Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Come see what's new at Sew Dandee, #Winnipeg!

The lovely and super talented Kelly Ruth brought by a fresh batch of her hand dyed headbands made with the softest modal fabric. She also has a ultra comfy and beautiful line of clothing over at Tara Davis Studio Boutique if you haven't already checked it out. I'm wearing one of her dresses right now and it's all kinds of pretty AND comfortable.

A fresh batch of spring items arrived yesterday from Toronto's Paper People Clothing!

I quickly picked out this adorable little number! I knew I would be taking one of these upcycled gems home as soon as Jennifer, the designer, sent me some pictures of what she planned on sending my way. LOVE this design and you will too!

Milena of Just the Goods brought us some fresh stock including a few new items like the dry facial scrub and her vegan salt spa mix that smells divine! I just can't seem to get enough of her stuff! Seriously, if you haven't tried any of it yet, now's the time. Come down to the shop and I'll set you up.

Just a heads up that Sew Dandee will be closed on Friday April 18th and Sunday April 20th but open as usual on Saturday from 10 to 6pm and Monday 10am to 6pm. Have a great long weekend, lovelies!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hey #Winnipeg! Come get crafty at Sew Dandee!

Our weekly crafty drop-in nights are really starting to catch on! It's always an inspiring evening and I love seeing new faces so, if you haven't been down for one yet, now's the time! Next week's drop-in is on Wednesday starting at 5pm until 7:30pm. You can bring any kind of craft or art project to work on or if you don't have a project on the go, just come visit, check out my crafty library and get some ideas and inspiration from other crafters! I can even help you out on a project if that's what you need!
Last night's drop-in had us knitting, drawing, writing and sewing! How's THAT for diversity?!? If you can't make it next week, fret not! I'll be having them every week on different week days each time so hopefully you can make it down to one (or many) soon! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tiz the season, #Winnipeg! Grad season, that is!

We've got some snarky grad cards perfect for that student in your life about to start making their way in the world of the working! If all goes to planned, that is.

If you can't make it down to the shop, you can always find all of my cards online in my Etsy shop. And as an added bonus to anyone who is buying on Etsy for the first time, follow THIS LINK and get $5 off your first purchase! Yeah, that would mean you could buy one of my cards for $1! Sweet deal!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Clearance Sale on now until Sunday, #Winnipeg!

There is still a whole schwack of handmade treasures at CRAZY low prices here at the shop for you to make your own! We're open late tonight until 9pm so head on down and find that perfect spring dress or the most adorable summer skirt you've been eyeing up. Everything on the sale racks are $10, $15 or $20 so you can treat yourself without breaking the bank!

Designs by local makers Lisa Dyck, Heidi and Seek Boutique, Grace Sheldon and yours truly have contributed to the sale racks. All kinds of styles in all kinds of sizes! Help me make some room for some fresh spring pieces that us makers have been working on! Hope to see you soon!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Clearance Sale starts tomorrow, #Winnipeg!

Here's a sneak peak at the beautiful, handmade items that will be marked down to $10 and $20! It pains me to mark them down so low knowing the amount of work put into each of these pieces but it must be done! Out with the old but still awesome and in with the fresh, new designs!

Handmade goodies perfect to freshen up that spring wardrobe all at crazy low prices! Seriously. Most of this stuff will be $10 a piece! Come load up starting tomorrow!

Local designer, Lisa Dyck brought in a TON of her gorgeous designs and most of it will be $10 a piece! That's practically FREE!! You won't want to miss out on these amazing deals on these one of a kind, handmade treasures. The sale runs until Sunday at 5pm at Sew Dandee in the heart of Osborne Village! See you soon!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time to show your Sew Dandee love, #Winnipeg!

Okay, my supporters. I need you now more than ever. I'm about to sign on for another two years here at 105 Osborne. You may or may not know that the past few years have not been awesome in the way of sales for Sew Dandee, despite all of your love and support. I certainly am not looking to go home to a million dollar home and roll around in all my money but with consistent costs of operations going up, I need my sales to do the same to keep this a viable business. And the money spent at the shop not only pays my personal bills but it also goes back into the handmade community of all the local makers and artists whose work I sell. It means a great deal to me to offer a venue for these makers and I'll do whatever I can to keep that relationship going.
Over these next couple years, I'm going to do everything I can to meet the demand of my cherished customers, bring in new and fresh locally made creations and bust my ass to find some new Sew Dandee supporters!
That's where I'm hoping you will all come in. If you love the shop and what I'm doing, please tell your friends, family, neighbors, pen pals, pets and everyone in between! If you're on Facebook, Twitter or have a blog of your own, I would be so grateful if you posted some Sew Dandee links to your followers and friends. My business runs on word of mouth and referrals as my advertising budget is minimal to none. While you're doing that, I'll be listening to all of your requests, suggestions and constructive criticism that will allow Sew Dandee to keep on rockin' in the handmade world! Okay... that was a bit lame. Sorry 'bout that. ANYWAY! Thank you in advance for your continued support and please, let me know what you want to see/do/buy at Sew Dandee and I'll do whatever I can to make it happen! You're all so awesome and so appreciated!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

SALE on Sweatery Goodness by Paper People Clothing!

