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Celebrating Canada’s National Birthday: A Road Trip handmade and vintage goods

Jen_bio_.jpgJen lives in Ottawa, Canada where she handcrafts natural kids’ gear and decor for SewnNatural, the shop she shares with her mother. In the fleeting spaces in between mothering, she shares musings, recipes and eco-living tips on her blog, the SewnNatural studio.

On July 1st, Canadians celebrate our national birthday. Across this huge country of stunning natural beauty, six time zones, and a rich cultural mosaic of First Peoples and immigrants from every corner of the world, we all define what it means to be a Canadian a little differently. On Canada Day, a federal statutory holiday, celebrations are held across the country and are mostly about having fun, enjoying nature and celebrating a sense of community. There’s no standard recipe about how Canadians celebrate the holiday, and that’s part of the beauty of why Canada is so special. 

If you took a road trip, driving from coast (Pacific Ocean) to coast (Atlantic Ocean) to coast (Arctic Ocean), these beautiful places are what you might see on your way, and these Etsy sellers are some of the people you could meet.


Jennifer from Salts Clothing makes eco-friendly garments and lives in British Columbia. “This photo shows me and my team at the Whiffin Spit Beach in Sooke, BC, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. I am inspired by the ocean and our West Coast life on the beaches of Canada. I love to make beautiful clothes that you can move and play in.”


Tim from Coast Chimes, a.k.a. tskDesign, is a full-time glass, copper and wood artist from the sunshine coast in British Columbia. He makes wind chimes and suncatchers. “I work pretty hard. But every day I take the time to go for a long hike with my dog, Yukon. We mostly go up in the rainforest above our house. These woods are riddled with trails and old logging roads. It’s refreshing, revitalizing and a source of much inspiration. I love it up there.”


Artists Norm and Judy from matechuk live in Whitehorse, Yukon, in Canada’s far North. “We spent our honeymoon in Skagway, Alaska in 1969. We had to take the train the 100 miles from Whitehorse, Yukon, as there was no road! Last year we drove with our three adult children and celebrated our 41st anniversary with a fishing trip — salmon fishing in Haines, Alaska is a family tradition. Norm uses a lot of Alaska yellow birch in his woodturning, as we have no native hardwoods in the Yukon. My colorful Northern landscapes and sandblasted glass are inspired by the rich vista that surrounds us. We tend to think of ourselves as living in a Northern community and the U.S./Canadian boundaries are blurred here. We share amazing larger-than-life panoramas that bring out the inner artist in us all.”


Andi designs eco-friendly leather bags made from vintage leather jackets as hoakonhelga and lives in the province of Alberta. “Living in Calgary, Alberta gives me the perks of a short, one-hour drive to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I spend my days in Calgary sewing in my home studio and enjoy weekends in the mountains any chance I can get. This picture was taken at one of my favorite spots — Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. Here you can enjoy an amazing hike, particularly beautiful in the fall when the needles of the Larches turn an amazing bright golden yellow. You can also canoe in the deep bright blue Moraine Lake framed by the mountains. It can’t get much better than this!”


Artist Helen, a.k.a. zukzuk, lives in Toronto after moving on a whim from New Zealand nine years ago. “Here is a picture of me at High Park in Toronto, which is a beautiful green space a short bike ride from my home. My craft is pen and ink drawings, which typically feature fanciful characters — bears, birds and the like — rendered in vibrant colours. I feel pretty joyful most of the time and I think that comes through in my work, but if I need a little creative pick-me-up I find the splendor and tranquility of nature most suitable for my spiritual replenishment — hence the little jaunts to High Park!”


Rebecca from replicca lives in Hamilton, Ontario. “I design clothing in Hamilton, an industrial city on a bay, where you can ride your bicycle in any direction and find amazing natural spaces — parks, forests, waterfalls and lakes. Here I am enjoying a hazy sunset at Bayfront Park on Lake Ontario, a five minute ride from home. I love that my city provides this fundamental balance, this requisite yin and yang.”


Jen her mother Jane of SewnNatural both live in Ottawa, where they handcraft eco-friendly kids’ gear. “I love the quieter, less discovered and natural parts of Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Here I am in the bird-filled wildlife conservation area and arboretum next to the Rideau Canal, a place I love to visit with my daughter. Watching the joy and discovery of children in nature inspires me and reminds me that simpler is often better and much more beautiful.”


Zohar of PatternRecognitions is a Montreal-based video artist who adapts her images and digitally prints them on silk scarves and bandanas. “This picture was taken in the Laurentians, where my partner and I have a cottage near Morin Heights. Since I’m originally from Israel I have been particularly impressed by the dramatic scenery and seasonal changes of the Québec countryside, and much of the inspiration for my current work now comes from the nature that surrounds me.”



Guylaine and Isabelle of tomatedepingles are self-taught jewelers from Québec city. “We chose to take the picture in front of La Gare du Palais, precisely in front of the fountain. Its a beautifull fountain by Daudelin, a Québec artist that was a pioneer in both abstract art and in the integration of artwork and architecture in public spaces. This piece in particular is quite spectacular, both because of the simplicity and the beauty of its design. Also, we are truly inspired by the rusty yet modern look the fountain has compared to the old antiqued look of the Gare du Palais. We like to mix and match old and new in our own work.”


EveldasNeverland‘s Ewelina lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. “My art is creating unique fashion accessories using earth-friendly materials of natural origin. I have always been inspired by the nature surrounding us. This picture of me was taken in a beautiful Acadian Forest, a place where I found many ideas for my creations. I come here whenever I need to relax and get a fresh artistic breeze.”


