Thursday, December 13, 2012

Upcoming Event: Bazaar of The Bizarre- Frostbite (Dec 15)

 Saturday's ging to be quite an event, friends!  Come on down to  918 Bathurst St, where I'll be running a booth.  As a special treat, Erin from Erchin: Handmade Awesome will be offering up her wild hats.  As is our custom when working together, we have combined our name to All Things Awesome.  Come by if you are downtown!

I gotta say, I am super pumped for this venue- it looks wild.  They have everything from Dog fashion, to handmade organic oils, to corsets and That is saying nothing about the entertainment.  I really think this will be the place to shop forthose friends with exotic tastes, or even something for yourself.

Cheers friends!

Kaytor

Friday, December 7, 2012

Busy Weekend- Upcoming events (December 8 +9)



Hi Friends,

It's another busy weekend with two shows going on Saturday and Sunday.  


Saturday I'll be participating as a vendor at the Parkdale Winter Fair at Parkdale Public School from 10 to 1 PM.  The school is located on 78 Seafourth  at Seaforth and Langdown.  There is a Green P close by and plenty of street parking.  Come out and say hi!

As for Sunday,  I have already blogged about The Sassy Winter Craft Show at The Central (603 Markham Street, Toronto) in a previous post.  This is just a reminder for those of you who might like to do some shopping if you're in the area.  I've been a busy making lots of new things, most which aren't on Etsy yet, so if you're in the market for stylin' accessories for a unique friend, well, you'll just have to find out in person!

Until next time, Friends in Fibre

KayTor

Friday, November 30, 2012

Experimenting!

Why hello again, Friends,

I almost didn't hear you over the roar of neurons firing in my brain box.
You see, in an attempt to preempt the Annual Winter Hibernation, I am trying lots of new things to keep up my energy level.  

Upcoming Event: Broadlands' Winter Festival & Craft Show (Dec 1)

Happy Friday Friends in Fibre!

Well! Time has gotten away from me  and it seems I have dropped the ball on promoting an upcoming appearance.  Tomorrow,  I and my partner in craft, Erin Hackney of Erchin will be at the Annual Broadlands Winter Festival & Craft Show tomorrow (!) from 10 AM to 3PM.

Broadlands is a public grade school located at 106 Broadlands Boulevard in Toronto.  As well as over 20 local artisans, there will be a poinsettia sale and coffee lounge, and, if you've got children, fun activities like facepainting, a gingerbread house workshop and create-a-craft tables.

I have not done this sale before, but it has an excellent reputation for quality goods and vendors from previous years so if you're in the area, come on by and say hello!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Simple Math For Makers


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Time well spent.

Upcoming Event: Crosswires #40- Live Indie Rock and Handmade Art (November 25)

My dear Friends In Fibre,

As I have said, this is a busy time of year for craftspeople, and so you may expect updates from me, the frequency of which have not been seen since I used to use this blog to complain about everything/nothing. 

 This Sunday November 25 at 8pm in the evening is another upcoming Holiday Appearance where you might find All Things Odd hawking artisan stocking stuffers at reasonable prices, and also...... Tacos.

Monday, November 19, 2012

For Your Holiday Wish List: Part One

Hi again Friends In Fibre,

KayTor here and I thought I would share some products making their premier in the Etsy shop soonish.  I've been having a lot of fun with the development process  and I think these new designs really show it!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Upcoming Event: Handmade Holiday Market (December 14)



Well, well, well, Friends In Fibre,

Late autumn is a busy season for us Craft nerds, for it leads into December, Season of The Holiday Craft Show.  

Monday, November 5, 2012

Upcoming Event: The Sassy Little Winter Craft Show


Save the date, friends!  In addition to Your Not-Actually-That-Humble Narrator and  Monster Hat Mama extraordinaire Erin Awesome, there are going to be some great local craftspeople working this show.  

The holidays are coming up and sure, you could just get your friends  metallic spandex leggings, dollar store kazoos and sweat-stained promotional baseball caps with that weird mesh in the back, but why not show how much you  like them (and how cool you are) with a fun little something handmade?

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Here's a Twitter feed that spotlights our fine felted pretties and shall keep you in the loop about upcoming sales promotions and craft shows. 


And here is our brand new facebook page!

Now that its the holiday season I'm going to be out doing  a lot of craft shows in various places around Southern Ontario.  Come say hi if you happen to see us hawking our wares out in your city. It's always great to chat with fibre fiends and fellow craft-nerds.


