Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's New!

Well, the first installment of This Ain't Your Grandma's Craft sale last Friday at the WECC was a success! Great traffic, great people and great times! And now it's time to gear up for the second sale at the Park Theatre this coming Sunday, December 5th from 6pm to 10pm. I've been working on some new hooded cowls to bring to the sale this Sunday. Here are just a few samples of my latest design.

I'll be sure to have tons of towels, cards, switch plates, pins, magnets and much more at the sale this weekend so come load up!

Here at the store, Wanda June brought by a few of her latest design, too!

She'll be bringing by some of her latest winter hats soon so come by and check them out!

One of Sew Dandee's longest consignors, Pego, brought in some new wallets today and as usual, they're amazing. Laura has found time in her busy life living up north to silk screen some new patterns and images for her handmade wallets. Check out the polar bear and inukshuk!

And I've saved the cutest for last! Check out these upcycled sox turned baby legwarmers made by local designer, Jolene of Hug a Leg! SO CUTE!

Starting next week we'll be extending our hours on Thursday nights to 9pm so you can all get your holiday shopping started. Sew Dandee is the place to come for one of a kind, super cool, make them giggle gifts and cards sure to please everyone on your list! Including YOU! I hope to see you down at the store soon!

p.s. It's so cozy and warm in the store these days. Another great reason to skip the toxic, impersonal malls and come shop in the village!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oh so pretty!

I'm very proud to present to you another Sew Dandee staff member who is not only a great customer service super star but also a fantastic jewellery designer. Come check out Jade Ashleigh Jewellery for a one of a kind piece that's sure to bring compliments galore!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Baby, it's cold outside!

So, I made you some armwarmers and legwarmers to keep you warm! Here is just a small sample of what I made. I've got tons more along with a bunch of great hats, scarves, mitts, ear muffs and hooded scarves.

And I've been making more cards, as usual. I'm busting out a bunch of doozies for the first installment of This Ain't Your Grandma's Craft Sale happening next week Friday night at the West End Cultural Centre. I hope you'll all be able to make it!

I've also been busy loading up Sew Dandee and the other shops I sell my goodies at with my new switch plates! If you're in Nelson, BC check out former Winnipegger, Tara Davis's new shop Tara Davis Studio Boutique. I'm also in the Okanagan Valley in Penticton, BC at another great handmade shop called Propeller Clothing. Or if you're in Kitchener, Ontario I've got a bunch of my work at Rare Funk.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Threadless Shirts & Holiday Cards!

I just got in another batch of awesome Threadless shirts today! Here are a just a couple of the women's ones that I'm really diggin'.

And I'm also still coming up with some ridiculous holiday cards. Here's just a sample of what I've come up with so far. More to come!! And don't forget I can make you custom cards, too. AAAAAAAAnd if you can't make it to the store or live outside of Winnipeg, you can always order them on either of my online stores on Etsy or Artfire.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mark your calendars!

Ok, people! It's November 1st and Halloween is officially over which means it's time to switch into holiday mode! It also means it's time to mark your calendars with all the super awesome handmade craft sales coming up!

For those of you who are avid attendees of This Ain't Your Grandma's Craft Sale for the past several years, you'll be happy to hear that there will be TWO sales this year! The first is a tag team with The Manitoba Craft Council and will take place on Friday November 26th at the West End Cultural Centre from 5pm to 10pm. Check out the details on the Facebook Event Page. And the second sale will take place at our usual stomping grounds, The Park Theatre on Sunday December 5th from 5pm to 10pm. There will be different people selling at each sale so if you can make both I highly recommend it. Sew Dandee will be at both shows in full force so, come say HI!

Some other great sales to check out:
Creative Collection Craft Sale at Crescentwood Community Centre on Nov. 21st
Fa La La open house and craft sale on Nov. 27th
Crafty Minions on Dec. 4th at Aqua Books
The Holidaze Craft Sale at The West End Cultural Centre Dec. 17th, 18th and 19th

All these sales will feature Winnipeg's finest and craftiest so try to make it out if you can! Skip the smelly, packed, unoriginal malls this holiday season (and year round for that matter) and buy handmade! I don't need to list all the wonderful reasons to support handmade, do I!?! You already know, I'm sure!