Holiday Shows

Here’s an update on where we’ll be this holiday season in Ottawa! We’ll be popping up everywhere so get a kick start on your holiday shopping!

The Holiday Assembly hosted by Spins & Needles and Apt 613
40 Vendors featured in a night market selling handmade goods, as part of Nature Nocturne

When: Friday November 22, 2013
Where: Canadian Museum of Nature
Time: 8pm-12am

Mutchmor Holiday Craft Sale

When: Saturday November 30
Where: 185 Fifth Avenue, Ottawa
Time: 10am-3pm

Shang Winter Craft Sale

When: Sunday December 8
Where: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Sommerset Street West, Ottawa
Time: 10am-3pm


Hope to see you soon! Custom orders now available. E-mail or visit to shop on Etsy!


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Where We’ll Be – Autumn/Holiday Shows

Looking for a unique gift for that stylish lady on your list? Here’s a breakdown of where we’ll be this holiday season in Ottawa!

Fall Harvest Festival
When: Saturday October 19, 2013
Where: Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa
Time: 9am-2pm

All Saints Craft Fair
When: Saturday November 2, 2013
Where: All Saints Catholic High School, 5115 Kanata Avenue, Kanata
Time: 9am-4pm
**Over 140 vendors!!

Handmade Harvest
When: Sunday November 2, 2013
Where: Almonte Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge, Almonte, Ontario
Time: 10am-3pm

Ottawa Valley Craft & Collectibles Christmas Market
When: Saturday November 23 – Sunday November 24, 2013
Where: Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St,  Ottawa
Time: 10am-3pm

More to come! Stay tuned!!

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2nd Floor Style Market – Fall Edition

Looking for something to do on Friday night? Check out the 2nd Floor Style Market, hosted by Katrina McKay and Shop Socials. Enjoy an evening of prizes, fashion shows, yummy cupcakes and shopping over 20 fashion and lifestyle brands, including yours truly, Featherband! This event is held at The Spoke Club on Friday, September 27 from 6pm-12 midnight. The event is free to attend but you must RSVP! Get there early to be one of the first 100 attendees to receive complimentary swag bags stuffed with gift certificates, beauty products and more!

Make this Friday a girls night out and join the city’s trendiest at this fabulous event!


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Love Letter to Toronto

The CNE has officially concluded and despite all the hard work, long hours, and unfortunate food related incidents, it’s been one heck of a show! A huge THANK YOU to everyone in my beautiful hometown Toronto for your love, support, and praise for my work. Having such great followers really keeps me going and motivated to create beautiful pieces for all of you ladies out there.

An enormous THANK YOU goes out to my family. My parents who built my display units, sewed my table drapings, stayed up late to help with prep work and drove downtown every day after work to bring me food and help me at the booth. To my brother, taking time out of his weekends to help me with sales, even though it may have been awkward for him selling women’s accessories! And of course to hubby for being so supportive in what I do and not yelling at me for creating a mess in every room of our home during my preparations! My family’s unwavering support has been astronomical in my continued success.

To Monique, Sarah and Victoria, thank you very much for taking time out of your lives to help me at the booth. I could not ask for better friends. To everyone who came out and visited me, your support means so much!

During the final countdown of the last few seconds of CNE 2013, I couldn’t help but shed a few tears when it was all over. The process was bittersweet and I have met so many wonderful new people along the way. Hope next year will bring just as much joy, and we’ll see if Featherband will be making a reappearance at booth 805.

Featherband loves Toronto!

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CNE Day 6

Can’t believe it’s only been 6 days since draping my curtains and arranging my wares at the Canadian National Exhibition! I have received tremendous support and overwhelming compliments over my work. Thank you Toronto! Featherband will be at the CNE every day from 10am-10pm every day until Labour Day, so come by and say hello, try on some off our best sellers and enjoy the fair!

