Welcome Back Toronto Craft Alert!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Local favorite the Toronto Craft Alert (the TCA) is back from its 6 month hiatus! They are switching up the content a little, no longer accepting submitted listing and moving to more personal content on "great exhibitions, makers, etc. worthy of sharing with y'all". Never fear - resources for artists and craftspeople in Toronto are still found on their forums, including Craft Shows - Vender Calls and Exhibitions - Calls for Submissions sections.

We here at the Toronto Etsy Street Team look forward to seeing what they come up with and reading all new Toronto crafty news. We missed you - welcome back!

Vender Call: SpeakEasy

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The SpeakEasy Craft Shows are notorious for bringing Crafters, Artists and Designers together in a unique venue to share their creations with the community. Our vendors are chosen for their unique style, quality and originality of design. Jump on down to the Gladstone this April for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Show Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Submission Fee: Free
Participation Fee*: $40.00

Interested in showing your work?
Submitting work for consideration is easy. Show us what you got, and what you want to do. Email us samples of your work (max. 5 low resolution JPGs), along with a short bio and a description of the work you will be presenting. Do not send originals, PDFs or web links.

Please include the following with your submission:

Your Name (and company name if you have one)
Contact Information (Phone, Cell, email)
Website (If you have one)

Email submissions to: David Brown, david@blttogo.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

*Participation Fees are only paid if your work is selected to be part of the show.
All fees are collected on the night of the event.

Blog Feature: Making Something Out of Nothing...

Check out team member SeaFlower Studio's profile of team member Landfill Designs here: Making Something Out of Nothing with Landfill Designs !

(and if you missed her last profile, be sure to check out Warm Up With Wintergarden)

Vender Calls/Call for Artists : Upcoming Deadlines

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

To apply to OOAK Toronto CLICK HERE

Application Deadline

* March 25, 2011 (For 2011 One of a Kind Toronto Christmas Show)

To apply to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition CLICK HERE

Application Deadline

* March 1, 2011

Thanks to lurearts for starting the forum thread on Toronto shows.

Vender Call: Bazaar of the Bizarre

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New T.E.S.T. member Plastik Wrap is pleased to announce, that we are organizing a spring version of the "The Bazaar of the Bizarre"!

If you have not been before, check out our past events here.
We would like to invite you to join us at the spring Circus Side Show!

Artists, clothing designers, craft-folk, publishers and other independent makers of all things exotic, whimsical and macabre are encouraged to join us for this eccentric marketplace to be held at the Pia Bowman ballet school (6 Noble st.) on Sunday, March 20th/2010. The event is free for public to attend and is open from 11am till 7pm.

We are quite excited about having a spring edition of this successful marketplace. If you would like to be a part of this event an online application form is available here.

This is a jurried application, we do not guarantee a space for everyone who signs up. So please fill out your application to the best of your abilities.

Please note, the application deadline is February 5th.

Valentine's Day in the City

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Less than a month away till Valentine's Day. Show your love with great handmade items from T.E.S.T., like new member HeyRube's I Heart You Card.

Just in time for Valentine's, get the Love Spells - Love Spell type Roll on Perfume by bubbletub

Give a one of a kind heart with THE Heart of Glass by nanopod

Give a tiny piece of art like the Bunny Love ACEO by ivaart

Encourage her dreams with Sterling Silver Pink Pearl Charm Bracelet by josoriginals

Keep your loved one warm with a Crocheted Flower Hat by slcaldwell225

For the reader: Stitched Cotton Heart on Natural Oatmeal Linen Bookmark by eyespotdesigns

Give kisses to your love with the Smooches Handkerchief by avrilloretti

For the fashionista: give the romantic pink silk hair band by tweek by ilovetweek

Earrings - Pink Heart Valentine by alisonsyer would make a great gift.

Show your love with the The Elizabeth Barrett Browning Collar - Red and Cream - Reversible by wintergarden

For the zombie fan or anatomist, get the Thinking of You Valentine IV - Multimedia Linocut Car by minouette

Show you're linked with the Black and red chainmaille ring by IvoryMorgan

Give the Fabienne Love Extra Long Necklace by 72studios

Beautiful housewares work for all occasions. Surprise her with the Kimono Pillow by gracedesign

For the music lover: Feel the Music by kellykrushel

Keep your lover warm through the cold winter with gauntlets by Dylaniumknits

Give the Golden Heart Handmade Card by SepiCards

Jewelry is always a good choose. Give the romantic fire red fan necklace by amandadelacruz

Does your friend have a great sense of humour and want a new boyfriend? Give the hilarious Larry David Sham Boyfriend Material Series by wolfieclothing

Sleet Street

Check out the lovely gray items that T.E.S.T. member wintergarden found in T.E.S.T.y shops!

Toronto Team Eh!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another treasury this morning, featuring T.E.S.T.y people, by T.E.S.T.'s own mythicalmatters!

Happy New Year

Monday, January 3, 2011

Enjoy a little treasury created by T.E.S.T. member zomb of some great stuff on etsy by Toronto sellers.
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