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Calgary’s Made in Canada Day Vendor List!

Ready to find out who all the Vendors will be at the Calgary Made in Canada Day?  The full list is below with links to each Vendors shop on Etsy so you can check them out in advance!  Additionally you can click on each photo to get to the coordinating Etsy shop.

 MIC beckywarren  bubblegumsass chikaando cosmikgoo craftedbylindy creationzbycatherine  follyatet glimpseglass gregoireprint harmonygrace hekkalandhyde  jenneafriskecuriouscatvintage jewelnotes joyoflittle kiwitini knitatude logeephotography lovespurelight magpiequilts mammothbeard medicineriversoap natureofcraftythings oldwolfs pictorialromance quadrophoic quirefy RainyGator handmadetherapykidssidonieyang sleepyhollowleather thebleacedtee tickledcherub tinged tribessoceity twistedlinks urbanglassglowart  weethingmee handmadetherapy

Logee Photography https://www.etsy.com/shop/LogeePhotography
Handmade Therapy http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadetherapy , https://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadetherapykids
Tinged https://www.etsy.com/shop/tinged
Maple and Oak Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/MapleAndOakDesigns
Crafted by Lindy https://www.etsy.com/shop/craftedbylindy
Quirefly quirefly.etsy.com
Jennea Frischke Jewelry https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JenneaFrischke
Twisted Links Jewelry https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/twistedlinksjewelry
Salt Water Tea www.saltwatertea.etsy.com
Bubblegum Sass https://www.etsy.com/shop/BubblegumSass
Harmony Grace Designs https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HarmonyGraceDesigns
Sleepy Holow Leather http://www.etsy.com/shop/SleepyHolowLeather
Sidonie Yang https://sidonieyang.etsy.com/shop/
Folly a Tet https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/FollyaTet
Hekkal and Hyde hekkalandhyde.etsy.com
Magpie Quilts https://www.etsy.com/shop/MagpieQuilts
Glimpse Glass glimpseglass.etsy.com
Urban Glow Art Glass https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/UrbanGlowArtGlass
Gregoire Photography https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/gregoireprint
Quadrophonic Image https://www.etsy.com/shop/QuadroImage
Knitatude https://www.etsy.com/shop/Knitatude
Wee Thing Mee https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WeeThingMee
Bashful Belles https://www.etsy.com/shop/BashfulBelles
Cosmikgoo https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cosmikgoo
Chika Ando https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ChikaAndo
Kiwi Tini Creations https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KiwiTiniCreations
Pictorial Romance etsy.com/shop/pictorialromance
Becky Warren Design www.etsy.com/shop/BeckyWarrenDesign
Curious Cat Vintage www.etsy.com/shop/curiouscatvintage
Joy of Little Creations www.JoyofLittleCreations.etsy.com
The Tickled Cherub https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheTickledCherub
Medicine River Soap Co. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MedicineRiverSoapCo
Loves Pure Light https://www.etsy.com/shop/LOVESPURELIGHT
The Bleached Tee www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheBleachedTee
Mammoth Beard Co. https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MammothBeardCo?ref=si_shop
Old Wolfs Wood Shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/OldWolfsWoodShop
Creationz by Catherine www.CreationzbyCatherine.etsy.comhttp://www.Creationzmini.etsy.com
Nature of Crafty Things https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/natureofcraftythings
Rainy Gator www.rainygator.etsy.com
Jewel Notes https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/jewelnotes
Tribes Society www.tribessociety.etsy.com

As you can see it’s a pretty amazing Vendor Lineup!  We can’t wait to see you there!  Don’t forget that the first 50 shoppers through the Made In Canada doors at Symons Valley Ranch receive a Swag Bag full of amazing swag from all the Vendors!  Doors open at 10am!


Happy Kids

I always thought that once my kids started getting older they wouldn’t want homemade stuff as much.  Maybe that will be true in a few more years but my seven-year old still beams when I make him something.  This week I stitched up four Crayon Folio’s and all three of my big kids loved them.  I’ll make one for the littlest dude when he learns not to color on everything!

IMG_6625The Crayon Folio pattern is by Gingercake and it’s also a part of the Sew Fab Bundle happening for just a couple of more days.

IMG_6627 IMG_6623 Crayon FolioI honestly don’t know why I’ve never sewn a crayon or art folio before.  They are all over the place and they make so much sense!  As soon as I saw this pattern as part of the Sew Fab Bundle I knew I would make it.  In the last year my kids have gotten so much more into drawing and coloring and I’m all over any kind of easy to take along item to keep them entertained during appointments, swimming lessons, etc.


I made a woodland themed one for my boys.  They both love to draw pictures of birds, specifically any kind of birds of prey so they’ve all ready taken them outside looking for animals to draw.

IMG_6632 Crayon FolioGingercake’s Crayon Folio pattern also comes with a bonus pattern, a mini folio which would be great to keep in your purse.

Here’s a little more about the Sew Fab Sale if you haven’t already heard about it!

