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Random Pictures of Blim

This was the best snack station ever!! Who else sells Sumo Stew, freshly cooked gyoza and has a DIY noodle bar!?


Blim was my last craft fair of the season. Thank you to everybody that braved the cold weather and snow to come out to the event!


lip balm

I have always wanted to make my own lip balm and I finally made my first batch this afternoon. The hardest part was finding all of the ingredients.

French vanilla. I have lip balm for life now. Seriously.


Blim Winter Market

Tomorrow!! Last chance to shop!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Cambrian Hall
215 E. 17th Avenue

For more information, please visit Blim.


day three pt.2

Driving back home in a blizzard and making a lunch stop at Burgerville in Centralia!


day three pt.1

Snow! We woke up to lots of snow on Sunday! So much snow that people couldn't drive up small hills and the radio announced that you needed chains before entering downtown.

Driving to the Oregon Convention Center

Taking a peek inside during the final stages of set up. Due to the snow, a handful of vendors were late and some booths were even completely empty.

Here's Gnorman hanging out with Torie (left) and Cathy (right) in the background.

We arrived an hour before opening and shortly after this was the line up to get in despite the storm outside.


day two

Day two was all about Portland. We started the day with breakfast at Grand Central Bakery and then traveled around town thrifting and picking up items for M's kidlets. It was an action packed day as we had to check in to the Convention Center at 5pm to assist with vendor check in and set up.

Could you imagine if the holiday Got Craft had this much space!? The Oregon Convention Center is quite unique in the fact that it costs $6 to park there all day plus free transit that stops right in front.

Checking in over 125 vendors at Crafty Wonderland.


2.5 hours later


day one

Day one was technically on Friday, but since my internet connection was finicky for the entire trip, I didn't get a chance to post until now.

Despite the rain and cold weather, we, along with Gnorman the gnome (get it? so bad, but so good), made a visit to Pike Place Market and then grabbed a coffee and some sandwiches for lunch at Le Panier.

Just before we left for Portland, we popped into Schmancy and met Kristen from Urban Craft Uprising. UCU is held every December over two days and it is the ultimate indie craft fair in Seattle with 7800 attendees this year. Keep an eye on their website for some new events!


Got Craft is heading South

Got Craft is heading south the next few days with stops in Seattle and Portland. We are off to schmooze and learn new things at Crafty Wonderland while spreading the word!

See you next week.

My lovely new gnome is by the wonderful Jason and Jocelan from Cutesypoo Toys and the kawaii mushroom charms will be available by me at the Blim Holiday Market on December 20th!

looking for a new home

We are looking for a venue in the Main Street / Commercial Drive area that will be able to hold monthly Got Craft events. The ideal space will have enough room for 10 to 15 vendors and be a part of a restaurant / business that had extra room or didn't open a part of their venue during the day. We want the monthly Got Craft events to become a part of Vancouver's weekend ritual.

The monthly events will happen between June to November with the Spring Got Craft being the kick off and the Holiday Got Craft ending the year. Both the May and December Got Craft events will remain at the Royal Canadian Legion on Commercial Drive.

If something pops into your mind, please contact us.



(photo credit to Kimli)

Thank you to everybody that came out and supported Got Craft. We love you.

Got Craft was sheer insanity! Shoppers were lined up at 9:00am for a 11:00am start time. Good thing they were early though, by 11:00am there was a good line up from the second floor to the street and around the corner. By 11:15am, 100 people had already come through the doors. That wasn't even the end of it. There was a line up to the street for the first two hours of the show. It was crazy. We had to close the doors, because there was so many people inside!

Our final attendee count came in at a whopping 1175 at 5:30pm (6pm closing). We had a very very busy few weeks distributing cards / posters, attending 12 different craft shows and just spreading the word and it looks like it paid off.

More photos can be found on the lotus events blog here.

Thanks to Kimli and Miranda from Blue Olive Photography for coming out and taking pictures of the event.

On a side note, both Kimli and Blue Olive are up for the best of 604 awards. Please go vote for them here.

We are off to Crafty Wonderland this week to help them with their Holiday Extravaganza. Stay tuned for some exciting Got Craft news for the new year!


what are you doing tomorrow!?

Going to GOT CRAFT of course!

Sunday, December 7th (tomorrow)
11:00am to 6:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive (at E. 6th Avenue - across from JJ Bean)

$2.00 admission (kids 10 and under are free)

First 30 people through the doors receive a FREE handmade swag bag.

Featuring over 50 local artists, Got Craft is a modern twist on the conventional craft fair.


media buzz

Some more Georgia Straight love!


String Magazine

Thanks Maria for an excellent post! Read all about it here.

Clockwise from left: Lauren Elgee, It’s Your Life, Maked, It’s Your Life. Photos by Blue Olive Photography.


sneak peek

Still missing a few items, but here is a sneak peek of the swag bags.

Off to distribute some more posters / postcards before the rain starts!

I Heart Crafts Holiday Bazaar

Night before:

Our table:

Its Your Life's side of the table:

New russian dolls:

Nicole from Its Your Life and I shared a table at I Heart Crafts yesterday. Lots of Got Craft postcards and buttons were given away, lots of goodies were sold and lots of new goodies were purchased. We sat next to a bee keeper and his wife so we HAD to walk away with 3 jars of honey :)

Thanks to all the vendors that we met and dropped off postcards to this weekend at Portobello West, Britannia Community Center, Roundhouse Community Center and the West End Community Center!
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