It looks like it's the year of the pickle, because my pickle passport case is featured again in a treasury list! And this time by one of my real live friends here in Edmonton. Thanks Becky. Thanks for all the support. I heart you.
Even though there is LOTS of summer left... I am thinking about the fall. Which makes me think about school... and I have a love-hate relationship with that. I love the courses and learning, but when you have 37 papers to write in 4 months plus make hundreds of bags to sell so you can pay rent and tuition I wonder why God gave me only 2 hands and 24 hours in a day?
One of the things I am looking forward to the MOST is going back to East Hastings in Vancouver to do some volunteer work. I had a blast 2 years ago, and met some really cool people that shared parts of their lives and stories with us. I can't wait to go back!
Just thought I'd mention that the dog in this photo knocked me down to the ground and tried to eat me, barked incessantly when I was public speaking, bit the blond, and also... ate my bible.
What a super-amazing treasury list I find myself featured in on Etsy today! I wish I was an agent so I could be a double-double agent and make vast sums of money and send secret messages and use code words everyday. When I was a kid there were re-runs of "Get Smart" on after school and it was my favorite show! Thanks so much, PuaaNui for the shout out!
This past Saturday was a phenomenal day at the market! It DIDN'T RAIN. We have had horrendous weather so far in Edmonton but thankfully it was a nice day and I sold almost too many bags. I usually never complain about that, but I can only make so many and I have the Folk Fest and the Fringe this summer!
I am pretty famous for injuring myself in the dumbest ways... and this Saturday was no exception. The sun was glinting off of a mirrored high-rise and laser beamed my eyes. I got an instant migraine, and for 2 days now have had permanent flashbulbs. Eye patches are cool, however... so it ain't all bad.
So I guess I'll see you, blind or not this coming Saturday at the city market on 104th street! I will have some new things, and new designs! Look for me by the Sobey's on Jasper ave.
Also--- All custom orders from this date and wholesale orders will have to wait until the last week of August for delivery.
Did you know you can find me at the City Market on 104th street in Edmonton?
Yup, every Saturday from 9-3pm. Look for me right by the Sobey's by Jasper ave.
So last week I cleaned out the studio! I won't mention how many garbage bags I filled with scraps and parts of bags that were not salvagable... but it was a few. I want to use every single scrap of vinyl so much that I end up keeping way too much and strangling the shop. At least I was able to donate the scraps and cardboard rolls to a local recycling place. My next goal is to put all my dvd's in the dvd cases.
It might take a while.
On Sunday morning, I ended up tearing a calf muscle in a freak walking accident? I don't know how or why these things happen to me as I am just walking around, but hey... I enjoyed lying on the couch and watching the Gilmore Girls on dvd all day.
So far this week I've made a hundred or so iphone cases, so look for them at the market! I will also have a healthy assortment of new messenger bags that will make all of your dreams come true.
Today... POW! bags have been re-stocked, working on a couple dozen owl bags, and a few other secret new things. Over Christmas holidays I spent a couple weeks in Montreal, and I've been meaning to make up some designs inspired by the french side of Canada... so hopefully I can post pics soon of the new bags!