For one week only, you can have nineteen patterns (plus a fun bonus pattern), chosen specifically for this sale, for only $29.95!  That’s over 80% off the retail value of the bundle!

Buy It Now

If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is! After downloading your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will. Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern! At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric, or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tracing paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size. PDF patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for… the patterns!

A collection of 19 PDF Patterns from 19 well-known and up and coming designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle. Imagine all of the combinations that you can put together with this bundle of patterns, with many transitioning to fall and winter as well! Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below the collage for more information about each pattern.):

Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage

The Laurel Dress or Tunic by Greenstyle Creations, The Satchel Bag by Handmade Therapy, The Lexi Knit Dress and Top by MODKID, The Piko Top by EYMM, The Bowling Shirt from Scientific Seamstress (unisex), The Seraphic Pant by Figgy’s (unisex), The Tulip Pinafore by Too Sweets Patterns, The Big Tote Bag by Things for Boys, The Doll and Carrier by Patchwork Posse, Poppy and Pip Penguins by Betz White, Leather Accent Foldover Pouch by LBG Studio, The Norah Dress and Tunic by Mouse House Creations, Crayon Art Folio by Gingercake, The Tennis Skort (12M-12Y) by Heidi & Finn, The Ruffled Bustle Top by Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Long Beach Board Shorts (unisex) by Terra’s Treasures, The Cupcake Top (unisex) by Sewing Mama RaeAnna, The Saffron Twirl Dress from Paisley Roots Designs, The Sweet Tea Shorties by Molly Blossom Designs.

For less than $30 you get a library of sewing resources that you can use over and over again.

This Sew Fab Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from May 5th at 8 a.m. EST through May 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds. The pattern bundle expires six months from the end of the sale, so please download and save your patterns upon receiving them.

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!  We all appreciate your business!

Sew Fab Sewing! Figgy’s Seraphic Pant

Seraphic PantOne of my favorite things about doing the Sew Fab Sale is getting the chance to sew up a bunch of the patterns from the other designers.  This year is no exception and first up I made my girl a pair of Seraphic Pants.

Seraphic PantI love just about anything by Shelly of Figgy’s and I’ve made several of her patterns so I knew I was in for another great sew.

Seraphic PantAra needed pants for next fall so I made these in a size too big for her, which is possibly more likely a couple of sizes too large but she loves them just the way they are and I doubt I’ll get a chance to pack them away until she grows a bit.

Seraphic PantI used a nice thick knit fabric I bought from fabric.com ages ago.  I’ve been hoarding them for something special and these pants seemed like just the project.

IMG_6345 IMG_6333 Seraphic PantThe Seraphic Pant is one of the many patterns bundled in the Sew Fab Sale which you can purchase here.

This post contains affiliate links.  When you purchase the Sew Fab Bundle through those links I earn a percentage of the sale.  Thank you so much for supporting the Sew Fab Sale!  We all appreciate your business!

That Time I Sewed a Jacket


You totally can’t tell, by the snow that is currently falling from the sky, but we’ve actually had a few nice spring days in the past couple of weeks.  This prompted me to start thinking about maybe, possibly, sewing myself a spring jacket.IMG_6303


It’s a project I’ve wanted to try for a while but put it off for many reasons.  I was sure I would make a major mistake or finish the project and have it not fit properly, both bad news when the project calls for close to 6 yards of fabric in total.IMG_6300

This was not aided by the fact that I used all organic cotton for the project.  Despite my fears I went ahead and bought a pattern and fabric and did it.  And it turned out great.  It fits great, I made no big mistakes, and I’m really happy with the whole process. IMG_6294

I used Amy Butler’s Rainy Days Runabout Jacket  for the pattern.  The pattern calls for laminated cotton but I was going for more of a dress coat then a rain jacket so I used an organic cotton twill from Fabric.com and a cute polka dot organic cotton for the lining.  The weight turned out perfect and the fabric is so nice.
IMG_6289 JacketI only did a couple things different from the pattern.  I attached the belt a little differently and I used wood buttons instead of making my own covered ones.

If I make this jacket again I’ll do it in a another color and add some pockets to the lining.

My only challenge now is to keep the coat clean!

Sewing for Me: Day Tripper

IMG_6284A few weeks ago Pattern Anthology released their Just Add Jeans Collection.  I was immediately drawn to the Day Tripper both for it’s looser style and the options to make it long.  I wear leggings a lot so I love a top that is long.IMG_6310

I bought this feather knit from Girl Charlee a couple of months ago and have made myself a couple of tops out of it now.  This one is my favorite.  I used a cream colored organic rib knit for the rest of the shirt.Daytripper Top IMG_6279 I also made the long sleeve version in another Girl Charlee knit.IMG_6274I plan to make at least one more Day Tripper this spring, in a smaller size.  I opted for a slightly larger fit for these tops but I’m curious to see how it would look a bit smaller.

I’m still hoping to make a couple more of the shirts from the collection but they might have to wait until Fall!