Sunday, 6 December 2009

One Of A Kind Show

The One Of A Kind Show happens in Toronto twice a year, at Easter and Christmas. I went with my neighbours yesterday. A very special place to do some Christmas shopping for unique handmade items.
Aisle after aisle of colourful well-stocked booths selling everything from tobogganing Christmas geese for your roof.....


....to a lifesize woodnymph emerging from a treetrunk, with driftwood hair blowing in the breeze.

Beautiful quilted table runners and placemats......


.... and gorgeous handmade quilts and teacosies, in vivid colours that lift your spirits and light your home with gladness.

Oh boy, I wish I was one of the rich'n'famous.... I'd buy one of everything!

And a special treat.... I met fellow blogger Shawn of Island Sweet in her booth. Shawn knits and spins in Newfoundland and creates beautiful handmade textiles and yarns. She told me she had sold all her stock, and was taking orders.... visit her at Island Sweet to see the gorgeous things she makes. Lovely to meet you at last, Shawn!

17 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You took fantastic photos of some of this year's offerings. The quilted items are so colourful!

~Sheila~ said...

I haven't been to this show for several years. I had forgotten about it. Looks like there were lots of goodies for sale. Like you, I'll take one of everything please..!
Off to see your friends site now..
xo

Suldog said...

I've never seen wood that I so much wanted to have :-)

photowannabe said...

Beautiful handcrafted items. I love this type of work so much. Wish I had the checkbook to accomodate.

Cricket said...

Saw your comment at Suldog's and had to investigate. The carving is, indeed, beautiful. I think I'd rather have the cakes and pies from your previous, though.

Craver Vii said...

The wood nymph was life-size, eh? And who exactly can tell us how tall a wood nymph actually is? Hmmm? ;-)

Wendy said...

Lovely colours! How difficult it must have been to choose! Your pics are gorgeous and you must have had fun. That wood nymph looks surreal.

Marguerite said...

Looks like a great show. Lovely photos, too!

Hilary said...

That is a beautiful carving. I've not been to the One of a Kind craft show in ages.

Ginnie said...

Don't you just love the craft shows at this time of the year, Sham! Those teacosies remind me of one I had years ago...but haven't seen in eons. I get so many ideas when I go to shows like this....

island sweet said...

wonderful to finally have a "face" to go along with your comments. thanks for stopping by.

LC said...

I was just planning to take a short break but have had a hard time getting going again. thanks for stopping I hope to start posting again soon. Lloyd and Ranger

madretz said...

Those quilts are amazing and I wish I could sew even 1/4 that good! And that woodnymph definitely speaks to me since my wiccan friend calls me a little tree elf, although I don't think she'd fit in my decor, lol.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That sounds like a FANTASTIC Show...! What a great great idea, to showcase all these unique special-one-of-a-kind-sometimes items! Oh I wish you could have bought EVERYTHING you wanted!

Rajesh said...

Very nice snaps.

Vagabonde said...

This must have been a fun show indeed. I particularly like the colorful teacosies. I have been trying to find one for a while, but they don’t sell them around here. Every one drink their tea “iced” – I like to drink mine warm.

Gina E. said...

Just look at those colours...I love the teacosies in particular!