More updates soon to come- Exciting things are happening!

Until then, friends.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Madame Has Been Published.

Oh hello friends.  With the approach of Autumn, I am feeling nostaligic and thought I would talk about one of the high points of this summer, and that was visiting the lovely textile ladies of Hamilton's Mint Textile Studio.  Mint was founded by several talented fibre artists from my graduating class at Sheridan and they have really built a beautiful creative space for themselves. Hamilton is very lucky to have them.  You can get an idea why if you attend this year's Supercrawl, this Friday and Saturday. And you should because it is INSANE FUN.  You don't hate fun, do you?  Some really great artisans, who also happen to be really amazing people will be there as well, selling their wares and I urge you to give them a look-see, especially if you are one of those weird people I keep hearing about who are so very interested in beauty and style these days.

Hamilton's James St Supercrawl is taking place this Friday and Saturday September 14 and 15. Check it out!

In other news, Several of my lovely classmates and I were featured in a recent issue of Mr. Joe Lewis' online FibreArts magazine, FibreQuarterly.  I am proud of us and hope you will be too, or at least that you will enjoy the magazine!  FQ is an outstanding periodic round up of all things textile and engages the reader with the kind of passion for will, for layfolks, suffuse Craft with the kind of magic that makes it so addictive for those of us already hopelessly obsessed with it.

Now for the juicy upcoming stuff.  With school finished, I'm taking some time to make Get Off My Lawn more of a presence online.  Within the next week I'll have another update for you that I think you will like.  In the meantime, if there are any topics or tutorials you would like to see here, I will be happy to make the effort.  Feedback is always welcome.

Until next time friends.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rapture


Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening.  As yet unschooled as I am in these matters, it felt like a wonderful success.  

Photo by Ana Diosdado of unitdesign.wordpress.com
 I am very happy with how my installation came together.   Here is a shot of it from below as taken by the talented Ana whose work I am looking forward to photographing at the 2013 grad show.



Sheridan's Craft and Design Grad Show is on until this Saturday, April 22,, and if you're in the Queen West area of Toronto, don't miss a chance to see it.

Upcoming Event: Sheridan Arts Festival

On April 28th, Sheridan's School of Animation, Arts and Design at the Trafalgar campus (Oakville) is holding its annual open house and craft sale which features the work of Alumni and student artists.



Parking and admission to the event are free and the event will run from 10am to 4pm

If you like modern craft, you will love this sale.  See you there!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tutorial 1: From A Concept...

Hello Fibre Friend, how's it going?  ....Really?   Mmm, I see.  That's interesting. Welp, okay- enough about your life.  This is my blog and you are probably on the Internet  because you want a temporary distraction from your own stuff anyway.  Not to worry though, I still care about you.

Today we have a little bit of a tutorial on the Creative Process.   Here you will find the Kaytorian perspective on how to take the plunge and pull something magical out of your behind when you are in a creative slump or are not necessarily feeling it.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Process

One unimpressed bitch.


You guys, I have been a negligent blog parent, which is something I realized while enjoying this lady's online adventures with all her lovely process shots.  It is my way to avoid showing the unfinished product  (at least as far as bloggery goes) and that isn't very fair to both of my audience one of which might be interested in seeing exactly what it is I do when not procrastinating and watching children's cartoons.

Upcoming Events

Why hello there friends, I didn't see you there; I was busy planning for some exciting upcoming events.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

All Things Odd.


When first making an artist website, I unceremoniously titled it All Things Odd, because A) I couldn't think of anything else to call it and B) I actually do like odd things. A couple years later when it became clear that a Textiles-based entrepreneurship was the way to go, I thought pretty hard about developing a personal brand and came up with Get Off My Lawn. I took down my old website, more or less redid everything and totally changed the look of things, assuming that All Things Odd would never be seen again.

Here And There: An Invitation


We live in the age of DIY's most charming incarnation to date. As craft is embraced by the hyper-connected culture of New Media, it once again enjoys a voyage down the mainstream... and the anti-consumerist sentiment of the movement is expressed through an homage to the can-do spirit and thrifty ingenuity of The Greatest Generation.

It's all as perfectly sweet as strawberry preserves.

But this rosy nostalgia, this Etsy chic, is only one face of Modern Craft. People weary of the owl craze and hipsters making saucy new twists on Granny squares will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and daring exhibited by Sheridan College's Craft and Design grads.