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

Happy Tuesday, Calgary!

If you’re a bit sad that summer is coming to an end, don’t be. We’ve got a bunch of amazing vendors whose products will make you look forward to fall and our Etsy: Made in Canada Day!

Red Paper Boutique are two moms, best friends and mental health nurses. They chose to use paper as the medium through which they want to connect people and make us realize the importance of perspective and humor. How wonderful!

Heather of Mumble Tease is the queen of weirdness and whimsy. Her eclectic designs and happy colour choices make you smile, laugh out loud or maybe wonder a little. We love her!

One of the best things that were popular in the 70’s and that made a recent come back? Macrame and Moonshadow Macrame makes exquisite macrame for plant hangers or other wall decorations.

M Mackenzie Jones is inspired by flora and fauna as well as memory and nostalgia. And she translates these feelings into beautiful jewellery so we can all have a little piece of the mountains with us, every day.

Molly and Vi are Sarah’s creations and she just loves to craft delightful nursery and home decor. So sweet!

Talking abour nursery decor: Erin of Mod Menage has the most darling prints to make your little ones room a little more homey.

But of course your mini me’s have to have something stylish to wear! Look no further than Mini Way Co.

Migrant Muse Designs are Portia’s creative endeavour. She creates painted abstract jewelry with a touch of gold leaf. Oh, so colourful, sparkly and shiny!

Master Ark’s creations are just as fascinating as his story. He first started making medieval jewellery some 35 years ago, then life changed, he sold his business and moved around the world. Life changed again to bring him back to his roots and bring us his wonderful work inspired by the Celts, Vikings and Saxons.

 

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

And here comes the next installment of our vendor introduction series for Etsy: Made in Canada in just a few weeks here in Calgary!

Romina of  Wooly Gems crochets and knits the coziest shawls and mittens and tops and lots of other comfy goodies. Oh, I can’t wait for fall to cozy up in one of those!

Beautiful carved white porcellain with dark and golden designs are White Owl Porcelain’s  specialty. Laura’s creations are delicate and wonderful!

What a brilliant idea! That’ a Bees Wax Wrap – the name explains it all. An ecofriendly alternative to plastic wrap or sandwhich bags, we love it!

 

Suzanne of Tinged draws intricate and colourful creatures. And of course you can find her high quality prints at our market!

Shop Jot  is Cori’s creative endavour. She makes the loveliest acessories for writing instruments. Perfect for back to school!

Shop JaMi makes printed coin purses, fabric earrings and much more. So adorable!

 

Wooden boards, cute growths charts and hexagon shelves are what Mug’s Emporium designs and fabricates. How sweet are these?

I feel like almost everyone is doing yoga these days and for a good reason. Too feel even more comfortable in your body, you should try Muladhara Yoga wear. Fun and comfy!

Needle And Pine  are a sweet husband and wife duo with a huge love for our mountains. So bring the mountains into your home with their mountain pillows and mountain shelves!

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

Good morning, lovely folks!

I have to say that I’m always looking forward to my ‘Etsy-Calgary-blog-post-writing-day’ because it’s so much fun to discover more about all those fantastic artisans that are part of this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada Day. I hope you have as much fun as I do.

Do you love baking? If you don’t love baking yet, you will definitely love it once you saw the colourful and fun baking and party accessories that Samantha of The Sparkling Pantry makes and curates. Colour hooray!

Simply Polished – and their products are just like their branding: clean, simple but elegant. And that’s what we want to put on our skins, right?

I already want to adopt a doggie so badly but now that I’ve seen the beautiful and colourful leashes that Shannon of North Range Dogs constructs, I want one even more! Maybe those pretty leashes will convice my landlord?

 

Natura Soy Lights make the loveliest fragranced candles. From tropical delights to ‘manly’ perfumes, there is something for everybody.

L Rempel Art the L stands for Lindsay and Lindsay stands for gorgeous textiles that start out as watercolour art work. While she’s inspired by landscapes and experiences, her art will inspire you, we guarantee.

