Etsy invited us to their Made in Canada VIP shopping and cocktail party last Friday, before the big Toronto pop-up sale on Saturday.Â We discovered many talented artisans based in Toronto and chatted with some of them about their creations. It’s always a treat to shop local and support small businesses.Jeffrey from Thorn & Needle knits every potted cactus himself.
Based on an old family recipe, The Grand Meringue‘s colorful treats are now available for delivery in Toronto.Yusuke and Naomi from Akai Ceramic Studio make their ceramics in their home studio.Their pieces have a simple elegance, while being functionalâ€”and dishwasher and microwave safe. We adore theÂ berry colanders.The yarn bowls are also brilliantly minimalistic.Â The Teeny Tiny Bakery makes teeny tiny cookies. They do custom orders and ships outside of Toronto as well.Miniature garden decor critters from Honey ThistleÂ are handmade and so cute.Wei, the artist, painstakinglyÂ makes everything inside the globes with polymer clay.Kiriki Press’s DIY embroidered doll starter kits let beginners make their own small plushies.Â Aparna from Green Bean Studio illustrates all the greeting cards in her collection, including some very cool 3D ones.Shop more handmade items from all over Canada on the Etsy Editors’ Picks page.
Photos by Tiantian Zou.
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