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Fall/Winter 2018 Craft Shows

  Here's my list of markets and shows coming up this fall/winter!  November 9, 10, 11: Handmade Market Niagara (Niagara Falls, ON) November 24: Burlington Made (Burlington, ON) Nov 30: MAKE Collective (Mills Hardware, Hamilton ON) December 8, 9: Handmade Hamilton  (the Staircase Theatre, Hamilton ON) You can also find my work at the Museum of Dufferin for the Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Sale from November 24 to December 9.  And, you can always shop WBY at these retailers across Canada! 

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FLORALS Launch & Why I love Beginnings

When I first started WBY, I was employed at a small non-profit, working closely with street-involved youth. I regularly visited several local shelters where homeless young people could access resources they badly needed. One of the overwhelmingly prevalent trends in their stories was that of life as a crown ward.   At any given time, the Canadian estimate is that approximately 40% of young people who become homeless “have had some involvement with child protection services, including foster care, group home placements and/or youth detention centres” (read the full report here).  So it’s clear that young people and children without a safe home and family are at much higher risk of youth homelessness - which in turn presents another array...

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Me + Art Resin forever!

The lovely people of Art Resin visited my studio last year, and interviewed me about my work, inspirations, and methods. Not only do they make a fabulous, (nearly) fool-proof product line, they are also super kind and awesome people who made the whole process surprisingly comfortable.  Then they blogged about it. Now I'm blogging about it! What a whirlwind.  

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Winter 2017 Shows

The hustle is on! This time of year becomes the craziest of all for makers & artisans, as we work to stock up for events, sales, and craft shows... and maybe even get our own shopping done somewhere in between. At any rate, I am thrilled to be moving into my second holiday season with WBY, and am looking forward to some fabulous events! Check out the schedule below for where you can shop WBY in the next couple of months.  Here's a rundown of the shows you can find Wild Blue Yonder at this winter:  Nov 3, 4, 5: Handmade Market (Niagara Falls, ON) Nov 24: St. George's Night Market (Burlington, ON) Nov 25: Stuffed! Holiday Shopping Event (Hamilton, ON)  Dec 2: Hamilton - Craftadian Christmas Market...

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Preserving Your Memories in Custom Jewelry

The reason why I started WBY was because I have this obsession with little natural mementos that I've found all over Ontario & beyond, through special trips, hikes around my city, and time at my family cottage. My craft allows me to preserve these tiny but precious natural items in a wearable work of art.  It turns out there are more of us sentimental types out there! As I've worked, I've been really lucky to receive all kinds of custom orders, ranging from simple pendants to engagement rings (!) - always with some kind of special material enclosed. What I love the most is when someone brings me some wood, bark, moss, flower, or scrap to be made into a...

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