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Monday, April 2, 2012

Made By Hand Spring Show 2012

The Made by Hand Spring Show is coming to the International Centre on Saturday April 21, 2012. It will run from 11am until 5pm. Come early because there will be free swag bags for the first 150 shoppers. If last year’s show is any indication people will be lined up out the door first thing in the morning.
Blissful Sew
This is a one-stop shopping experience that shouldn’t be missed. With over 3,000 ft of selling space for over 150 handmade exhibitors there is something for everyone. The different categories include Clothing & Accessories, Home Decor, Food, Jewellery, Art, Baby/Toys to name but a few.

Jacqueline Hunter, the show’s organizer, has taken great pains to make sure this show is another huge success. With face-painting, crafts and balloon animals going on it shouldn’t be hard to keep the little ones in line. Just let your little princesses know that Cinderella will be making an appearance from 2-5pm, that should give you some quality shopping time!
There are also door prizes and raffles running throughout the day too!
A Knot Above
Some really fantastic artisans will be participating in the show. Erin from A Knot Above creates unique pieces from luxury wool and high grade cotton, upcycled/repurposed fabrics and metal. Her accessories are romantic, eclectic and striking. You definitely want to stop by her booth.

Thunderpeep Designs
Another 100 mile finds favourite is Thunderpeep Designs.  This is a great opportunity to pick up a stash of cards so you’ve got some great options on hand.
Details By Donna

If you are looking for jewellery you’ve got to stop by Adornments  and Details By Donna, you won’t want to miss either of these booths.

BLISSFULsew is another great booth to check out if you are looking for gorgeous items for Mom and baby.
You’ve got to stop by  DeniMural a one of a kind artisan that can’t be missed.
Mark April 21, 2012 on your calendar, this is a show you don't want to miss.


  1. Thank you Susan and Shirley from 100milefinds for the Great feature! I can't wait to be part of this show and to check out all the wonderful and unique items on display! I will see you all there.

  2. Nice post!

    I will be part of this show. Will check you all out when I get the time to step out!