C4 and MM

 I went double-duty yesterday and attended both C4 - Central Canadian Comic Con and Frame's November Maker's Market with camera in hand. I got to hang with some folks from WEST and meet some neat vendors.

Upon entering C4, I found my first conversation going as follows,
Me: Oh, uh, heh, yeah, ha..ha..
Me: nnnggghhh..
From there, I casually faded into a crowd of comic books, not enough NES games, and awkwardly heated debates. 

I have no qualms admitting some of the costumes went right over my head, I'm certain some people just stayed in their last minute Halloween costumes that not even they could properly identify. But hey, what do I know, I'm just the ultimate goth girl. Some of that maddening confusion quickly left me as I saw a dude dressed as Kenny Powers. I never thought Kenny Powers could console an aching mind, but there ya go.

From there, I ran into..

who quickly turned the tables on me!

and her neat wares.

C4 is running until Sunday evening! Be sure to check out the two floors containing a few hundred vendors!

On to the Maker's & Market --

I spent my life savings with
Milenna / justthegoods
Her 100% plant based hair and skin care products are. amazing.
What didn't I pick up, eeesh! Her lemon and coriander moisturizer is the cat's ass, might I add.

Kami / marathon1981

Deb and Andee / Andorah's Feast
filling me up with their rad treats, as always.
Those lemon macaswoons... I can't even.

Kat / aeliosdesign

All in all, a rad couple of events. As with any ultimate goth girl, I'm off to listen to Thou, have a super quick seance, and attempt to thrift a severed goat's head.

Hot to Shop + Tiny Feast

With camera in hand, I headed down to Hot to Shop, down Carlton this afternoon. There were a heap of rad WESTies doing their thing in a friendly, quaint, well-lit atmosphere. I did a bit of selfish shopping too, oh, I did. On to the photographs..

Kat / aeliosdesign

Anita / anitarex

The newly hitched LuxberryTea duo!

Lesie / bluestarstudios

A demo by CloverLeafFibreArt!

Andee (sewdandee) and Deb (hoshiidesigns), at their Adorah's Feast table!

Hot to Shop is on from 10-4 today, with Free Admission to boot!

I picked up Luxberry Tea's PUMPKIN PIE rooibos tea!
Oh my word, this is the stuff dreams are made of, honest.

Not pictured, more of Andorah's macaswoons.
I definitely was chowin' down on the bus ride home. No regrets.

And, finally.. I headed to Tiny Feast in the Exchange! I'm so stoked they're finally open. I picked up a cute turquoise pen and stopped at just that..this time. It's such a lovely store, I'll have to peer pressure myself into staying much longer next time. I got a few free pencils with my purchase and was really happy with my shopping experience. It held a relaxed, minimalist/mod atmosphere with really, the sweetest stationery and accessories I ever did see locally. I'll definitely be back. 

Sale IV shindig

Holy shit, how fun was the WEST Sale IV? It ran for five hours that flew by, and I met a heap of rad customers and fresh faced WESTies.

My table was better organized this sale, and it's just going to get better next sale.

Katie of HeartfeltYarnWreaths had her cute displays as always!

TawnyBee was my neighbour again!

Teri of LaceAndPearlVintage had a lovely vintage display where I picked up a blouse and had a chat.

And then everyone crammed into the foyer for a group photo! Definitely bringing my wide angle lens next sale.

Please & thank you.

A few new pieces have made their way to the shop, including a custom order I've been asked about by several people. I'm now happy to include them in my shop staples, and even more happy to do custom colours and fabrics. 

Get it all here.

Back to more making and organizing and such for the upcoming WEST Handmade and Vintage Sale IV!

Leaving the Real Swanky house.

I'm a hermit, a total hermit, but a nice hermit. I bake, I sew, I swear, it's great. Because I missed out on last month's Makers Market, I knew I had to break out the Docs and head out to this months event. I was super looking forward to seeing  friends on the WEST team and being on the Buyer's end for once!

During the first Friday of every month, Frame Gallery puts on their Makers Market event, where folks from all over may get together to browse, buy, sell, socialize and get their snack on. Many WESTies participate in the event, and I definitely would like to next month.

Our rad team Captain, Ruth, of PeriwinkleDzyns

Cori of Cojax 

Andee of Sew Dandee

Deb of HoshiiDesigns

I also picked up some AWESOME raspberry grapefruit jam from Flora and Farmer, and BOY is it ever awesome. What a wicked flavour combo. There was also another open for sampling.. coconut-pineapple-jalapeño! There were a heap of other neat jams out but I was fixed on the raspberry grapefruit and bought three jars, whoops. It was tasty as fuck but I took the ulcers into consideration this round. Did I just down half a (MINI) jar this evening? Yep. I sure did. Free samples are offered on locally made bread, as well as a vegan & gluten free cracker. This girl knows her stuff, alright, I'm pumped on this stuff! I had it on French bread with vegan butter like a proper Mennonite-ish gal.

It's nearly ten, I'm full of French bread and jam, and I'm off to bed as I will be up bright and early tomorrow to work on a top secret colab project. x