I had a super crafty weekend – how about you? [caption id="attachment_8363" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Vintage buttons! Yay!"]
[/caption] On Friday afternoon, Lisa and I headed to Hamilton to explore
James St. North
. This street seems to be experiencing a crafty renaissance – though there are still some seriously dilapidated storefronts, it's also home to some great stores that are chock-a-block with nifty wares. We popped in to
, where I reconnected with Jane, a former classmate of mine. (Small world alert!) You can read more about Jane and Hollie, the store owners, and the eclectic wares they carry, at their blog
Love it A Lot
. Down the street a bit,
, an art supply store, tempted me with a wide array of art supplies, inspiring books, magazines and posters, and blank notebooks (my favourite).
, a fabric store and creative workspace, made me wish for a free afternoon to do nothing but sew in the sun. Saturday morning I ventured out to
City of Craft
– and I'm so glad I did! It was packed and I had my hands full, so I don't have any photos, but what a great show. I was pleased to see lots of great vendors – some familiar, some new to me – including:
I don't have room to enumerate everyone I saw, but it was great to see so many vendors – and buyers – out on a cool, rainy spring day. Hooray!