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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

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

Let’s not talk much but directly have a look at who else will showcase their wonderful handmade creations at this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada Day, the Calgary edition!

There are Adrian Martinus, two brothers who love to skate and upcycle their skateboards into wonderfully colourful woodwork. How amazing is that?

And we’ve got Angela E Smyth – a nature loving artist, whose favourite motives are plants and animals but in her own unique and creative style.

Beatnik Vinyl sells the best records Calgary has to offer.  Kristin lives her fathers dream and you can see her driving around town in her mobile record shop.

 

Bronze and Butterflies is Crystal’s shop. She designs and makes small batch jewellery. Sooo pretty!

Sam is the mastermind behind Catfriendo. She cuts paper into whimsical, delicate art works. We’re so impressed by her precision and skill!

With her brand Cerise de Lune, Angela makes the most lovely things for us. Key chains, zipped pouches and felt pencil cases, I’m sure you’ll find something you like!

Derek Goodbrand a plumber by trade, he know dreams up super stylish furniture with plumbing supplies. We are fascinated by this industrial chic!

Crafted Origins  are the most delightful little super-hero dolls that Kasia sews. Oh what an inspiration for little (and big) girls!

Have you ever seen fused glass fried eggs? They’re so cool and just one of the many items that Belinda Glass Studio brings to live in her kiln.

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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 – 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 – Calgary’s sweet vendors of 2017

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

OH, WOW! It’s this time of the year again where I’m introducing all of our lovely vendors for the Calgary 2017 edition of Etsy: Made in Canada to you. So much talent in our beautiful city!

Let’s start with YYC Beeswax : Lisa got over her fear of bees while making wonderful candles and lip balm from beeswax!

Whylime Designs’ Emily loves cats, chocolate ice-cream and staying up way too late. And when she stays up too late, she’s probably creating her sassy greeting cards.

Do you like Harry Potter? I sure do and Laura of  White Willow Wearables definitely does. And she loves knitting, so guess what – she’s knitting nerdy accessories for you now!

Stevie And Bean Papeterie design gorgeous stationery to inspire and amuse. We can’t get over how pretty it is!

Tim of My Balls Your Walls loves the flow of movement and creativity. I’m pretty sure you’d like his abstract spherical art balls on your walls.

I am so excited aboutLets Get Unravelled. They make yarn from t-shirts that otherwise would have ended up in landfills. Not only does it help our environment, it’s also really beautiful.

 

Knot And Burl Woodworks is Mike’s way of using his hands instead of a computer. He creates marvellous jewellery and pens from wood.

Brent of Khaos Theory Leather fashions super fun and quirky accessories from leather like a baseball hat with an engraved leather picture sewn onto it. Sweet!

Manly Man Manes are is Jennifer’s line of affordable skin care for men. Oh, I bet they all smell delisciously manly!

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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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