Rita from seaglassdesigns lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She handcrafts eco-friendly, organic jewellery from genuine sea glass, pottery and china shards. “Nova Scotian beaches are my favourite places in the world. I grew up in Cape Breton, which has some of the most rugged and beautiful beaches in the world, and I’ve been collecting sea glass since I was little. It’s always a thrill to see that little flash of colour hiding in the rocks and sand. I’m addicted, but it’s a happy addiction and I don’t wish to stop, ever. I took some metalsmithing courses about five years ago, fell in love with it, and have enjoyed combining the two passions. I feel very fortunate to be able to do something I enjoy every day.”

Thanks to Jen from SewnNatural for introducing us to some of Etsy’s Canadian artists
from across this expansive and beautiful country. Happy Canada Day!

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  • NorthernArtistShop

    NorthernArtistShop says:

    Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadian friends!

    5 years ago

  • reyaveltman

    reyaveltman says: a misplaced Canuck, I'm feeling pretty homesick looking at all these beauties!

    5 years ago

  • JessicaDoyle

    JessicaDoyle says:

    █ ♥ █ Happy Canada Day █ ♥ █ from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada!

    5 years ago

  • RainyPenguinVintage

    RainyPenguinVintage says:

    Happy Canada Day! I've only been to Canada once, but I would REALLY like to go back to visit Montreal and also to go to Banff National Park. Canada is so beautiful, as are all of the lovely things these Etsy sellers are making. Jeanne RainyPenguinVintage p.s. That there Yukon dog is CUTE!

    5 years ago

  • Raceytay

    Raceytay says:

    Aww Jen, it's so good to see you here! Fabulous entry. Happy Canada Day everyone!!

    5 years ago

  • AuclairBlueSquare

    AuclairBlueSquare says:

    Have a nice Canada Day everyone! Thanks for sharing Canadian work with us! Lots of talents and inspiring creations.

    5 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    Such a beautiful piece-I'm feeling homesick now, too, reyaveltman! Happy day all my fellow Canadians!

    5 years ago

  • lynncyrart

    lynncyrart says:

    Although I operate my shop out of Maine, I actually live in Canada (I'm right on the border!!) So HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my fellow CANUCKS!!! :)

    5 years ago

  • TransCanadaTeam

    TransCanadaTeam says:

    █ ♥ █ Awesome to see such great Canadian talent featured! Canada is a vast country but it would have been nice to see someone from the prairies (Saskatchewan and Manitoba) featured as well.

    5 years ago

  • thefireandthedark

    thefireandthedark says:

    happy bday canada!I love my homeland for so many reasons and am going to be enjoying some spectacular montreal fireworks this weekend.

    5 years ago

  • GlitzGlitter

    GlitzGlitter says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • GardenAngels

    GardenAngels says:

    Happy Birthday Canada!!! Lovely to see all the wonderful featured artists, some of whose work I had never seen. So much talent out there!!! Don't forget fabulous hats made by anna shoub, the hat junkie, in lunenberg nova scotia!!! She was just recently filmed by the CBC in honor of the Queen's visit!!!

    5 years ago

  • rikrak

    rikrak says:

    yay canada! :) so nice to read about so many lovelies from across our great handmaking nation! wooooohooooo!

    5 years ago

  • SaritaBaby

    SaritaBaby says:

    Happy Canada Day my fellow Canadians!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • 3dots

    3dots says:

    Happy Canada day fellow Canadians!! :)

    5 years ago

  • hottinroofneworleans

    hottinroofneworleans says:

    Happy Canada Day to all! As a displaced Canadian, I can truly say there's a little Canadian in everyone! Though I love New Orleans, my adopted city, I still get homesick and I guess today is one of those days...sigh.

    5 years ago

  • melaniefavreau

    melaniefavreau says:

    Happy Canada Day! From Montreal, Quebec, Canada :)

    5 years ago

  • StellasKnits

    StellasKnits says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen says:

    What a great article! Happy Canada Day to my neighbors to the north!

    5 years ago

  • jellybeans

    jellybeans says:

    Great blog feature! It's a great day to be Canadian! :)

    5 years ago

  • VintagePaperParade

    VintagePaperParade says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • Ayca

    Ayca says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • Borednomore

    Borednomore says:

    Happy Day!!! Love Zukzuk!!!

    5 years ago

  • fiveforty

    fiveforty says:

    Happy Canada Day from north of Superior!!!

    5 years ago

  • StudioElan

    StudioElan says:

    Great article, Jen! Thank you! Birthday Cake and fireworks in the park tonight -yay! █ ♥ █

    5 years ago

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha says:

    Happy Birthday Canada:)

    5 years ago

  • emilybidwell Admin

    emilybidwell says:

    Yeah Canada!

    5 years ago

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns says:

    Happy Day Canada!!! Some of my favorites here!!!

    5 years ago

  • mairitales

    mairitales says:

    Happy Canada day! :)

    5 years ago

  • zukzuk

    zukzuk says:

    Wheeeeeee! Happy Canada day everyone!

    5 years ago

  • Sybillinart

    Sybillinart says:

    Nice to see all these Canadian Artists; Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • JewelrySong

    JewelrySong says:

    Great article and great front page (picked by Northernlodge). Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

    5 years ago

  • UltimateOrganicSoap

    UltimateOrganicSoap says:

    Happy Canada Day from a Canadian living in Norway. It's at this time that I really miss home the most. Luckily there's a good Canadian community in Bergen and we get together on the closest Sunday for a bar-b-que. I hope everyone back home enjoys this day. Play safe!

