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Etsy Vancouver Summer 2015 Craft Party at West Elm – Paper Gems

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Glittery Paper Gems at the Etsy Craft Party at West Elm

Glittery Paper Gems at the Etsy Craft Party at West Elm

After attending such an amazing Etsy Craft Party last year hosted by Emi of whiskersandlipstick, we were excited to join Etsy Vancouver for another Craft Party this year with Rachel of RachelRainbow at the beautiful West Elm Vancouver.

Momomints Mint Icecream Bear Keychain at the Etsy Vancouver Craft Party

Momomints Mint Icecream Bear Keychain at the Etsy Vancouver Craft Party

We love attending these events to meet new crafters and catch up with our fellow Etsy sellers. Most of the attendees aren’t even Etsy sellers, but those who just want to learn something new. Some attendees are artists but haven’t yet tried selling on Etsy before! With a good mix of individuals, it’s cool to share our experiences and answer questions to those unfamiliar with Etsy.

A tip to those who do sell on Etsy: always bring/wear one of your Etsy items. It’s a great conversation starter and a great way to share what you do on Etsy!

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party - Mini Cupcakes by Butter Baked Goods

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party – Mini Cupcakes by Butter Baked Goods

Upon getting started, we were greeted with amazing mini cupcakes by Butter Baked Goods, and an abundance of colourful and sparkly supplies.

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies - Glitter and Glue

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies – Glitter and Glue

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies - Strings and Coloured Paper

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party Supplies – Strings and Coloured Paper

The theme for this year’s Etsy Craft Party was “Paper Taking Shape”. Rachel, our host, decided to teach us all how to make paper gems! If you know Rachel, this craft project was very much “her”.

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 - Paper Gem Templates

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 – Paper Gem Templates

We were given templates to cut out and trace. Then with some careful patience, lots of cutting and glue we were able to assemble some colourful 3D gems.

Marissa decorating her paper gem at the Etsy Craft Party

Marissa decorating her paper gem at the Etsy Craft Party

These gems were then attached to a ring with some string to make a cute little mobile!

Etsy Craft Party 2015 - Paper Gem Mobile

Etsy Craft Party 2015 – Paper Gem Mobile

It was again such a successful and fun event! We look forward to seeing more of Etsy Vancouver events in the future in additional to the upcoming Etsy Vancouver Made in Canada Pop-up Market in September!

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 - Goodie Gift Bags

Etsy Vancouver Craft Party 2015 – Goodie Gift Bags

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We took the time to rest up and reflect on the past year. 2014 had so many wonderful “Momomints”. It definitely was a busy one for us.  Thank you for all your continuous support! Looking forward to making 2015 even better.

Last year we released our first free amigurumi pattern – Fluufie the amigurumi sheep. We’re so happy with the positive feedback we got. It’s definitely one of our most fluffiest amigurumi! So we’re super excited that this Chinese New Year is also the year of the Ram or Sheep. On February 19, many people around the world will be welcoming in the year of the Ram or Sheep. To celebrate we’ve recreated our Fluufie the sheep into a cute ram.

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

To create your own amigurumi ram please follow our amigurumi sheep free pattern here but substitute the ears part with the following to create the horns for the ram:

MATERIALS

1 skein of worsted acrylic yarn in yellow colour (Loops & Threads, Medium Weight 4)

PATTERN

Ears:
<Using the yellow yarn and F size crochet hook>
Magic circle 3
Row 1:  inc1, sc st rnd (4 st)
Row 2:  inc1, sc st rnd (5 st)
Row 3-7:  sc st rnd (5 st)
Row 8:  inc1, sc st rnd (6 st)
Row 9-11:  sc st rnd (6 st)
Row 12:  inc1, sc st rnd (7 st)
Row 13-16:  sc st rnd (7 st)

Crochet two of these.

ASSEMBLY

Roll up each of the horns so they look curled up. Then secure in place by sewing straight through the roll so it doesn’t uncurl.  Afterwards you can sew them onto either side of the sheep body.

