Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Catch Us if You Can - Upcoming Holiday Events!

November is upon us and with it comes our busiest month of the year. 

We have been busy creating our wonderful up-cycled works of art and design all year round just for the many holiday events we have coming up very soon starting with our longest running event the Circle Craft Christmas Market now in our 12th consecutive year!

In Vancouver, the holidays begin with Circle Craft Christmas Market, a city tradition running for 45 years! Incredible! 

There's a long history with this event.
The first Market took place in 1973 at The Cultch. The 2017 Circle Craft Christmas Market features artisans from coast to coast: BC craftspeople from communities such as Salt Spring Island, Mission, Vancouver, Kelowna, Shawnigan Lake, Tofino, Prince George, and Halfmoon Bay will showcase the very best of this province. 

In addition, to round out the experience, visitors will find entertainment by local performers, craft technique demos, contests, and the "Budding Artists" open area where emerging artists will introduce exciting and innovative new work as well as a Fashion Show where you can check out fashion exhibitors like Adhesif Clothing on the catwalk! 

From “The Cultch” in the 70s, to “under the sails” at the Convention Centre, to the new Convention Centre West, the Market has moved around Vancouver, but it’s always retained its unique character and mandate to showcase high quality craft via the artisans themselves. Parents who went as children now take their own kids and grandchildren. Circle Craft Christmas Market is truly a Vancouver tradition. 

The 2017 Market will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, 
1055 Canada Place, 
November 8-12, 2017. 
 Friday: 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Tickets are available online at www.circlecraft.net. 

 This year you can catch Adhesif Clothing at corner booth #441 down the main center aisle

Right after Circle Craft we take off to Calgary to take part in the Art Market. This will be our big debut at this fabulous event and as such we had the pleasure of being apart of a video series featuring some of the new talent that will be showcasing our work. 

Check out the video of designer Melissa Ferreira of Adhesif Clothing in her happy place!

Calgary Telus Convention Center
136-8th Ave. SE
Calgary, AB Canada

Check out the Art Market website for more details 

Find us at booth #521

From Calgary we head over to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island for the Out of Hand Fair

Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a well deserved reputation for presenting fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions.

Mark your calenders! November 24th, through 26th we return with some of BC's most creative artisans, bringing an eclectic mix of food, fashion, home decor and art.

Find Adhesif Clothing at booth #93

Friday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Nov.26, 2017

Friday, Nov. 24, 10 – 9 pm 
Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 am - 6 pm 
Sunday, Nov 26, 10 am - 4:30 pm

The Victoria Conference Centre - 720 Douglas Street

 Last but not least we finish off the year with a 

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy formed in 2003 to collaborate in creating events that bring their art to the people. The driving force and vision behind the non-profit collective comes from the group’s four core members (L to R) – Janna Hurtzig, Arleigh Wood, Frances Dickinson and Kari Woo. Initially drawn to each other’s aesthetic sensibilities, they found great support and inspiration in their collaboration and so it has lived on ever since!

Every year they present the SHINYFUZZYMUDDY show, which takes place the second weekend in December at Heritage Hall. With an effort made to seek out new artists, up to thirty guests are invited to exhibit and sell their work at this historic Main St. location. 
The common thread that ties the work together is the high quality of design, craftsmanship and material sensibility.

Patrons can be sure to find meaningful objects to enhance the quality of their lives and to meet the designer/makers directly.

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy 

Show Hours:
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11am - 7pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10am - 6pm
Heritage Hall / 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Admission: $3

If you have never checked out the Shiny Fuzzy Muddy show I highly reccommend it! It's very well curated and has a great relaxed vibe. Definitely one of the highlights of our holiday market season :)

This will be out last event of the season to catch Adhesif Clothing before we see you again in 2018. 
We will have a special selection made up just for this event!

Hope to see you out there supporting our amazing scene of talented local makers this coming holiday season! Remember, sharing is caring :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Beginning of the Story of Us...

I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines, and I broke all the rules
But, baby, I broke them all for you
Oh because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do
I was made for you
For you...

 I wrote this letter two days before the wedding and cried my eyes out for an hour...
I meant to read it to Max during the ceremony but was pressured for time so instead stuck it in his dress shirt pocket...he has a special hiding spot for it now! :D 
He let me "borrow" it for this blog post <3

About a month ago...in a cute little village in Germany called Oberusel...

This lovely couple played some live music for us during the ceremony. 
The lovely Aganina Rose sung "Love" by John Lennon for us as I walked out...

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true, I was made for you...

You see the smile that's on my mouth
It's hiding the words that don't come out
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess
No, they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what
I've been through like you do
And I was made for you...

I've heard a lot of people tell me how your wedding day is the happiest day of your life...and I have to say it really was for me. It was a really wonderful day spent around the closest family and friends and one that will live forever in my heart and in my memory. 
The day that became the beginning of the story of us...

So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true, I was made for you
It's true that I was made for you

"The Story"
Brandi Carlile

Photography by Thomas Ruppel 

August 26th 2017