This weekend, K and I spent a little girl time at the Made by Hand show and we got a head start on our Christmas shopping!
I saw some familiar faces and picked up a few holiday head starters, like this adorable welcome sign — actually it was K who spotted it and immediately ran over to it. Suffice to say, we had to get it.
And these Scandinavian folk-inspired gift tags from fellow Toronto Etsy member, Thunderpeep Designs which will be adorning our holiday gifts this year! Of course, you would’ve guessed that I picked the blue snow design and K chose the “princess”.
It was a fun rainy afternoon day spent with my little lady. The best kind.
The sun was out, there was a cool breeze, and I had the day off.
Perfect opportunity for a trip to my favourite yarn shop to pick up a bottle of Soak to block my first knit shawl, and an afternoon of exploring the stretch of Toronto famously known as Leslieville.
The outing also included a little shopping… like trying to decide if either of these teak sideboards would look good in our dining room. I’ve been searching for one since our renovations almost 2 years ago (we’re slow to furnish our house).
In addition to lots of vintage and second hand shops, Leslieville has a very active handmade community. I stopped into the Arts Market, a collection of craft displays from various local Toronto artists. I picked up a chic crochet hemp wrap bracelet from Michele Guevara. Her collection of crochet summer jewellery is so fun!
I wore it immediately (in the centre), paired with my Stella & Dot tribute bracelet (left) and vintage charm bracelet (right).
Then a pit stop for lunch of fish & chips (freshly made) and wrapped in newspaper cone. Yum!
What a good day!
How is your Friday? What did you do today?