To some people, this admission will come as no surprise: I love paper. Not your everyday white 90lb 8.5 x11, but paper – printed, patterned, textured paper. I learned this love of all things pulp from a dear friend, who is also one of the best card makers I’ve ever met. She was the one who stumbled across urbanfête, Ottawa’s newest paper store.
Owned by two friends who finally found their paths cross in the same metropolis, urbanfête has it all – beautiful paper, invitation services and – hopefully! – continued crafting events where you can learn to use paper to create, well, whatever you want!
The location is perfect for stumbling across – which, in Apt613 code, means it’s a bit out of the way. But it is absolutely worth the trip to the store at 517 Rideau – the bright store will welcome whomever walks through the door. They’re open from 10am-6pm Tuesday to Friday, and Saturday from 10am-5pm.
Check out their website for classes and other such opportunities, and be sure to visit them if you’re in the neighbourhood. I suspect that they would even be up for hosting crafting events if you and some friends want to have some fun, drink some wine and make a little paper delight or two in their lovely second floor loft/crafting area.