Shop Local at the Hamilton Etsy Made In Canada Show

Hamilton Etsy Made in Canada Vendors Makers

The holiday shopping season is almost upon us.  But Etsy is giving us one last “normal” shopping market before everything turns fall and holiday themed.  The Hamilton Etsy Made In Canada Show will be held at the Lincoln Alexander Centre tomorrow.  There are some great local vendors with a mix of product types to suit everyone.  If you are not familiar with the venue, it is on King beside the Crown Plaza Hotel.  Starting at 10am, entrance is free and[Read more]

Botany Barn Review (Canadian Etsy Seller)

Botany Barn Canada Etsy Seller - Made In Canada Hamilton Show

With Etsy Made In Canada this weekend, it is a great time to check out some new local vendors.  I will be attending the Hamilton show but there are Etsy Made In Canada local shows all over the country.  The Made in Canada Hamilton show has some vendors from outside Hamilton but they are all in a fairly local area.  One of these is Botany Barn, an all natural skincare line from Waterloo, Ontario.  If you are in Hamilton, or[Read more]

Burlap & Twine (Hamilton Independent Business) Bath Bombs

Burlap & Twine Bath Bombs - All Types

I love supporting local businesses so am a big fan of Burlap & Twine.  It is near downtown so I can easily grab some bath bombs or other beauty goodies without a special trip to the mall.  They recently celebrated four years in Hamilton and bath bombs were half price, just $3 so I stopped by to stock up.  Yeah, goodbye no-buy. Sadly, Burlap & Twine do not sell online so you can only get these if you are local[Read more]

Wild Heather Campfire Smores Tea

Wild Heather Campfire Smores Tea - Loose Tea

I realize that lapsang souchong is not for everyone.  The smokey smell, the strong flavour, definitely an acquired taste.  But if you have ever wanted to try one, Wild Heather Tea Company’s Campfire Smores is a great starter.  With a sprinkling of cocoa nibs, chocolate chips and sugar the sweeter taste makes it the perfect beginner tea for a Lapsang.  Still very smoky (even more so than DAVIDsTEA Lapsang Souchong Star but less pine flavour) but the sweetness and chocolate[Read more]

Craftadian Made In Hamilton Fall 2017 Show

Craftadian Made In Hamilton Fall 2017 Show

If you have been reading for a while, you will know that I love Craftadian shows.  For most things, we need to go into Toronto but Hamilton has a thriving indie maker scene and several craft shows a year.  Craftadian’s Made in Hamilton is the next one and less than a week away.  So what is on my list to check out?  Some of my favourite makers will be there so I will definitely be visiting them.  But the August[Read more]