    5 years ago

  • elseetee2

    elseetee2 says:

    Happy Canada Day, fellow Canadians.

    5 years ago

  • adrienneaudrey

    adrienneaudrey says:


    5 years ago

  • jubilee82

    jubilee82 says:

    Happy Canada Day!!! :)

    5 years ago

  • JulieWebb

    JulieWebb says:

    Happy Canada Day! Lovely finds from coast to coast! :)

    5 years ago

  • akcArt

    akcArt says:

    Beautiful items! Beautiful country!

    5 years ago

  • Mimiandlola

    Mimiandlola says:

    Beautiful story!

    5 years ago

  • VintageHoneysuckle

    VintageHoneysuckle says:

    Happy Canada Day! :)

    5 years ago

  • elisehooperdesigns

    elisehooperdesigns says:

    I always love our roadtrips to Canada! Love our fair neighbor to the North! :)

    5 years ago

  • momentinthesun

    momentinthesun says:

    Yay for Canada! I love being Canadian :)

    5 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    Canada this is one of the fabulous places that I plan on visiting.

    5 years ago

  • BathNBeads

    BathNBeads says:

    Great article! Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings says:

    Awesome article Jen!

    5 years ago

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • NorthernGirlJewelry

    NorthernGirlJewelry says:

    Great article! Happy Canada Day everyone! Now if only we could have great weather... And thanks Etsy for the Canada Day front page :)

    5 years ago

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed says:

    Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canucks!

    5 years ago

  • carvelcountrysoaps

    carvelcountrysoaps says:

    Happy Canada Day from Carvel, Ablerta!!!

    5 years ago

  • Tumus

    Tumus says:

    I seriously think I hearted every one that was featured. Thanks for giving me even more reasons to buy from my neighbors in the North! Keep on Rocking on ^_^ Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • LaLaShoes

    LaLaShoes says:

    Happy Canada Day everyone! I love how all artists presented their craft and also introduced us to a wonderful spot to visit in Canada!

    5 years ago

  • hamesgirl

    hamesgirl says:

    Happy Canada Day everyone! Off to a red-and-white barbeque party!!!

    5 years ago

  • PourToujours

    PourToujours says:

    Have a nice day off! Hope we have sunshine coast to coast.

    5 years ago

  • rougeriverbeads

    rougeriverbeads says:

    Happy Canada Day! So proud to be part of this beautiful country with such talented artisans! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

    5 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Happy Canada Day to our friends in Salmon River, Nova Scotia and Hamilton, Ontario !

    5 years ago

  • theeye

    theeye says:

    happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks

    5 years ago

  • TuckamoreDesign

    TuckamoreDesign says:

    Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians north of the border and to those (like me) who are celebrating away from home! Great to see such amazing talent!

    5 years ago

  • Emburr

    Emburr says:

    We have amazing talent! Happy Canada Day everyone!

    5 years ago

  • zalt57

    zalt57 says:

    Happy Canada Day. The happy potter.

    5 years ago

  • KatHannah

    KatHannah says:

    Happy Canada Day! - Nice to meet you and your shops are beautiful

    5 years ago

  • jayceeoriginals

    jayceeoriginals says:

    Happy Canada Day! You have some exceptionally talented artisans and plenty of inspiration in such a beautiful country.

    5 years ago

  • greenandpretty

    greenandpretty says:

    These are all wonderful artists! There's so much excitement coming out of Canada, I hope everyone's enjoying their holiday.

    5 years ago

  • BlueSeaPaintShop

    BlueSeaPaintShop says:

    I love this! I can't wait to check out all these cool shops...

    5 years ago

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations says:

    Happy Canada Day to all our wonderful Canadian Etsians! The work showcased here is phenomenal.

    5 years ago

  • FluteTeacher

    FluteTeacher says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • aleiher

    aleiher says:

    This is wonderful! I'm so happy to be Canadian... and Hamiltonian. Rock on, I'm so glad Hamilton made it into The Storque!!

    5 years ago

  • hoakonhelga

    hoakonhelga says:

    Such a great piece! I'm so honored to be part of it! Happy Canada Day everyone!!! :)

    5 years ago

  • umbrellaboat

    umbrellaboat says:

    Happy Canada Day From Ontario!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor says:

    Happy Canada Day! Amazing talent!

    5 years ago

  • AuntNancysSoap

    AuntNancysSoap says:

    Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north! :) Love seeing pics of the artists next to their creations.

    5 years ago

  • Mimisdresshop

    Mimisdresshop says:

    Happy birthday Canada- i love Jen- Sewnnaturals shop- so adorable and all shops look great- such talent.

    5 years ago

  • JustaBrenda

    JustaBrenda says:

    this is cool but did you know? not every Canadian lives in the capitol cities of each province? There are probably thousands upon thousands of spectacular artists/artisans on Etsy that live in rural areas, some in very remote areas. I realize you can't veer too far from the Etsy Urban Dweller Hipster Look but no road trip is complete without a detour down the backroads. Someday Etsy, I'd like to see you get off the paved roads and really go on an adventure. Put the top down, toss the map out of the window and get a little mud on the tires...

    5 years ago

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard says:

    Happy Canada Day to all!

    5 years ago

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor says:

    Bonne fete Canada!

