Like Charlie Brown, we’re not big on the commercialization of Christmas (or Hanukah or Kwanzaa for that matter). But one thing that does get us in the holiday spirit is the number of upcoming holiday craft markets because they give us a chance to discover the city's movers and makers in person.
In fact, we’re proud to announce that we’re one of the sponsors of City of Craft on December 12, 13 and 14th at the new Theatre Centre on Queen Street West (1115 Queen Street West). We take our sponsor duties seriously and are donating 40 copies of Covet Garden Home to select City of Craft loot bags (which are given to the first 100 visitors to the market).
There is so much handmade holiday love happening in the city over the next couple of weeks that we can’t share it all. But here’s a round-up of four more notable goings-on about town:
From November 21st to 26th at the Huntclub on College (709 College Street), you can meet your favourite local Etsy Makers in person! We’re looking forward to checking out offerings from Minouette, Nathalie-Roze, Said the King and Smashprinting, to name but four.
[Smash poster. From the #Unwrap Etsy Market]
Craft Ontario’s Gallery space (990 Queen Street) is hosting a curated collection of cool jewels, glass and ceramic objects, and paper, textiles and wood wares all kinds of price points. We’re saving our pennies for Eun Mi Lee’s porcelain skull salt and pepper shakers but we’re also excited by Stephanie Fortin’s shibori-dyed cushions and Steven Woodruff’s Molotov Water Bottles. (November 28th to Dec 24th,)
[Coeur de Lion Textiles will be at the Craft Ontario Market]
On Sunday, November 30th at SH Armstrong Community Centre(near Dundas and Coxwell), our frinds at the Leslieville Flea are ring out 2014 with vintage and handmade blowout. We can’t wait to get our hands on Mika Fleur Designs delicate ceramic planters.
Adam and Davis are stocking their shop (1233 Queen Street West, rear entrance on Gwynne Ave.) with “greens, trees and festive cheer” at this one day event. Stop by the shop to peruse well crafted treasures from vendors such as Ressurection Fern, Greenhouse Juice, Kid Icarus and Cambie Designs. (December 6, 11-6)
[Crown Flora planter]