Also check out Featherband on Etsy to purchase our lovely hair accessories. Remember, special pricing is in effect at the CNE so save a few bucks and avoid shipping by getting yours at the Arts and Crafts Pavillion, booth 805!

These lovely gypsy style headbands have been flying off the boards! #1 best seller!

These lovely floral headbands are so hot right now! They come in 7 different colour combinations!


P.S. I apologize for the lack of variety in gypsy bands on the Etsy site. More will be posted after CNE has concluded, to ensure stock quantities are available.

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Featherband at CNE

Summer is winding down and what better way to enjoy the last few weeks before school starts, by visiting the Canadian National Exhibition! Featherband is proud to be one of the vendors in the Arts and Crafts Pavilion in the Queen Elizabeth Building this year. Come in and browse our newest summer designs!

With rides, games, shopping and outrageous food (anybody say bacon and peanut butter milkshakes?), CNE is fun for the whole family and a great place to hang out to revel in the last days of summer.

Visit us at booth 805 from Friday August 16 to Monday, September 2 10am-10pm. Buy your tickets early for money savings! Hope to see you there!

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Urban Craft – Summer Edition

Woohoo! Yippee! Urban Craft! Featherband will be vending there this Sunday, June 9 from 10am-3pm at the Glebe Community Centre. This is an awesome show with a wide variety of crafty vendors. I’m most looking forward to MagneTies for their cool silk screened ties and Heart Meets Paper, a boutique stationary company. I hope they have cool stuff for Father’s Day! This will be my one stop shop for daddy gifts. Hope to see you there!

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Gatsby Inspiration

I’m in love with the 1920′s and the flapper era style. It comes as no surprise that I’m itching to see the new movie ‘Gatsby’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio , Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. If not for the beloved story of Gatsby, a rich and eligible bachelor who throws extravagant parties in the hopes of impressing his old flame Daisy, then for the intricately crafted, beautiful Art Deco inspired style and accessories of the Jazz Age. The iconic flapper headpieces of the 1920′s are making a comeback! Just look at some of the beautiful jeweled hair pins and fascinators worn by the characters. This really gets the creative juices flowing.


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East Wind – The Asian Store

Hurrah! We are pleased to announce that Featherband accessories will be available in yet another store in Ottawa! Located in trendy Westboro, East Wind is store chock full of Asian dinnerware, accessories, books, and healing rocks and crystals, where you can find trinkets to help in your quest to bring harmony to your daily life.

With heavy emphasis on the ancient teaching of Feng Shui, the flow of energy or “qi”, East Wind offers consultations from Feng Shui Master, Maggie, who also instructs and leads seminars about your personal energy and the energy of the space around you, and how to harmony and balance to your life.

Among all the books on Asian philosophy and culture, Asian-inspired clothing, healing crystals and gems, calligraphy supplies and zen gardens, you will find Featherband’s Asian inspired line of Fascinators and accessories. Many of the accessories such as fascinators and hair chopsticks have a peacock feather within the design. Did you know peacocks symbolize glory, royalty, spirituality, immortality, protection and awakening? The peacock can rejuvenate self-esteem levels as well. So if you’re feeling down, what better way to lift your spirits than wearing a peacock feather? It’ll have you strutting around and ruffling your feathers in no time!

East Wind – The Asian Store
361 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON

Hours of operation
Monday, closed
Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



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Adorit Boutique

Featherband is happy to announce that our unique and colourful headpieces will be sold in its first Ottawa location, Adorit Boutique! I just dropped off a box of floral stretchy bands, 3-way bands and fascinators to this eclectic store, located at 153 York Street in Byward Market.

Adorit, offers a wide collection of Canadian made and fair trade clothing and accessories.  If you’re festival hopping this summer, this is THE place to go for trendy boho chic outfits. Stop by the store and have a look at all the new spring/summer clothing and accessories! With brightly coloured scarves and metallic striped hula hoops in front (classes offered), you won’t miss it!

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