Hamilton’s Craftadian Spring Market – April 2018 Preview

Craftadian Made By Hand Show April 2018 Hamilton

You know I love a Craftadian Market and I have a preview of some of the goodies you can find at Spring Market in Hamilton this Saturday.  They will of course have baby stuff and more not included in my post, because ewww babies!  But some of the vendors I am looking forward to checking out:

Lunah Life

Lunah Skincare Canada Review

I do love finding new beauty makers at indie markets and Lunah Life has not disappointed.  I have quite a list of stuff to check out from them.  I will have a full review of the skincare I tried tomorrow but this ‘celestial apothecary’ should definitely be top of the list to check out for any beauty lover.  On my list are shower steamers, lip scrub and cuticle oil/manicure kit.

Other beauty options include Ellingwood – seriously, try their scrub and Small Batch Soaps because unicorns!

Stephanie Street Soap

Stephanie Street Neroli Soap Review

I really should stop buying cute soaps and actually use some of them.  Craftadian thankfully limits the amount of soap vendors to a reasonable amount so I don’t come home with bags of soap (and the vendors get customers too).  Stephanie Street Soap will be at the upcoming market and you need to check out her adorable cupcake soaps.

If you love smelly things, make sure to check out The Fragrance Lab for candles and wax melts too, a toss up between Bad Ass B!tch and Unicorn Farts for me!

3 Teas

Craftadian Mississauga Holiday Market 2017 - 3 Teas Strawberry Green Tea

I get excited whenever I see there is a tea vendor.  So you know I will be stopping by 3 Teas.  They are all sugar free with no artificial flavours and real ingredients.  Actual tea instead of here is some tea with a pile of crap thrown in to negate the health benefits.

Dream Willow Studio

Dream Willow Studio at Craftadian Review

The majority of the jewelry I have from markets seems to be from Dream Willow Studio including many of her cute wish bracelets.  She makes adorable pet memorial stuff that I keep meaning to order for Izzy, so if you see me, remind me to go talk to her!  Affordable, cute and if you order online, customizable/engraved one of my go to vendors.

Murphy’s Treats

Murphys Treats - Daisy

Why is a dog vendor such as Murphy’s Treats making my list you ask?  Because of the hilariousness (is that a word?) of my cats (gently) fighting over a rabbit ear.  I prefer to feed them natural treats where possible, but if you have a cat, you know they can be fussy.  Temptations treats are the way to their hearts.  But I couldn’t even take photos of these without Daisy and Roo helping themselves.  Roo ran around with that rabbit ear growling away and not letting anyone near it.

Other options for pet lovers, the gorgeous nerdbiskit who makes their fave taco toys and Endless Pawzabilities who make everything from cakes to clothes for pets.

Cards and Cutesy Stuff

The Creative Card at Craftadian

I always like to pick up a few generic cards to have around and Craftadian never disappoints with selection.  These handmade cards by The Creative Card are unique and look expensive compared to their affordable prices.

Another favourite of mine is A Little Leafy.  Not only are they super punny but adorably cute.  She also makes mugs, bags and more in her designs.  Note to self: NO MORE MUGS!!

Craftadian Hamilton Cards

Not sure if she will have them there, but Craftadian not only hosts the shows but is also a maker.  If you love Hamilton, you need some of her Hamilton cards!  Ask them about their quarterly subscription boxes too.  You can get handmade goods delivered to your door!

On top of these, also on my list is Boosh lipsticks, mostly because I love saying BOOSH but natural lipsticks with decent colour payoff are hard to find.  Vilks Ceramics and Craig Fairley Pottery because mugs (the mugs I am not going to buy because there is no space in the cupboards right?).  Plus new to me, Sarah’s Soaps with natural ingredients and minimalist packaging.

Attend Craftadian’s Hamilton Spring Market

  • Saturday 7th April at 10am at McMaster Innovation Park
  • Tickets are $5 at the door, children are free and there is free parking.
  • First 50 families get an amazing goodie bag filled with items from vendors
  • Another giveaway at 2pm for those who want to wait for the crowds to die down
  • This year, they also have some workshops.  Needle Felt a hedgehog, create your own stack bracelets or learn brush lettering (extra charge applies)
  • Food trucks and food vendors on site because shopping makes you hungry!

Full details and vendor list here.

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