As if the original prices of these sweatery gems weren't already awesome, check out these sale prices on the remaining winter items by Toronto's Paper People Clothing! Dresses $60! Arm warmers $19! Cardigans $39, $49 and $60! Now's the time to get one if you've been eyeing them up all winter. And by the looks of our forecast, you should be able to wear them for weeks to come!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Me Made March and the Workshop Calendar at Sew Dandee!

We're just a few days away from March 1st and the launch of 2014's Me Made March Challenge! This time I'm pushing myself the extra EXTRA mile trying to wear at least 90% handmade/reworked/vintage as well as incorporate ALL homemade meals for the entire month! How's THAT for a challenge!?!

The whole idea of Me Made March is to wear something (or everything) handmade every day for the month of March. There's a lot of room for making your own rules like including second hand clothing, wearing one piece a day that is handmade, wearing handmade jewellery, you get the idea! The whole idea is to connect with the clothing and accessories you choose to wear and making a conscious decision to support local designers and artists of all kinds.

For the food aspect, I will do my very best (even though a couple good friends have birthdays in March that may include going out for a meal) to make all of my own meals from scratch. For those of you that know me well, know that this isn't that far from what I already do. Dandee Eats is proof of that. But I'd like to commit to the entire month eating only homemade meals. PLUS I hope to bring some homemade, vegan, gluten free and mostly raw snacks to all the Drop In Nights I host at the shop for the month of March! FREE food for you!

I'll be posting pictures and details of my outfits and meals every day for the month of March and I encourage you to share your pictures too, if you're taking part. Whether you're wearing 100% handmade or a pair of earrings you made, it all counts! Show me your creations or the creations of other handmakers! Or if you just have ideas for handmade projects, share those too! Let's get inspired, people! Spread the word on supporting handmade!

And I've posted the March Workshop and Event Calendar so be sure to come out to some of the drop-in nights and register for some of the workshops! Secure your spot by coming down to the shop and registering at least one day in advance of the workshop. Let's make this a SUPER crafty month!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Get your crafty hands dirty, #Winnipeg!

As I type, this week's Crafty Drop-In Night is happening here at the shop until 7:30pm. Come down with a project, with a question or just to hang out and talk handmade goodness! Next week's drop-in night is on Thursday and we'll be working on some handmade Valentine's to give to people at Siloam Mission on Feb. 14th. It's the brilliant and sweet idea of Meg of Cockroach Zine. Get your crafty butts on down here already! It's toasty warm in here, too and if you're still cold, you can always crochet yourself something warm!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Come get crafty, #Winnipeg! Drop-In Night on Wednesday!

Come hang out and work on those neglected projects, get some ideas from our crafty library or get some help or advice on a project you're stuck on from 5pm to 7:30pm. This month I'm encouraging you all to bring a project to work on for Me Made March to help plump up that handmade closet and wear something handmade every day for the month of March! Come to a drop in night and get more details on this handmade challenge!
Wednesday Feb. 5th
Thursday Feb. 13th
Wednesday Feb. 19th
Tuesday Feb. 25th
Hang with some like minded crafty souls and just relax! You deserve it!
Free and all are welcome!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Love for #Winnipeg's own Just The Goods!

SO very proud of Milena of Just the Goods and even prouder to carry her amazing line of products here at Sew Dandee. Check out this fantastic feature done on her over at Whole Nourishment.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Crafty Workshop Calendar for February! Get your scissors ready, #Winnipeg!

I'm on a mission to participate in Me Made March once again this year and would LOVE to have a bunch of you join me in the handmade/locally made challenge! I want to host some potlucks during a couple of our Crafty Drop-In Nights too to work my latest food project, Dandee Eats into the homemade aspect of Me Made March. Plus you gotta love yummy, vegan food, am I right!?! Check out the calendar and register for a workshop today! And hopefully you can make it out to a few of the crafty drop-in night's too to work on or get some help with your various projects including ones to stock your closet for Me Made March!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Skip the mall madness & have a handmade Boxing Day at Sew Dandee!

Only one more sleep until the jolly guy in red arrives! Here's hoping you find some lovingly handmade treasures under the tree this year. And if Christmas isn't your thing, come treat yourself to some sweet handmade deals during our annual Boxing Day Sale at Sew Dandee!
Almost everything will be at least 25% off and a good handful of my makers will have their beautiful creations at a whopping 50% off! So, treat yourself to something made with love and care. You deserve it! We'll be here from 10am to 6pm on December 26th and I promise you it will be a warm, chaos-free shopping zone. Happy Holidays and thanks so much for supporting handmade!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tiz always the season for handmade!

