7.6.11

WE heart handmade

As promised, here are some photos from Saturday's event. I wish I had brought my film camera, though. Once again, I am proud of how the day went, and how beautiful everything looked. There was something for everybody! Thank you to all of the amazing Etsy sellers who participated; I was so pleased to meet you & I hope you enjoyed the day.

I wanted to thank everyone at West Elm, including the store staff and managers who were so helpful, and especially Ella and Abigail at head office. It was a pleasure to work with such a friendly and kind bunch of people -- I think the other sellers would agree. Thank you for giving me this opportunity, and for all your support leading up to and during the event. It was pretty cool of them to partner with Etsy and host an event that is all about handmade products and independent designers. (And just as Abby said in her post, this is all from me, I am not under contract to say nice things about West Elm or anything like that!) Oh, and the food from Mildred's Temple Kitchen was so good -- I think I drank a pitcher of lemonade over the course of the day.

I also want to thank those of you who came to the event. It was quite a busy day and I was always so glad when someone approached me to say hello, and to finally meet some of you in person. I even had a visit from two girls I went to high school with, who I have not seen since... the late '90s! So crazy!

Thank you to Geoff, too, without whom I could never do any of this. He actually took a good portion of these pictures so that I could chat with people in our section and hang out on a comfortable sofa with friends. He enjoyed it, of course, and got to talk to all the participants. He came back with pockets full of business cards.

















































This was our setup for the day. You might notice that we have an "Into the Fields" tote bag -- it's a denim bag that we have designed with our friends at Robber. It will be available soon!








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tamerajane: Yes, so cute!

Jane Flanagan: Understandable. Thank you!

Katie: Thanks! And I actually didn't, but I do have a lip balm from her in a pear cobbler scent, and I just love it. I want to eat it when I put it on.

sheila: It is so gorgeous, I promise! Thanks so much -- completely understandable that you couldn't make it! I hope the renovations are going well.

neonfoxtongue: So nice to see you! And thanks for that!

Miss Crowland: Ha, yeah, probably for the best! So much temptation.

Miss Cris: Thanks for coming! I'm so glad you enjoyed.

Phara: Oh, for sure. I covet some of the clutches myself... but I'm happy with the scarf and the pouch I got last winter.

seren dipity: Thank you! I agree!

jlee: Thanks for coming! Aw, I didn't really get a chance to check out all the soaps.

Jenny Morris: Thanks! Glad you like it.

43 comments:

  1. HE,he,he...um, I didn't bring my camera or take one photo, either! If you read in that post you link to-other people took those photos. Yeah, my head wasn't in a place for taking photos ;)
    Glad you had fun!

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  2. Oh dear. I guess I'm still pretty tired myself. Sorry, Abby!

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  3. My roommate came home with so much good loot! I was very jealous to have missed it, but I always work Saturdays. Have one on a Sunday!

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  4. Don't be sorry! I just didn't want to take credit for Aimee's photos :)

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  5. Really gorgeous photos. I love absolutely everything I can see.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  6. wow! great job, lady... sorry i couldn't be there! i was in hamilton longer than i anticipated i would be :(

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  7. The presentation is absolutely lovely. You can really tell the items were made with care when you see such an inspired visual display.

    Thanks so much Abby and Aimee!
    Karina

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  8. Everything was lovely! The Opelle bags are completely insane, I don't know how she makes them. And the food, I would have came just to eat those scones!

    Thank you for planning such a lovely event.

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  9. It was such a great event!

    Very inspiring and proud to see so many local talented Etsyers! ;D

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  10. anabela such great photos
    thanks for posting this!
    it was such a fun event
    xx

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  11. i wish i could have been there, but i am little "bit" too far away!! i am imagining a stand just for me... yay!!! i wish! take care! twiggs

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  12. As always, your pictures are gorgeous!

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  13. Looks like so much fun!!! I wish I had been there :)

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  14. Gorgeous! Everything looks looks amazing - your's and the everybody else's as well!

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  15. Wonderful pictures. They're so clear!
    I wanted to tell you that I've finally had the chance to enjoy the basil and lemon soap I got from Yriss and it's the most wonderful smell. :D I'm addicted to Sugarbush's candy corn lip gloss too.

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  16. Good times! Big ups to using your camera and taking beautiful photos (I apparently forgot I had one in my bag, as per usual).

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  17. everything looks so pretty, I really really wish I could have been there and that we didn't live to so far away. Well done anabela!

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  18. great photo's, looked like a really nice event.

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  19. Say WHAAAAT you Canadians are crazy talented like WOAH. I swear 90% of what I love these days comes out of one of you upside-down New Zealanders but from the North. x

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  20. it looks like the shop makes a nice back drop for all the goodies. and i'd love to get my hands on one of those s+c scarves as well.

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  21. beautiful beautiful. wonderful job. that denim into the fields tote!

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  22. Everything looked amazing! Great job! I wish I was there!

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  23. Somehow I'm glad I live on the other side of the world, cause I would've lost a lot of money :) Everything just looks so great!
    X

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  24. Looks beautiful! You have a such a good eye, and chose such great shops that I'm not really surprised, but congrats just the same. :) The new denim bag looks lovely, too.

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  25. Wow...!! Photos are all sooooo beautiful!! Thanks for posting and sharing these.
    This was absolutely a great event. I had so much fun!:)

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  26. This post has so much awesomeness it's hard to take it all in! There are lots of Etsy shops that I need to check out! Congrats on a successful day.

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  27. everything looks amazing!

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  28. great job, wonderful photos. i`d like to visit this event!

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  29. everything looks terrific! got my eye on Deadweight's work, sooo good.

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  30. Wow, such beautiful items!! I love all the pillows and totes and the presentation in baskets! It looks so clean and refreshing in there, like a breath of fresh air. <3

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  31. Everything looks so beautiful! I could spend hours looking at these!

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  32. Love love love this post and marked every shop as a fave, practically.

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  33. amazing! you did such a great job, everything looks beautiful. i wish i could have been there to do a little shopping. :(

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  34. So many amazing creations by such talented people! Everything looks amazing.

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  35. wow, this is amazing! makes me want to go there straight away :)

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  36. Wow, so many beautiful items. I wish I could have been there; but I have now discovered many new favourite shops on etsy, ta! :)

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  37. I'm sorry we couldn't make it--looks like a great day! Love that you are doing special projects with Robber!

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  38. the 'let's get old together' card is so sweet.

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  39. brill photos, looks like it was a lovely, successful day

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  40. Fantastic Anabela, your photos put mine to shame. Congrats on a really wonderful event! I truly enjoyed it, and you put together a fantastic group of artists. :)

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  41. ooo love the into the fields tote. just beautiful.

    also that "bikes and brews, parks and pals" bag is AMAZING! total win!

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  42. oh my goodness!


    SO many beautiful things in one post..... yummo!!


    xxxxxxxxxx erin

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  43. Anonymous6.12.11

    I just loved it. Awesome post!

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