shopping local

This year I’m trying to support fellow crafters and shopping handmade and local for gifts as much as possible.

I started by treating myself, mostly – which is important, right? + few gifts this past week from the One of a Kind show.

ooak_treasuresMy treasures: (from left to right, top to bottom)
:: reclaimed fabric headband by Batavia by Sil
:: owl print on linen zippered pouch by Barbara of Sparrow Avenue
:: square wood bottons from The Woodlot
:: a card for my cousin’s wedding this weekend by mehoi
:: fun mini buttons from Sister sister Buttons


Then I picked up these upcycled sweater mittens at Beadle in Toronto while I was dropping off my own knits to the shop for sale. Yay! Happy announcement, a selection of my stock will carried in Cherie’s shop. This was the pile that I brought to her this week, including the snowflake kids set I blogged about earlier!



4 thoughts on “shopping local

  1. I agree–treating yourself is just as important :)

    I’ve been searching for innovative gift ideas and came upon your blog. In terms of gift-giving, if you need more ideas and want to support local art and deserving charities, I’m a Sydney-based artist and have some innovative gifts in my shop here ( There are some pieces for families, some for men, some for kids, and quite a few for women too. Plus there’s a special sale happening where any photo can be made into a print for only $20! A portion of all sales is going to charity, as well.

    Good luck with your gift-giving and happy holidays!

    Wishing you the best.

  2. Thanks for purchasing the mittens! I hope they keep you warm and cosy all winter. Beadle is an awesome store filled with so many unique treasures. I love getting custom pieces made, or even her awesome $5 earrings!
    If anyone is interested in the mitts and aren’t local, you can find me at and there’s a link on my “about” page for my facebook page :)

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