    5 years ago

  • NorthernArtistShop

    NorthernArtistShop says:

    I agree JustaBrenda! Sault Ste Marie Ontario, the little jem in the middle of the Great Lakes! Alot of talent in those woods! And the whole surrounding Great Lakes area (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Timmins) such a beautiful place to be, and I'm a lucky girl to live here!

    5 years ago

  • JoMoxie

    JoMoxie says:

    WONDERFUL! What a creat collection of fab Canadian artists! WE ROCK!

    5 years ago

  • paulofnavarone

    paulofnavarone says:

    love the bear and cub print. zukzuk has lots of cool stuff.

    5 years ago

  • StormySilver

    StormySilver says:

    Happy Birthday, Canada! Enjoy the fireworks :)

    5 years ago

  • TawnyBee

    TawnyBee says:

    Happy Canada Day from Winnipeg! So much talent and creativity in this country! I'm so proud.

    5 years ago

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection says:

    Love This! Very nice, natural earth collection. Monica TheIDConnection Seaglass is beautiful!

    5 years ago

  • effiehandmade

    effiehandmade says:

    Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians, near and far! :)

    5 years ago

  • creehawk

    creehawk says:

    Happy Canada Day! And no love for the prairies again! :P

    5 years ago

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch says:

    beautiful pics with article! Happy Canada Day, from just over the border in Maine :)

    5 years ago

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns says:

    So wonderful to hear about fellow canucks! I hope everyone in the Great White North has an amazing day filled with good friends & good times! <3 Andrea

    5 years ago

  • NorthernMom

    NorthernMom says:

    Happy Canada Day from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!!

    5 years ago

  • collectique

    collectique says:

    Wonderful article, talent galore here in Canada, happy Canada Day fellow Canadians.

    5 years ago

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar says:

    Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian peeps!

    5 years ago

  • gardenstreetdesigns

    gardenstreetdesigns says:

    Great article! And Happy Canada Day from the lush Annapolis Valley in NS!!!

    5 years ago

  • jennyandpearl

    jennyandpearl says:

    Happy Canada Day from a displaced Canadian in California! Loved the pics and profiles.

    5 years ago

  • SuperflyLullabies

    SuperflyLullabies says:

    nice - what a treat to see such a lovely feature on ma home! aw, canada. I love thee ...most of the time.

    5 years ago

  • LoveAtFirstBlush

    LoveAtFirstBlush says:

    Happy Canada Day from Montreal! We're going to celebrate by checking out the Jazz Festival here.

    5 years ago

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio says:

    YAY! Happy Canada Day from a half Canadian.

    5 years ago

  • BuffaloLucy

    BuffaloLucy says:

    I'm so homesick today! Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadian etsyers! Wish I was there!

    5 years ago

  • tskDesign

    tskDesign says:

    Happy Canada Day! I am so honoured to be included in this.

    5 years ago

  • oatkacreekstudio

    oatkacreekstudio says:

    Happy Birthday Canada!! My Father being from Ottawa, I've always felt like an honorary Canadian, even though born and raised in to our northern friends!!

    5 years ago

  • TheMegShop

    TheMegShop says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane says:

    I love the pictures of all of the people, and the mountains are so beautiful. Canada is a beautiful country!

    5 years ago

  • snapstreet

    snapstreet says:

    Happy Canada Day from British Columbia!!

    5 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Yay happy canada day dear friends ! Such a great post ! Cheers from Paris

    5 years ago

  • SavageArtworks

    SavageArtworks says:

    I loved reading about my fellow Canadians! Great shops. Happy Canada Day y'all, eh?

    5 years ago

  • tanisalexis

    tanisalexis says:

    Happy birthday Canada! To all my friends near and far, from the rainy west coast in Vancouver: CHEERS!!!!

    5 years ago

  • ellesbeads

    ellesbeads says:

    Thanks for sharing! Very nice to see the beautiful work of my northern neighbors. :)

    5 years ago

  • LovelyCat

    LovelyCat says:


    5 years ago

  • LovelyCat

    LovelyCat says:


    5 years ago

  • sleepymoondesign

    sleepymoondesign says:

    OK hold on way to leave out SASKATCHEWAN!!! The place with the living sky's and the endless flat lands, which are beautiful in their own way!!! I am from Saskatoon and just got back from a trip. I live in Vancouver so going back reminded me of how beautiful the sky is. It went from vast blues to seriously amazing red, purple and orange sunsets. It was quite hot during the day and then it got cooled off with a thunder storm, The lightening covered the big sky and the rain was so heavy it was almost like a water fall. Sometimes you can actually see the edge of the rain cloud as it moves in! Anyways... why did you leave out Saskatchewan?

    5 years ago

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 says:

    Happy Canada Day! great feature

    5 years ago

  • ILoveLune

    ILoveLune says:

    YAY Canada!

    5 years ago

  • popgoesmyvintage

    popgoesmyvintage says:

    Happy Canada Day! I'm in Quebec so I'll also say: Bonne Fête Canada. Wonderful creative items, let the windchimes chime today.

    5 years ago

  • lisawinestudios

    lisawinestudios says:

    Happy Canada Day everyone!

    5 years ago

  • lisawinestudios

    lisawinestudios says:


    5 years ago

  • figurativepie

    figurativepie says:

    Happy Canada Day from Florida!

    5 years ago

  • HornCatCreations

    HornCatCreations says:

    Great article! Thanks for sharing and Happy Canada day everyone!

