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Shopping trips

  • 7th Dec, 2005 at 2:58 PM

The weekend was super busy.

On Saturday, I showed up to a wicked party at l'Utopik where I met tons of wonderful people. Sadly, this party was held to wish Athena goodbye and good luck. I only met her recently, but I'm already sad to see her go.

helf showed up directly from California to see her off. No, literally. He even had his luggage with the baggage tags and everything. Isn't that wonderful?

Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

On Sunday, I went to stocking stuffer fest, which was organised by emjayne. I dragged Jeff along, because I thought he'd be happy to get out of the house and browse around for gifts and such. He had never been down to Place Jacques-Cartier, where all the buskers are in the summer, so I took him down that way. Overlooking the courtyard was the loft that this sale was being held.

I don't think Jeff bought anything, but I ended up with a bowl that Freida had fired in her time at Waterloo. It's now sitting prettily on my sideboard. I'm still wondering what I should put into it? Cookies or candles?

I'm surprised by the number of people that I knew there. It seems like a good chunk of a social circle appeared and it amassed a large conversation in the centre of the room. I walked around from stall to stall looking at the things for sale and listening to the live music. I also saw a unique computer keyboard and was offered a chaotic child to take home. I politely declined.

Joyous dishware
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Then on Monday, I went with Damian and angorian to the Salon des métiers d'art for the Encore! arts and crafts show. This was a huge show compared to the one on Sunday, where lots of people looked quite serious about (a) shopping and (b) selling. We walked about together for a while, but Damian and Angorian eventually went off to look at shiny jewelery. Which left me to walk around looking for housewares.

I eventually bumped into Wai-Yant whom I've also met at a party. She had told me about her pottery work and so I was excited to see it. Look at that plate and bowl. See the smiley faces? Doesn't that make you want to smile? After talking with her and her classmate for a while, I promised to get in touch with her to order some custom dishware.

I walked around some more to find Angorian and Damian, but they were nowhere to be found. This was basically when they announced that the show was closing, so I put on my coat and left, tired but enthused.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
7th Dec, 2005 20:06 (UTC)
I hope it wasn't one of mine

my children were hardly chaotic!
7th Dec, 2005 20:10 (UTC)
I'm unsure. The two boys were just blurs as they chased each other about.
7th Dec, 2005 20:12 (UTC)
Oh! I did want to ask you this...

Your pieces were very pretty, but none of it looked like it would fit into my wardrobe. Do you happen to do things like tie clips?

Or cuff links? Cuff links are my weakness, but I've refrained from buying any because I have no shirts that need them.
7th Dec, 2005 21:04 (UTC)
Thank you! In the next few months I hope to put up a wider variety of items on my site. Items I make but were not represented include handmade books, vessels and boxes, switchplates and socketplates, tiles, masks, napkin rings and more...so stay tuned :)
7th Dec, 2005 21:06 (UTC)
OK. I will look out for them.

And if I don't see what I want, I understand that you take custom orders?
7th Dec, 2005 21:52 (UTC)
I do, but only slight variations of items I already make unless it's a large wholesale order.

even then, oy the trouble I've had!
7th Dec, 2005 23:27 (UTC)
how are the smileys connected to the bowls?
8th Dec, 2005 07:45 (UTC)
Click on the picture of Joyous dishware and you'll see the little happy faces staring back at you.

In my heart of hearts, I want serving dishes that make my guests smile like that.
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