Canadian Makers Presents the 2017
Spring Gift Guide

Stationery

Alicia’s Infinity

Inspired by many things, especially vintage items and the beauty of nature, Alicia paints watercolour illustrations to feature in prints, notecards, jewellery and fabric! Her delicate, detailed, & whimsical style evokes joyful & nostalgic feelings

Wild Canary Studio

A Designer/Art Director by profession, Amy Wetton discovered a love for watercolors while on maternity leave with her twin boys. She has always been drawn to the free-spirited nature of watercolours and strives to keep that vibrant and whimsical style flowing through her line of artwork and products. Wild Canary Creative Studio is inspired by nature, animals and colour. Amy hopes to capture humour and fun amid the randomness of her quirky and playful creations and add a little happy to people's walls!

Simply Steph Ko

Simply Steph Ko is a calligraphy and design studio specializing in sweet stationery for the modern gift giver who values joy, simplicity, and encouragement. The inspiration for my greeting cards comes from the warm fuzzy feeling of a simple love note. My card designs are sweet and simple with an eye-catching design, while it’s the note inside (your note) that captures hearts. Believe me, no matter what you write inside, when it's personal, it's meaningful. Let me catch your eye, and you can be the one to capture hearts.

Ella’s Cards

Hand painted cards delivered to your door with ❤️ from Toronto's west end $5 each | 5 for $20 (mix and match). Each card is illustrated by hand using acrylic paints, photographed and then printed in Toronto.

The Chemist Tree

No one has ever made nerdy more hilarious and colourful! My work is a fusion of science and art, stemming from my curiosity for the everyday (+ my education background) and my passion for creative expression. A chemistry card is literally the most awesome way to tell someone "We have great chemistry." Besides greeting cards, my collection includes pins, magnets, posters, coasters, washi tape, notebooks, tote bags.

Little Lief Creative

I create luxury wall art prints and printables that are modern in style and have a Scandinavian influence. Everything from watercolour prints, to hand-lettered prints, to design - we have a wonderful range that is suited to many tastes.

carolyndraws

carolyndraws is the home of funny cards, pins and magnets for real life. Every product is designed, illustrated and hand-lettered to be as fun to give as it is to receive. Most cards are printed by hand on an antique letterpress in our Toronto, Ontario studio.

Roses Without Thorns

Roses Without Thorns is Toronto based craft business since 2014. We specialize in creating unique pop up cards that are cut by laser and assembled by hand. We go to craft show almost every week, have around 10 retailers and still growing


Fine Arts

Tiny Brushstrokes

Artist Wendy Heagney-Bakewell created Tiny Brushstrokes in 2007 to share her illustrative paintings which are small in scale, detailed in nature and feature objects that evoke memories. She specializes in custom paintings to celebrate life’s big moments or simply to add a little love of art to the home. Her shop offers a collection of canvas paintings, art prints & painted Tiny Treat Bags. She is also the creator of the Tiny Art Box, a Canadian subscription-based art experience for early childhood.

Soul Curry

Soul Curry Art is an explosion of color, form, composition and texture to create original Modern Art Prints, Illustrations, and Home Decor Accents that express the unexpected. Designed and created in Montreal, I seek inspiration from my Indian roots & Scandinavian simplicity to create art that is sometimes quirky, sometimes minimal, sometimes graphic and other times ornate.

Three Trees Fine Art

I am a Montreal based artist working mostly in watercolours and oils, selling originals, high quality prints and greeting cards of my wildlife inspired work. Through my art I try to recreate the beauty and the wonder that I feel and see in nature. I make artwork to help connect both children and adults alike to our natural surroundings and our beautiful Canadian wildlife.

Sticks and Stones Art

Unique, handcrafted, art made for that special person in your life who has everything. Hand picked sticks and stones from beaches across Southern Ontario and along the North shore of Nova Scotia. Some pieces also include unique sea glass picked from these beaches, as well as sea glass sent to me from the Isle of Rhodes, Greece.

Melissa Mary Jenkins Art

Affordable abstract art designed to bring both a hint of boho and a pop of modern colour to your space!


Jewellery

Hattitude Jewels

Hattie Dunstan is an independent jewellery designer from Toronto, Canada. Six years ago she underwent a double lung transplant that saved her life. She turned her love of fashion into a growing business where she now breathes life into vintage jewellery. She recycles, restyles and redesigns vintage pieces into new modern jewellery. Vintage made new.

Birch Jewellery

Birch Jewellery is a collection of Canadian-made accessories inspired by nature. Our modern, rustic-chic jewellery is handmade in Ottawa, ON in small batches making each piece a one-of-a-kind accessory you’ll love.. From pine cones to real leaves and deer antlers, we design our collection with the great outdoors in mind, something all Canadians know and love.

Moving Mountains

A collection of inspirational jewellery and gifts for women. Our pieces are created to encourage, and support women to dream big, empower other women, and make the world a better place. We believe our choices have an impact, which is why for every purchase made we donate $5 to organizations supporting women around the world.

Wild Blue Yonder

Wild Blue Yonder jewelry is created using reclaimed materials, unused lumber scraps, or fragments of wood, bark, and lichen found on hikes and travels through the forest. Little details, often unnoticed in nature, are readily on display in my pieces. My jewelry is designed to inspire its wearer with a love for nature, and all the intricacies that lie therein.

Flux Jewelry Design

My work is a collection of handmade modern art jewelry for those who enjoy the spark of inspiration. Each piece is created from raw materials, sheet metal or wire, handformed making every piece one of a kind. Made in my farm studio in southwestern Ontario.

Jewelust

Thoughtfully designed collections and custom jewellery made of recycled sterling silver and gold. Handmade in Toronto.

Kim Drosdick Jewellery

I'm a jewellery designer & maker located in downtown Toronto. I make everything from custom made engagement & wedding rings to silver wire chokers, cuffs and bangles to elaborate re-production pieces for films. I have been fortunate enough to have had my jewellery featured in commercials, television, and in print as well as feature films.

Flora and Forest

One of a kind pieces of jewellery made from real flowers that have been dyed and pressed by hand. Each piece is made over the span of 4-8 days and consists of 3-5 layers of resin.


Clothing &
Accessories

By Catalfo

By CATALFO is a Toronto based label of bridesmaid attire, separates & bridal robes. Designer by Sarah Catalfo offers flexible custom design options to bridal parties, in addition to the label's own collection. Collections include bridesmaid attire, bespoke bridal robes and separates for brides looking for unique designs. Each piece is made-to-order with care, and a delicate touch.

Fashionelle Studio

We are a mom and daughter duo with a love for fashion accessories. All of our items are handcrafted by us one at a time in our home studio north of Toronto, Canada. We carry a wide selection of scarves for all seasons and handcraft dainty jewelry. We recently we have added kimonos to our fashionelle collection. During winter, you will also find hand knitted scarves and hats in our shop.

Her Sweet Embrace

Established in 2012 by graphic designer Melanie Yong, who took her love for cross stitch, and made them into a wearable style. Currently based in Brampton, Ontario, she is challenging herself to come up with a new cross stitched design daily. Melanie specializes in creating detailed tiny pieces, drawing inspiration from her childhood to her favourite places.

Brand Squawk

Brand Squawk is a 'true sense of style' apparel brand that was created in Vancouver, BC. We are an online shop celebrating weekends and every possible occasion to sport a top knot, faded denim and a pair of sneakers! Our apparel collection of signature tees and sweatshirts started with the belief that motivational quotes inspire, encourage and uplift us all.


Kids

JR Authentics

Organic, unisex, limited edition baby clothes. All illustrations by Canadian artists

Sew Auntie Sew

Sew Auntie Sew works with expectant parents to create products that bring their dream nursery to life. Sew Auntie Sew focuses on each family's unique style and specific needs to make sure that their one of a kind items meet and exceed their expectations. All items are made with high quality fabrics and can be found in the online shop or at various markets throughout Toronto during the summer.

