After an exciting time at One of a Kind at the end of March – (which was a busy, fun and all around amazing show. !!) I am happy to announce the new Canadian collection for this summer in celebration of the 150. All three pieces have the same styled maple leaf in grey tones offering a more subtle way to show your Canadian spirit even beyond the excitement of July 1st.
Yes it’s true, I’m going to be selling at the spring One of a Kind in Toronto! This is truly a dream come true. As you may have read from my previous posts I’m a huge fan of the show. Ever since discovering it for the first time back in 2015 I was in love with the place and dreamed of selling there one day. It came sooner than I thought! The application process last fall was fairly extensive and when I got the news just before Christmas that I was accepted I nearly jumped out of my skin with excitement.
It was another “first time” experience for me this year – exhibiting art in a gallery. The Red show, curated by Elizabeth Kusinsky (an amazingly talented painter), took place at the Windjammer Inn in Port Stanley. It opened late November in time for the Christmas season. Elizabeth was only positive encouragement and support and welcomed me to participate. I couldn’t be luckier to try it out in a place like this.
It started with the usual pinterest search for halloween costume ideas. Somewhere along the way Abi got the idea of being a hawk or eagle. Bella fell in love with the beautiful sweet fawns and Eva didn’t even need to look at Pinterest, Continue reading “bears, fawns and birds of prey”→
This week marks one year since I started my blog, opened my etsy shop and stepped in to the business of making and selling. In some ways its unbelievable a year has already passed but when I think of all that has happened I am surprised it has happened in only one year! Continue reading “One year”→
There’s still a small glow around here after the etsy show in London a couple weeks ago. Our spot downtown attracted almost 2,000 people and it was great to meet some amazing makers with equally amazing products. Many thanks to our etsy team leader Jill Bogart for all her work putting the show together. She promoted it online and around the city including a tv feature. Whahoo! Continue reading “etsy made in canada 2016”→
June was recovery and follow up from the big pillow order, July blasted past with going and coming to various little holidays with our family, and August seems to have disappeared before my very eyes. Isn’t that how our Canadian summers seem to go? I will drink in the last couple of warm days that September brings. But, oh… I do love fall. It might be my favourite season. Continue reading “summer endings & new beginnings”→
Hello blogging world, the last several weeks have flown by in a blur! Promoting the pillows through Facebook, email and the previous blog post went unexpectedly well. Most exciting of all was when Annie Sloan shared the link to my blog on her Facebook page along with compliments about the pillows and my little models 😉 Oh my! Continue reading “Unexpected success”→