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We’re back with more Vendor Introductions!  Today we are starting out with Sarah of Bubblegum Sass.

1. What do you make/sell?

I create one of a kind accessories for women and kids and adorable home decor items, including my own version of the dreamcatcher, called a Love Catcher.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

I started my handmade business after years of nagging (ok, encouragement) from my friends. I had been making unique things for family & friends since a very young age and they were certain that others would appreciate them too. With help, I finally started thinking about my creativity as a gift and a way of life, not just a random hobby. The first official Bubblegum Sass products were items that friends had loved and my wonderful friends have continued to influence my business.

My incredible love of buttons has started to inspire much of my work, as well as my desire to upcycle materials. From hair clips to cuff bracelets to Love Catchers, my work though varied, all embraces my interest in colour, fiber texture, and femininity in a handmade shabby chic style.

3. Is there anything else you’d like to tell others about what you do?

Let’s face it. Life is hard. That’s why Bubblegum Sass is more than a business for me. It is also a means to maintain my sanity. Through good times and especially through difficult times, the blessing of crafting & creating helps me keep my hands & mind focused on what I can do, and my eyes focused on the beauty in this world. Sharing all of that with my customers and friends is icing on the cake.

You can find Sarah here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BubblegumSass

Instagram: https://instagram.com/bubblegumsassy/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/BubblegumSass/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bubblegumsass

 

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Next up we have Amanda of Nerd Mart Customs.

1. What do you make/sell?

I make Upcycled Comic Book jewellery, household items such as lamps, coasters, Kleenex box holders and even furniture. I have also recently expanded into Comic Book Flowers.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

I am in love with the beauty of Comic Book art and want to share that love with others. I am always looking for new and creative things to make. I started making furniture for myself which lead to other items, friends and other people started to request items from me and I decided to open an Etsy store to expand and share the nerd love.

3. Is there anything else you’d like to tell others about what you do?

I am passionate about providing a good quality product that is unique and special. Every item is made with love by me and I never duplicate my work. I take custom requests and am happy to work with you to make exactly what you want.

You can find Nerd Mart Customs here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Nerd-Mart-Customs

Instagram: @nerd_mart_customs

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Next up we have Suzanne of Tinged.

1. What do you make/sell?

I make and sell a mixture of art prints and jewellery.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

Creating art is peaceful for me sot is the perfect way to relax after a long day. My inspiration comes from many different sources, whether its from seeing something in nature or reading a book. I love all things shiny and all things nature. It ends up for an interesting mix at times.

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Our next vendor is Amanda of Muladhara Yoga.

1. What do you make/sell?

I make and sell comfortable, functional and vibrant yoga/lounge wear. Spandex leggings, crops and shorts in plain colors and prints, sports bras and screen printed tank tops from bamboo or organic cotton materials.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

2. I initially started making yoga leggings purely out of the need to have something to teach yoga in that fit me properly – at 6’2” it’s difficult to find leggings long enough! I began to make them for other instructors and clients at my studio who noticed the unique prints and colors i was using. From there the business has grown organically. My mission now is to provide an alternative, handmade line of comfortable clothing inspired by the world around me – prints and patterns from exotic places, as well as themes drawn from art, nature and yoga. I want to present people with something that is unique and fashionable, yet made from sustainable quality materials and within a reasonable price range.

3. Is there anything you’d like to tell others about what you do?

Currently I have a small team of 2-4 (depending on current volume) fun-loving, hard working and detail oriented people who work with me from my small home-based workshop right here in calgary. Everything is handmade from start to finish with the utmost care. We love working together and the positive, hilarious and relaxed work environment is what I always dreamed of! The whole team contributes ideas, whether design or business related, and I could never have made it this far without them.

Muladhara can be found on:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/muladharaclothing
Instagram – @muladharayoga
Twitter – @muladharayoga
Web – www.muladharayogawear.com

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Finally for today we have Amanda of Dubbele Dutch Crafts.

1. What do you make/sell?

I make one of a kind Knitwear for Canadians. Mittens, Toques, Scarves, Thrummed Mittens. I also do custom knit orders, so depends what the customers dream up, I make it all!

2. Why do you make/sell it? What Inspires your work?

I Love making knitted and crocheted items because of the variety of fibers and colours there are so many beautiful things you can create, my knitting bucket list is over flowing! I am inspired by the fact that my materials are minimal. I can make a full blanket from a few skeins of wool and one pair of needles or one hook and that is awesome!

3.Is there anything you’d like to tell others about what you do?

All my pieces are unique in colour and style made with my own patterns I created. The only time you will see double of my work is if someone custom orders something I’ve already made. Even then it will not be exactly the same. My most popular item is the Thrummed Mittens which are made with 100% wool and tiny Roving Hearts that when worn for a period of time will create a insulator inside your mitt. Really warm and all natural.

You can find Dubbele Dutch Crafts here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dubbele-Dutch-Crafts/206093849448725

Instagram: @dubbeledutchcrafts

Twitter: @DubbeleDutch

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/DubbeleDutch/

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