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Free Pattern

And that’s it! You’ve created your very own amigurumi ram.

We hope you enjoyed this free pattern!  Please reference our original amigurumi sheep pattern for additional information. And feel free to tag your creations on Instagram of Twitter with @momomintsshop #momofluufie.  We love seeing them!

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

We are also releasing these Ram as limited edition Momomints items in our Etsy shop!

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

Momomints Chinese New Year 2015 Limited Edition Ram Sheep Momofluufie Couple Set

We will have a limited run of this cream and pink Momofluufie sheep set available for sale, check our Etsy for details: momomints.etsy.com.

Have a peachy day!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ThisOpenSpace

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ThisOpenSpace

Over the weekend we got to check out the much anticipated #UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-Up Shop at This Open Space in Vancouver, BC.  The storefront was so beautifully done and can you believe this set up was all done in a days work?!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Hanging Shoes

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Fox Feet Baby Moccasins

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Hanging Christmas Cards

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Hanging Christmas Cards by I’ll Know It When I See It

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ThisOpenSpace Interior

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ThisOpenSpace Interior

The moment you step through the door it was like stepping into the world of Etsy but offline.  There was a photo booth corner, workshop area and the cutest gift wrapping section to compliment your handmade gift!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Triple.Studio Pillows, Paperback Notes, Bambs Hemming and Momomints

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Triple.Studio Pillows, Paperback Note, Bambs Hemming and Momomints

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Wrapping Station

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Wrapping Station

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Wrapping Station with Triple.Studio Canvases

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Wrapping Station with Triple.Studio Canvases

We also checked out our fellow Etsy Vancouver Makies.  There were cute as a button wood beaded necklaces by Coral and Cloud.  They come in a large and petite size which is perfect for mommy and daughter necklaces. How cute are the pastel mint ones!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Coral and Cloud

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Coral and Cloud

Our shelf neighbour and friends OnanaKnits had their cute knitted snug mug cozies for sale. To keep your tumblers and mugs warm especially in the winter. We adore their snugs with hand embroidered tea bags.

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Onana Knits Bowties and Cozy Sleeves

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Onana Knits Bowties and Cozy Sleeves

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Onana Knits Mug Cozy

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Onana Knits Mug Cozy

Box full of bookmark goodies by our friends of Craft’ed Van.  We couldn’t help but pick up a set of back to school supplies and Puglie x Craft’ed collab bookmarks!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Puglie and CraftedVan Magnetic Bookmarks

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Puglie and CraftedVan Magnetic Bookmarks

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Crafted Van Magnetic Bookmarks

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Crafted Van Magnetic Bookmarks

Cute hand sewn cloud mobiles by our friend Emily Ali. Who also taught a felt penguin ornament workshop.

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ByEmilyAli Clouds

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ByEmilyAli Clouds

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Christmas Ornament Workshop with ByEmilyAli

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Christmas Ornament Workshop with ByEmilyAli

There were plenty more talented local artists at the Pop-up to see.  It truly was a candy store for all things handmade. The UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up Market ends today at 6pm! Check it out, shop local and get a head start on your Holiday shopping. You won’t be disappointed! Full list of vendors here and more photos below!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Notepads by The Beautiful Project

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Notepads by The Beautiful Project

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: The Beautiful Project Gift Tags

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: The Beautiful Project Gift Tags

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Foe and Dear

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Foe and Dear

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Bambs Hemming Tea Towels

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Bambs Hemming Tea Towels

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Cabin + Cub Cufflinks

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Cabin + Cub Cufflinks

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Noble & Co Beeswax Birthday Candles

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Noble & Co Beeswax Birthday Candles

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Cute Tree

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Cute Tree

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Printed Canvas Zip Bags

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Printed Lemonni Canvas Zip Bags

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Lovely Printed Canvas Zip Bags

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Lovely Printed Lemonni Canvas Zip Bags

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Beautifully Detailed Clay Owl

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Beautifully Detailed Clay Owl

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Dahlhaus Mugs

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Dahlhaus Mugs

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Gorgeous beaded Bracelets

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Gorgeous beaded Bracelets

Special thanks to Melissa Chai and her awesome team for making this event happen!
Hopefully the first of many more!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ThisOpenSpace Exterior at Night

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: ThisOpenSpace Exterior at Night

Also please feel free to tag us #Momomints or @momomintsshop on Instagram or Twitter with your Momomints purchases. We’d love to see what you got!

UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Sami's Shopping Haul
UnwrapEtsy Etsy Pop-up Shop Vancouver: Sami’s Shopping Haul
Momomints Button Pins Ready to Party at the November Etsy UnwrapEtsy Pop-up Shop in Vancouver

Momomints Button Pins Ready to Party at the November Etsy UnwrapEtsy Pop-up Shop in Vancouver

Happy November!  The Holidays are almost upon us which means the Holiday Market Season has just begun. We’re very excited to announce our first appearance of the Holiday Season at the Etsy UnwrapEtsy Holiday Pop-Up Shop at This Open Space in Vancouver, BC! This is the first time the Etsy Holiday Pop-up Shop has set up shop in Vancouver.  The first Etsy Holiday Pop-up retail store was in New York last year where some items were specially curated by Tavi Gevinson, Swissmiss and Martha Stewart! Read about last years Etsy Holiday Pop-up shop in New York here.  This year Etsy has expanded its successful Holiday Pop-up Shop to Canada. You can find a retail store set up selling Etsy sellers handmade goods in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.  The Vancouver Etsy UnwrapEtsy Pop-up Shop will feature over 35 wonderful Etsy shops handpicked by EtsyCA and a secret celebrity/blogger.

Momomints Buttons, Tote Bag, Peas in a Pod, Pocket Mirrors, Amigurumi Sheep Kit and more at the UnwrapEtsy Pop-up Market in Vancouver

Momomints Buttons, Tote Bag, Peas in a Pod, Pocket Mirrors, Amigurumi Sheep Kit and more at the UnwrapEtsy Pop-up Market in Vancouver

Some of our products that will be available at the UnwrapEtsy Pop-up Market will be our double sided tote bags, Peas in a Pod stuffed toys, pocket mirrors and DIY amigurumi sheep kits .  Do you also spot our new button pins?  We recently listed button pin sets in our Etsy shop. Perfect for stocking stuffers.

Perfect time to start making your Christmas list and get some shopping done at the Etsy Holiday Pop-up Market in Vancouver from Nov 14 – 19.  It’s one market not to miss!

More Info Below

#UnwrapEtsy 2014 Holiday Pop-up Shop in Vancouver at This Open Space

#UnwrapEtsy 2014 Holiday Pop-up Shop in Vancouver at This Open Space

Location
This Open Space
434 Columbia Street, Vancouver

When
November 14-18, 2014: 11AM-7PM
November 19, 2014: 11AM-6PM

Extra Features
An ‘Unwrapping Station’ – Where people can wrap their gifts on site. This will include tags, wrapping paper, etc.
Photo booth – To capture all the #UnwrapEtsy moments with your smart phone.

DIY WORKSHOPS
There is a sign-up and space is limited!
November 14: Emilia Lerzo of By Emily Ali – Holiday Ornaments
November 16: Jordan Derhouson of Brand & Iron – Leather Belt Making (Already Sold Out)

Join the Facebook Event for updates or follow #UnwrapEtsy on social media for sneak peeks! Happy Holiday shopping!

Etsy Made in Canada Market at Robson Square in Vancouver

Etsy Made in Canada Market at Robson Square in Vancouver

On September 27th 2014 we had the honour of participating in the first nation wide Etsy Made in Canada Pop-up Market. The event took place at Robson Square in Vancouver and in various cities across Canada. It was a beautiful and warm autumn day for this very lovely local craft fair.

