Tuesday, November 29, 2011

One of a Kind Show

the One of a Kind Show

friends have been talking about it for three months

and they were right, it is a Great Show!

I am sharing with you the booths that I found lovely, sweet, amazing and pretty

focused on yarn, textiles, prints, paperwork and that natural comforting look

and... you don't need to live in Canada to find them because they all have online shops!

is that good news or what?!

now let's get started with this tour...

all pictures taken with my iPhone

first is Bookhou, based in Toronto

they do an amazing job with their screen prints on textiles, using natural colors

I was lucky to meet Arounna, the inspiring and creative woman behind this brand

take a look at their website and Etsy Shop to find out yourself!

then we meet Vintage Baby Revival

mainly focused on babies, but who can resist their cute owl designs?

all hand knitted and available in their Etsy Shop


Tracey from the pretty blog helana and ali made me check out the Pi'lo booth

I am so glad you did Tracey!

when you visit their website or Etsy shop you instantly get that calm, Nordic feel

well, that same feel was here, with Christmas ornaments out of felt, wood and cotton

not to forget that amazingly sweet hanging bird and the hand sewn notebook gift tags...

I felt at home immediately, also with many thanks to Amanda from the pretty blog MPERFECTION

next are the cute and photogenetic bunnies from Sonja

these sleeping beauties are handsewn from vintage sweaters made of natural (mainly wool) fibers

wouldn't they look cute in their vintage cups in every corner of your house?

the good news is the link to Sonja's Etsy shop


on the show were a few card and paper designers

but Flakespaperie was definitely my favorite

the simple and effective screen print designs presented on a mint green wall stole my heart

and of course the postcards with the Amsterdam bike on a canal... how could I resist?

I talked to wonderful Ashley who is the designer, printmaker and boss lady behind Flakespaperie

and not only hosts this Etsy Shop and website, but also this pretty blog!

last but not least in this feature is Heidi van Veen Designs

of course her Dutch last name caught my eye, haha

but I was overwhelmed by her pretty puppets and colorful designs for kids!

mister Fox is my absolute favorite, you can find him and his friends through Heidi's FaceBook page


and this is my precious catch of the day

along with the cutest magnets and buttons from babyelephantdesigns ~ a sweet newbie to the show

combined with a delicious coffee, some knitting and my warm feet by the fire place

I hope you enjoyed the tour with me and got inspired by these wonderful ladies!

I didn't get to see all booths, so I am going there again and probably show you more in a few days...

for anyone near Toronto, the show is on untill Dec 4th at the Direct Energy Centre

in the meantime you might like to sign up for the HO - HO - HO Give Away


  1. Thanks so much for featuring Vintage Baby Revival's booth on your blog! I too am a fan of bookhou, so its an honour to be mentioned with this lovely designer. Great post!

  2. Hoi Maaike, je boft maar dat je in Toronto woont! Ha,ha, als ik 'toevallig' in de buurt was geweest, dan was ik zeker ook gegaan.
    De blog van Bookhou en Pi'lo volg ik al een paar maanden en ik vind ze geweldig! Allebei hun eigen frisse 'basic' stijl. Prachtig gewoon.
    Ik ga zeker je andere tips bekijken. Veel plezier als je weer naar de show gaat.
    Groetjes, Anne-Marie

  3. Thanks for this wonderful tour and have a nice day!

  4. Thanx for sharing! Now I can shop untill I drop :)) for the next week. hugzz...peebee

  5. Merhaba bu blog harika sizi tebrik ediyorum ellerinize sağlık arkadaşım sevgiler.

  6. What lovely treasures....I so want to visit all the links you have given us. I will be back tonight...school is calling...lunches to be made...hugs to you dear one.

  7. Just found your blog through Silence & Noise. I LOVE the OOAK show. This is the first year I've missed it! Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Wat een mooi overzicht, lekker gevarieerd. Ik vind deze tijd lastig met al die 'kerstdingetjes' waar ik niet erg van hou en dan is jouw pagina een verademing.

  9. I really need to go to this show next year. I love your photo's and your wonderful collages.

  10. I'm so glad that you brought baby J and I to this last week. Even though our trip was rather brief {due to baby food needs} I had a lovely time and LOVED all of the booths that you introduced me to! so lovely!!

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