Friday, November 28, 2014

Vendor Queens Vender Call


VENDOR QUEENS is a marketplace for designers, collectors, performers, and creative people to come together, nourish entrepreneurial ideas and proudly present & sell their work. 

This holiday-season, we're pairing up with Toronto environmental organization, Evergreen Brick Works to make something beautiful happen.

Sundays, December 14th & 21st, from 10AM to 6PM, over 55 local foodies & farmers, makers & collectors will imbue gifts with REAL MEANING at Evergreen Brick Works. 

Live bands from 11AM to 6PM, featuring: memory-trip inducing, The Ole Fashion, chamber-folk masters, Ozere, Canadian urban-sweethearts, Birds of Bellwoods, and the mesmeric loopings of Delta Will. PLUS, DJ Caitlin Woelfle-O'Brien, digging through your old cassette tapes and making them shinny and new. 

Evergreen Holiday Farmers Market: 10AM to 3PM

Plus, live sculpture, portraiture, fortune exchanges, confessional shadow plays and other happenings.


We're looking for vendors who are talented at what they do, and who convey a sense of pride and ownership for their space and for the artistic exchanges with customers they encourage. 

We are looking for all types of artists who are interested in blurring the lines that have been drawn between craft and art, performance & experience.

Interested designers should fill out the application form as soon as possible here: 

Rent is $115 for a single day, or $200 for both. VENDOR meet & greet/ Silk-Screening/ decorating night, Wednesday December 10th. Load-in at 8AM). 

All inquires can be directed to Caitlin Brubacher:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale!

It's time for the BIGGEST of all handmade shows of the year. The One of a Kind show is celebrate it's 40th year. Come check out the hundreds of artists and artisans, from 10 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm Sunday and special late night shopping until 11 pm on Thurday, December 4th, at the Direct Enerday Centre on the Exhibition grounds.

You'll find all sorts of wonderful makers and their one of a kind wares including TEST's own
Deidre Wicks from WaterInMyPaint (Booth C07), Laura Watt From Cubits (Booth C54), Christine Pensa From Art That Moves (Booth D47), Carolyn From Sprouts Press (Booth D49), Candice Ware from CandiWareJewelry (Booth E30), Carolyn from carolyndraws (Booth J19), Michelle from thunderpeep designs (Booth J53), Michelle from Aide Bodycare (Booth R35) throughout the show. From November 27 to December 1, you'll find TEST's own Rovena from Handmades By Rovena (Booth Q35). From December 2 to 7, you'll find TEST's own Leslie Fruman From Clayshapes Pottery (Booth P26), Ele Willoughby from minouette (Booth Q23) and Robin Fitzsimmons from FitzyDesign (Booth Q25).

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Toronto Etsy Street Team at hte AdHoc Pop-up Holiday Market!

The Toronto Etsy Street Team is excited to be a part of the AdHoc Pop-up Holiday Market!

Featuring eight team members, we'll be out each weekend for the duration of the show!

C'mon down and see our great team members, as well as all of the amazing vendors and food trucks, its going to be quite a show, one that you can't miss! Literally, you can't miss it, it's right on Yonge street, one street north of Dundas at the corner of Yonge & Gould. C'mon down and support some local makers this holiday season! (And don't forget the #localTOmrkt hashtag!)

Come down and say hello to the following team members: 

Fold it Creations Saturday November 29th & Sunday 30th

Rong Designs
Saturday November 29th & Sunday 30th

Crass Stitches!etsy-shop/ca9r Saturday December 6th & Sunday December 7th

Sex on a Stitch
Saturday December 6th & Sunday December 7th

Lynns Lids
Saturday December 13th & Sunday December 14th

The Vexed Muddler
Saturday December 13th & Sunday December 14th

Your Hearts Haven Saturday December 20th & Sunday December 21st

Amita Sem Gupta
Saturday December 20th & Sunday December 21st

 If you're interested in becoming a vendor at the AdHoc Pop-up Holiday Market please apply here:
There are still some tables available!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Get Your Creative Business Organized

Is one of your goals as a creative entrepreneur to get more organized in 2015?

Admin Guru Lisa Kelly offers administrative consulting, support and coaching for creative and conscious entrepreneurs who are too busy and/or dislike admin. In her own words, "I help small business owners achieve organization, obtain peace of mind, gain more time, and carry a lighter load." 

Doesn't that sound like a great way for creative business owners to start the new year?

Lisa Kelly has a special offer for members of the Toronto Etsy Street Team - 15% off her Organization 101 workshop being held at Artscape Youngplace. TEST members can use the discount code organizeme.


Organization 101: How right-brainers can stay on top of their admin

Thursday Dec. 4, 2014
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON
Instructor: Lisa Kelly

In this three-hour workshop, Admin Guru Lisa Kelly helps creative entrepreneurs streamline their operations and automate key areas to eliminate “admin overload.”
Admin doesn’t have to be messy. With Admin Guru you’ll learn to simplify your workflow and integrate disparate systems using the latest technological tools. Even technophobes can grasp her easy-to-learn steps to an organized business.

More info and to register:

*This workshop is part of the Business Skills for Growth workshop series, an Artscape Launchpad initiative. To find out more about Artscape Launchpad and the Business Skills for Growth workshop series, please visit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ornament Making Workshop

Ornament Making Workshop
when: Saturday November 22, 12:30 - 2:30pm
where: Arts Market, 846 College St. Toronto

Learn how to make your own handcrafted holiday book ornaments!
In this 2 hour workshop you'll learn the basics of bookbinding and the tools of the trade.  This is a hands-on workshop where you'll create a personalized, unique book ornament. We will touch on the basics first, and then dive into the main project - you will leave with your very own handcrafted ornament!  
No previous art or bookmaking experience is necessary.  This is an easy, stress free workshop that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit!  And it's the perfect time to start making gifts and ornaments.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Vendor call: Pop Up Christmas Market at Placebo Space

Unwrap Etsy Holiday Pop-Up

This holiday season, we're encouraging people to select something special from our fabulous local small businesses: artists, artisans, craftspeople, art and craft suppliers and vintage purveyors by buying their gifts from our Etsy sellers, rather than say, shopping at the mall. Give something unique, handcrafted or vintage. Give TEST sellers wares so your loved ones can unwrap something special!

In Vancouver, Montreal and here in Toronto, Etsy Canada is also giving you the chance to shop Etsy offline and in person at pop-ups! From November 21 to 25, at Huntclub in Little Italy at 709 College, you'll find the Etsy Holiday Pop-up featuring a selection of local sellers includint TEST's own aidebodycare, bakedsoapco, BubyNoacovensk, crassstitches, fionnahanna, GraceDesign, GreenBeanThings, handsomeandlace, herprettybird, loveatfirstblush, nathalie-roze, MaleebyNature, minouette, saidtheking, Sea & Lake Paper Company, SlashpileDesigns, stitchandspoke, and more! 

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