Poststreet Instagram contest! Win my embroidered sock monkey sugarskull!

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ContestWhat does CRAFTIVISM mean to you?  In the new year, I am changing things up on my ETSY site and regarding the way I create my product.  Stay tuned for a CRAFTIVIST MANIFESTO!

To celebrate, I am giving away this little piece I finished a few days ago.  Head to INSTAGRAM to enter!

POSTSTREET ON INSTAGRAM

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Happy 40th Birthday Salmagundi West! #collectibles #antiques #mystery

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Recall: CRAFT NIGHT AT SALMAGUNDI WEST

On October 24, 2013, I had the pleasure of attending Salmagundi’s 40 birthday!  No words suffice to explain the magic of that evening!

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Amy Tom as Frida with Anne Banner (proprietress of Salmagundi West)

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Photo by Salmagundi West

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The stunning Hannah Ackeral.

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Photo by Merv Glip

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Photo by Merv Glip

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Photo by Salmagundi West

Anne Banner.  Captured by Hayward Dalhousie

Anne Banner. Captured by Hayward Dalhousie

 

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My Molly Dolly

Craft night deliciousness at Salmagundi West! #sugarskulls

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Last Friday I was ELATED to be part of Craft Night at Salmagundi West!  The main theme: SUGAR SKULLS.  OH MY GOD- so much fun!

Thank you Anne, Ariel, Kali, Amy, Melanie, Hannah and Ashleigh for a marvelous night!!!

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Stay tuned for other craft glory!  Until then- HEAD TO GASTOWN and

check out Salmagundi‘s storefront and store decor now!

Support this INCREDIBLE SHOP!

Love you, Salmagundi!  

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Message from Salmagundi West:

Always arriving at our door after hours? Come down to SHOP HOP this Thursday October 17th from 5-9. Gastown shops will stay open late and best of all; SALES! We are offering 20% off everything in the shop!

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Diabolo puppets at the @circlecraft Christmas fair!

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I fell in love with the Diabolo puppets!  I purchased the following two characters for use at Intersections Media:

The rat:

The beaver:

Artisan:

About Diabolo and Steven Barkley:

At the age of 10, inspired by his admiration for Jim Henson and the Muppets, Steven Barkley started making puppets to entertain himself and his friends:

“I used whatever materials I could find around the house, including mop heads and scrap fabrics from my mother’s sewing room. My grandmother used to get various fabrics for me. She’d collect all the fake fur pieces, wigs, old tuxedos and ballroom dresses she could find from the donations made by wealthy people living at McGregor Place in Montreal. Now, I work mostly with acrylic fun fur, blanket fleece and foam, which I cut from original patterns that I have designed. I assemble my puppets using a sewing machine, and then add details by hand. In 1992, I started Diabolo Puppets, my own small craft company dedicated to designing and manufacturing quality hand puppets…Our puppets are made with colourful, acrylic plush fur and acrylic fleece. The plastic eyeballs are securely fastened with metal washers and meet child-safety requirements. Knotted acrylic yarn antennae and arms on the bugs are stitched into reinforced seams so they cannot be pulled off.

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“Yes” Sock Monkey, made out of @Ozonesocks, goes to Burning Man!

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Recall my YES sock monkey made from my fave OZONE SOCKS!

Well, the little guy hitched a ride with my friend, Elijah, to spend the week at Burning Man!

Elijah’s group named the monkey: Mucked Up Funkey!

Stay tuned for updates!

Here are some snapshots on M.U.F.’s trip there:

“We have a mascot! He loves everyone and has a real gung-Ho attitude!! Yes to all! He also needs a name!” – House of Dust

Elijah with Baconator: