This awesome find was five bucks at the Quadra Island Farmers Market, last Sunday. A great score! I saw this beaded ball pattern a lot at the Filberg and wondered how it was made. This bracelet had a flaw in it so it was cheap. I took her home and gave her a new life / refinished it.
I couldn’t figure out how to seperate these photos after dopwnloading them so we explore #4 & #5 together. lol.
Filberg Top Five #4: Talia designs. By FARRR the best designer clothing I saw at the festival. My sister in law got a few GREAT scores from this womyn. Apparently she is a huge hit every year. From Vancouver, she designs unique, funky, practical, wearable art. Check out her website. Her mix n match fabrics have a real feminist appeal. Here’s a couple from her website to give you an idea ~
Filberg Top Five #5: EarthElf Upcycled clothing. Some VERY fun clothes & an adorable website. Vancouver Island based designer “Handcrafted upcycled textiles for your inner Elf”. Yeah Upcycling! We saw it a lot this year at the festival and this designer did a really colourful thoughtful job of it. I wish I was 12. I would have rocked ALL of her stuff. Please see her website for clothing ideas.
Hope you enjoyed my Filberg Festival Top Five Picks and don’t forget to Make Something Every Day.
Filberg Festival weekend ~photo taken at Kingfisher
I was lucky enough to attend the 2011 Filberg Festival with my mother-in law and sister-in law, recently. We stayed at the lovely Kingfisher and ate like Queens all over Comox Valley. It is an art festival on the grounds of the glorious Filberg Park, in Comox. We are going to have a look at my Filberg Top Five ~the vendors, their websites and get inspired.
One: Douglas Walker recycled school instrument garden water features. All working waterfalls ~ totally amazing. He’s nutty and delightful and also has a book out of his extensive works. He lives on the old highway between Campbell River and Courtenay and I never miss looking at his yard to see what is new.