Sunday, October 31, 2010

Vender call: Wandering Winter Craft Show

Shop Cats presents: The Wandering Winter Craft Show
The Wandering Winter Craft Show is just that, a craft show that wanders Toronto, from west to east and west again, over 3 weekends in December. (note: you can apply to one, two or all three weekends. Deadline November 6.)

Shop Cats mission is to showcase local crafters and artists; and exhibit their locally made handicrafts and goods at one of a kind pop-up craft markets.

Shop Cats welcomes all crafters and artisans of handmade goods:
• Jewelry, accessories, decorative items, fine art
• Paper craft, stationary, soap, bath items
• Textiles, knitting, clothing

Dates, Times and Locations and Costs:

1) Sunday December 5th - $55.00
Canadian Corps. Association - 201 Niagara Street (south of King St.) - Upper Level
10 AM Set up, Show time 11AM to 4PM

2) Saturday December 11th - $60.00
Ralph Thornton Comm. Centre - 765 Queen Street East - Second Floor
10 AM Set up, Show time 11AM to 4PM

3) Sunday December 19th - $65.00
The Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West (at Dufferin) - Second Floor Gallery
10 AM Set up, Show time 11AM to 4PM

Download your application from here . Due date for applications November 6th, 2010. You may submit your application and photos electronically, and any questions: smithemma [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Printmaking in Toronto

Afraid this post is a little late, but it's not yet too late to check out some of the exhibits associated with Open Studio's PRINTOPOLIS. These include a show by TEST member Geneviève Jodouin at LE Gallery (1183 Dundas St. W., Toronto ON M6J 1X3 | T 416.532.8467):
Take Me Home
Genevieve Jodouin
From October 6th to October 31st
Opening October 7th, 2010 from 7-10pm

The article about PRINTOPOLIS in Friday's Globe and Mail features 3 of the 37 exhibits, and Take Me Home is one of the selected shows featured. Congratulations Gen! Read the review of the exhibit here. The online article is illustrated with one of Gen's serigraphs.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hallowe'en TESTy Treats

Are you ready? Hallowe'en is around the corner. Be prepared for the little candy-seeking zombies to come knocking at your door with the Zombie Defense League (1.25 inch button pack) by zomb


Send Hallowe'en greetings with a Happy Hallowe'en postcard by Zippster





Invite your friends to your Hallowe'en party with Trick or Treat Halloween Cards by VintagePaperParade




Let the scent set the scene for your haunted house with Smells Like A Funeral Home Spray - Hallowe'en by mythicalmatters




Keep the kids reading and crafting after their sugar high with Kids Hallowe'en Bookmark Crafting Kits by papersweetsca




Face your fears, then wear the Award for Bravery - Arachnophobia by slashpile





Decorate with art fit for Hallowe'en with the The Bat Linocut by minouette





Dolls celebrate Hallowe'en too and need a Miniature felt pumpkin patch by kltrocks





Dress the dog for Hallowe'en with the Spooky Squares collar - Size XLby peachykeenpets





Get your zombie decor fix with Zombie Hand Embroidered by Keep Up The Imagination





Wear these Skeleton and Cobweb Hallowe'en Earrings - Rattle My Bones by jackdawpilate (on sale now!)




Elvis-impersonating alien from outer space, need I say more? Read the Alien Elvis in Toronto Scifi Indie Graphic Novel. by ezhillin




Wear a Spooky Owl. A fused glass pendant necklace. by ellecools






Celebrate Latin American holiday Day of the Dead Dia de los Muertos with the Sugar skull pin by carolineillustrates




Wear your treats with Candy Apple and Cany Corn Necklace by candychic





Channel your inner space alien with this Bookmark - Commence The Dance Hence by cyclopsandowl





The littlest ones can get in on the Hallowe'en fun with Pumpkin Baby Flat by BiKay





Once the little trick-o-treaters have gone to bed, the grown-ups can have some fun. Get Hallowe'en Treats for your Lover - Set of 4 cards by thegirlinyellow

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy TESTy Thanksgiving

It really feels like fall here in Toronto, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Check out these autumn treats from TEST. Make next year's harvest organic, with seeds like these Organic Small Sugar Pumpkin seeds by cubits

Preserve fall and display
autumn sigh ( 8 x 12 print) by anotherangle
in your home





Post-feast clean-up can be pretty & cozy too with the Spin Wheel Tea Towel by avrilloretti





Goldstone Chips drops Earrings by bumblebeadsdesigns make me think of pumpkin pie.





Wear a falling leaf with the Gold Leaf- Bracelet by herprettybird






Set the scene for celebration with the Fabric Bunting, Banner, Upcycled Vintage Fabrics, Beating the Blues, Handmade by Knotted Nest



Little ones can set the Thanksgiving table with Embroidered Place Setting Montessori Placemat
by LittleDenim





Wear the Handmade Twigs and Berries Hand Beaded Reds, Oranges and Browns Bridal/Wedding/Evening/Special Occassion Headpiece by quirkybeauty
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