It was all about holiday shopping today, and after reading through pages of ‘recommendations’ for highly manufactured items (just to get ideas) i came up with nothing but frustration.
seriously… everything is the same every where you go.
different lables; different names.
I decided to take a peek at what some of my crafty friends were working on and im in love with all of it. THIS is why im so dedicated to handmade.
They offer things i would never think of making.
things i never though i neeeeded to have.
and things that are so well done. you know the creator has such a passion for what they are making, and its almost like taking a peice of them home with you –hoping you will absorb a speck of the creativity that attatched itself as leaving their hands.
David paints on anything and everything, and from time to time these little ‘beasties’ jump in the way and get trapped for all eternity –but totally to our enjoyment. Click on the photo to see his whole collection of bottle beasties or visit gnarledbranch.com to see all his works
Find David at a number of craft shows before christmas…
Saturday November 29th (11am – 5pm)
Where: Queen Street East Presb. Church, 947 Queen St. East at Carlaw…just 2 short blocks West of Pape/Nathalie-Roze & Co (N-R’s shop/studio) in spunky Leslieville.
Speakeasy Holiday Craft Sale
Thursday December 4th, 8pm-Midnight
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen West. Toronto
Second Floor Lobby + Studios Rooms
Art and Craft Sale @ The WhipperSnapper Gallery
Saturday, December 13, 2008 1:00pm – 6:00pm
WhipperSnapper Gallery, 587A College Street, Toronto, ON
CBC Holiday Craft Show
Wed. Dec. 3rd 10am -5pm
CBC Building- 250 Front St. West Toronto
Hotshot Show and Sale
Dec.3- til end of month
Kensington Market, 181 Augusta Ave. Toronto, Ontario
open 7 days a week, our regular hours are 11am – 7pm
**more to be announced.