Tag Archives: DIY

got craft? :: roll call!

17 Mar

GC-May2014-CardFThe Got Craft? spring edition is back on Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 10-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver. With a whopping 40% new vendors, you’ll want to make sure to check out some fresh faces and returning favourites!

Abeego Designs Inc, Along Came the Fold, amore natural products, Amrita Designs, Batch Sweet Kitchen, Cabin + Cub, Carli Marie Jewelry Design & Production, Carmen Thompson Jewellery, Carmen West Creative, Clutch Jewels, Coconama Chocolate, craft’ed, Dancing Leaf Design, Davie & Chiyo, District Dogs Designs, DIY or Die!!!, Dorrit + Millie, Draw Me A Lion, Elgin Vine Hand Made, Fable Naturals, Feest, Firefly Notes, Float On Gluten Free Bakery, g ceramic & co. , Grains to Goods, honey canada, Jerk With A Camera, Minimoc, Karla’s Specialteas, Kohana, LanaBetty, Little Wren Designs, Make Cheese Inc. , Meiku Designs, Miishka Handbags, mimi, Pickle Punch, Port Paper Co., Quirky Paper Co., Reflections, Reminded Designs, Sarah Mulder Jewelry, Sassy Contessa, Sea to Sky Seasonings Inc., Sedated Clothing, Shi Studio, Strathcona 1890 Urban Seed Collections, The Beautiful Project, the candid confectioner, The Salt Dispensary, Thistle Town Toys, Urban Sketcher Won Kang, Veespoke, Wildflower Designs, A Cagey Bee, anonum design, Black Drop Designs, BuenoStyle, Designs by Val, Simple Soap, Divina Denuevo & Pieces of II, Element Botanicals, Foe and Dear, Forest & Waves, Green With Envy, irit sorokin designs, Locomotive Clothing, Raven’s Rest Studio, Recover Me Design, Shuswap Infusions Tea, Twig Prints, Delish General Store, jen ellis designs, The Hive Printing, We Are Local, Portobello West, Knit Social

find more here:
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illustration + design by The Beautiful Project

DIY :: lip balm

3 Oct

DIY-Lip-Balm-7Lip balm is kind of a big deal at my home. I usually have one next to the bedside, one on the dresser, one in the “catch everything” kitchen drawer, one in the office drawer, and that’s not to mention the one in the bathroom and my purse. Lip balm is serious business and as much as I like the coloured tints and fancy root beer smells, my favourite is always a simple mix of natural products that soothes and moistures my dry lips. Once you gathered up your ingredients, it’s as easy as bi! bam! bap!

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Ingredients:
2 oz almond oil
1 oz cocoa butter
1.5 oz shea butter
1.5 oz beeswax
Lip balm containers
Stirring spoon
1 pot
optional: scent – make sure you choose one that is edible safe

This recipe makes 24 tubes. You can easily cut the recipe in half or make some for gifts!

DIY-Lip-Balm-2Set stove as low as possible and start melting the beeswax. Do the same with the shea and cocoa butter in the same pot. Once liquidfied, add the almond oil and pour the mixture into the containers (I used a ladle, but I have poured it in directly using the spout from the pot). Let cool and solidfy!

maker faire :: diy terrarium workshop with green with envy

24 May

terrariumpicsThe lovely ladies at Green With Envy will be offering a DIY: Terrarium building workshop as part of the mini Got Craft? at the Vancouver Maker Faire on June 1+2.

You will take home:

  • Your custom-built terrarium
  • A tote bag to carry it home in
  • A special coupon to use at any of our events
  • Supplies will be provided including: glass containers, variety of plants, rocks , moss and trinkets.

    when: Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd 2013
    time: Sessions running from 10am to 6pm
    where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings, Vancouver (mini Got Craft? section)
    cost: $35 (taxes included – does not include admission to the event)

    Spaces are limited, so please purchase tickets by clicking here. Jennifer and Anita will be offering Got Craft? readers a special gift, please enter discount code: GOTCRAFTLOVE when registering!

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    The Vancouver Maker Faire is a community-run event focused on bringing together Makers, Doers, and Creatives for a weekend of sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, exhibiting projects, and community building. Got Craft? will have a mini craft fair featuring 30 handmade vendors including favourites such as Draw Me a Lion, Abeego, and Make Cheese. To see a full listing of participating vendors, click here.

    For more information about Green with Envy, check out the following links: web | blog

    shop crush :: Jess Quinn Small Art

    1 May

    JessQuinnSmallArt1JessQuinnSmallArt2JessQuinnSmallArt3JessQuinnSmallArt4I was searching for egg cups on Etsy this morning and came across Jess Quinn Small Art. Using fabric, paint, and clay; she creates original works of art, handcrafted gifts, and small accessories for the home.

    “Welcome to my shop, I am Jess Quinn and this is a collection of my own designs, made by myself, I draw, sculpt, sew and paint. I love using a variety of materials, The collection is fluid, always developing, most items are one of a kind, I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I have enjoyed making them.”

    See more here: blog | etsy shop

    things to do at Got Craft? this weekend!

    26 Apr

    Mellifera Bees 1A reminder that Got Craft? is taking place this weekend on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013 from 10-5pm in the gym at Templeton Secondary School, 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver (between Adanac and Turner Street).

    Here are our top 5 things to do at the event!

    1. Be one of the first 50 people through the doors on each day to receive a FREE swag bag filled with goodies from Got Craft? vendors and sponsors!
    2. Shop from 75+ local handmade in all categories including jewelry, clothing, bath and body, paper goods, ceramics, artwork, plush, food, etc.vendors including!
    3. Participate in a DIY workshop and make your own project to take home!
    4. Purchase tickets to the Vancouver premiere of The Sign Painter movie taking place this June 7/8!
    5. Have lunch from some of Vancouver’s best food carts including Varinicey Pakoras!

    See you there!

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    Got Craft?
    Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Templeton Secondary School Gym
    727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver (between Turner and Adanac Street)
    $3.00 admission (kids 10 and under are free)

    image via Mellifera Bees

     

    got craft? :: NEW venue this weekend!

    24 Apr

    GC_new_venueDue to a fire at the Maritime Labour Centre last week, Got Craft? was forced to change locations for the show coming up this weekend. Thank you to everybody that has taken the time to email us with venue suggestions and messages of support! We are happy to announce that we have found a new home in the gym at Templeton Secondary School!

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    Got Craft?
    Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    10-5pm
    Templeton Secondary School – Gym
    727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver between Adanac and Turner
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    got craft? :: maker faire vendors

    19 Apr

    GC_mini_maker_faireWe are super excited to be bringing a selection of 30 handmade vendors to the Vancouver Maker Faire event taking place on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd at the PNE Forum. Come visit us at the mini Got Craft? craft fair and say hello to these participating vendors…

    Firefly Notes | Make Cheese Inc. | Forest and Waves | Cowl & Company | Delish General Store | type B | Craftworks Society | Kohana Jewellery | Little Wren Designs | Hand and Sew | Sarah Mulder Art & Jewelry | Abeego | Raven’s Rest Studio | Draw Me a Lion | Element Botanicals | Frankenstrap | [in the oven] | Urge Chocolates | District Dogs Design | Blue Spoons Paper Products | Sassy Contessa | Sasha Eillenna Jewelry | and more!

    The early bird deadline has past, but there are a handful of spaces still available. Interested in joining us? Click here for details including an application and table costs!

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    Vancouver Maker Faire
    When: Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 from 10-6pm
    Where: PNE forum building (corner of Hastings and Renfrew in Vancouver)

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