This show was definitely right up my alley! It featured over 150 Exhibitors , all of whom had something special and unique to offer.
My girlfriend had given birth the night before, so I went into the show hoping to find a couple of things to bring with me to the hospital when I would get to meet her new daughter that afternoon. I was pleased to find a large variety of adorable baby accessories, clothing and toys. There was also soaps, jewellery, art, food and more to see! The huge variety of vendors was impressive. I could have easily spent a couple of hours walking up and down all of the beautifully displayed aisles.
The size of this show was perfect! It made for a fun mid-day outing.
I loved how the admission fee was only $2 and that all proceeds for door admissions went to Crafting for a Cure, a not-for-profit registered charity that looks for opportunities to insure children are having a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary.
The Made By Hand Show was child friendly, although I was very happy to not have to navigate the crowds and displays with my "Mr. McGrabberson". There was even a clown who was making quite elaborate balloon hats. I was sad that I couldn't stay for Cinderella's grand entrance, but I'm sure that the children loved her!
At the very end of my excursion, I was very excited to find some Canadian Themed art, a stained glass window decoration from Home Creations.
If you are crafty, enjoy looking at crafts, love to see Canadian, made by hand products, then be sure to check out the Made By Hand Fall Show on October 27, 2012 at the International Centre in Mississauga.