Leanne of Keramikk Pottery is functional and elegant. Her neutral colour scheme is complimented by a modern design. I can totally see these in my kitchen!

Create That Charms is Bridget’s jewellery line. While there might be a lot of jewellery out there, her creations might be among the best. Why? Because sweets!!! Kawaii dessert neclaces anyone?

COCREATEco modern wooden shelves and pastel concrete dishes. This wife and husband duo creates everything together while taking inspiration from their architectural roots.

Amarin Collection are the super useful passport holders and little pouches designed and made by Paweena Amarin. Pastel colours and floral fabrics = perfection!

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

Hello, hello!

It’s a bit grey out today, so I thought I’d sweeten your day with the introduction of a few more of our vendors for this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada Day here in Calgary. We’ve got so many wonderful artists, artisan and designers this year and each of them makes a unique product. I wish someone would give me enough money to buy one item from all of them!

Heather of  Toute Petite Treasures collects and curates vintage kitchen accessories and other beautiful vintage treasures. Shopping with her feels like treasure hunting in grandma’s attic and who doesn’t love that?

Grace and Parker are stylish and modern teething accessories to make life a bit easier for the little ones when their teeth are coming in – and thus for their Mamas, too. Well, thank you, Christine!

Amanda Parker Design gorgeous jewellery and pretty accessories made from glass, polymer clay and recycled materials by the one and only Amanda Parker here in Calgary!

Treasured Peach – Mandy makes the most adorable felted flower headbands and home decor for, in her own words, a treasured childhood. Sweet!

Mynthia  creates ceramic dreams. She enjoys experimenting with new forms, glazes, clays and firing methods. And we enjoy her art.

Fairgoods Lauren and Shauna love fonts and Canada and seriously fun gifts. And I mean, who wants to go through life without a pretty patch that says ‘Sorry’ or a pin in the shape of ketchup chips, eh?

Twelve Paws make pretty bandanas and collars for doggies. They say that even your furry friends should be able to express their character through accessories and I couldn’t agree more!

Melissa Pedersen is a momma of three little boys but can be found in her studio working on her exquisite silver jewellery designs every day during nap time.

Stitch plus Stitch wood and cross stitch DIY kits? Yes, please! Jill is designing the most adorable little evening projects for us.

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

This is the last of our vendor introduction posts and we will learn about the letters T, V, W, X and one lonely G that somehow slipped through the cracks before…

The Witches Mark will have their market debut with us this weekend & we’re so excited about that. Steph makes magical talismans to help us through life.

And what else is important to get through life healthy? Yes, lovely teas by Grounded Tea.

Well, while we’re talking about coziness, have a look at This Darn’d Yarn‘s trendy and cute creations. Britney crochets shark sleeping bags and tiny cacti, sweet!

Suzanne of Tinged joins us with a fun mix of jewellery and the loveliest drawings of animals. Really, her style is unique and I highly recommend you to check her out.

Tribes + Society stands for beautiful jewellery. And we all know that you can never have to much of that.

Another brilliant local jeweler is Trish Flanagan who specializes in silver. Oh, the gorgeousness.

Is there anything sweeter than baby shoes? No, I didn’t think so. Have a look at the creations of Vi and Jax -seriously, I just want to eat them up.

Wee Thing Mee is Kat. And Kat likes to make adorable babrons and crocheted animals. In the cutest colours.

Some people’s baby’s are their pets, so that’s where WLC Studio comes in. WLC stands for Wanderlust Creatures and they make pet tags from all kinds of up-cycled things.

Reem of Xed Creative Design doesn’t play by the rules and we love her for it. Her pottery designs are influenced by her North African roots and wonderfully adorned and colourful.

Thank you everybody who followed me through the whole alphabet of our vendors. It’s been fun introducing all these amazingly creative people and I am so excited that our market is finally happening this weekend. It’s going to be a good one.

Hopefully, I’ll see many of you in person!

