It is going to be an amazing summer and of course I will be hitting a few new spots this summer and returning to a few I was not at last year! I can’t wait to see you all. This is where I’ll be!
EVERY SATURDAY MARKETS May 17th – Oct 11th | City Center Farmers’ Market | Edmonton | 9 – 3 pm across from Kelly’s Pub on 104 St June 14th – Oct 11th | St. Albert Farmers’ Market | St. Albert | 10 – 3 pm in spot 189 (same as last year) Year Round | Strathcona Farmers’ Market | Edmonton | 8 – 3 pm *we will not be there June 28th, but back on July 5th!
OTHER SHOWS MAY * 17th City Farmers’ Market is back outdoors on 104 St (info above) 25th | Lilac Festival | Calgary | 10 – 6 pm on 4th Street SW just north of 17 Ave on the East side of the street 30th – June 1st | Market Collective | Calgary | Chinese Cultural Center on 197 1st Street SW
JUNE * 14th St. Albert Farmers’ Market begins (info above)
JULY 11th – 13th | ArtWalk | Edmonton | Northwest Corner of Packrat Louis on Calgary Trail and 83rd Ave 20th | Sun and Salsa Festival | Calgary | Kensington from 11 – 5 pm (booth location #104 on the corner) 24th – 27th | Calgary Folk Festival | Calgary *passes needed 26th – 27th | Market Collective ~ Part of Calgary Folk Festival | Calgary *free to public
AUGUST 2nd | Sun Festival | Calgary | Inglewood from 11 – 5 pm (booth location to come) 8th – 10th | Edmonton Folk Festival | Edmonton *passes needed 14th – 24th | Edmonton International Fringe Festival | Edmonton (MacIntrye/Gazebo Park)
Be sure to keep posted to the blog as it is finally being updated more frequently with fun products and info. See you out there! Natasha
Happy Record Store Day everyone! Those who have known me for years know I LOVE music and used to road trip and travel much of United States to see great new up and coming bands who normally wouldn’t hit Canada till they’d become a bit bigger … happy to say that those times are changing. For those of you who didn’t know that, now you do. But you did know that almost all of my graphics on my tees come from my photographs right?!
Many of my customer (that’s you) love seeing the photographs behind the images, so I figured I’d share this one from one of my original tee designs being it is Record Store Day 2014 today! Plus I think there is even 1 mens small tee left in the online shop too (same as a womens large, but in the guys cut).
The prints are of course still available in 11 x 15 and 18 x 24 in the shop as well and are pretty fantastic. Honestly though this is one of the few photographs I love seeing in colour!
Hope you enjoyed! natasha
Our brand new silk screened by hand and sewn local dresses are now available online. The dress patterns used for sewing were created by us and are all sewn in Alberta. Made from a 70% rayon (from bamboo) / 30% cotton blend it makes for the perfect summer/spring dress.
All the dresses include a tie, which is your choice if you prefer to use it or not. We did not sew any loops so you can simply place it where your natural waistline falls. Each of the dresses has a link to the sizing chart so you can determine your best fit. They were made to be pretty true to size, but have a look.
These dresses are easy to wear by adding leggings and a cardigan, or throw on your flats and off you go. They will be selling fast this summer and we can only get in a few batches until you’ll have to wait till next season. I sure hope you love them. Natasha >>>>> SHOP NOW!
EXTRA EXTRA read all about it! Have you signed up for our quarterly newsletter yet? Just wanted to show you the fun you are missing! Plus you’ll receive exclusive deals we only send out to our mailing list for the online shop. You can get some pretty sweet deals.
Well I’m home, grabbed some zzzz’s and think I am finally catching up after a crazy crazy show! I can’t thank you enough Toronto for always showing me such love. For those of you who have no clue about the One of a Kind Show in Toronto let me fill you in because it is pretty fun and amazing.
At this show I am super lucky that I can pay a little extra and have hardwalls (drywall) setup and waiting for me. Having large artwork and being there by myself makes it nearly impossible if I were to set it up by myself. When I arrive it is one big blank slate and boy do I love making it my own shop for the weekend. In total the booth will take me about 18 hours of work, painting, adding shelves, a small storage room and getting all the artwork hung straight. Turned out okay though I think?! This time I went for it and snatched up a 5 x 20 foot space, so I got to display basically everything.
The show runs from a Wednesday – Sunday and includes one of the days working from 10 am – 11 pm. I know crazy right?! It is a packed house that night! With over 400 artists from all over Canada you need that much time to take it all in. Plus they have a live DJ and serve wine, so how can you go wrong?! From that Thursday night and on I had one packed house in the little booth. I was so lucky to have Jen (she is in the left corner smiling) there to help me out. Thx Jen!!! She was my lab manager over 12 years ago when I managed a little camera shop. Yes I am that old now! I was super thankful and happy to be working together with Jen again. We fell back into our groove pretty quick.
It was my 4th year doing the spring show and it keeps on getting better. Many of you were first time customers (hello!) and many are my loyal friends who come back every time with some of you even flying in from the US for an amazing handmade shopping experience. The One of a Kind is worth checking out if you’ve never been. Email me before Christmas as I always have free tickets to give away if you want to go. The Christmas show runs from Nov. 25th – Dec 7th … so 11 days to get your shop on! ….
…. and do I ever love shopping all the handmade artisans here!! Luckily this year it was a bit busy or I would have spent more money than I could have afforded to spend. I did manage to get away from the booth for a little bit and picked up these amazing finds from Jenna Rose (shoulder bag and pouch), The Candi Factory (top/tunic and scarf) and a great selection of tea from Tealish. They have a little shop on Queen, so if you are in TO it is 100% worth a check out.
My next stop is here in my home town and I will be setup next to Twin Cabin Co (you know that other little side project of mine) at Make It Edmonton (actually in St. Albert). This show happens April 11th – 13th.