Archive for the ‘My Finds’ Category
This weekend I won’t be setup selling at Edmonton Folk Festival, because I’ll be out enjoying some of my favourite bands all weekend instead. If you need any of our brand new tank tops or maybe one of our scarves to save a bad sunburn (star scarf in photo) please stop by our normal Saturday stomping grounds as I’ll still be setup there on the Saturday.
Be sure to come say hi so you don’t miss out on awesome wears for your folk fest weekend. ~ Natasha
One of the lucky perks of doing what I do is that you are always surrounded by some of the most talented people you can imagine. They constantly push you to do better in your own business and create wonderful gifts for friends or just the perfect little gift for yourself. I normally can’t stop myself shopping at the shows I attend and tend to find myself some pretty awesome new gifts … yes normally I am just shopping for myself. Here are just a few from this past winter season, which was our busiest one yet!
Winter 2015 Handmade Finds Silk Screened Calendar | Flakes Paperie Natural Body Wash and Shampoo | Matter Company Green Tea and Grape Seed Honey Polish and a Beauty Balm | Sweet Living Company Shark Mug | Creation Li Newborn Jumper | Little Orchard Co. Mountain String Artwork |Agnes in August
Custom Made Dress| Lunss.com
Keep on supporting all those handmade folks out there and hope you check these guys out. Many of them make their living creating these beautiful products for you to enjoy!
Be sure to check out my posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as it has links to the social media sites on each post so you can find them and grab awesome stuff for yourself. And most of all don’t forget to always get out and support your local artists. There is so much talent out there.
Spring is here and even though it was a few weeks ago that I was in Toronto for the One of a Kind Show here are my awesome finds from the show. Once I put them all together it seems I was really feeling the spring colours this time around. I’m totally in love with all of these finds!
Stoneware Vase / Porcelain Buttons | Eikcam Handmade Dress Ceramics I am really excited about this little jug that will now live in my beautiful new home. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by her booth make sure to find her again as it was setup gorgeous and I could have literally bought one of everything. Just gorgeous.
Shoulder Bag / Fabric Buttons | Bookhou I have been admiring her work for so long now both through her awesome Instagram account (hit up my account for the link) and I’ve been wanting to visit her store as well. Just bursting with talent after years of creating and perfecting her craft.
Naturally Hand Dyed Scarf | Hatchet Made This scarf is beautiful and wears nice and light. I love that it is all dyed naturally and the nice soft brown will basically match everything in my closet.
Soap Bars | The Blue House Well besides this soap looking like you’d like to eat it … least it did for me … it has the most refreshing scent as well. It was made for a contest they have every year at the show and this year the theme was water. I think she nailed it and I bought the soap right off the display at the end.
Ogopogo Mug | Créations Li I own many pieces from vases to mugs, but the second I saw these ones being made I had to snatch them up. Seriously I get to rescue the little lock ness … or as I refer to it as the Ogopogo because I am Canadian … every morning while eating my cereal. It looks pretty fun in a frothy drink as well peaking out while you sip away. So much fun!
Cards | The Silk Pulp My awesome booth neighbour for the show and crazy cutting talent. Each of her designs is hand cut for the original pieces. Talk about the time it takes to create, but boy is it worth it to see. Since I have a love for cards it only seemed natural to scoop some up.
Rabbit Artwork | Blossom & SweetPea Critter Co To anyone who knows me and has stepped in my booth at any show you’ve likely seem my rabbits that are hanging out on display. I just had to grab another piece of artwork for my home and this was perfect.
Be sure to check out my posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as it has links to the social media sites on each post so you can find them and grab awesome stuff for yourself. And most of all don’t forget to always get out and support your local artists. There is so much talent out there. ~ natasha
This past weekend I was down in Calgary one last time for the summer and it seems I saved the best for last. It was Market Collective’s 6 anniversary birthday celebration and well I don’t think it could have been any better than it was. The venue was absolutely perfect, the weather was amazing, tons of talented artisans, the best local live music and all the YYC food trucks. Seriously what else did you need. Oh and it was right next to the river.
