Category Archives: events

our biggest event … Bloomin Earth is Back!!

Time has come, vendors have registered and the media has been informed. everything is falling into place so beautifully, and fingers crossed, my dream is coming true.

The City of Kitchener and the Kitchener Market have generously sponsored this idea for a massive dominating handmade market… and i really cant keep myself contained.

32 fabulous artists… and still more added every day!

a recycled fashion challenge with judges, prizes and an amazing artist, Black Orchid, demonstrating where recycled fashions can take you…

PLUS entertainment from The Junkyard Symphony (site has sound. adjust your volume before visiting)

vendor list and photos of what to expect can be found at Bloomin Earth
fashion show information can be found at REthreaded


its a bloomin great show

I have received applications from so many wonderful vendors for this years Bloomin Earth show, and i cant wait for you to see … here is a quick sneak peek…

(click on the photos to visit their website)


Penela’s Earth

BOGO SALE - Dalim Green Gold Four Strand Necklace

Dashe Designs

Childrens Apron
Kiki Creation

Hot Love Gnomes - Click Image to Close

Sarah Apple

Checker Cracker Platter - Handmade Fused Glass

Glossy Glass

Pretty Bird!

Pink Polka Dots Pinafore - 1 to 3 Years

This Little Bird

Fani Song

Late for a Very Important Date - Resin Belt Buckle

My Girl Thursday

sallygirlSallyGirl Designs

unlock my heart necklace

Rock On Accessories

Mimsy Rabbit
Kuku Caju


Creswell Rd Bowtie in Gray Grid

Mr. Skona

a sneaky peek at the HOLIDAY SPARKLE artists

A little enticement from some of the artists who will be at the HOLIDAY SPARKLE craft show (december 6th at the Grist Mill in Waterloo Park 11am-4pm) …

Creations by Kiki

These bright and funky aprons will be the talk of the kitchen along with her brightly patterned fused glass platters, wine bottle toppers and pendants. Such exciting and colourful creations –you really dont want to miss out.

Pretty Pennie

By melting, hammering and sawing sterling silver pieces, this young artists creates stunning + glamourous jewelry, or works of art, for all occasions. Her one of a kind pieces are pierced, hand cut or carved from wax and cast using a lost method, making every one a little different than the last.

Stone Cottage Industry

Amoeba brooch Amoeba brooch Amoeba brooch

By using as many preloved materials as possible, Stone Cottage has found a fabulous way to create quirky + fun upcycled jewelry and accessories. Perfect for that person who claims to have everything. If floral jewelry is not your thing, perhaps you would enjoy her recycled wool sweater mittens.


Unique, cute, funky, stylish .. u name it, she makes it. Everything in fact, from mini crochet facial roses, to tape measure flowers, to beaded earrings and felt accessories. He tiny works are so cute and simple they attract your girlish whims, and totally make you fall in love.

My Girl Thursday

Sing Like No One Is Listening - Resin Belt BuckleYour Secret Prince - Resin Belt BuckleMust Go On - Resin Belt Buckle

Operating out of a small apartment/craft studio/superhero lair in Peterborough this funky artists offers a diverse and ever evolving product line, including handmade accessories, journals & agendas, quilts, tote bags and upcycled clothing. In fact, almost everything is infused with an element of upcycling! Reincarnation isn’t just for the pious anymore!



Hailing from Ottawa, Matthew began his artistic career as a pianist, composer, and music student. He decided to expand upon his skills and recently added working with copper and silver jewellery to his repetoire. Since most of his work includes reclaimed copper wire and other junk metals it demonstrates a certain aesthetic ruggedness, but also an organic, intricate feel.

something FREE at the kwag

Family Sunday

New, inspiring activities for the whole family.  See the exhibitions, create imaginative artwork, listen to a story, and participate in drama games.

FREE Admission!

Sunday December 7, 2008.
Drop in from 2pm-5pm
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Call 519-579-5860 or visit for details.

How bright can you sparkle?

I am testing the strength of readers and friends… and have organized a last minute REALLY FUN holiday craft show. Really fun because i have incorporated my obsession with dressing up, sparkling everything and handmade goodies into this….


December 6th, 11am-4pm  *  Grist Mill in Waterloo Park

its Holiday Sparkle, our last craft show of the year,
We are just dying to put on our most sparkling party gear.

Pull out the party dresses and the glittery shooooos….
for a craft show + party in Waterlooooo.
enter the CONTEST to win the best dressed!!
… tacky or sweet… whatever works best!

Recycled art, jewelry, aprons and dolls,
Photo sessions, belt buckles, scarves
fill the hall

Be sure to attend this glittering show
DECEMBER 6th at the Grist Mill, and pray for some snow

Artists: i have a few tables left. See Reclaimed Craft for more application. Deadline: Saturday November 22nd

Volunteers: YES! we could use some. To extend the actual show time our setup/takedown will need to be a really fast one. Any help we can get would be fabulous. Email me if interested.


I’m serious about the dressing up too… bling it out baby!! I have found a taffeta 80’s prom dress and glitterized my shoes. What are you going to do? (hey i feel another challenge coming on….)

Christmas shopping about the town

I have compiled a list of Christmasy events in the KW area. This includes both craft shows, theatre productions, community fun days, art workshops… and really anything i would do.

You can reach this beautiful list by clicking the christmas tree in the right sidebar

<—  that looks like this

Right now the list is just for November, and i vow to add more soon… but wow, November is a long list!

Aaaannd.. (im on a organized roll today) I have also added a section to the site offering HELP to ARTISTS for things like “what do i need to start a business?”… “what taxes do i charge at a show?”… “what stores will sell my handmade goods?” … and other resources just for you. Thing is… i need your questions to answer.

Click on Help for New Artists across the top, and leave a comment with your burning question. What is it that you really just cant find any information on…?

5 favorites of the day…

There, Halloween is done.

… and its on to the Christmas shopping. There are a number of crafty shows coming up including the beautiful Frederick Art Walk, November 8th (which my goods will be in… tiny little plug)

Artists in the Frederick neighborhood have turned their homes into tiny boutiques, offering Christmas snacks and plenty of artful shopping selections, each home a little different than the last. They even have a passport program where you get a stamp for visiting each ‘shop’ which will enter you for a free prize from one of the artists. (see the site to print your passport, and see what each house will be offering)

More shopping … cuz i just cant get enough

Holey Cuff – Verdigris :: Painted metal

Holey Cuff - Verdigris

Applewater :: Tina Rice

applewater. by tina rice

Tea For Two :: lbblumenthal

SALE -- tea for two

Tree Hugger Ring :: Block Party Press

Tree Hugger Ring

Lastly … these adorable legwarmers :: Knotty Baby Wear

its not just the wide striped legwarmers… but the tutu. if i could have (if mom would have let me) i would have opted to wear a tutu every day! Maybe i will start my own trend. no. probably not. a 30 year old in a tutu is no longer cute…

(im working on a list of christmas craft shows and activities–keep your fingers crosses that i dont get distracted)