Little Loves Oasis

Little Loves Oasis makes hand made apparel for infants and toddlers. With a focus on using both modern and sustainable fabrics, Little Loves Oasis strives to make unique and comfortable clothing for little ones. I am a mom of two littles who enjoys sewing many items; including rompers, leggings & harem pants, slouchy hats, headbands and bandana bibs.

White Willow Goods

White Willow creates handmade, unique and stylish baby goods and accessories to suit any little. We are inspired by uniqueness and style, while focusing on quality and craftmenship, each piece is made with love.

Handmade By Andrea

My hand stitched Fuzzlings are made with love and laughter ~ I think everyone needs a monster to hug.

Wild Roots & Co.

Wild Roots & Co carries a little something for everyone in every age and stage of life! We celebrate all types of people and their families through products inspired by life and those who live it! Our goal is to give back, where we can, and move forward with love, community and family in mind!

Sweet Sofia Bows

Trendy hair accessories for girls made from premium quality materials. Wool felt, vegan + genuine leather and glitter fabric bows, flowers and crowns. One size fits all for the always perfect and comfortable fit.


Home Decor

Rylea Bloom

Rylea Bloom is a floral design studio located in Toronto. We love creating meaningful arrangements anytime you want to celebrate, give a gift, or acknowledge someone great. Our designs are a blend of modern and classic, and always feel airy and lush. Meaningful blooms originate here.

Bastone

Trish Bastone creates a natural aesthetic through the use of reclaimed and upcycled materials, to create an element of function in beautiful form. From furniture to planters, all customizable through the ease and flexibility of using wood and marble from an assortment of responsible sources.

Amy Lettering

Hello! My name is Amy and I'm a grad student with a passion for beautiful words and pretty letters.I love to be creative with custom orders and will letter on just about anything, from wood signs, mirrors, and chalkboards to more unusual canvases like coffee cups, doormats, and antique violin cases! I take pride in every project, creating keepsakes for you to cherish for years to come. Each piece is created, designed, and hand lettered by me, from start to finish, and each one is handcrafted with love and care. There is nothing that fills my heart more than being entrusted with your projects week after week!

Bre Creative Design Co.

Bre Creative Design Co, is a wood design studio based in Caledon, ON. We create one-of-a-kind home decor items both hand-painted and laser engraved. From signs to cutting boards, coasters and more - each item is lovingly crafted to bring a touch of rustic charm to your space. Nothing makes us happier then taking our customer's ideas and turning them into unique pieces for their home or as a special gift.

Kitties and Cabernet

Modern art prints and handcrafted items for cat lovers and wine enthusiasts. Every purrchase helps kitties in need – 10% of each sale is donated to a local cat rescue. With cat(s) in lap and wine in hand, all pieces are made with love.

Maria Ida Designs

I create one of a kind glass blown artwork. My glass is inspired by bright colours, playfulness, movement, and Mother Nature. Everything is handmade in Vancouver BC and made with love.

Forty Acre Forest

We are a full-time farming duo turning a hobby of creating unique quality wood products into a small business. All products are made from wood we've harvested from our forty acre forest or salvaged from our century old family barn. Each piece is made individually making everything we produce a one of a kind piece. The bulk of what we make are kitchen items, but we are slowly moving into creating beautiful home decor pieces.

Prana Rock

Beautifully handcrafted items designed with the intention of bringing you closer to nature. Our concrete pot designs were born out of a love for unexpected materials and industrial decor. They bring a raw beauty to any space. Whether it’s pots or rocks you are after, inspiring nature-at-home is what we do.


Textiles

Indie Boho Studio

I saw weavings and macrame in such a fresh + fun way on Instragram, and was inspired to try it for myself. I built my first loom, watched some tutorials and haven’t stopped since. I have since started teaching Modern Macrame Workshops and will be adding Weaving Workshops to my repertoire very soon. I am a huge fan of thrift shopping and love to incorporate my finds into my pieces whenever possible.

Ashley Lotecki Design

Ashley Lotecki is a Canadian designer, illustrator, and artist that lives to create! She designs and handcrafts cake toppers and other products, such as tea towels and screen printed greeting cards, showcasing her original illustrations and hand-lettering. Ashley enjoys creating whimsical pieces that give a sense of movement and life, often inspired by childhood memories of growing up in the Canadian Prairies and antique objects.

