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Welcome to our blog. We're twelve girls documenting our adventures in #yxe. Hope you have a nice stay!

Handmade Is Best

Grace bags are hand made in Canada

Grace bags are hand made in Canada

Since I was a child I was a collector, a curator or a picker, whatever you want to call it, I loved to gather things, rare and interesting things.  I never suspected that a childhood rock or stamp collection could inspire a career.  I began my business selling vintage clothing, accessories and furniture in my first shop (the Stuff Store).  I began adding the latest Canadian designers and had to move and morph into a different business, focusing more on the latest trends in women's fashion, mostly dresses called Tonic.   Over the years I began to see some favourite items both for me and my customers.  This is whereFarminista began, to focus on the best handmade and timeless pieces we sell and ship everywhere. Trends change so fast but let me introduce you to some of the best value and quality items I love, and always try to keep in stock (and you know I'm always hunting for new items to add).

Grace Bags is a Toronto company, hand made leather bags with rare vintage fabric detail.

Grace Bags is a Toronto company, hand made leather bags with rare vintage fabric detail.

Made in Canada by BODYBAG by Jude

Made in Canada by BODYBAG by Jude

Will Leather Goods uses unique textiles with leather trim for a one-of-a-kind accessory.

Will Leather Goods uses unique textiles with leather trim for a one-of-a-kind accessory.

Aigle rubber boots are handmade in France using natural rubber since 1853 (wow)

Aigle rubber boots are handmade in France using natural rubber since 1853 (wow)

Worishoffer shoes are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.  Handmade in Germany just like they did so many years ago.

Worishoffer shoes are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.  Handmade in Germany just like they did so many years ago.

Clair Ashley lives just minutes from our shop and puts love into every accessory.

Clair Ashley lives just minutes from our shop and puts love into every accessory.

These are just a few of my favourite handmade items.  They are all carefully and thoughtfully made, meant for years of enjoyment.  Next time you are looking for the perfect gift for you or a friend look into where in came from, so you know that it will last for years.

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homemade granola bars