I've had a busy few weeks getting ready for "Back to School". This weekend I took a bit of a break and made the annual pilgrimage (by streetcar) to The Cabbagetown Festival. If you live in Toronto, and have time today -- head on over to Riverdale farm for the excitement .There was so much that I wanted to buy! And remember too that the Queen West ArtCrawl is next weekend -- with the art sale in Trinity Bellwoods Park on Saturday and Sunday.
I just loved this booth -- the tree and leaf canopy is all fabric. Isn't it great?The booth is Patouche -- Kessa Laxton makes the most adorable children's clothes. And now that my cousin has just had a baby, I'm really into children's clothes! (please click on the links and visit the artist websites). I think that Patouche will be at the One of a Kind Show too. Thanks Kessa, for letting me take photos'of your fabulous booth! (and I'm so sorry that I didn't get better pictures of the clothes -- your website photos are stunning, so please everyone, go here to look at the clothes -- and the fun pirate hat!)
My other favourites included:
Liz Kain's Jewelry (I own many of her rings -- and this time picked up a Hamlet one -- "We know what we are" (and hidden on the inside =-- "but not what we may be")
Lauren Blakey -- ceramic artist
I didn't buy one of these, but I might have to go back today -- I can't stop thinking of them! This is brick size -- and the one that I liked was pale blue green -- and looked like barnacles...... They looked very cool grouped on a wall......
gosia -- beautiful illustrations and mixed media work. I have a "thing" for birch trees...I regret not picking out one of these little elves on a stump... but she does have an etsy shop :)
lisa mclaughlin larose -- hauntingly beautiful treescapes and birds.... She'll also be at the Queen West Art Festival in Trinity Bellwoods Park next weekend
lilli et moi -- needle fabric fiberwork
The piece that I wanted was already sold.... but she has an etsy shop too! Her business card had super cute hand stitching on it -- definitely a keeper!
Peter Barelkowski --fabulous paintings! (sorry I couldn't show a pic -- but I stood in front of his both for a long time:)