Leonie (Maple And Oak Designs)

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Lot of S’s and one P will be the lesson of the day:

Nicole of Salt Water Tea makes us happy with beautiful jewellery, crystal candles and when she has nothing else to do – which seems unlikely with this energetic lady – she does some knitting as well. Wow!

Secret Wool Society my admiration for Megan’s work starts already at her fantastic shop name. She creates one of a kind woolen wall weavings in neutral tones. Simply stunning.

Cori of Jot is there for all you stationary nerds. Gorgeous note books, here I come!

Simply Entangled by Katelyn adds some wonderfully entangled macrame and woven art to our lovely mix of vendors.

Amusing and inspiring stationary is the specialty of Stevie And Bean Papeterie. I’m intrigued by the wonderful fonts they use.

Jill of Stitch Plus Stitch combines soft laser cut bamboo with detailed cross stitch in a kit for you to finish yourself. What a great idea!

Suspended in time with Suspended Studio. Leah is a professional glass blower and we’re very excited to welcome her colourful creations to our selection.

Sweet Pumpkin Designs is, you guessed it, sweet little accessories for your pumpkins. Janie started making hair clips and headbands when she became a mom and working out of the house was not much of an option anymore.

The Paper Lover Co. is Alison’s baby and she designs whimsical paper art and stationary. You just have to check our her Alberta and Calgary prints. So cool!

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Today we’re going to cover quite some ground with the letters N, P Q, R and S.

Let’s start with Needle And Pine: this cute couple makes marvelous mountain shelves and pillows. If you need some wilderness inside your house, this is it.

Ohhh, Nerd Alert! Nerd Mart Customs is Amanda’s project and she up-cycled comic books into pretty much anything. Our favourite are her bangles.

Kait of Pink Chicken Creations is one of our brilliant vintage vendors. I can’t wait to see what she found for us and listen to her tell some great stories about the origin of her goodies.

Pink Sun Malas are malas and bracelets by the lovely Sara. Those gorgeous gem stones will help you find your spiritual path.

Calling all lovers of mid-century and kitsch! Prairie Bazaar will join us next weekend and we couldn’t be more excited for all those uber-sweet finds.

Amy Jo is Quadrophonic Image and adds some rock and roll photography to our market. Her artwork is a perfect collaboration between her artistic and photo journalistic sides.

Christine of Quirefly works with a combination of sterling silver, copper and brass wire, semiprecious stones, crystal and glass elements as well as fabrics and interesting yarns, recycled clothing and unexpected finds. Such an exciting mix, we can’t wait to see her jewellery and accessories.

Then there is Tiffany, a Rural Creative as she calls her brand. Her rustic signs and wall decor that she makes with old wood and brilliant typography are a delight.

Michelle of Sainte Pierre is a natural born knitter. Super cute and the most intriguing designs, we’re so happy to have her join our circle of vendors.

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

And on we go with the introduction of our brilliant Etsy: Made in Canada vendors. The letters L, M & N will be in today’s focus.

Loft 90 is the brainchild of Nick and Keshia. The couple designs and makes dapper and cute wooden creations with fancy engravings. So sweet!

Sweet Amelia brings us joyful bath and beauty products with her brand Mint & Daisy. Everything she makes is 100% natural and free of synthetics. And the fragrance, oh I wish you could smell it right now!

Then there is M Mackenzie Jones who is a jeweler extraordinaire. All her pieces are inspired by the Rocky Mountains and Canadian wilderness in general. We just love her style.

Erin is the artist behind Mod Menage. She takes photos and designs super trendy prints for the trendy baby.

Mark is one of the few male crafters of our time and does beautiful woodwork. Mr Man Crafts stands for art made from reclaimed, naturally aged, rustic barnwood.

Talking about wooden art. Have you checked out Mug’s Emporium? Emma just loves to makes home decor and we love what she makes.

I’ve been doing yoga for a couple of years now but let me tell you, it only really started being fun when I wore my first pair of Muladhara Yoga pants. They’re the prettiest and most comfortable design and I wish I could wear them all day long (maybe I am, who really is to say?!?)

