Monday, October 22, 2012

Bright Lights, Big City

It's Monday morning, and I need a coffee. 

You'd be suprised to know, that I had my first coffee probably only a year ago.  I made it through highschool and college without drinking a single coffee.  I still don't drink much of it, but I definatley need the help on a day like today. 

I spent last weekend in Toronto.  My dad grew up on a farm, and my mom joined him when they met so I'm not sure where this love of a big city came from.  I think it is the appeal of jumping into something so unknown and very different from my normal life. I have no idea how to navigate the city, but there is definatley apart of me that is dying to figure it all out.  Not to mention the fact that there is an entire district dedicated to fabric!  Anyways, my weekend in the city is exactly what I needed.  I promised myself I'd leave my worries at home, as hard as that is, and enjoy myself.  We stayed with friends in a cute little condo.  We spend the weekend doing brewery tours, eating great food, and doing a little shopping.  The unfortunate thing, is that I'm sold.  After our outing to the beautiful distillery district, I know where I want to be.  Have you ever been faced with something like this? I keep telling myself I'd be crazy to give up the full-time job I have.  But what do you do? Do you follow your feet, and jump into something totally crazy and unknown, or stay in the comfort of what you already know? Maybe it was the poutine that sold me...

Hello, House of Poutine. We will make the best of friends.
Shortly after I got back, I finally got my new fabric in the mail! And of course, didn't wait long before I turned it into something fabulous. Check em out!

All up for sale now on my Etsy page!
I have lots of news coming up, that I can't wait to slowly share with you all! Remember that I have my Christmas show coming up on November 18th, in Kitchener! Here is the link for their blog, you can find all the vendors that are slowly being added to the venue;  I hope to see you there! 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Design me a banner

As I've mentioned numerous times before, Etsy is amazing.  Seriously, I think I'm addicted.  Well..I know I am.  I don't like to think I'm horrible at using a computer, but when it came to my shop could argue otherwise.  It was okay when I first opened my shop, but I have a hard time sticking to one thing.  I attempted to change it up, and it was terrible.  It occured to me that if someone was smart, they could make a killing designing logos and banners for Etsy shop owners.  Sure enough, after some short research, I came across this shop that did amazing work.  I promised I'd show you what I ended up with, and here it is!

I love it! She nailed the vision I had, to a tee.  I love how she included the leaf from my original logo.  The best part -- is that she offers unlimited revisions.  You can change whatever you'd like, until you decide together on a final look.  I'll definatley use her for future business, although,  I can't imagine every changing my banner NOW!
Onto my next point...
Are these seasons, and months going by like crazy..or is it just me?  In only a couple of weeks, it will be Halloween! Which leads me to say....why not get started on some early Christmas shopping? It will be here before you know it.   For anyone near the Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo area, come visit me in person to do some Christmas shopping!! On November 18th, I will be at the Holiday Inn on Fairview Road in Kitchener! I'd love to see you!  I'm working on some new gift wrapping, so I can spare you from the extra work of wrapping all those gifts ;)
You know what's in November? THE ONE OF A KIND SHOW! I swear one day I'll participate, but for now..I'm happy being a visitor :)
ta ta for now!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!
To all my Canadian readers, that is.  I'll take this oppourtunity to thank everyone though, I wouldn't be here without you guys.  Here is my little list of what I'm thankful for..
My family, Parker and Fraser and my Ma. Oh, and of course Millie. I love each of them to crazy pieces.   A BIG thanks to my mom for teaching me how to sew.
My boo.  For pushing me to open my own shop and start selling my things.  It makes me happy, he wasn't wrong about that.
My best friends.  Near or far, there is nothing like my sisters from another misters.
This leads me to mention that I am also thankful for a $5.00, 5lb bag of flax seed.  That's right, I'm thankful for flax seed.  I enjoy not having to buy a million dollar tiny bag of flax seed.  With that, I was able to make THESE!
Have a great thanksgiving, my fellow Canadians! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Love You to Infinity

The colder weather has got me in the mood -- for scarves!  I just love them.  They add so much definition and style to your wardrobe, and sometimes provide a lovely pop of colour to that drab black winter jacket.  The thing I love about infinity scarves, is that they can be wrapped around your neck more than just once. Heck, go for 2 or 3 if you really want too!   You can go for the more "chunky" look and wrap it around 3 times or just simply throw it around your neck once.  Depends totally on your style!  These couple of styles are why I LOVE infinity scarves...

So comfy-cozy!  As I mentioned in my previous blog, I had all this vintage rose fabric that had been given to me by a friend.  Here is the next piece I made with the oodles of fabric.  I hope you like it!

 It will be for sale on my Etsy shop shortly any inquries, feel free to email me!