It was one day event hosted by Etsy Vancouver and the Emily Carr Etsy Team, that ran from 10am-5pm and featured 57 local artists and crafters. With weather on our side, a great high traffic venue, and great planning and promotion, this was a highly successful event for many of the vendors.

The Momomints Vendor Booth at Robson Square filled with Amigurumi and Polymer Clay Handmade Gifts and Accessories

The Momomints Vendor Booth at Robson Square filled with Amigurumi and Polymer Clay Handmade Gifts and Accessories

Lots of Wooden Elements with Whimsical Decor for the Momomints Booth at the Etsy Made in Canada Market

Lots of Wooden Elements with Whimsical Decor for the Momomints Booth at the Etsy Made in Canada Market

We came well prepared with new products and a whole new booth set-up! Our new set-up featured many wood elements and whimsical details like little mini trees and even a little wooden bench for our MomoBunnies.

A Wooden Momomints Sign Surrounded by Amigurumi Crochet Stuffed Keychains and Toys

A Wooden Momomints Sign Surrounded by Amigurumi Crochet Stuffed Keychains and Toys

We were also well stocked with many amigurumi crochet stuffed toy keychains of our popular bunnies and bears with the addition of our new panda bears as well.

Packaged up Momo Totes Canvas Bags featuring an Orca Whale

Packaged up Momo Totes Canvas Bags featuring an Orca Whale

Debuting the Momo Tote Nature and City Canvas Tote Bags at the Etsy Made in Canada Market in Vancouver

Debuting the Momo Tote Nature and City Canvas Tote Bags at the Etsy Made in Canada Market in Vancouver

Our new Pocket Mirrors and Momo Totes canvas tote bags also made their first appearance in Vancouver for this Etsy Market.

Peach and Mint Everything at the Etsy Made in Canada Market in Vancouver 2014

Peach and Mint Everything at the Etsy Made in Canada Market in Vancouver 2014

We were particularly proud of the new display for our polymer clay keycharm keychains which included new lighting to highlight the shine and colours of our charms. Many people commented on our use of different levels to display our products and we found this to be very effective as this allowed people to see our products even from a distance if they were caught behind a crowd.

Momomints Polymer Clay Keycharm Keychains and PhotoBlocks on Display for the Etsy Market

Momomints Polymer Clay Keycharm Keychains and PhotoBlocks on Display for the Etsy Market

Comparing to our previous set-ups, we can definitely see how we’ve grown and how much we’ve learned from being at other markets. We definitely feel more prepared for this event than we had for any previous event!

Emi and Sami at Emi's Lovely Booth featuring Felt Mobiles and Accessories

Emi and Sami at Emi’s Lovely Booth featuring Felt Mobiles and Accessories

Emi from ByEmilyAli.etsy.com and Sami from Momomints

Emi from ByEmilyAli.etsy.com and Sami from Momomints

It was unfortunate that we did not get the chance to do our usual rounds to visit all of our fellow vendors and take photos, but with the event being an extreme success, everyone was quite tied up with customers! Many vendors sold out of items and one vendor even had to pack up early! We were lucky to be neighbors with our friend Emi of ByEmilyAli.etsy.com and were able to grab some quick pictures with her before the event started.

We really wish we had the chance to do a bit of shopping ourselves as there were so many talented vendors at this event! The organizers did a great job! The event also received lots of amazing feedback from social media following the event. A great re-cap blog post was written by Suzie Ridler, many photos were shared on Facebook and Instagram, and kind comments were shared all around on Twitter. A big thanks to Jessica (donutmon) who was kind enough to take this candid photo of us at the Etsy Market. Thanks for being such a sweet fan!

Sami & Marissa of Momomints, Photo Taken by Jessica of donutmon

Sami & Marissa of Momomints, Photo Taken by Jessica of donutmon

We’ll share more over the next while but would first like to give another big thanks to all of our supporters. It’s such an overwhelming feeling to have customers approach us now and tell us “I follow you on Instagram!”, “Are you M & S?” and recognize us and our brand. Seriously, thank you all so so very much! We can’t say it enough.