Whimsical, quirky and ever so creative – Heather of Mumble Tease is a one woman t-shirt company. She silk-screens her unconventional doodle designs onto t-shirts and sweaters in fun colours. If you’re looking for something truly unique, look no further!

Up next: the letter N & Natura Soy Lights. As the names says, they make natural soy candles with promising names like “Cherry Blossom” or “Coconut Lime” and I can’t wait to smell them all!

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Ooooh yay! School has started and we’re already ahead of everybody else in learning the alphabet and about our fantastic vendors. Does anybody know names that start with H, I or J?

There’s the lovely Heather Buchanan who makes us chuckle and even laugh out loud with her brilliant and hilarious pop art. She’s a self-proclaimed paintoholic so let’s help sustain her addiction, shall we?

Or how about that breakfast snack? Why should we do the dishes if we can just use one of Hekkal and Hyde‘s ingenious snack bags that you can re-use every day? Even better: Heidi’s designs are eco-friendly and let you indulge in that retail therapy without the guilt.

Jenny of Hop n Flop prints the most adorable and whimsical animal-themed cards. I still need the person that doesn’t exclaim “How cute is this!” when seeing her art.

The letter I comes up next, this one won’t be hard to remember!

IM Paper stands for high quality art prints. Sometimes simply stylish, sometimes really funny. There’s so much goodness, I can’t decide which one I like best.

That was easy, wasn’t it? Now let’s move on to the letter J:

The inspiration for Jacob Grace Designs‘ stylish children’s t-shirts stems from Hadley, Rome and Nixon who were all born prematurely and had to spend some time in the NICU. As a result, this great company donates always the proceeds of one shirt to the NICU. What a great reason to support and shop at the same time!

JB Leather Supply makes belts and wallets to last a lifetime. The high quality belts even carry a lifetime warranty, now that’s a brand you can definitely trust.

There are so many photographers nowadays but there’s one who surely stands out: Jen Gregoire Photography. Jen’s style is incredibly unique, colourful and you will recognize her almost surreal images of nature and travel immediately.

Jennea Frischke is a bit different from your average jewellery maker. She’s a trained metal smith and her often one of a kind pieces of jewellery are more wearable art than simple decor. Beautiful.

Our last vendor for today is Jenny Dale Designs. Her dreamy drawings and paintings tell a story in one picture. They’re perfect if you’re looking for something to decorate your baby’s nursery or want to enhance your child’s imagination.

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Do you remember the letter F, oh we’ve got three more amazing vendors whose names start with an F!

Forage Photo And Design is Kyla’s brain child. She makes super cute plush cameras and fun decor. They’re so cute, I can’t even.

Then there is Fox And Hare., this sweet couple makes the most luscious hair care that is suitable for vegans. But seriously, you don’t need to be vegan to appreciate that goodness.

Hannah of Fox Virtue is a master of the embroidery hoop. Have a look for yourself and tell me that you don’t want to keep them all?

Let’s learn about another couple of our brilliant vendors while we move onto the letters G and H, shall we?

Kara of Glimpse Glass is on a mission to bring us the most fabulous pieces of stained glass. I just can’t decide which ones I love more: the gorgeous glass feathers or the terrariums? I know my home needs her work.

Gypsee Art by Ksenia focuses on original art and prints in her own feminine style. Soft pastels, beautiful flowers and best of all: it can be customized!

Hilda of Handmade Therapy designs the loveliest bags. In her Etsy store you can download her patterns as a PDF and learn how to sew them yourself. But don’t worry if you don’t like sewing: you can buy those that she sews herself as well.

What would an Etsy market be without some good knitting? Check out Harmony Grace Designs for the sweetest baby shoes, stuffed animals and cozy shawls.

Talking about accessories for the little ones: Harper’s Hats crochets the cutest toques, ear warmers and scarves. Well, if there’s one thing we’ll need in Calgary, it’s some cozy accessories for winter!

H is also the first letter in Heart’n’Soul Handbags. Shannon Marie designs and makes leather purses and handbags inspired by her life in Southern Alberta. Did you see those sweet embellishments?

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