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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

100 Mile Market East Saturday October 1

As part of Culture Days, 100 Mile Market East is being coordinated by Tammy from junckshop. Tammy creates new objects from old ones - her amazing accessiories are from re-purposed materials like this upcycled phone card barrette.
Dawn Barbieri of eco-friendly Albertine Dawn uses vintage fabrics to make her pillows and bags. Dawn will be hosting a 'How To' workshop, "Add Colour to your decor with Accessories".
Lesley Kelz, artist, writer and publisher of
squidpress will be hosting a collage workshop. Only imaginations required.
This event will be held
in downtown Oshawa at Bola!
20 Simcoe Street North,
Saturday October 1 from 12 -4.  This is a change in venue and time from the originally published 10-4 at Isabella's Chocolate Cafe.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Binksy & Bobo product launch

Susan and I were lucky enough to get invited to the new product launch at Binksy & Bobo. Katrina, the brains behind the operation was due at any moment with her 2nd child, just finishing up a reno on the house, so why not launch a new product line and throw a party? Right?

Binksy & Bobo made a name for themselves in 2009 when Katrina came out with the shopping cart covers. She also has an amazing line of reversible clothing for kids and babies and lots of other accessories.

They had the cutest fashion show ever! All these darling little girls dressed up in their Binksy & Bobo creations strutting their stuff on an outdoor runway. The rain held off for the show and we were able to learn a little bit more about Binksy & Bobo and what Katrina is trying to do.
At first glance the "dresses" are absolutely adorable. They are cut beautifully, and made with rich, retro inspired fabrics. Katrina doesn't do a spring/summer and fall/winter line because these "dresses" are so versatile. They are sleeveless so they can be worn in the summer as is or in the colder months with a t-shirt or turtleneck underneath. They have several styles with adjustable necklines or straps so that they can grow with your child AND they can be worn on their own as a dress or over jeans. Did I mention they are reverible?! Added to this years collection is a ruffle top and a bubble skirt that no little girl is going to be able to resist.

Oh! Baby magazine was there and so was Slice TV. There were fabulous gift bags, and giveaways and lots of great eats and drinks. Is there nothing this lady can't do?!

Honestly, I wish my girls were still small enough to some of these adorable creations!