No matter who is on your list, we've got you covered at Sew Dandee! And we've extended our weekday hours as of today! We're now open from 10am to 9pm, Monday thru Friday, 10am to 6pm Saturday and 12 noon to 5pm Sunday. And if any of you want to get one of my silk screen designs like The Riel Deal or any of the neighborhood designs printed onto a shirt you bring in to me, I'll need you to have the item to be printed by Wednesday December 18th at the latest for pick up on the weekend of the 21st in order for you to get it in time for Christmas. So get on it, folks!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Shop later at Sew Dandee!

This is our first week of staying open extra late on Thursdays AND Fridays so you can get your handmade holidays done before the mad rush! Thursdays and Fridays we'll be open until 9pm starting this week. And while you're out Friday night, make sure to stop by the Makers Market between 5pm and 9:30pm to find even more handmade awesomeness not to mention delicious vegan treats made with love by Andorah's Feast! (That's me & my partner Deb, by the way!) Hope to see you all soon!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December's Event Calendar! Support handmade!!

The busy season is upon us! Also known as the BUY SPEND SPEND season. This year your local makers have made it SO easy for you to support local artists, makers and designers! Every weekend from now on to the last few days before Christmas is chock full of amazing craft and artisan sales for you to check out while making your rounds to your favorite locally owned and operated shops! (like Sew Dandee! *winkwink*) I've put a few of these sales on the December calendar to make them that much easier for you to find. In addition to Sew Dandee, be sure to visit shops like Tara Davis Studio Boutique, Tiny Feast, Silver Lotus, Rhymes with Orange, The Ruby Slipper and all the other amazing, unique small businesses in our fine city! Skip the soul sucking malls and big box stores. They don't deserve your hard earned money. We've got everything you could ever need or want. And if we don't have it, chances are we can make it for you! Can they do that for you at Walmart or Forever 21??
On a side note: my other project, Andorah's Feast will be at the December 6th Makers Market, the Crafted By Hand Artisan Sale on December 8th and fingers crossed, the Holiday Pop-Up Shop put on by our lovely friends at the Winnipeg Etsy Street Team and the Winnipeg Makers Market on December 21st! If you like yummy food that happens to be vegan, gluten free, soy free and refined sugar free, you'll want to come track us down! We'll have plenty of holiday party snacks and great gift ideas for you hungry foodies!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Crafty Drop-In tomorrow night! 5pm to 7pm!

Don't miss this week's Crafty Drop-In Night at Sew Dandee! Tuesday November 26th starting at 5pm until just before 7pm, come hang out, work on some holiday gifts or get some crafty ideas for your next project! See you there!

And I've also got room for a few people in the Make You Own Monster Workshop on Wednesday, November 27th from 6pm to about 8pm. It's the perfect chance to make that handmade holiday gift! Be sure to register at the shop before 6pm Tuesday to secure your spot!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NEW at the shop this week!

Beautiful new cardigans from Paper People Clothing in Toronto.
Sweet sweater shrugs and a fresh batch of tie belts!
More colorful arm warmers by Paper People Clothing.
Super fuzzy thrummed mitts and hats by local knitter, Rose Mary Shamess.
I've make a huge batch of new aprons that I want to take home with me! Save me from over indulging and come pick one up for yourself. They make the perfect gift, too!
We just got in a fresh selection of jDuct wallets, too! LOVE the hipster buck.
And I've made up some new holiday cards sure to get a laugh. Come check them out!

P.S. Sew Dandee will be closed on Monday November 11th in recognition of Remembrance Day. I hope you have a peaceful day, my friends.

Time for some more crafty drop-in nights!

It's the perfect time of year to try out that crochet project that you've been meaning to bust out or find some inspiration for some homemade holiday gifts! Come hang with me at one or all of the three drop-in night's I'll be hosting at Sew Dandee this month. Thursday November 14th, Wednesday November 20th and Tuesday November 26th from 5pm to 7pm. Come with a project or just come to hang out! And bring some friends!

Monday, October 28, 2013

The November Workshop & Drop-In Calendar is UP!

Be sure to mark your calendar for all the craft sales and markets coming up, too! Skip those big boxes and the dreaded mall and find everything you could ever dream of made by hand right here in Winnipeg!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Time to cozy up with some locally made knitwear at Sew Dandee!

Staying warm while supporting your favorite makers has never been easier at Sew Dandee!
Come check out our latest batch of dresses and sweaters by Toronto designer, Paper People Clothing made from recycled sweaters.
And some local yarners have been busy making some ultra warm winter accessories for you to find at Sew Dandee and get you thru the impending cold months ahead. Make the best of this less than popular season by wearing some handmade cowls, mitts, headbands, hats and more. You'll feel the love that goes into them and it'll warm your heart from the outside in!