    5 years ago

  • YumYumPendants

    YumYumPendants says:

    Happy Canada Day from Texas! Wish I was back home in Ontario to celebrate!

    5 years ago

  • WildMotherArts

    WildMotherArts says:

    Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians, from rainy Vancouver Island!

    5 years ago

  • imeondesign

    imeondesign says:

    Happy Birthday Canada!! I'm proud to be a Canadian!

    5 years ago

  • ilovehearts

    ilovehearts says:

    Happy Birthday, Canada! I hope to visit you soon... x

    5 years ago

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio says:

    Happy Canada Day from Mexico! And that is one gorgeous article with lots of wonderful photos!

    5 years ago

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume says:

    Go Canada! One of my favorite places on planet Earth. Great article Jen, congrats.

    5 years ago

  • tomokotahara

    tomokotahara says:

    Happy Canada day!

    5 years ago

  • soulfuse

    soulfuse says:

    Happy Canada Day from New Brunswick!

    5 years ago

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings says:

    Wonderful article! Beautiful scenery!

    5 years ago

  • ViviansKitchen

    ViviansKitchen says:

    I LOVE CANADA!!! In my opinion, best country on Earth :) Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • papercutworks

    papercutworks says:

    Happy Birthday Canada, you have a very, very special place in my heart.

    5 years ago

  • bellabijoujewellery

    bellabijoujewellery says:

    Happy Canada Day from Vancouver!!

    5 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Happy Canada Day! So many amazing artists! Thanks 4 sharing!

    5 years ago

  • SilkDesignByJane

    SilkDesignByJane says:

    Happy Canada Day to everyone on this Sunny day. Enjoyed seeing all these interesting Canadians rom right across the country.

    5 years ago

  • Studio410

    Studio410 says:

    Happy Canada Day from Beautiful British Columbia.

    5 years ago

  • sherrisscentsandsoys

    sherrisscentsandsoys says:

    Happy 143rd Birthday Canada!

    5 years ago

  • pineappleaisle

    pineappleaisle says:

    Happy Canada Day from Hawaii!

    5 years ago

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens says:

    Lovely to see so many fellow Canadians - such talent! Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • MoonlightAndFire

    MoonlightAndFire says:

    Happy Canada Day from Kingston! And Happy 4th of July to all of our USA friends! BTW, SewnNatural, this is the BEST blog I have read on etsy yet!!!! Joanne xxoo

    5 years ago

  • quirke

    quirke says:

    YAYYYY CANADA! Wonderful sellers! Thanks for the article, Etsy. :)

    5 years ago

  • cabinwindows

    cabinwindows says:

    Missing my homeland today..Originally from Rainy lake in NW Ontario...been singing Oh Canada all morning and I'm flying my flag in my COLORADO front yard..made my neighbours laugh...

    5 years ago

  • Northernlodge

    Northernlodge says:

    HAPPY CANADA DAY ALL..and thanks ADMIN for featuring my Canada Day Treasury on FP today-you MADE my day!!

    5 years ago

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch says:

    What beautiful people.

    5 years ago

  • matechuk

    matechuk says:

    Happy Canada Day from the far Northwest of Canada! Triva- the Yukon is actually 840 miles farther west than Los Angeles! Looks like a great day for all Canadians-great writeup and it must have been hard to narrow all the great Canadian artists down to 1 article. thanks for it. Judy & Norm

    5 years ago

  • rjcharms

    rjcharms says:

    Happy Canada to my fellow Canucks!

    5 years ago

  • KensingtonAve

    KensingtonAve says:

    GREAT piece! I loved reading how everyone gets inspired! Thank you :)

    5 years ago

  • phunkygemini

    phunkygemini says:

    O Canada! I adore the lovely crafts you offer. :) Happy Canada Day.

    5 years ago

  • bstudio

    bstudio says:

    Nice to see some faces behind the names, Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel says:

    Happy Canada Day! thank you for the great feature!

    5 years ago

  • empressjade

    empressjade says:

    I love living on Canada's West Coast, but as a former Albertan I get homesick for the big sky and big mountains. I'd love to take a road trip across the entire Country someday! Thanks for featuring some amazing Canadian artists today.

    5 years ago

  • VintageEmbellishment

    VintageEmbellishment says:

    Happy Canada Day to our Northern friends :)

    5 years ago

  • LittleBearsMom

    LittleBearsMom says:

    Happy Canada Day from Montreal, Quebec!

    5 years ago

  • christmasangel

    christmasangel says:

    Happy Canada Day, eh? Back bacon, maple syrup and beer for all :) From Peterborough, Ontario

    5 years ago

  • ayawedding

    ayawedding says:

    happy Canada day:)and it is my birthday:)

    5 years ago

  • lepiedleger

    lepiedleger says:

    it also made me a little homesick to see all of these beautiful pictures! i'm happy i met many new canadian artisans here, so much talent! happy canada day from a montrealer living way south... montevideo, uruguay!

    5 years ago

  • emmarts

    emmarts says:

    Happy Canada Day, thanks for the great stories!

    5 years ago

  • eatyourgreens

    eatyourgreens says:

    Yesss!! Happy Canada Day, I love you Canada. These are awesome interviews, thanks for sharing such great little stories :D

    5 years ago

  • bovinebubbles

    bovinebubbles says:

    Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks!

