Wed By Hand will showcase over 30 handmade, eco-friendly, and fair-trade exhibitors. There will be Do-It-Yourself workshops, nibbles (chocolate, cupcakes, and cake), drinks, and music mixed by Spins ‘n Needles DJ Jason Pelletier.
We’ve been told one of the exhibitors is making lavender simple syrup for “mocktails.”
The first 100 people to walk through the doors of the Glebe Community Center (175 Third Street) will get a swag bag.
Everyone attending is encouraged to participate in the on-site raffles and giveaways.
Date: Sunday February 6, 2011
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm (17:00)
Prince: $8 Single Ticket/$15 Double Ticket Online or $10 Single Ticket/$18 Double Ticket at the door.
Proceeds from the event will go to Ottawa’s Dress for Success chapter. Dress for success’ mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and access to career development tools.
The event is organized by Krista Leben and Robin Sidhu. If Krista Leben’s name sounds familiar, you may recognize her as the owner of and designer behind Urbanite Jewelry (@urbanitejewelry), someone whose innovative and worldly jewelry we’ve seen at many-a-craft show. She also writes for Apartment 613 from time to time.
Other participating exhibitors we are familiar with include talented baker Amanda (Mandy) Lunan (@Auntie_Loo) of Aunty Loo’s Vegan Bakery, supplier of chocolates for several fine food shops Crazy 4 Chocolate (@crazy4chocolat), wonderful cupcake bakers Little Cakes Cupcakes (@LitttleCakes), purveyor of all things fair trade Ten Thousand Villages (@villagescanada), and photographer Natalie Lyle of Natalie Lyle Photography.
Natalie has graciously given us a pair of tickets to Wed By Hand to give away.
Giveaway: Here’s the deal, with February 14th two weeks away, leave a comment to this post with what you are planning to make for somebody special on Valentine’s Day. It could be something sweet, savoury, or both. Somebody’s favourite dish perhaps? Or maybe a hand-made Valentine’s Day card? Supply us an e-mail address, so we can contact you. At noon (EST) Friday, February 4, 2011, we will use Random.org to choose a commenter to receive two tickets to the Wed By Hand show. We will then contact you to coordinate your receiving the winning tickets. One entry per person please.
Here is the number random.org chose:
Allison wins the pair of tickets. Congratulations. An e-mail has been dispatched!
Thank-you to everyone who entered!