It feels a lot like summer in the nation’s capital. The tulips are in bloom, tourists are funneling in for Canada 150 celebrations and hand makers are out in full force. The handmade market scene has started up again and we couldn’t be more excited to share with you the latest and greatest shows to check out this season. Check out these noteworthy handmade events coming up in Ottawa this summer!
You’ve heard of a selfie, but have you encountered the rising trend of shelfies? Simply put, a shelfie is a photo of your carefully decorated and accessorized shelf. Think cute bookends, swanky candles, photo frames and succulent plants. We’ve rounded up our fave shelfie-worthy goods from the handmade world.
I’m a huge fan of fall. I love the colours, the smells, the weather, but most of all, I love fall fashion. I get anxious for summer to end so I can start layering everything I own. Even if you’re not a fall fanatic like myself, I’m sure you can find something on this list to help perk up the chilly days ahead. From pumpkin spice to everything nice, here are our fall faves from the handmade community.
This DIY project is a simple and inexpensive way to display your favourite photos. You only need four materials and a friend to look through all your photo memories with.
Part of the fun of browsing through Etsy is discovering new makers and products which make the visual aspects of a listing very important. As a buyer, we often judge a book my its cover. Dark, dingy photos of what could very well be an incredible product are often overlooked while well-lit, bright and styled shots win over the hearts of buyers and lead to a sale.
We chatted with the maker of Spry Ceramics about how to take good product photos while using simple tools and tricks. Discover how to bring your photos to the next level below!