#GotCraft? Holiday Edition, December 13-14, 2014.

 

Do you LOVE handmade crafts?! Then you MUST attend Got Craft?!

Got Craft?

Back for it’s 16th show at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver, Got Craft? showcases independent, local vendors with a wide variety of curated handmade goods ranging from jewelry, clothing, ceramics, stationary, housewares, plush toys, local artists, and more.

Check out returning favourites like Mellifera Bees and Love My Local. In addition, vendors like The Beautiful Project greeting cards and Cabin + Cub jewelry are exclusive to Got Craft? this year.

New to the show this year is local-minded, wildflower inspired Rogue Florist, ethically fashionable Heidi the Artist, and Make More Happy , which features beautiful, locally designed, knit clothing.

Rogue Florist

Rogue Florist

 

Heidi the Artist

Heidi the Artist

 

Make More Happy

Make More Happy

Got Craft? has partnered with West Elm and West Elm Market, which will hold samplings of five Got Craft? vendors at their stores on November 29th and December 6th, 2014.

The first 50 people through the door each day will receive a swag bag full of goodies from vendors and sponsors. Got Craft? is happening Saturday and Sunday December 13 and 14, 2014 between 10am-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street in Vancouver, B.C. Admission is $3 at the door.

As well, there will be local food carts to enjoy!

Got Craft?

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For more information visit www.gotcraft.com

Creative Kid Crafting…the natural way. {Giveaway} #KissNaturals #YMCCommunity

Bored kids can really be a challenge some days.

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Rainy days, Pro D days from school and sick days can really take a toll on parents when the kids can’t find anything to do.

You probably don’t want to plop them down in front of the TV or hand them your tablet to use just to get a little quiet time to yourself.

Crafts are a great way to keep the kiddos occupied.

They can be creative and depending on how intricate the craft, they can really keep them busy for a while.

Two thumbs up to that idea!

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Kiss Naturals has a variety of crafts that are perfect for parties, sleepovers, craft time and play dates. Each craft is made from ingredients found in Nature and are safe for your children to use.

Visit Kiss Naturals online store where you can purchase crafts individually or in party packs.

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Kiss Naturals has generously provided Raincity Parent, a DIY Hair Chalk Kit to giveaway to one lucky reader! This giveaway runs from June 6th-12th, 2014 and is open to residents of the Greater Vancouver area and Fraser Valley. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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4 year old Birthday Party, Halloween Style!

Happy 4th Birthday!

Happy 4th Birthday!

This past weekend, we celebrated our daughter’s 4th Birthday! And she decided this year that she wanted a Halloween themed party.

Just like her Mommy, she is a HUGE fan of all things Halloween, so when we asked her what she wanted to do, it was obvious.

As soon as  the Halloween decorations hit the store shelves, she started giving me her list of the decorations, food, treats, sounds, lights, etc. I had to stop her when she asked to have the “spooky baby in the walker” at her party. We wanted to have fun with our friends, not frighten them away.

Cruisin Candace

Cruisin Candace

This year I decided that I would make all the food, so I went with Mummy Wieners, Mummy Pizzas, a big ‘ol batch of Mac & Cheese, and for dessert, I made Oreo Ghosts and Franken Krispies (with my own twist). For the healthy aspect, there was fruit and veggies, of course. And what kind of party would it be without Party Mix and Veggie Straws?!

Oreo Ghosts.

Oreo Ghosts.

Franken Krispies.

Franken Krispies.

Fruit Platter

Fruit Platter

Veggie Platter

Veggie Platter

Hubby organized the tunes for the party. An I made a few crafts for the kiddos to do, picture props and a witch hat ring toss.

Frankenstein Picture Prop

Frankenstein Picture Prop

Lollipop Spider

Lollipop Spider

Q Tip Skeleton

Q Tip Skeleton

Witch Hat Ring Toss

Witch Hat Ring Toss

Witch Photo Prop

Witch Photo Prop

Ghost Plate

Ghost Plate

Unfortunately we were cakeless due to the demise of our cake makers oven, but it wasn’t missed and now we can use the idea next year.

It was maddness, but as long as there was food and stuff for the kids to do, that was all I was worried about. The kiddos seemed like they were having a good time, the food was being gobbled up and there were no meltdowns had by anyone (parents included).

The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl

Now my only worry is, how will I one-up myself next year?