Hearting Canada

Love, Me is first and foremost about loving handmade. And while there is plenty of great handmade goods from all over the world, I decided to focus on Canada in my original vision. I just made the decision to stay within my own (be it big) backyard. So as we approach Canada with our growlers and bbqables biting at the bit, I thought I would take you on a little virtual tour of Canada Love, Me style.

 Love, Me – A Canadian Treasury  of Handmade Goods.

Over the past 3 and 1/2 years, I have had the pleasure of having goods from as far away as Whitehorse (Angry Sheep) to as close as (until recently) a few doors down (Little Foible /Colleen MacIsaac). Our talents have come from big cities like Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and small little towns I hadn’t even heard of. Here is only a very small example of the Canadian talent offered at the shop.

from Nelson, British Columbia – Zen Essentials (really comfy bamboo stylings)

Calgary, Alberta – Heather Buchanan (really sweet mini paintings)

 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Elliven (clutches and pouches in happy fabrics)

Whitehorse, Yukon – Angry Sheep (handpainted images on undies!)

Toronto, ON – Anneke VonBrommel (gorgeous & cheeky Canadiana jewellery)

Owen Sound, Ontario – Elly MacKay (haunting shadowbox photographic prints)

Ottawa, Ontario – Fabricawakuwaku (quirky happy stuffed toys)

Montreal, Quebec – HanamiStyle (colourful lightweight resin earrings)

Montreal, Quebec – Anita Designs (printed paper and textile goods)

Charlottetown, PEI – Overman

Sackville, New Brunswick – Posies (handhooked posie pin & headbands)

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Wanderlust (handprinted textile accessories)

Sugar Soul Hats – Hubbards, Nova Scotia (pretty sweet hats)

Whoa that was quite the tour. And that was only a wee selection. Come on in and see for yourself, ok? And celebate Canadian handmade.

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