    5 years ago

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine says:

    Happy Canada Day! Now I'm really looking forward to our summer trip across the prairies, you just can't beat the easy driving across the Trans Canada Highway, or the Yellowhead. Some of my favourite sites are the statues of small town mascots like Pinto McBean in Bow Island, or the Gladstone Happy Rock.

    5 years ago

  • bovinebubbles

    bovinebubbles says:

    And yes, thanks for leaving Saskatchewan out. We so appreciate it.......Was it too hard to spell?

    5 years ago

  • nancywallisdesigns

    nancywallisdesigns says:

    Happy Canada Day from Whitby Ontario!

    5 years ago

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions says:

    Very cool!! Beautiful things!!

    5 years ago

  • BunnySafariPottery

    BunnySafariPottery says:

    We Canadians are so talented! Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry says:

    Happy Canada Day!!! Thanks for sharing the great stories, def feeling inspired to put some maple leaves in my shop!!!

    5 years ago

  • folkydolky

    folkydolky says:

    Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians including those in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and of course, awe-inspiring Newfoundland! Great article!

    5 years ago

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica says:

    Happy Canada Day, vous êtes spécial!

    5 years ago

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica says:

    Happy Canada Day, vous êtes spécial

    5 years ago

  • lisaroy

    lisaroy says:

    Happy Canada Day from Muskoka Ontario to all my fellow Canadians!! : )

    5 years ago

  • pincushioncrazy346

    pincushioncrazy346 says:

    Happy Canada Day everyone...this afternoon I'm off to a weiner roast on the beach with my friends. My mouth is watering as I think of the hot dogs we'll roast on an open fire.

    5 years ago

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign says:

    Jen, that is a wonderful article, thanks soooo much for sharing and happy Canada Day everyone!!!

    5 years ago

  • miyacat

    miyacat says:

    Happy Canada Day from Dundee, Scotland! I'm from Vancouver originally but have lived here a long time. I wore my Canada T-Shirt to work today but wasn't quite as good as being with you all!

    5 years ago

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds says:

    You Canadians are so talented!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy says:

    I'm so stoked to see a feature on Canadian Etsyans! Totally awesome. :^) Happy █ ♥ █ Canada Day everyone! ♥♥♥Heidi♥♥♥

    5 years ago

  • ShimmeringSky

    ShimmeringSky says:

    Thank you so much for showcasing some of the fantastic Canadian Etsy sellers on this, our countries' 143rd birthday. From a very proud Canadian, Happy Canada Day/ Bon Fete Canada!! Want to test your knowledge about Canada? Take this fun quiz on the Government of Canada website: Bobbie

    5 years ago

  • shopkoolgifts

    shopkoolgifts says:

    I enjoyed the article and the various talent! Happy 1st to our northern neighbors!

    5 years ago

  • funkomavintage

    funkomavintage says:

    Oh Canada! huzzah! and hello to Jen & her mother Jane of SewnNatural nice to see you! thanks for being so swell ;-)

    5 years ago

  • friendlycreationss

    friendlycreationss says:

    yay! Canada! :) happy birthday to all of us Canadians, even the ones who dont live in Canada (me )!

    5 years ago

  • TheJulReeBox

    TheJulReeBox says:

    What a fun article! Beautifully written and very inspiring - you are a lady of many talents : ) Happy Canada Day!! Julia & Marie

    5 years ago

  • ExpressionsDesign

    ExpressionsDesign says:

    Thank you Canada for being my place of birth. Thank you for the cultural melting pot that stirs our lives with valuable customs and personality. Thank you to my first nations anscestors for providing a rich heritage for my family. Thank you for allowing me to continue to bleed red and white even as I raise my family in America. I love you Canada and all the people therein.

    5 years ago

  • SusanLeeStudios

    SusanLeeStudios says:

    What a great article! We have so many talented crafters/artisans here in this country, why do we buy from anywhere else!? Happy Canada Day Everyday.

    5 years ago

  • stringmealong

    stringmealong says:

    HAPPY CANADA DAY! What a great feature with our Canadian artists. I actually had the pleasure of meeting Rita from SeaGlassDesigns last week. Always a treat to meet another Canadian from etsy. :)

    5 years ago

  • HoveBeads

    HoveBeads says:

    Great article, happy Canada day to you all!

    5 years ago

  • Luv2Have

    Luv2Have says:

    Yay! Happy Canada Day to everyone, lovely article!

    5 years ago

  • GwensArtDreamscape

    GwensArtDreamscape says:

    I feel extremely fortunate to have been born here in Canada. What a wonderful country and we need to protect our democracy, our natural resources and our rights under our Charter. After what happened in Toronto just a few days ago, it has been made even more clear to me.

    5 years ago

  • AuntieDawn

    AuntieDawn says:

    I'm so glad that I found this! I just love seeing Canadians featured here!! Have a wonderful and safe holiday everyone! Wishing you all continued success!!!

    5 years ago

  • vividcolors

    vividcolors says:

    Happy Canada Day! Bonne Fête Canada! Best wishes from Germany! :)

    5 years ago

  • CatherinetteRings

    CatherinetteRings says:

    Happy Canaday !

    5 years ago

  • bbbennyandthejet

    bbbennyandthejet says:

    Saaaaa-Weeeeet! Love this feature on my home and native land.. ;D Shout out to seaglassdesigns from a fellow Halifax Etsian! Happy us day everyone..

    5 years ago

  • lindapaul

    lindapaul says:

    I am a Canadian transplanted to Colorado. I just opened my esty shop. Happy canada day to all my fellow Canucks!

