Deck the halls with handmade goodies! Tis the Season to shop local!
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Is the mall and big box stores giving you social anxiety? Are you dreading dragging yourself from shop to shop looking at the same things over and over again? Do not fear, we have a solution.
December 7 – 10, we will be vending at Make It Vancouver at the PNE forum. Make It is a handmade shopping extravaganza with over 265 exhibitors from all over Canada. You will be able to find everything from jewelry to bath products to delicious treats to home decor things. And of course, you’ll be able to find us there too. Make It is more than just a craft fair. They have live music, a beer garden and food trucks that makes Holiday shopping fun! Say no to the mall this year and join us at one of the most unique events that we participate in. Find quality, handmade gifts that you can be certain your loved ones don’t already own.
Sanne has been busy making cloaks, pocket belts, holsters and other cool accessories for this event. We will be equipped with our handy dandy debit machine and tax is included in the price.
Admission is only $8.00 and kids 12 and under are free. However, if you want to get in for free, come down to the store and say “Hey I want to go to Make It for Free” and we’ll give you 2 free tickets. We have a limited supply and it will be on a first come first serve basis. Don’t fret. If you miss out on the tickets, we have lots of flyers to give you $2 off admission at the door.
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Every once in a while someone will ask me: What is your favourite thing in the store?
How could I begin to answer that? I love cloaks because I feel like they transport me to a fantasy adventure whenever I put one on. I love corsets because I become a sexy femme fatal when I lace one up. And I love kilts because really is there anything sexier than a man in a kilt? How could I possibly choose just one thing as a favourite?
If you rephrase that question and ask what I have gotten the most wear out of then hands down, no contest, the answer is the kilt pin skirt. Seriously, I have half a dozen different colours of kilt pin skirts and I love them so much. You may be wondering how I keep my outfits so fresh and interesting if I just keep buying multiples of the same item. Fear not, I have some suggestions to give your kilt pin skirt some different looks.
Kilt Pin Skirt + Nerdy Graphic Tee = Match Made in Heaven
My absolutely favourite thing to wear with my kilt pin skirt is a nerdy tee shirt, some stripey tights and doc marten boots. It looks super cute together and lets you show your personality. As an added bonus, your nerdy shirt can act as a filter to decide who you want to talk to. In other words, if you know what “the angels have the phone box” means or why bowties are cool then we’ll probably have lots to talk about.
Kilt Pin Skirt + Corset = Awesome Sexy Power Outfit
If I’m going out somewhere fancy and I want to step up my game then I will go for a kilt pin skirt with a corset. I love the sophistication of the corset with the flirty kilt pin skirt. You can feel sassy and stylish without being too exposed. If you really want to step up your game add some fishnet stockings and a pair of boots!
Kilt Pin Skirt + Underbust Holster Vest = Magic
So if you haven’t tried one of our underbust holster vests then you should get your butt down here and try one on. They are amazing and awesome and you will love it. Do you know what goes great with one? A Kilt Pin Skirt! The kilt pin skirt is basic enough that it will let a cool piece like the underbust holster vest shine. If you want to kick it up add some cool gloves and a choker.
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Holy smokes, Make It Vancouver is less than one month away. We are so excited to be participating in the Make It show for the first time ever. Sanne has been super busy making all kinds of new things and restocking sold out things. What kind of things? How about underbust holster vests, tails pocket belts and ladies tails vests to name a few.
The show runs Friday April 21 (11am – 9pm), Saturday April 22 (10am – 6pm) and Sunday April 23 (11am – 5pm) at the PNE forum. It will feature over 200 exhibitors selling gorgeous handmade items. Unlike our other shows will we only be carrying handmade items at Make It Vancouver which means that all our amazing Venus & Mars steampunkery will be in the spotlight. As always, our vending prices will include tax and we will be accepting debit and credit as well as cash so if you’ve been saving your pennies for a new cloak Make It Vancouver would be an excellent time to get one.
Tickets are only $5 at the door, however if you want to pick them up now click here to get $2 off. What an excellent deal! Did we mention that there will be a beer garden, food trucks and live music? What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now so you don’t miss out on this great party!
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