Whether I’m gifting to myself or my loved ones, the unique, one of a kind gifts are always hits! And it doesn’t hurt that, I feel really great about supporting someone with a dream, working really hard to achieve it! This year’s OOAK show did not disappoint, there were old favourites and new finds. In this post, I’m giving you my top 10 booths to check out at the show this Christmas time, but explore the show for yourself and let me know your favourites!
creates stunning graphic prints using tons of bright, beautiful colours. She
prints her designs onto paper, cushion covers, tea towels, tote bags and even stockings (to hang by your chimney with care)! Avril has been at One of a Kind for a few years now, and her booth always looks so beautiful.
Dayna Lee Collection:
Dayna Langlois hand writes and comes up with all of the quotes she uses. Using an iPad, she transforms her quotes into pretty inspiration that every girl needs. This is Dayna’s first year with her own booth but in the past, she’s been featured in the Etsy section of the OOAK show. Dayna’s quotes are perfect for your bedroom, to see first thing in the morning or your office, for when you need that extra little boost of encouragement and motivation!
is a textile artist based out of Toronto, Ontario. She creates containers, think
holding potted flowers and plants as well as pillowcases and small bags (cosmetic/pencil cases). Her pots are made out of paper that she’s processed to keep its shape and be water-resistant. Her designs are simple, graphic, and modern, utilising just one ink colour per item.
Your Pal, Al:
creates concrete accessories. They use metallic paints on the concrete to create stunning works of art. Their products include planters, think cactuses and succulents, small ornaments (perfect stocking stuffers), and geometric accessories, for example, concrete diamonds as well as larger decor like side tables. These make the perfect gift for anyone, you can find Your Pal, Al in the Rising Stars section. (photo from website)
oh my gosh, Ali’s creations are beautiful, you need to check them out! She hand cuts and laser cuts paper and wood into pretty much anything. She makes Christmas wreaths, ornaments, Advent Calendars, coasters. Everything Ali creates is intricate and stunning, the amount of detail in each piece makes it so irresistible and breathtaking. Personally, I’m living for the snowflake and mitten ornaments and the Merry Christmas Wreath.
Kiriki: is the perfect thing if you’re looking for a gift for kids or adults that wish they were kids. Kiriki makes DIY embroidery kits, screenprints and other goods. The embroidery kits come with everything you need to create an adorable embroidered doll. Plus all the designs are adorable, like foxes, frogs, pigs, and reindeer.
creates the most delicate, pretty jewellery, sure to suit just about anyone on your list! She stamps initials into circular charms and places them on a beautiful chain. Her jewellery is a bit whimsical, with things like vertexes and heartbeats and a chain.
Coal and Canary:
is a relatively new company. They make crackling candles that smell gorgeous! Their packaging is flawless and the names of each candle are funny, punny and a great play on words. My personal favourite for this holiday season is “All I Want Fir Xmas”, it smells like a fresh cut Christmas Tree. Perfect if you cannot have a real tree this year!
is a one-woman show. Priyanka started Paper Trails Design Co. in 2014 after being enamoured with calligraphy for years. Her calligraphy and simplicity in design choices make her cards and prints simply perfect. Priyanka is also starting to teach calligraphy workshops come January 2017, personally, I can’t wait! Stop by the Paper Trails Booth and stock up on cards for the whole year!
Senay is a watercolour artist and textile artist. She creates watercolours and transfers them onto phone cases, pillow cases, and tea towels, among other things! Her work is whimsical and stunning. Last year, I gifted Topher’s (my boyfriend) mother a beautiful floral tea towel, to this day I don’t think she’s used it because it’s too pretty! This year I gifted myself a phone case, which is beautiful and a perfect pop of colour for this time of year!