    5 years ago

  • marathon1981

    marathon1981 says:

    Happy Canada Day from Winnipeg Manitoba!

    5 years ago

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo says:


    5 years ago

  • minouette

    minouette says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • chantalmarieliving

    chantalmarieliving says:

    From a former Canadian, Happy Birthday Canada! Bonne Fete Canada. One of the most beautiful country I have ever seen.

    5 years ago

  • SurrenderDorothy

    SurrenderDorothy says:

    Happy Canada Day, Neighbors!

    5 years ago

  • EveldasNeverland

    EveldasNeverland says:

    Great blog feature, Jen! I'm so honored to be part of this! Thank you so much & Happy Canada Day to you all!

    5 years ago

  • exousia

    exousia says:

    So proud to be Canadian! Happy Canada Day from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada <3

    5 years ago

  • lurearts

    lurearts says:

    A beautiful sunny Canada Day here! Yay!

    5 years ago

  • BabyLovesPink

    BabyLovesPink says:

    woo! Happy Canada Day!!

    5 years ago

  • BragAboutIt

    BragAboutIt says:

    HaPpY CaNaDa DaY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fireworks are about to start !!!!!!!!!!

    5 years ago

  • movetheneedle

    movetheneedle says:

    Happy Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • annashoub

    annashoub says:

    Nice to see so many talented fellow canadians.

    5 years ago

  • FabBeads

    FabBeads says:

    Happy Canada Day from Vancouver Island. Thanks to all the non-Canadians who sent congrats, that's so nice!

    5 years ago

  • TinsAndThings

    TinsAndThings says:

    Happy Canada Day! So cool to see Hamilton mentioned as I had lived there for over 20 years. Canada rocks! :)

    5 years ago

  • MiChiMaLAND

    MiChiMaLAND says:

    Went to Vancouver for the Olympics a few months back, and a 2-week stay turned into a 2-month stay. It was absolutely breathtaking and I just didn't want to leave and the people were amazing :) Thanks for a great time Canada.. Happy Day to you!

    5 years ago

  • critterconnection

    critterconnection says:

    Happy Canada Day to all! My grandfather was from canada & I have only been their as a young child, & I have always been drawn to canada & wanted to go back,Canada is calling to me! I'm a photographer & love to photograph nature & critters & this post is beautiful & I loved hearing more about Canada, When I go I'm sure I will not want to leave! Thank You for sharing this with us! Our vintage sterling maple leaf pin made it in two treasuries today & we are thrilled!

    5 years ago

  • eveldorado

    eveldorado says:

    Fireworks right now! :) Happy Birthday Canada!

    5 years ago

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams says:

    Happy Canada Day everyone! I lived in Nova Scotia and Toronto in the mid 1970's, and the country remains one of my favorite places to travel for painting sojourns. British Columbia, Alberta and the Gulf Islands off Vancouver offer some of the most spectacular natural landscapes - and of course the country has a history of wonderfully adventurous painters; the Group of Seven and Emily Carr. I long to return.

    5 years ago

  • jewelzodonnell

    jewelzodonnell says:

    Happy Canada Day from sleepy little town of Otterville Ontario!

    5 years ago

  • jewelzodonnell

    jewelzodonnell says:

    Happy Canada Day from sleepy little town of Otterville Ontario!

    5 years ago

  • EmmieBean

    EmmieBean says:

    Yay for roadtrips!

    5 years ago

  • MoseArt

    MoseArt says:

    Nice to meet everyone and learn about them .. Happy Canada Day ..

    5 years ago

  • JL67

    JL67 says:

    Happy Canada Day! :)

    5 years ago

  • RollingHillsVintage

    RollingHillsVintage says:

    Happy Canada Day from California!

    5 years ago

  • firbreheart

    firbreheart says:

    Happy Canada Day from Barrie, Ontario, CAN

    5 years ago

  • goingplaces2

    goingplaces2 says:

    Love the Maple Leaf - Happy Cananda day from your neighbor Washington!

    5 years ago

  • SzetoBaby

    SzetoBaby says:

    I'm in the USA but just loved this article! Makes me want to drive up there from coast to coast! Alas, I have two babies so maybe when they are grown up! So much talent and it's beeeeeaaauuutiful up there! :o)

    5 years ago

  • TchotchkesByHolly

    TchotchkesByHolly says:

    I'm Canadian BABY! And proud of it too! Happy Canada Day to all!

    5 years ago

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 says:

    Belated Canada birthday greetings! This really stokes the urge to take a Canadian Grand Tour. Wonderful feature.

    5 years ago

  • jansonpottery

    jansonpottery says:

    Happy Birthday Canada! What a wonderful celebration we had for our great country's birthday!

    5 years ago

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation says:

    Proud to be Canadian! Great article. Hi everyone from Northwestern Ontario! Beautiful choices to be featured.

    5 years ago

  • sparkyjones

    sparkyjones says:

    Awesome article, how cool is Canada!!!! love it!! Thanks J......and you look gorgeous bye the way!!!

    5 years ago

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural says:

    thanks sparkyjones! that's your upcycled, organic + lovely hat I'm wearing :)

    5 years ago

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares says:

    great Canadian artists

    5 years ago

  • MisticalAcScents

    MisticalAcScents says:

    Drank locally made organic mead, ate fresh tortes, and visited with long-lost friends, though not necessarily in that order... I missed ours in Edmonton, since I had to watch the sleeping baby, but I hope those of you in urban centres enjoyed your respective fireworks displays! I hear ours was pretty good this year... Sigh...

