curious oddities

Curious Oddities at Movies and Makers

I know the notification is a wee bit last minute, but if you are in the Queen East area Sat November 21st, um, yeah I know it’s tomorrow, come by the Movies and Makers craft show at the Fox Theatre 2236 Queen Street East. Check out the Curious Oddities interview on the Movies and Makers Blog!

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Curious Oddities at the Bazaar of the Bizarre

Hello to all! It is time once again for the delightfully macabre Halloween marketplace, The Bazaar of the Bizarre.


Hope to see you there!

A good haul!
August 9, 2009, 8:30 pm
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So delighted that I braved the nasty storm to visit my local antique market for some good ole treasure hunting! A good haul, I can wait to craft some beauty!

Curious Oddities Good haul

Decorus globosa now for sale

Pluck your own Decorus globosa necklace from the collection at the Curious Oddities shoppe
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Copper Decorus globosa steampunk necklace Curious Oddities

Curious Oddities at Portobello East

indoor market by e bartholomew

Photo by E. Bartholomew (cc)

If you are in Toronto this summer, be sure to head down to the Distillery district on Sunday July 26th to check out the very first Eastern installment of the fabulous Portobello West Marketplace (previously only in Vancouver and Calgary).

“Opening July 26th and held the last Sunday of every month thereafter, Portobello East will be held at the Fermenting Cellar in the trendy Distillery District. Portobello East showcases only the hottest Canadian designers and artisans. With over 80 designers on show each month, any fashionista or art aficionado can find something to suit their unique style.”

Stop by the Curious Oddities table on the 26th of July and August 30th and say hello! I still have my summer promotion on:  mention the name of your favorite pirate or privateer and receive $2 off your purchase!

For more information, visit the Portobello East Website or Facebook Page

For updates on all Curious Oddities happenings, visit the Curious fanpage on Facebook or Twitter for my daily ramblings.

xo Kat

On Expedition!
June 29, 2009, 3:52 pm
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globe and instruments
I am off on a treasure gathering expedition!
Expect many new in-store delights when I return, including the rare Decorus globosa flower grown only in the heart of the Black Forest.

In the mean time, feel free to browse my current selection in the Curious Oddities shop!

xo Kat

Wychcraft Market
June 12, 2009, 3:59 pm
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Curious Oddities at the WychCraft market on Saturday June the 20th and 27th. Fabulous vendors, music and food, and just down the street at the Wychwood Barns, a farmers market!

Stop by the Curious Oddities booth, and say hello! Even better, mention the name of your favorite pirate or privateer and receive $2 off your purchase!

WychCraft logoThe WychCraft Market operates from May 23rd to the last weekend in October, every Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, in Toronto, on the lawn of St. Michael & All Angels Church, at 611 St Clair Avenue West on the south side, at Wychwood Avenue.

Here is a google map to the area.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Everyone loves a giveaway!!

Well, to be honest, this is more of creative/challenge-giveaway.

Summer collection curious odditiesAh, the world of Captain Nemo, 20,000 leagues under the sea. Among the kelp and barnacle encrusted rocks, are the ruins of great schooners, clippers and windjammers.  Underwater cities built from forgotten civilizations, fallen to weather and waves. And heaps of fantastic treasure!

This Summer I am crafting a line of undersea jewelry and I am inviting you all to participate in a creative challenge:


-Any medium is welcome:  photography, collage, paint, felt, paper, go nuts- the world is your oyster!

-Any size is welcome: large to micro.

-You must incorporate at least 2 of the colours pictured bellow, all 4 would be great!

summer palatte

Email a picture of your work to with the subject header: Sunken Treasure

Out of the submissions, I will randomly draw a winner to receive a solid antiqued-brass sand dollar necklace from my new collection…sanddollar necklace curious oddities

All submissions must be in by DEADLINE: JUNE  11, 2009. If you have a blog, website or ETSY shop, make sure that you include a link along with your submission!

This is madness I tell you, madness!
May 26, 2009, 9:55 am
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Seam BindingSo much to do before the Creators’ Marketplace show this weekend!! Flowers to make, pearls to wire, table cloth to sew. Really, sometimes I wonder what I get myself into!

As promised, I will post contest info tomorrow: think “Sunken Treasure”

In the meantime feel free to browse the Curious Shop!

May 10, 2009, 10:41 pm
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May is already a flurry of activity. I have been busy designing the new Curious Oddities website (it should be up by the end of the week) while creating new necklaces and juggling the tail end of my floral obligations (today being the last of the Spring/Summer holidays). All the while, battling a stubborn cold…and no, it’s not Swine Flu!

creators-web-logo-09I just wanted to let you all know that my first craft show will be May 31st : Creators’ Marketplace (link to the left) I am really excited, it looks like a fabulous bunch of vendors.

I do apologize for not writing more, I have some delightful articles in the works, but I’ve only had the morning streetcar commute in which to jot down ideas.

Oh, and I almost forgot, I have a little contest in mind for a Summer necklace giveaway, so stay tuned for the details!