Friday, August 31, 2012

Urban Craft's 1st Birthday: Presents for You!

Guys & gals: we are SO excited for the show tomorrow. I can hardly stand it! We've had such a blast putting together this show for you and cannot wait to welcome you all through the doors at 10am tomorrow! 

We've been sharing sneak peeks of all the goodies that we'll have at the show, and we decided to save the best for last. A bunch of our vendors stepped up this month to donate prizes that you can get your hands on for free! So many people offered to give you awesome gifts for free that we were able to put together not one, not two, not three, but four gift baskets for you to win! Aren't our vendors flipping fabulous? We think so!

So while the exact prizes that you can win are heavily guarded secrets until tomorrow morning, we wanted to give you a little preview of the prize packs that you can win!

Prize Pack No. 1
Alyssa Spaxman Design & Strut Gemstone Jewelry have teamed up to give you an awesome prize package that will help you adorn yourself -and- your walls (hint, hint)! 

Prize Pack No.2
VersaTile Design & Heart Meets Paper have teamed up to give you a prize pack with goodies to give and goodies to keep!

Prize Pack No.3
Eufemia Bella & Sweet Secrets have teamed up to give you something that'll give your house a perk and something that'll give you a perk!
Prize Pack No.4
And finally, Totally Squared has given us a generous gift that'll satisfy your sweet tooth for sure!

To enter to win these prizes, all you'll need to do is fill out a survey at the front door when you arrive at the show. You'll automatically be entered to win all four of the gift baskets. Totally sweet deal, don't you think!? 

And while we're at it, I'll give you another rundown of all the awesome vendors we'll have at the show tomorrow. You're already putting together your plan of attack, right!?

Koko Chocolates
Heart Meets Paper
Red Door Provisions
Eufemia Bella
Purple Urchin
VersaTile Design
Kokobaru Creations
Jasmine Virani Jewelry
Strut Gemstone Jewelry
Urbanite Jewelry
Salvage Jewelry Co.
Flights of Fancy
Sweet Secrets
Flo Glass Blowing
Clever Plumage
Winged Beast Outfitters
Bake Mob
Totally Squared
Hummingbird Chocolate
Indie*Go Designs
Yakety Yak Designs

We'll see you tomorrow morning, guys & gals! Remember: get there early and line up to snag some swag ! 

Urban Craft's First Birthday Bash!
Saturday, September 1st
The GCTC (1233 Wellington Street W, at Holland) 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Urban Craft's 1st Birthday: The Swag!

Earrings up for grabs from urbanite jewelry!
Things are really gearing up here at Urban Craft headquarters! We just finished packing up the mini swag bags and they are almost ready to go! If you're lucky enough to be one of the first 25 people through the door at our birthday bash on Saturday, you'll snag a free pair of urbanite jewelry earrings! Up for grabs are their Los Angeles, Cordova & Portland earrings. You'll also receive a coupon & pack of earring backs (those little plastic guys that go on the back of your earrings that we're all always losing!). You'll also receive goodies from the awesome folks at VersaTile Design and Morsel Desserts!

Mini swag, all packed up!
I'd sort of really like to keep one of these for myself! Be sure you're there bright and early on Saturday to line up and snag a bag!

Urban Craft's First Birthday Bash!
Saturday, September 1st
The GCTC (1233 Wellington Street W, at Holland)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Urban Craft's 1st Birthday: The Popcorn Bar!

{From The Party Dress}
 A birthday bash wouldn't be a birthday bash without some awesome snacks, right? In addition to the awesome food vendors we'll have at the show on Saturday (including Hummingbird Chocolate, Totally Squared, Koko Chocolates, Red Door Provisions, Bake Mob and Sweet Secrets), we decided to put together a gourmet popcorn bar for all of you lovely people to snack on while you're shopping! The popcorn bar is free, but we'll also be accepting donations for the Ottawa Food Bank should you feel so inclined to give back in exchange for your de-lish snack!

While we're keeping the exact details about our popcorn bar under wraps until the big reveal at the show on Saturday, we thought we'd share some of the inspiration we stumbled upon while putting our bar together! A preview:

A popcorn bar where you can mix different flavors of popcorn together to create your own special flavor! {Source}

An adorable display & toppings galore! {Source}
Creative popcorn cones for easy portability! {Source}
Delicious & inspiring flavors, like Rosemary & Sea Salt! Yum! {Source}

I'm salivating just thinking about it! We absolutely can't wait for you to see the popcorn bar on Saturday!

Urban Craft's Birthday Show!
Saturday, September 1st
The GCTC (1233 Wellington Street W, at Holland)

Urban Craft's First Birthday!

Guess what, guys & gals!? Urban Craft is turning one in September! We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating our first birthday, and incredibly grateful for how Ottawa has come out and supported our show over the past year.

As we sat down to plan our September 1st show, we decided that we better celebrate in an awesome way. What better excuse to throw a party than a birthday, right!? So we're throwing a big birthday bash in conjunction with Urban Craft on September 1st! Throughout the week we'll be showcasing all the awesome activities we'll have at the show in addition to an extended lineup of vendors for you to shop from this month! Here's just a teeny taste of all the awesomeness we'll have at the show:
  • Free gifts for the first 25 attendees through the front door! 
  • Free gourmet popcorn bar with tons of delectable toppings and goodies
  • Free kids crafts and activities for your little ones
  • Multiple door prizes to be won! I'm putting the finishing touches on the gift baskets and they're pretty sweet, folks!
  • 25 Vendors to shop from! We've usually got around 20 at the show; this month we've brought in some extra vendors so you'll have a bigger selection!
  • Admission is, as always, free!

When & where does it all go down?

Saturday, September 1st
The GCTC (1233 Wellington Street W, at Holland)

Stay tuned this week for more sneak peeks of all the goodies and activities we have planned! It's going to be grand!