Yesterday I attended the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. This is my third time attending the show, and it always is a great time. This season did not disappoint! I always love seeing what other crafty people are making, and I absolutely love seeing how artisans create their customized booth setups.
- Craft Show: One of a Kind Show (oneofakindshow.com)
- Date: Wednesday March 29 to Sunday April 2, 2017
- Location: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
- Size: 500 artisans
My One of a Kind Show Haul
I was a spectator this season due to being on an extremely strict budget (maternity leave problems, ha!). I didn’t expect to be able to come home with any goodies, but my friend Michelle spoiled me with a great gift for my son Jacob from Couleur-Moi! He is going to look so handsome in his new button-down shirt when he’s a little older. So cute.
You can see my haul from last year’s OOAK spring show over here on Instagram.
One of a Kind Show Stand-Out Booths
There were so many great artisans that it was hard to come up with a list of my favourites. But here are 12 artisans who stood out to me with links to where you can find them online. You can also visit them at the show until April 2, 2017.
Absolutely beautiful concrete jewelry and home products. Elegant and modern. Shop Here: betonbrutdesign.com
Graham Blair Woodcuts
Animal original artwork prints made from hand-carved woodcuts. So gorgeous. Shop Here: grahamblairwoodcuts.com
Stunning pottery and floral arrangements. Shop Here: mikafleur.com
New products on my website! Please check them out and you can also see them at the One of A Kind Spring @ooak_toronto from March 29-April 2 💐😊🌱✨💕booth#I33🌿 www.mikafleur.com #mikafleur #toronto #plantstyling #plantlover #urbangarden #airplant #torontomaker #torontflorist #torontopotter #ooaks17 #ooakdiaries #succulent #spring #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #localartist #shoplocal #shopsmall #pottery #potter #porcelain #handthrown #handbuiltpottery #ceramic
I’m in love with the bug-print collection! Shop Here: cindylabrecque.com
Chocolate that is packaged in an envelope like a post card. Lovely designs and yummy chocolate. Shop Here: alicjaconfections.com
My #whatsnew for #ooakdiaries ✨ Sometimes people ask me if I have any plain chocolate bars. I would always say, “naw, that’s not my style”. I always like to make something funky and different out of chocolate… but then I thought about why I started AC: to make chocolate that *I* like. I happen to like funky flavours, but I have tons of those now! Why not make a few plain bars for those who just love the pure, unadultered taste of chocolate ❤️🍫 Here’s 3 new bars called #Morning #Noon and #Night debuting at @ooak_toronto March 29 🌙
Live edge wood and marble home decor. Love it! Shop Here: trishbastone.com
Wow! #openingday went by in a flash! Thanks to everyone who came by booth A22. Still so blown away by all of the talent in one building. Let’s go day two!!! 💪 Thursday is late night so get your butts down here. #ooak17 #ooakdiarieschallenge #ooakdiarieschallenge #ooaks17 Huuuge thanks to @andrewobtinalla for snapping some shots of my treehouse booth! What a legend he is. 😘
Eco-friendly bulletin boards, refashioned and upcycled. Love these unique designs. Shop Here: ommasae.com
Sea + Lake Paper Co.
I have a bunch of their cards already and their new collections make me smile. Shop Here: seaandlake.com
Light + Paper
Paper cut and/or laser cut: Wow! These designs are so intricate. Shop Here: lightandpapershop.com
Making lots and lots of wooden hearts for the One of a Kind Show this week! We are moving into our booth tomorrow and the show starts on Wednesday! Come visit us in booth G19 👋🎉💖 AND don’t forget to enter our contest on IG (one pic back) and FB (link in profile) for free tickets! 🎟🎟 • • • • • #lightandpaper #ooak #ooaks17 #ooakdiaries #ooak_toronto #oneofakindshow #etsy #etsyart #etsyshop #lasercut #lasercutting #papercutting #paperartist #papercutart #makerstory #makeologist #makeology
Hilarious statues that are adorable and so creative. Two headed sheep are my favourite! Shop Here: nugs on etsy.com
I’m really in love with the organically striped ceramics. Shop Here: alinebertin.com
Os & Oakes
Children’s clothing that is much more fashionable than my own adult wardrobe. So dapper! Shop Here: osandoakes.com
Final Thoughts About the One of a Kind Show
If you are in the Toronto, Canada area, I recommend checking out the show and this season’s makers before Sunday April 2, 2017. I’ve only showcased 12 makers here but there is so much to see and experience. There is also a great contest going on for attendees to vote in in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Definitely check it out if you can!