It was a pleasure to return for another market organized by Frizzle’s Artisan Markets. Kayla always does such a wonderful job!
I was delighted to meet Kate from Sweet As Candy at this market. Her products are so fun!
Kate’s goal is to share her love for all things sparkly and bright (with a unicorn or two thrown in). Her favourite product of the day was the Over the Rainbow Foaming Sugar Scrub. Today’s scent was lemon sugar cookie. Mmmmm. Her love for fun definitely comes through on this one with the mix of vibrant colours.
I have a snowman lover in my family, so her Snowman Bombs caught my eye. So simple and adorable! The only problem is they are too cute to use!
Huge thanks to Frizzle’s Artisan Markets for organizing this event. It was a pleasure as always. Thank you to Sweet As Candy for having such a fun display to look at all day! Special thanks to everyone who came out to shop. Your support means so much!
One of the new markets we tried this year was The New Earth Expo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect although I thought the environment would be fun. I wasn’t disappointed!
After a few mishaps, everything was ready to go for the weekend. I was excited to debut my chakra candles and gift sets.
Once everything was set up, it was a pleasure to meet my booth neighbour Cornelia from StarSeeds of Grace. Not only does she make beautiful jewellery, she is also an energy healer.
Cornelia’s work is absolutely stunning. She works with copper and silver in sacred geometries. She also integrates crystalline energy with crystals, minerals, and meteorites.
When I asked her which piece was her current favourite, she picked this white beauty.
One of my favourite pieces was a black pearl pendant, which I forgot to take a picture of :'( I ended up buying one of her beautiful halos though.
Thank you to the organizers of The New Earth Expo. Thanks to Cornelia of StarSeeds of Grace for being such a wonderful booth neighbour. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support all of us at the expo. Look forward to seeing you again next year!
It’s always a pleasure to be part of Etsy Calgary events and this time was no different! They are well organized and I know there are going to be amazing people there.
I enjoyed catching up with the vendors I already knew and meeting new ones. One of the new people I met is Jenny from Hop & Flop.
From art to put on your wall to calendars and cards, Jenny hand paints each design. She started out by creating custom illustrated cards for friends and family. The reactions from friends and family were positive. Jenny decided she needed to share her talents with the world. I’m so glad she did!
When I asked her what her current favourite product is, she picked this wall calendar. Adorable!
As I was looking through all her cute cards and canvasses, I spotted this bee canvas and had to share it.
Thank you to the organizers at Etsy Calgary for putting on yet another wonderful event. How can you go wrong with a fun environment and great people? Thank you to Hop & Flop and Emm and Skootch for being great booth neighbours. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support the local artisans.
Do you love supporting local? We do! We were delighted to help support both Curated and Rosso in a pop up. Rosso is celebrating 10 years in business and Curated is getting ready for the holiday market season (already!).
I have never been to this Rosso location and absolutely LOVED the building and the space we were in for the day. The weather was gorgeous, and we had a pleasurable day out in the sun despite the wasps.
I had the pleasure of having a space beside Jacqui from Revive Leatherworks for the day. Jacqui is a self-taught seamstress. She makes beautiful, functional leather bags out of old leather garments and upholstery. I love the story behind her work!
Each piece Jacqui makes is unique and it’s hard to pick a favourite. That said, this piece is one of Jacqui’s favourites.
I had a hard time picking a favourite, but this one caught my eye. According to Jacqui, it gets a lot of attention!
Thank you to Jacqui for being a wonderful booth neighbour for the day. I am looking forward to seeing her again at the Curated Christmas markets. There are FOUR weekends of handmade awesomeness at Deerfoot City this fall. There’s no excuse to miss it 😉 We’ll be there the weekends of December 1 and December 15. Thank you to Candace from Curated for organizing this pop up. Congratulations to Rosso on ten years in business! Thank you to everyone who came out to support all the local businesses as well.
Calgary is a great community to start a business. Since starting YYC Beeswax, I have felt welcomed by local businesses and business owners. I am fortunate to learn from many of the amazing people here. I’m also glad I can give back by supporting those who are starting their journeys.
When I first heard of the Made in Calgary Spot the Dot campaign, I was intrigued. If you haven’t heard of it yet, look for the red dots around town. Businesses put a red Made in Calgary sticker in their windows to help shoppers shop local. It’s a great idea, and I love looking for the red dots when I’m out and about.
The fun continued with Made in Calgary as they launched Bootkik, which includes the new podcast. The podcast features wise words from local business owners in Calgary. I enjoy listening in each week. It’s great to learn about other local businesses and take a few nuggets away to help me build YYC Beeswax.
I was excited to be part of Curated for the first time this weekend!
If you recall, we participated in the pop up awhile back. It was a pleasure to reconnect with all the makers from there! This weekend, it was wonderful to meet a new maker – Brent from Khaos Theory Leather. Brent and his wife add an artistic touch to their leatherwork.
With dyes, carving, and hand stitching, a lot of work goes into their beautiful products! Their handmade shoes garnered a lot of attention throughout the weekend. That said, Brent mentioned the hats were his favourite. I loved this mountain piece!
And now for our long list of thank yous! First, thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to shop. I believe I can speak on behalf of the makers when I say we value your support. Events like this wouldn’t happen without you! Thank you to Khoas Theory Leather for being great booth neighbours. Thanks to Candace for her amazing organization of this event. Huge thanks to all the helpers who made the event run smoothly. I can’t wait until the next Curated market!
Let’s put this out there – I love outdoor markets. When the weather is bad, however, they can be a nightmare! Setting up for last weekend’s Inglewood Night Market was a bit of a challenge with the gusting winds. Putting up a tent and putting a tablecloth on a table is quite interesting when the wind isn’t behaving 🙂 Picture this: tents trying to fly away and tablecloths blowing away as one tries to get weights on them. I’m sure the process was very amusing for anyone watching. I am delighted to say the wind finally did calm down and we had quite a pleasant evening!
I was delighted to have Steph from Hillcrest Naturals along for another evening. We hadn’t seen each other in awhile. It was a pleasure to reconnect!
While we were waiting hopefully for the wind to die down, I chatted a bit with Denise. She is the talent behind Hofer Handmade. Once we were set up, I headed over to take a look at what she creates. Denise makes beautiful necklaces and bracelets for men and women alike.
I asked her to share her favourite pieces with me and she pointed out this tray of gorgeous bracelets. It took a bit of patience to get this shot when her sign wasn’t casting a shadow.
There were a ton of fantastic vendors, great entertainment, and lots of food trucks. Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the market. It’s a great way to spend an evening. Thank you also to Hofer Handmade for being an awesome booth neighbour, Hillcrest Naturals for sharing our space, and the organizers for putting on such a fun event. I’m already looking forward to July’s night market!
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