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Better Late than Never!

Hey everyone!  I have been incredibly MIA as of late and too busy to post on the FoldIT Creations blog.  Between juggling my 2 day jobs, making things and doing shows its been a bit of a time management challenge (oh and I was in Mexico too!).  I have just finished my art teaching job for the summer and soon will finish at the the cafe I work at and move back to Kawarthas region of Ontario where I will teach English and work as a live-in camp counsellor/ teacher for the summer.  I can’t wait. Campfires, boating on the lake, archery and all that fun summer stuff I did as a kid.  The Etsy shop will be closed as of the 22nd of June and will open up again in late August for business so if there is anything you have been eyeing for summer get your order in before the 22nd and you should be fine.

This past weekend was filled with Etsy related fun. On Friday I attended the really fun Etsy Craft Party here in Toronto at Sew Be It Studio (thanks for the gracious hosting).  We came, we drank, we crafted!  With an emphasis on the drinking and crafting!  Nothing like red wine and glitter (I’ve been dusting if off me for days).   It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of new people from the Etsy community which is always nice when you have been shut up for weeks making things.  This weekend was also the Annual Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace.  I did this one last year and it is always a well planned event with lots of other Toronto-based Etsians showcasing their goods offline.  Thanks for all the hard work to those who organized! 🙂

Finally, on Sunday we were at the Annex Flea right here in my Toronto neighbourhood.  Throughout the summer it will be taking place behind Honest Ed’s in the parking parking lot rain or shine… this week it rained! However, only those awesome hardcore people came out and that made our day!  FoldIT Creations shared a tent with the new to the handmade-scene Jinny Wong of Fuzzy Belly Creations.  It was a pleasure to share a tent with these awesome people and their cute little baby boy who was so easy going.  We hope to see you again <3.

And enough typing….  here are some photos! 🙂 XO

 

Toronto Etsy Craft Party @ Sew Be It Studio (June 6th, 2014)

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Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace in Kensington Market (June 7th, 2014)

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The Annex Flea in the Parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (June 8th, 2014)

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FoldIT Creations Facebook Spring Contest!

Open to anyone and everyone who can fold paper! Join our facebook page to participate for a chance to win custom FoldIT Creations jewelry of your very own.

Here’s how it works:

Show us how you FOLDIT!
Shake off this winter chill with FoldIT Creations Spring contest! The winner will get to choose 2 items from my shop and one custom order of their very own.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Join our Facebook page!
2. Fold something. Anything. Show us your origami skills and don’t be shy to try something new.
3. Photograph and send your creation to us in a private message and we will upload them to the Facebook pages contest album.
4. Share the link to your photo with your friends and have them like both our page and your FoldIT creation photo.
5. The photo with the most likes by Sunday May 5th, 10AM EDT (Ontario’s Time Zone) wins!

It’s that easy! So get folding!

Emily Yuan Heart

Our first submission by Emily Yuan, United States of America

Submission#2: Ana Carola

Submission#2: Ana Carola, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Submission #3: Irene Neilsen from Denmark

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Submission #4: Tonia Pilgrim, Newfoundland, Canada

Papers and Crystals

Today was Thursday!  Thursday is when I do my run; so after work today I eagerly headed to The Paper Place to get some new Chiyo.  Every week I pick a new color and buy paper with motifs in different shades of that color.  This week was purple.  I also treated myself to a new bone folder that i’ve been eying.

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This weeks selection of purple chiyogami papers.

Purple Ladybug Chiyogami Purple Sakura Chiyogami

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On my bicycle trip back home from Queen West, I decided to stop into the rock store near Honest Eds.  I often wander in there when I have days off.  I love the ambiance of the rock store.  I could spend hours looking at the crystals and gemstones.  The Rock Store carries a large variety of rare stones from small tumbles to large specimens and geodes.

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smoky quartz crystals the rock shop toronto

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Blue Koi Pond Origami Cranes with Sterling Silver and Pearls

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I recently purchased some higher quality metals to give customers a range of options. I must say I do prefer silver myself.