My Favourite Artisans at the One of a Kind Show (Spring 2017) - Craftcore
Yesterday I attended the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. This is my third time attending the show, and it always is a great time. This season did not disappoint! I always love seeing what other crafty people are making, and I absolutely love seeing how artisans create their customized booth setups.advertisement - content continues below The Details Craft Show: One of a Kind Show ( Date: Wednesday March 29 to Sunday April 2, 2017 Location: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto Size: 500 artisans My One of a Kind Show Haul I was a spectator this season due to being on an extremely strict budget (maternity leave problems, ha!). I didn’t expect to be able to come home with any goodies, but my friend Michelle spoiled me with a great gift for my son Jacob from Couleur-Moi! He is going to look so handsome in his new button-down shirt when he’s a little older. So cute. How cute is this?! A gift for Jacob from @thebirchtrail from the @couleurmoimtl shop at #ooaks17! He is going to have so much fun when he is a little older. Thank you again! A post shared by Angela Large (@pangepange) on Mar 30, 2017 at 9:15pm PDT You can see my haul from last year’s OOAK spring show over here on Instagram. One of a Kind Show Stand-Out Booths There were so many great artisans that it was hard to come up with a list of my favourites. But here are 12 artisans who stood out to me with links to where you can find them online. You can also visit them at the show until April 2, 2017. Béton Brut Absolutely beautiful concrete jewelry and home products. Elegant and modern. Shop Here: Happy Valentines everyone! Treat yourself today even if it’s something little like painting your nails bright pink πŸ’•advertisement - content continues below A post shared by Béton Brut (@betonbrutdesign) on Feb 14, 2017 at 3:13pm PST Graham Blair Woodcuts Animal original artwork prints made from hand-carved woodcuts. So gorgeous. Shop Here: First rolling of ink on the block A post shared by Graham Blair (@grahamblairwoodcuts) on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:57am PDT Studio Mikafleur Stunning pottery and floral arrangements. Shop Here: New products on my website! Please check them out and you can also see them at the One of A Kind Spring @ooak_toronto from March 29-April 2 πŸ’πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ±βœ¨πŸ’•booth#I33🌿 #mikafleur #toronto #plantstyling #plantlover #urbangarden #airplant #torontomaker #torontflorist #torontopotter #ooaks17 #ooakdiaries #succulent #spring #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #localartist #shoplocal #shopsmall #pottery #potter #porcelain #handthrown #handbuiltpottery #ceramic A post shared by Mika Sato | Mikafleur (@studiomikafleur) on Mar 26, 2017 at 9:08am PDT Cindy Labrecque I’m in love with the bug-print collection! Shop Here: Toronto, c’est parti ! Jusqu’à dimanche, kiosque C04H ! πŸ˜€ #ooakdiaries #ooaks17 #CindyLabrecque #openingday A post shared by Cindy Labrecque (@cindy.labrecque) on Mar 29, 2017 at 7:29am PDT Alicja Confections Chocolate that is packaged in an envelope like a post card. Lovely designs and yummy chocolate. Shop Here: My #whatsnew for #ooakdiaries ✨ Sometimes people ask me if I have any plain chocolate bars. I would always say, “naw, that’s not my style”. I always like to make something funky and different out of chocolate… but then I thought about why I started AC: to make chocolate that *I* like. I happen to like funky flavours, but I have tons of those now! Why not make a few plain bars for those who just love the pure, unadultered taste of chocolate ❀️🍫 Here’s 3 new bars called #Morning #Noon and #Night debuting at @ooak_toronto March 29 πŸŒ™ A post shared by ottawa handmade sweets ❀️ (@alicjaconfections) on Mar 23, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT Bastone Live edge wood and marble home decor. Love it! Shop Here: Wow! #openingday went by in a flash! Thanks to everyone who came by booth A22. Still so blown away by all of the talent in one building. Let’s go day two!!! πŸ’ͺ Thursday is late night so get your butts down here. #ooak17 #ooakdiarieschallenge #ooakdiarieschallenge #ooaks17 Huuuge thanks to @andrewobtinalla for snapping some shots of my treehouse booth! What a legend he is. 😘 A post shared by Trish (@trishbastone) on Mar 29, 2017 at 8:08pm PDT OmmaSae Eco-friendly bulletin boards, refashioned and upcycled. Love these unique designs. Shop Here: Hurray!!! The #ooaks17 is open!!! Come visit at booth F33 #magneticboard #ommasae #ommasaeinspire #torontolife #torontoblog #toronto A post shared by Babill’Arts Hand Made & Eco (@ommasae) on Mar 29, 2017 at 8:11am PDT Sea + Lake Paper Co. I have a bunch of their cards already and their new collections make me smile. Shop Here: All of our new cards, pins, totes, mugs and prints are up on Etsy now!! We had so much fun exhibiting them at the stationery show. We also have a sale section on our Etsy with some of the cards that didn’t make it into this years’ catalog, as well as $12 totes! A post shared by Sea & Lake Paper Co. (@seaandlake) on May 22, 2016 at 8:55am PDT Light + Paper Paper cut and/or laser cut: Wow! These designs are so intricate. Shop Here: Making lots and lots of wooden hearts for the One of a Kind Show this week! We are moving into our booth tomorrow and the show starts on Wednesday! Come visit us in booth G19 πŸ‘‹πŸŽ‰πŸ’– AND don’t forget to enter our contest on IG (one pic back) and FB (link in profile) for free tickets! 🎟🎟 • • • • • #lightandpaper #ooak #ooaks17 #ooakdiaries #ooak_toronto #oneofakindshow #etsy #etsyart #etsyshop #lasercut #lasercutting #papercutting #paperartist #papercutart #makerstory #makeologist #makeology A post shared by Ali – Light & Paper (@lightandpaperali) on Mar 26, 2017 at 12:26pm PDT Nugs Hilarious statues that are adorable and so creative. Two headed sheep are my favourite! Shop Here: nugs on Aline Bertin I’m really in love with the organically striped ceramics. Shop Here: A post shared by Aline Bertin (@aline_bertin_ceramique) on Oct 9, 2016 at 2:31pm PDT Os & Oakes Children’s clothing that is much more fashionable than my own adult wardrobe. So dapper! Shop Here: 😎 We can hardly wait for sweater weather! Our Bamboo Cardi’s are pretty perfect for spring layering πŸ‘ŒπŸ–€ #weekendvibes #bamboo #osandoakes A post shared by OS & OAKES. (@osandoakes) on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:46pm PDT Final Thoughts About the One of a Kind Show If you are in the Toronto, Canada area, I recommend checking out the show and this season’s makers before Sunday April 2, 2017. I’ve only showcased 12 makers here but there is so much to see and experience. There is also a great contest going on for attendees to vote in in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Definitely check it out if you can!