One of A Kind

by shirls on December 14, 2007 · 9 comments in 加拿大多伦多生活,处处为家

(picture from http://monsterfactory.net/)

两星期前去One of A Kind Show逛。

它是一个在圣诞前,让艺术工作者卖他们的手工艺品的展览会。

很多消费者喜欢去,因为你可以在一个地方找到很多你想要买的圣诞礼物。

在美加欧澳等西方国家,人人可以花上好几千元在圣诞礼物上。

这种展览刚好迎合了这种市场。

它蛮大型的,有很多很精致特别,美丽可爱的手工艺品。

我向来喜欢看手工艺品,所以每个摊子都细心看。

还好,那天Ed心情好,有耐心陪我逛那么久。

我啊,看到很多都很心痒很想买,还好意志坚定,没乱花钱。

只是,买了个花瓶给Ed一个好朋友当圣诞礼物。

我也买了两个‘妖怪’公仔给弟妹 (右图,上图是它们的一家大小:) )。

我很喜欢,自己也很想要哟,可是我已有很多公仔了,这次还是省一省吧。

Ed叫我买一件我喜欢的手饰,就当是他给我的圣诞礼物。

可是,太多选择了,我三心两意,选到头疼,就决定不买了。

我见到一顶我很喜欢的冬天帽子(右图),可是我就要回马了,也不会用到,就不买了。

我也服了自己,‘省功’(节省的功力)一流。

其实没买什么也好啦,不然当我看到我信用卡的账单时,一定会后悔。

I went to shop at the One of A Kind Show two weeks ago.

It is a craft show prior to Christmas for artists or craftspeople to share and sell their (mostly) handmade gifts.

It is quite popular because people are able to get many of their Christmas shopping done there.

In countries like USA, Canada, Europe or Australia, people tend to spend thousands of dollars alone in Christmas gifts.

This show meets such need and market.

It was quite large and showcased some interesting, unique, cute or funky gifts ideas.

Though I don’t normally buy or collect crafts, I still love to look at them.

I window-shopped from one booth to another slowly, enjoying my own creativity been stimulated by other people’s work.

Thankfully, Ed was quite patient that day.

I had to admit, there were so many items I would like to buy and keep one for myself but I tried very hard to resist.

We ended up with only three items – one glass vase for a good friend as Christmas present, and two ‘monster’ soft toys for my brother and sister in Malaysia (picture on the right, and the large picture above is the full collections of the monster toys).

I was so tempted to buy the monster toy for myself but I decided not to for this time because I already have quite a few similar monster toys at home.

Ed wanted to buy a jewelry for me as my Christmas present. But I got a headache from not able to make up my mind which to buy because there were too many choices. So, I decided to skip it.

I saw a very cute winter hat (picture on right) but I am going back to Malaysia soon. So, I won’t have many chances to use and I skipped it too.

I was surprised how rational I was at the show. Well, I am happy that I did not end up spending too much money because I know I will regret when I look at the credit card statement.

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