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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

Oh, we’ve got so many marvellous artisans this year. 110 to be precise! Well, let’s have a look at a few of them:

Anne Tranholm creates colourful and cheerful jewellery with her drawing and shrink plastic. Her geometric designs make for brilliant statement accessories and will definitely make you happy.

Nikki of Bound and Determined Books loves books. She binds all her books by hand using handmade paper. How cool is that?

Creationz by Catherine are the most awesome sewn items with a retro twist. Have you ever seen an Ipad sleeve that looks like a ham tv + dinner? So retro!

 

Sam of Critter Transmitter says that drawing animals makes her happy. And you know what?!? Looking at her drawings of animals makes us happy. Win – win!

Dixie & Twine stands for super fun party decorations. Glitter garlands, straws with sassy flags and confetti everywhere – I’d love to live in Amber’s party world!

Dutchie M Design are rustic farmhouse clocks handmade by Manja. Wouldn’t this one look amazing in your kitchen?

The Ellebee Tree is Leslie’s way of sharing her superb fabric stash with us. Cute make-up pouches, throw cushions with witty quotes and elegant jewellery. I can’t even.

The item Ellie Ears is most famous for must be her positional support pillows. But Chrissy also designs hooded towels, cuddle blankets and more – everything for a comfortable, safe and fun life with the little ones.

Elisa of Ellie Greets draws funky and seriously funny greeting cards. This is the place to stock up on your birthday, Christmas and wedding cards!

 

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

Not quite counting down the days yet but definitely the weeks: only 3 weeks until Etsy: Made in Canada Day here in Calgary! Our artisans are probably starting to stock up and make as many items as they can, so you’ve got the best choice. Here’s a little peek at who will have a booth at our market:

Bill of Whiskey Trail Woodwork turns wood into luxurious bowls and other items for your home. A natural, rustic look is just the right things for those that like the cabin feel all year around.

WLC studio  custom pet tags, do I need to say more? But that’s not all, Wanderlust Creatures also makes pinboard maps to mark all the places you’ve been to.

Brass, bronze and gemstones are Sophie’s favourite materials. Inspired by ancient jewellery, she creates beautiful pieces with her brand  Tribes + Society.

Trashtiques – two sisters and their love for vintage. The funkiest kitchen tools from the 50’s and 60’s are what makes their heart beat faster. I’m sure yours as well!

Stone Willow Jewellery are stunning pieces of jewellery. Nicole wanted to share her desire to be connected to nature in a sophisticated and pretty way and I think she definitelty achieved that goal.

Kelsey of Sem Label sews with only the prettiest of fabrics. Just the right thing for your little one, oh how cute are her designs!

Salty Sea Dog Designs  are not your grandma’s pottery. The husband and wife duo Sarah and Blair create ocean-inspired mugs and more. Current obsession: my octopus mug!

Nicole of Salt Water Tea Jewelry mostly crafts gemstone jewellery but also lovely fragranced candles and sometime the odd knitted item. And what would go better together than that mix of delightful items?

Her love of rust, old wood and typography pushed Tiffany to start her artisan business Rural Creative here in Calgary. She makes rustic wooden signs and home decor with pretty lettering and we love it.

 

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

Oh, hello there!

Are you already getting excited for Etsy: Made in Canada Day? Well, here are some of our fabulous vendors so you can already do a little pre-shopping!

Sarah of Bubblegum Sass always finds the cutest fabrics in the sweetest colours to make her Love Catchers. My favourite is definitelt the flamingo! Which one is yours?

BARK yyc was inspired by Rhonda’s furry babies because our puppies deserve to look just as chic as their owners. Pet bandanas or pet bow ties, I’m pretty sure you’ll find the perfect accessory for your four-legged friend!

Christian Bjorn likes to make things. Especially super elegant and stylish furniture from beautiful woods. Ahhh, now I need to start redecorating!

 

Drizzle Honey was founded by Aja had the opportunity to lead a rooftop beekeeping project. I mean, that already is super cool! But it’s also raw honey which means all the vitamins, enzymes, and other goodness is still in the honey. Oh, yum!

Meryl loves all things vintage + handmade + home decor. To combine those passions, she started Inspired Findings where you can find her upcycled and handmade home decor items. Especially her signs caught my eye!

Rebecca of Kasual Kiddo Handmade has something for your little ones. Printed t-shirts, crochet bonnets and pretty bibs. So adorable!

Lara Lamb has not only the prettiest name, she also makes the prettiest, nicely fragranced and natural body products. You just have to love Lamb’s Soapworks.

Talking about pretty things: Ayla of Gypsy Skulls collects flowers, presses them and turns them into art pieces. That by itself is already wonderful but she doesn’t stop there – she also turned her most popular pieces into wearable art!

Mind the Minimal stands for minimalism and concrete home decor such as planters, coasters and ring holders. They designed their collection to portray the effortless side of beauty and it really does.

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Today we’re going to learn about the letters D, E and F. So let’s have a look at the letter D first:

D as in Diesel Clay. Callie makes beautiful pottery – luxuries for everyday is how she describes her creations and that’s exactly what they are. My morning tea just tastes a bit better from on of her mugs.

Donna D Store has to D’s in her name and specializes in Viking knit as the technique of weaving wires into gorgeous jewellery is commonly known. Each piece is unique and expertly made.

Danielle’s passion is fine art photography. In her Etsy shop Dotty Photography you can find her lovely art to decorate your home. Oh, I wish I had endless wall space for these beauties!

Mhhhh, did someone say Drizzle Honey? What good would all the pottery for our teas do if we wouldn’t have delicious raw local honey to sweeten the tea?

Dubbele Dutch are Elizabeth and Amanda. They knit anything for any occasion and it’s always the prettiest knit. With the first leaves turning yellow, you know you’ll need a new toque some time soon!

And we’re on to the letter E. E as in Elisa Marie of Ellie Greets draws colourful and bold designs on greeting cards. How fun! Even better: her colouring book for adults. I can’t wait to start colouring.

Oh my, The Ellebeetree is Lesley’s baby and just look at all those lovely things! From floral fabric pouches to pillow cases that have been decorated through image transfer – this is a handmade lovers heaven.

So E was pretty easy, wasn’t it? F is up next. F as in Fehu Design. Freyja uses only natural dies that she creates herself to give her wonderful leather creations those unique hues. My absolute favourites are the silver and gold cuffs – she uses real leaf gold and silver for this look. Just perfect.

And our last vendor for the day is Carly of Folly a Tet. Talk about fun colours, fantastic textures and gorgeous designs! Her wearable felt art is one of a kind and I for one, can’t wait to start shopping.

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