I started doing Market Collective back at the beginning of 2010 and have tried to do everyone I could since. I think I only missed 1 or 2 since I began. Market Collective as many of you know has helped to shape many of my friends businesses with myself included in this bunch. Shows like this helped me to grow Whiteout W. into what it is today and I could never say thank you enough for having a show that support so much talent.
I truly hope if you live in Calgary and have never been you can make it out to the next one. It’s worth a road trip for a great day of fun as well.
Like normal I can barely contain my spending habits and this weekend I got to pick up some pretty amazing find as well. This is some of the great handmade goodies you can find and are the new additions to my home.
Art Illustrations – Gloria Ho I don’t know what it is about these little hipster bears, but I ended up buying all 6 of them who had little hats on. These will all be framed above my bed. I fell in love with each and every one of them and can’t wait to get these framed and hung up!
Wood Block Printed Cards – Hop & Flop Who doesn’t need to have a drawer of cards for the unknown event that might just call on it. Butter Up & Chill seemed perfect along with a rain cloud spitting a little waterfall. So much fun.
Ceramic Pin – S’more Society I know it is hard to see, but I picked up a little mountain pin that is going to be placed on my winter coat for the season. Each one of my winter coats has a small pin or broach and this one is going to be well loved.
Local Calgary Lifestyle Mag – Dote Magazine You had to know with my absolute love for print media I’d be all over this magazine and reading it line for line. After leading up design for 5 years on magazines it was so cool to see a brand new publication hit the scene I am so familiar with. It seems everyone else fell in love as well since they ran out. Watch their media outlets … I’m sure they’ll have more for you soon enough
Ceramic Mug – Salty Sea Dog Designs With winter coming I figured it was time to add another tea drinking and relaxing mug to the collection. I managed to snag their last ship one and couldn’t be happier. They do some pretty fun ceramics with great designs. Already have it filled with tea in front of me while I write this post.
Enjoy all your amazing new finds from this past weekend and hope to see you at the Christmas market coming up soon enough. Natasha
Here are some of my personal finds from this summer at all the festivals and markets I was at. I’m sure you’ve had some spending problems at these shows as well. I am surrounded by some of the most talented and inspiring people, so it is pretty hard to not spend a fair chunk of the money earned. These are some of the great find I absolutely fell in love with.
Drop Cloth Tote Bag – Dear Pony Out of Nelson, BC and so so talented. I have a hard time restraining myself from spending every last bit of money I earn when I enter into her booth. I was setup next to them at Calgary Folk Fest and when I saw this bag posted on instagram a few days after we’d packed up and left I had to find them again at Edmonton Folk Fest and snag it asap. LOVE IT!
Paintings – Giselle Denis I hope all you local Edmonton folks know of her and if you don’t you really should. I went on a mission during ArtWalk in July and knew she’d have something perfect to fit on my bathroom walls. I love seeing these every morning when I wake up. Just awesome!
Graphic Silk Screened Tee – Mumble Tease Heather and I have been doing shows together for years and she is the maker of some of my favourite tees in my closet. You had to know I love tees being that is what I do for a living and this new addition to the bunch is going to get a lot of wear and love.
Silver Earrings – Yutal Now admittedly I am not a big earring wearing person, but I fell in love with these. Diane and I have been setup right next to or across from each other many times over the last few years and of course we were neighbours once again at The Fringe Festival. Please check out some of her jewelry … her and her husband make some gorgeous stuff.
Bracelets – Burlap Sac I had the pleasure of being next to Kayley at Edmonton Fringe Festival and I could barley refrain myself and kept it to a cool few hundred. Oh dear! Seriously so much amazing jewelry with just the right style for myself. I ended up buying matching bracelets for both my mom and I as a thank you for looking after Baron (my lovely dog) while I was away traveling to show this summer. They were perfect for us.
Westy Toy This came from a local shop here in town and oh my my!!! A YELLOW WESTY! This is very much a dream of mine, so hopefully one day soon you’ll see in my newsfeed that I actually bought one. Might be a few years before I can afford one all fixed up. Until then this little toy will sit right next to my bed.
Hope you all supported the crazy amount of talent filling all the festivals in the summer too! Happy fall cloth wearing!!! Natasha