch tomorrow and then New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Southbank!

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