Thursday, April 17, 2014

BIG Shop Update 1/2


It's been a long time since I've posted...even longer since I've updated the shop! But that just means I'm due for a massive update. And here it is in two parts.

Part 1 includes sequins and a new style of leather accented pouches among others. Thanks for looking!

Small Blue Tapestry Pouch

Small Vine-Patterned Pouch

Small Nautical Denim Pouch

Matte Blue Sequin Clutch

Rose Gold Sequin Clutch

Big batch coming soon!

Monday, March 24, 2014

One of a Kind Show - This Week!

Well this is it! The week I've been working towards since January. If you're in Toronto, come check it out!

March 26-30
Etsy Section, K20A

Click here for discounted tickets!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Almost Time!

It terrifies me to think that it's only a few days until load-in day for the One of a Kind Show!

I have gotten a ton of work done in the past few months and I do feel like I am ready. Still a lot of little things to do like finishing up the display, price tagging, packing, meal planning and the like but I know that I'll blink and the show will be over so I'm trying to enjoy every step along the way. 

For now, here are some fun pics of the stuff that will be at the show!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Longing for Spring

With the winter Olympics over (GO CANADA!) and a tease of a warmish weekend, I can't help but start looking to the florals and pastels, longing for spring for real.

Here are some of my favourite things recently.

3. Printed Canvas Oxfords by Gap (Sold out in my size, obviously)

Prepping for One of a Kind is still going strong although I think I might be pushing myself too hard. Last night I took it easy, went to bed early and I am going to do what I can to stay on schedule. The next few weeks are going to be busy so if I fall behind for a couple days that's okay.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What's Happening?

As predicted, with OOAK around the corner (42 days ahhhh) the poor blog gets neglected because I've been too busy getting all my ducks in a row. I'm very glad I took a week in January to just think about it.

What will my display look like? What's my budget? What about packaging? How much should I make? What should I make? Should I use a new sign? Should I get new business cards? (Yes and yes.) What do I do about bringing my own seating? Who can I enlist to help me out?

You get the idea. A lot of thinking.

Once I got my inventory plan sorted and initial supplies purchased (round two happening this weekend!) then I really got to work. My goal was to leave weekends free for friends, supply shopping, business card designing etc. The reason for this is that I am notorious for wasting weeknights and now is the time to change. I will totally go home, change into pjs and just eat and watch TV all night. Especially in the winter because when I come home it's dark and I'm tired so there. But with OOAK looming I knew I had to get my act together so my plan became: only sew on weeknights. And it's working! I am making my weekly goals no problem by dedicating a couple hours a night to sewing. It's been tiring still, yes, but it's really working out so far.

Week 1: complete.

Week 2: cutting day.

Week 3: a mishmash of stuff.

I am in the middle of week 3 of my 8 weeks of sewing (leaving the last week of for moving in, grocery shopping, etc) and so far I don't feel stressed at all (knock on wood)! I went to an information session for OOAK back in October before I applied and people asked how much inventory to bring. Of course there is no set number. The organizers just said "make as much as you can" and that's exactly what I'm doing. That's all I can do!

So with my business cards ordered, a display plan in place, my inventory well on its way, I am feeling pretty great about the whole thing.

More updates to come!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Supply Shopping - Getting Started

Last weekend I spent a full day travelling around the city hunting down sewing supplies for One of a Kind. It was a ton of fun!! Then, however, I turned my sewing plans into weekly goals and officially freaked myself out. There is lots to do in the next two months! Anyways--this is the first of several picture posts!

Waiting at the cash while the ladies sort through my zippers...

Seems like enough, right? Haha no.


As soon as I bought this I knew I would have to go back for more.

Got a great deal on this gorgeous floral tapestry!

My first big leather purchase and I couldn't be more excited!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Big News!

Last October I went to an information session regarding the Etsy section for the spring 2014 One of a Kind Show. I applied shortly after thinking, why the heck not? Last week I found out that I got in!!!

Participating in this show has always been a total dream so I am blown away that it's going to happen in just a couple months!

The spring show runs in Toronto from March 26-30. I sent in my contract this week and am up to my ears in planning preparations! Needless to say, I have never done anything on this scale. Since I am taking part in the Etsy section I will have a table as opposed to a booth, which is more up my alley at the moment! I have no idea how much stock to make but I do know that I have to get cracking.

I am afraid my posting here will suffer (as if it hasn't already!) but I will do my best to take as many pictures as I can of my preparations so I can post updates!

SO excited!!