Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oh happy day indeed!


So contrary to the very serious faces you see here, the f&g crew have been having a great time lately getting the ball rolling for our upcoming Winter Wonders Handmade Market. I know it's still warm out and the leaves haven't fallen yet, but we can't help but think of the holidays and of all the wonderful local indie craft we're going to be bringing you at this year's market.

We've been putting our heads together to work on decorations, participant lists, and a few little surprises as well. Needless to say this will be our best market yet! Over the next few weeks stay tuned for some other fun events leading up to the sale, like a long overdue craft night, a collaboration with the Saskatchewan Craft Council and another coffee night. 

Oh yah and soon the blog will be filled to the brim with artisan profiles not to be missed to wet your appetite for the market and so that you can start on your wishlist early : ) Until then here's a sneak peek into the lovely Shauna Buck's studio. She's got an amazing new press which was a sight to be seen and we even got a wee little peek at this year's Winter Wonders poster! It's a gorgeously adorable illustration wait, you'll just have to wait and see for yourself!

Shauna has not only a garage studio, but also an amazingly organized office studio in her house. It was filled to the brim with inspiration. 

Shauna's going to have some lovely handpainted pieces like the ones below at the sale, but you know these won't last long so make sure to grab them while you can.

More to come so stay tuned....

Monday, September 17, 2012

DIY Product Photography - Our Next Coffee Night!

Our next Coffee Night will be a mini-workshop/discussion about DIY product photography. Led by Erin Weiss, we will be covering ways to showcase your product and make the most of your photos for online galleries and as a marketing tool. There are so many simple tricks you can use to ensure your work looks its best!
Thursday, September 27
6:30pm at Museo (in the Mendel)
Everyone is welcome. You don't need to have attended any other craft or coffee nights - we would love to see you there!
Feel free to bring your camera~

Friday, September 14, 2012

Handmade House seeking new Artisans

The working members who run Handmade House on Broadway are always looking for new Saskatchewan-based artisans to consign work in the shop. We always set aside time at our monthly meetings to examine any small, representative samples of work either sent to us or dropped off at the shop. There'd be no question about the quality of work by those who have already been juried into the Saskatchewan Craft Council, but we have to decide whether it would fit with what we already sell, and whether we have space in our small shop to adequately display it. After the meeting, someone from the shop would contact the artisan by phone to discuss our decision.

We are open every day except Sundays and holidays from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Any working member who happens to be in the shop would be happy to talk to interested artisans in person at 710 Broadway Ave., Saskatoon, or by phone at 306.655.5542, or they could contact us by email. Samples of work can be left at the shop during business hours.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Please vote for flock & gather!!! Show us some love : )

Planet S magazine is currently holding their annual Best of Saskatoon contest and we are hoping you would be so kind as to vote for us in the following two categories:
Best Saskatoon Festival or Event

and the Best Thing to Do in Saskatoon!!!!

We are small, but let's show Saskatoon that DIY/Handmade culture is alive and well and here to stay!

Email your friends, share on Facebook, pass this along! Vote vote vote!
We really appreciate your support and hope you'll take a few minutes to throw a vote our way.

Voting ends at Noon, Monday September 24th so please vote now online @

Remember to vote "Flock and Gather Handmade Market".

Thanks again for your support Saskatoon!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Boolah Baguette at Plush You

Our own Erin Weiss (Boolah Baguette) has these three lovely pieces at the Plush You show in Seattle. The show begins in October and features some really amazing plush artists. Read a short interview with Erin over here~

Broadway Street Fair : this weekend!

A call for designers:


Hello designers! It’s time to get your applications in for SFDF’s upcoming Pop-up Shops! The application link will be close at midnight on Friday and you don’t want to miss out on some great opportunities to build your brand and sell your work. Please contact if you have questions!

visit for more info.