Tag Archives: arts and crafts

Photo credit: Digitart2001, via Flickr March 12

Cocktails, art & funky beats: Mike invites you to check out Spins and Needles

Mike Cullen (Twitter) is a young public servant who is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books. Finding something affordable to do on a Friday night in Ottawa that doesn’t include going out for dinner or going to a club can be difficult. Movie theatres […]

Photo credit: Anne-Marie Bouchard February 06

Crafting your wedding? Free tickets to Ottawa indie wedding show Wed By Hand

The ever-so-crafty Krista Leben is the owner of Urbanite Jewelry, director of The Craft Co-op, and producer of Urban Craft and Wed By Hand.  What happens when a craft show falls in love with a wedding show and they make a sweet little baby together? You end up with something called Wed By Hand, Ottawa’s Indie Wedding Show. Taking place at the […]

Alea profiles Ottawa’s Idle Hands Craft Sale

Alea Cardarelli is the mastermind behind the allergy-friendly blog My Real Food Life. She also makes a delicious cupcake. This past weekend I was kinda pumped to have a gluten free goodies booth at the Idle Hands Craft Sale, so I wanted to share a peek into the indie artisan crowd and their beautiful work. Idle Hands isn’t […]

A trip to the farm: Barbara D. shares a snapshot of Ottawa’s Sheep Shearing Festival

Barbara D. is a public servant by day but nurtures her love of writing through social media. She blogs at Tales of Life with a Girl on the Go and Losing it in Ottawa and offers shorter thoughts as @OttMomGo. The Canada Agriculture Museum is the first museum that I took my daughter to for […]

Chatting about Ottawa’s craft scene with Wed By Hand’s Krista Leben

Krista Leben is the designer behind urbanite jewelryand a co-director of The Craft Co-Op, Ottawa’s source for all things craft in the capital. She’s also the producer of several indie craft shows around the city including this weekend’s alternative wedding show Wed By Hand. We’ve had several Local Tourists write about arts and crafts in […]

Craft sales! (and delicious jam…)

The wonderful and deliciously talented Margaux Carson reminded us earlier this week to check out some of Ottawa’s great winter craft sales happening this weekend. So, true to the theme of this blog – we headed out to the Shang Winter Craft Fair at the Shanghai Restaurant on 651 Somerset. We saw some familiar faces (including […]

Happy Craft-mas Ottawa! Jane Porter on Ottawa’s Spins and Needles

Jane Porter is a local sustainability practitioner. After a three year stint in Finland studying and working with sustainable startups, she’s jumped into the Ottawa scene face first to see what’s shaking, vibrant and green. You can find her at www.janeporter.ca. I have to be honest, I didn’t quite know what to expect when I entered […]

Plans for tonight? Spins and Needles (DJ + DIY arts and crafts)

Jane Porter is a local sustainability practitioner. After a three year stint in Finland studying and working with sustainable startups, she’s jumped into the Ottawa scene face first to see what’s shaking, vibrant and green. You can find her at www.janeporter.ca. Jane will be back with another guest post tomorrow, to tell us what she thought […]

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