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Make It! The Handmade Revolution (Nov. 24 to 27, 2011) – Win Tickets through MMV

This year is Make It! The Handmade Revolution will be at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive)and will be their biggest show EVER.  Come by November 24th to 27th for awesome handmade goodness ranging from clothing, accessories, art, jewellery, gourmet treats, and tons of other great stuff. There are over a 120 designers from all over Canada.  These same designers have also donated items for a Make It! silent auction in support of Union Gospel Mission.  In addition to handmade goods, there will be local bands performing live all weekend long as well as a licensed bar.  Think of it as a craft show party.   Make It is the largest indie fashion and art event of its kind on Canada with biannual shows in Edmonton and Vancouver.  Admission is $5 – pay once, and shop for four days.  Hope you can “make it”!

MMV Contest:  In support of Make It!, Modern Mix Vancouver will be giving away five pairs of free admission tickets for this event.  All you have to do is comment below and let us know why you think handmade goods are awesome.  Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you’re a winner.  Five random winners will be drawn on November 18th – your tickets will be at will-call under your name. 

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  1. November 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    Handmade gifts are priceless. It tells the other person you treasure them being in your life. The thought and time you’ve put in to design a unique piece to show your appreciation. <3

    It would really touch my heart if I get a handmade gift 🙂

  2. Shannon Mac
    November 7, 2011 at 8:21 am — Reply

    I love the passion and creativity from each vendor. Whether it’s a family hot sauce recipe to a unique piece of clothing, to amazing art and cool belt buckles. It always gets my own creative juices flowing.

  3. Jenny
    November 8, 2011 at 11:49 am — Reply

    Handmade gifts are awesome because they are unique and creative and have much more thought and love put into them instead of a generic mass produced item.

  4. Melody Laxton
    November 9, 2011 at 9:15 am — Reply

    Handmade is OOAK, and brings with it a piece of the artists spirit within. If making this brought them joy, then that joy is stored inside and the new owner receives it! It’s so much fun 🙂

  5. November 9, 2011 at 9:20 am — Reply

    Handmade gifts are always unique. They feel like they are worth more by the fact you know someone spent time creating it with their hands.

  6. Jan
    November 9, 2011 at 10:23 am — Reply

    The quality and originality for the price is almost always better!

  7. November 9, 2011 at 10:37 am — Reply

    Handmade is not only unique and inspiring, but it is an incredible way to keep our hard earned money local. Supporting local economy is probably the biggest factor influencing my decision to purchase handmade as gifts for Christmas and birthdays. As a handmade proprietor, I know how good it feels to receive that email “you’ve made a sale” – I get giddy and giggly every time. Someone wants to buy something I’ve made!? About time, I make great earrings! I love spreading my excitement about my items to others too!

  8. Pearl
    November 9, 2011 at 10:39 am — Reply

    Handmade items stirs thoughts about the creative mind behind it, which makes the entire process so much more real, tangible, and inspiring.

  9. Kathryn
    November 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    It’s a great way to buy local items that are made with some love. Plus, they make fore some awesome unique gifts!!!

  10. Selina
    November 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    Handmade items have a soul! They’re made by someone who loves what they’re doing and are way better quality and more unique than most things you can buy that are mass produced.

  11. Renee
    November 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm — Reply

    Because handmade rules!

  12. Gina
    November 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Handmade pieces are made with care and love, unlike mass production goods. Plus, they’re one-of-a-kind creations rather than something that everyone has!

  13. Anna
    November 20, 2011 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    Handmade gifts are one-of-a-kind. It’s like a loyal and long-lasting relationship between a couple. One person is only meant for one other, no one else, hence one-of-a-kind.

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