Sunday, July 26, 2015

Vendor Profile: Rachael's Crafty Creations

My name is Rachael, I'm 23 and I've been crafting my entire life! I am currently a Nuclear Medicine Technology student and will be completing it in August (I can't wait!). I've been in Saskatoon for nine years and I've fallen in love with this beautiful city.

I crochet everything from mitts, scarves, hats, slippers, baby blankets and custom items! I'm currently working to advance my technique to make a larger variety of items to meet my customer's needs, and I am always open for suggestions!

You can find Rachael's Crafty Creations on Facebook!

Vendor Profile: Pine & Arrows

We are a husband and wife-run online boutique specializing in custom pine growth charts, custom pine signs/art, and vinyl art for walls, offices, cars, etc. Will be featuring other wooden products and felt garland- coming soon!

We started out by making a growth chart for our growing family, and wanting to share its beauty with more families! They were in high demand, and our orders sky-rocketed! We decided this year to finally put all of our talent to amazing use and open up our own business. Our dreams really have come true!

We love doing custom work and making our customers vision a reality! We have an amazing eye for detail and interior decor/design. If our customer's aren't sure of what will look exceptional, we will make it our mission to make the perfect product to suit their style & home!

For more on their work, visit their website.

Vendor Profile: Orrnamentation

ORRNAMENTATION - DESIGNS BY VIVIAN ORR. Graphic Designer by day. Maker by night. Vivian melds the old with the new. She prototypes her candle designs using vector artwork software and 3-D printing technology, then hand pours 100% Saskatchewan beeswax into her custom moulds. The results are contemporary, unique, clean burning, hand crafted candles.

For more on Orrnamentation, you can visit her website.

Vendor Profile: My True Luminosity

My Creative Love Affair

I handcraft original pieces of wearable art from new materials, a combination of reworked vintage jewelry, and vintage items. I have been creating and crafting in different mediums since a very young age, my youngest brother once told me he realized very early on that I wasn't truly happy unless I was doing something creative. I have many hobbies, I'm passionate about landscaping/gardening, fish keeping, cooking and photography, but I am addicted to creating jewelry. I get a thrill out of combining elements from old weathered and oxidized metals and materials with bright pops colourful beads, or touches of brilliant crystal, rough cut stones and flashy chains. Currently my favourite materials to work with are vintage/antique hinges and locks made from brass, copper and silver. I love the combination of seeing these tarnished vintage pieces with a pop of bling; certainly everyone can always use a little "bling" to brighten their day. I find the creative process extremely calming and of course very gratifying. I hope to create pieces in line with current trends while not following any trend in particular I'm just creating.... my true luminosity.

Desiree Moody

For a more detailed viewing of my obsessions you can find me on Instagram @mytrueluminosity

Vendor Profile: Missy Bobbin

Missy Bobbin was born out of a love for sewing, creativity and my incredible kids! I am motivated by my desire to show them that they can do anything and that hard work and motivation can go a long way.

My experience as a graphic designer has enabled me to create custom designed fabrics that are unique only to the Missy Bobbin line and my background as a photographer has enabled me to capture it all for your eyes to see!

All of the clothing in the shop is handmade by me and is sewn with fabric printed using water-based inks & dyes. I choose only the best quality fabrics and use natural fibres whenever possible.

I hope you enjoy the products at Missy Bobbin as much as I enjoy creating them for you!

- Michelle

Vendor Profile: McNinja Creations

I love making jewelry! Being able using my hands to be creative takes me to my happy place! I like to use all kinds of material from my surroundings to create unique pieces of jewelry. Just like a ninja uses their surroundings to help them, hence my business name. I like using feathers to create earrings, lava rock to create aromatherapy/diffuser earrings, necklaces and bracelets, and I metal smith with metals such as copper and silver to create jewelry to shine as it is and to enamel. I have shown at Wintergreen, Bazaart, The Catherdral Village Art Festival and the True Knit Art Show in Regina and look forward to my first show away from Regina and in Saskatoon! 

Be sure to check out my Facebook page to see what is coming your way Flock and Gather fans! Can not wait to meet you all :)

Vendor Profile: Marjielous Creations

I'm Marj of Marjielous Creations, I make custom character toques, scarves, stuffies, blankets bags and bouquets. I work with wool, fabric, paints and feathers. 

I've been crafting/creating professionally for 3 years now and love seeing the look on the faces of my customers when they get their order and it's just what they were wanting.

Marjielous Creations
Marjorie McNulty

Vendor Profile: Karlie King

Karlie King (BA, MA) has been a Professional Visual Artist for over 15 years. In 2013 & 2014 she worked for SaskCulture as a Cultural Animateur. She has received several Grants from the SaskArtsBoard for her Artwork. Plus, her Art has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the country. For the past two summers, she was the Artist-in-Residence at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (SK), and in 2014 she was the Artist-in-Residence at the Canadian Western Agribition (SK). At the Flock & Gather - Summer Teeny Tiny Show & Block Party she will bringing some of her favourites: one-of-a kind funky baby knitwear, ceramic handmade ring bowls, and her signature Clay Creature Tiles (bees, dragonflies, mice, and more!).

Vendor Profile: Gift of Gab

I am a local watercolor artist and art teacher with an inclination towards natural, usable art in the hands of the people. I mount my watercolors on handmade paper gift bags from Thailand. I feel that the art is the gift. Nature is my inspiration in the paintings and I use watercolor paint made of honey and natural plant dyes.
I refinish and stain antique chairs making something old into something new and beautiful, once again putting usable art into the hands of the person. The colors are stained into the grain of the wood, matching the seats and pillows. I have been refinishing for more than 10 years and also stain outdoor Adirondack chairs with natural forest scenes.

Gift of Gab can be found on Facebook and Instagram as @lilikall. Or you can check out her etsy shop.