It's not holiday market season without The HandMade Market Niagara!
After set-up, we were itching to get the weekend started + our excitement was at an all time high. The best part? We spent the entire weekend with some of our best maker friends: Bella Buddha Beads, Soft & Still Co., Lip Service Beauty, Paperscript, Carnival of Kitsch, Paperbec, Skim Ceramics + so many more talented artisans. Weekend wine was fuelled by 13th Street Winery, life saving coffee from Groundswell Coffee (best oat milk lattes around) + treats from Hometown Ice Cream (with the yummiest vegan options).
You all loved our new set up just as much as we do - one that years ago felt like a dream. This set up was a dream to shop from, display our goods + of course it had sooo much storage. All my maker friends know how valuable storage is! And can we take a moment for this gorgeous forest green colour?
We created so many custom skincare rituals, packaged up sweet gifting sets, chatted all things botanicals + plants and before we knew it... the most incredible market weekend came to an end. Even after all of the long nights, early mornings + heavy lifting, we would do it all over again! We packed up the moving van once again, this time a little lighter. I took a moment in the empty convention centre with a smile stretched from ear to ear. The past weekend had been one for the books and we can hardly wait to do it all over again at The Spring HandMade Market in June 2023!
Markets like these truly take a community to build - thank you to all of our friends and family for the countless hours of prep work, our customers who popped by to chat + purchase their favourites goods, and of course Jennifer, Mark + the entire HMM team for making this market (and all HandMade Markets) such a huge success. Grateful for each + every one of you, thank you for making our 10th HandMade Market a memorable one!