Featherband Summer Events

Hope everyone’s having a good summer so far! Featherband will be busy in the next coming months participating in craft shows, marketplaces and festivals! Here’s a list of where we’ll be this summer in Ottawa and Toronto. Come by and check out our newest accessories!

Hintonburg ArtsPark
Parkdale Market on Hamilton Street, Ottawa
Saturday May 31, 10am-4pm

ByWard Market
William Street, Ottawa
June 28-July 1 (Canada Day long weekend)

Canadian National Exhibition
Exhibition Place, Toronto
August 15-September 1

Ottawa Folkfest
Hog’s Back Park, Ottawa
September 11-14

Geek Market
Nepean Sportsplex
October 4-5

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New Stockists

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, so here’s a bit of an update. I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our stockists list! You can currently find Featherband accessories in the following stores:

Adorit Boutique
153 York Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T4
www.adorit.ca
Adorit is a cool boutique in the Byward Market with a mix of eclectic, fair trade and eco friendly clothing and accessories. Here you will find Featherband’s more boho-chic designs like gypsy headbands, floral crowns and feathered fascinators.

BlushPretty 
777 Richmond Street West Suite 2023 Toronto, ON
www.blushpretty.com
Getting married this year? BlushPretty is one of the leading beauty and makeup artistry boutiques in Toronto. Offering a variety of services from makeup+hair, eyebrow grooming, skincare products and workshops, this is the place to be to get glam. Our exciting new partnership with BP provides brides with an assortment of beautiful bridal accessories made with crystals, fresh water pearls and rhinestones.

C Style Fashions
163A Bridge Street, Carleton Place,ON K7C 2V6
www.cstyle.ca/
If you love vintage inspired clothing or you’re into the Rockabilly, Punk, Goth, Steampunk, Pin Up, Retro style, C Style Fashions is your store. Here among the adorable 50′s swing dresses, you’ll find Featherband’s geeky 8-bit headbands, steampunk top hats and skull accessories.

 

Hello Yellow
72 Mill St, Mississippi Mills, ON K0A 1A0
www.hello-yellow.ca
Once you step into this boutique in the quaint little town of Almont, ON, you can’t help but smile. Stocked to the brim with cheerfully made accessories, paper goods and home furnishings,  Hello Yellow has a little corner for Featherband’s sparkly rhinestone gypsy headbands.

Featherband also participates in craft shows around Ottawa and Toronto. Visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to see where we’ll be next!

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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
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/591174074253923/

Mutchmor Holiday Craft Sale

When: Saturday November 30
Where: 185 Fifth Avenue, Ottawa
Time: 10am-3pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MutchmorHolidayCraftSale

Shang Winter Craft Sale

When: Sunday December 8
Where: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Sommerset Street West, Ottawa
Time: 10am-3pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ShanghaiRestaurantOttawa

 

Hope to see you soon! Custom orders now available. E-mail my.featherband@gmail.com or visit https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MyFeatherband 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
Website: http://handmadeharvest.com/


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
Website: http://www.ovccshow.com/index.html

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

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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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