news from effie's studio
This year it has been expanded to a two day show, with completely different vendors each day - so mark your calendar for a weekend of handmade goodness! I'll be one of the Saturday (Sept 24th) vendors, so I hope to see you there!
I'm looking forward to heading to the Valley this Saturday for a 1-day Etsy pop-up market! With such an awesome list of makers, it'll be a great chance to get started on that Christmas list!
Did you have a chance to check out this year's Etsy: Made in Canada market on Sept. 26th? If not, here are a couple images from the Halifax event, which was held in the heart of the city at Citadel Hill. The vendor tent was massive, and attendance was way beyond expectation. Nevertheless, it was an incredible, hectic, awesome day, and everyone who turned out was so supportive and happy to be there - amazing!
(If you look really closely, you can find me in the last pic. Look for the effie sign!)
These are just a few of the official event photos taken by Halifax photographer Michelle Doucette. More of her photos from the event can be found here.
Just a friendly reminder that the 2nd annual Etsy: Made in Canada market is this Saturday. If you're looking for something fun to do in Halifax this weekend, look no further! :)
Check out the map below for the full list of awesome makers & vendors. I'll be set up just inside the entrance of the main tent, so be sure to stop and say Hi!
Hope to see you there!
Last week I took a few days off to tour Nova Scotia with friends who'd never been here before (highlights: a traditional salmon planking on the South Shore, and a drive around the famed Cabot Trail). But this week it's back to reality (aka my studio), and full steam ahead!
In addition to working on a couple of wholesale orders, I'm gearing up for the Etsy: Made in Canada market later this month. This year Etsy:MIC is happening in over 30 Canadian cities, and I'll be at the Halifax event at the Citadel Hill Garrison Grounds on Sept. 26th from 10am - 7pm. Last year's show was terrific, and if the RSVPs are any indication, this year will be twice as big - I can't wait!
If you're in Halifax on September 26th, I hope to see you there - come find me in the big tent and say hello!
On September 4th & 5th I'll be in downtown Halifax, NS for an outdoor pop-up market.
To go along with its festive new paint job, Argyle Street is closed to traffic on weekends this summer for a range of fun outdoor events. On Sept. 4-5 you can find me there (along with other local makers) at a pop-up market hosted by Etsy and the Downtown Halifax Business Commission.
Come say hi! Friday 5pm - 8pm, and Saturday 11am - 7pm.
I absolutely LOVE it - nothing feels softer or more indulgent than plush, felted cashmere! I look for old, past-their-prime sweaters especially, but as long as it's 100% cashmere and I like the colour, I'll usually snap it up. Once I get them home, I carefully inspect and repair each piece, then felt (basically shrink) them until they’re even thicker and softer than they started out (for supreme coziness!).
For the past few years, I’ve been making cashmere hot water bottle covers to sell during the holiday season, and this year’s selection is larger than ever! Most of them are still one-of-a-kind, though, so if you see one you like, don’t wait! Check them out here.
This year I've also been working on designing some new cashmere goodies, because the piles (and shelves, and bins...) of super soft cashmere are just too fabulous to resist. It's not the easiest material to work with, but it's a lot of fun! Watch for some new items to make an appearance soon - and leave a comment below if there's a cozy item you'd like to see made from cashmere!
On Saturday September 27th, 2014 (this weekend!), Etsy is hosting a day of Made In Canada pop-up markets in over 20 cities across Canada. I don’t do that many in-person shows, but this one sounded like too much fun to miss!
Join me at the Halifax event which runs from 10am – 3pm at the Halifax Forum Bingo Hall - more than 50 local Etsy sellers will be there showcasing their handmade & vintage goodies!
Admission is free, there'll be swag bags for the first 50 in the door & more! If you'd like a sneak peek at the participating vendors, click here. And if you're looking for the other locations across Canada, find them all here.
Planning to go? Let me know!