Sew Crazy

I create personalized machine embroidered gifts and hilarious flour sack towels for people who like to give fun and functional gifts.

Elemenopee Design

Home decor with a touch of humor and inspiration. Inspired by life, made with you in mind. We hope you can find something that speaks to your heart.

Heirloom Island

Heirloom Island is a Canadian made Art + Home Goods brands based in Northern Ontario. Our products are crafted from the finest locally sourced materials available in order to provide our customers with beautiful, long-lasting, quality products for their homes and cottages.

laniland

Laniland is a home and kids decor brand based in Toronto, ON. Filled with handmade wall hangings, mobiles, dreamcatchers, and pillows that are fun and modern with a laid-back vibe, laniland finds the perfect balance to create quality products and adding new life to spaces in the home.

kolorena

Kolorena is a Winnipeg based company specializing in hand painted home textiles. All items are made by hand from start to finish using high quality fabrics and fibres. All items we sell are one of a kind!


Food

Le Dolci Cakes

We create magical creations for our customers out of cake. We hand craft all of our cakes with love and make everything in our little family-run bakeshop in Toronto using only the finest ingredients. We only use real butter!

3 Teas

Purveyors of premium hand blended loose leaf teas. Lovingly created without sugar or artificial flavors


Skincare

The Olive Tree Soap Company

The Olive Tree Soap Company is a vegan eco-friendly skincare line based in Toronto. Passionate about offering carefully handcrafted and preservative-free body & facial soaps, natural deodorants, organic argan oils and lotion sticks. A men's line called 'The Alchemist' includes aromatic beard care products and luscious masculine soaps and moisturizers. All products are free from harsh chemicals, paraben, phthalate, SLS and others. Olive Tree Soap takes great care in ensure all ingredients are ethically sourced, nourishing and eco-friendly. It's Natural Goodness for the Body & Planet!

Corktown Soap

Corktown Soap produces handmade bath and bodycare, made in small batches in downtown Toronto. We source our ingredients from the best local suppliers (and sometimes even our own little organic garden in Corktown!) We proudly offer only 100% vegan and cruelty free. From our recipes to our packaging, we strive to create products that offer a moment of simplicity in a busy world.

Soothsayer

Soothsayer strives to create body care products that heal various ailments topically, energetically, and through aromatherapy. All products are 100% natural, not tested on animals, use no animal by-products, are chemical-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, naturally dyed, naturally scented (or unscented), and use ingredients that are hand-foraged and organic whenever possible. Handmade by Lindsey Kemp,a practicing herbal healer, in Toronto, Canada.

Lips By Danilea

LIPS BY DANILEA is a lip line for the everyday #unapologeticallybold beauty. Known for it's bold colours and vibrancy, LIPS encourages followers to be bold in every lip and life decision they make. Created for men and women alike, LIPS is proudly made in Toronto, cruelty free, paraben free, fragrance free and allergy tested.

The Eco Well

The Eco Well produces sustainable & evidence driven skincare products and does public education across Ontario on sustainability in the cosmetic industry. We use recycled packaging, offer $1/off discounts for packaging returns, use only sustainable & evidence driven ingredients and support small local business wherever possible. Our products are also all vegan.

Au Naturel Artisan

Au Naturel Artisan handcrafts all natural, chemical free treats for your belly, body and home. Our goal is to deliver exceptional products that are both healthful and mindful, giving you the very best from the bare essentials.


Pets

Darling Dear Co

Darling Dear Co. creates handcrafted accessories for the modern dog and cat. Launched in 2016, we have been designing bow ties and collars in our studio in Edmonton, Alberta ever since. Our products reflect our love of creativity and design, combining quality textiles with new innovative ideas. We primarily work with Japanese Cotton, as we believe that utilizing fine materials is at the basis of creating a product that is one-of-a-kind.

Highland Hounds

Highland Hounds is a family run business that was formed after seeing a need for a Canadian based company that provides high quality, natural pet accessories. With a strong passion for craftsmanship, each product is lovingly made with our own family pets in mind.