    5 years ago

  • CarolsSewingNiche

    CarolsSewingNiche says:

    Happy Birthday Canada!! Love your country. Have been able to visit twice. Once in Quebec and once in British Columbia. Love every minute of it. Hope to get another visit in someday.

    5 years ago

  • Tarapparel

    Tarapparel says:

    Canada Day was great! I hope you all had an awesome Canada day!

    5 years ago

  • MagneticCreations

    MagneticCreations says:

    still celebrating.....fireworks tonight at the cottage on a island in Rice Lake, Ontario. We have 18 neighbours and we all come together tonight to let off some bangers on Rack!

    5 years ago

  • RELMoriginals

    RELMoriginals says:

    I love Canada! I have spent time in a few of Canada's amazing cities and can't wait to explore another one.

    5 years ago

  • SweetmadeSoap

    SweetmadeSoap says:

    Happy Canada Day from Virginia Beach, VA USA!

    5 years ago

  • BarefootModiste

    BarefootModiste says:

    I am proud to be Canadian. I am sure there are some fellow Canadians out there still celebrating... Happy Canada Weekend to you!! We are blessed to live here (even if it doesn't feel that way all the time) ;) There are many reasons to be proud of this country. Go Canada!

    5 years ago

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit says:

    Oh Canada!!! You have as many talented artists as your many beautiful places--endless horizons

    5 years ago

  • CaperChris

    CaperChris says:

    Hope everyone had a great Canada Day!

    5 years ago

  • ClassicWhimsyDesigns

    ClassicWhimsyDesigns says:

    So excited to see a Canadian feature!

    5 years ago

  • quirkybeauty

    quirkybeauty says:

    Happy belated Canada Day! We are so blessed to live in such a wonderfully safe, free and beautiful country. Horray!

    5 years ago

  • electricbluebird

    electricbluebird says:

    My mom, silksiren, is Canadian. Here at the lake, we are proudly flying American and Canadian flags!

    5 years ago

  • trinlayk

    trinlayk says:

    Of all the vacations my family went on when I was a kid, it was the trips to Canada (mostly camping) that remain fresh in my mind. (We also did camping vacations in various parts of the US, but when I recall mountains, lakes, a particular family event, it always seems to be one of the Canadian ones.) One trip, for a particularly magical day, dad knew someone who knew someone, so we were able to spend a day with dad's friend and the friend's relatives in one of the First Nation communities.

    5 years ago

  • HannanaBananas

    HannanaBananas says:

    Happy Canada Day from St. Paul Alberta. And happy FIRST birthday to my baby boy!

    5 years ago

  • WayuuSusu

    WayuuSusu says:

    HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!! loved the article. Just in time for me to start my second shop WayuuSusu. FabFashion

    5 years ago

  • hepburnco

    hepburnco says:

    OH everything is so cute!!! Love the pocket sloth and the acorns. GO CANADA!

    5 years ago

  • reneeanne

    reneeanne says:

    Awesome! Thanks for a great read!

    5 years ago

  • bigbangzola

    bigbangzola says:

    HappY CANADA DAY!!!!!! So beautiful places :D

    5 years ago

  • heatherfuture

    heatherfuture says:

    I'm so late in saying YAY CANADA because I've been on one long Canada Day bender. Wooooooooo! This country is the loveliest! YAY CANADA!

    5 years ago

  • PaperCraftLady

    PaperCraftLady says:

    Happy-much-belated-Canada Day, my fellow Canadian Etsians! What was the year of your great country's birth? I didn't see it in the article.

    5 years ago

  • sadiedesignsca

    sadiedesignsca says:

    Great to see so many Canadians profiled. I also picked a few of my favourites and posted them here:

    5 years ago

  • BotanicalBead

    BotanicalBead says:

    What you said heatherfuture, just catching up now on the etsy news.

    5 years ago

  • designMatter

    designMatter says:

    Just perfect! Many wishes:))

    5 years ago

  • lvohamilton

    lvohamilton says:

    Happy Canada Day everyone. Neat to see so many talented fellow countrymen and women featured here. The year of our country's birth was 1867, Papercraftlady. Or were you asking about America??

    5 years ago

  • akane

    akane says:

    Happy Canada Day Everyone! Jen, you did a great job with this article. I love supporting Canadian Etsians! Don't forget to check out the Oh Canada Team Thread here: and the Etsy Canada network site here: There are also tons of great sales on in the forums to celebrate Canada Day today!

    5 years ago

  • krcarolan

    krcarolan says:

    Although I'm not Canadian, I've got lots of Canadian relatives who, I'm told, had a fantastic Canada Day!!! We love you, Canada!

    5 years ago

  • weddingheaven

    weddingheaven says:

    Happy Canada Day~

    5 years ago

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux says:

    Gorgeous!! love it!! ps Congrats to the fabulous Joieux!! :)

    5 years ago

  • LouBeeCrafts

    LouBeeCrafts says:

    Nova Scotia is a beuatiful place. I look forward to discovering more artists and artwork when I revist next year. Really enjoyed reading this!

    5 years ago

  • HalGal

    HalGal says:

    SHOP Canadian at RAVENSARA tomorrow ~ Dec 1 for World Aids Day. 25% of store sales will go to the Stephen Lewis foundation.

    4 years ago

  • tomsgrossmami

    Tom's Grossmami from tomsgrossmami says:

    Would Love to visit once! Beautiful article!

    3 years ago