|Etsy Pop-up at the Kirk of St. James|
|The Felted Fawn by Lara Dewolfe|
|Radiate Happiness by Kristy Stanley|
|My pick? The "Meet Me at the Stars" Necklace.|
|Dwn.Twn.Fox by Laura Morneau|
|In which I am unknowingly strangled by my Kate Spade bag.|
I initially beelined for the Dwn.Twn.Fox booth - designer Laura Morneau's pieces are favourites of mine (recall this post), and I eagerly picked out a pair of perfectly pretty earrings made from shards of a broken teacup and a hand-cut and stamped necklace (keep an eye out, I'll be posting it soon!). I loved hearing directly from the lovely artist herself about the process behind the piece - it's just the kind of moment that you can only get when you're shopping locally and interacting directly with local designers and crafters - the greatest! It was honestly hard to keep myself to only two things!
The new discovery and surprise favourite for me was The Felted Fawn, by Lara Dewolfe. Her hand-felted pieces (made with locally sourced wool!!!) are simply so whimsical, adorable, and fun, not to mention beautifully made. I immediately connected to the style of her pieces and have already bookmarked her etsy shop, because I know I will want to decorate a future apartment with her work at some stage. My personal favourites? The Moon Fox and the Valley Cows.