Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Introducing... the Kimdoll!

This idea came to me out of the blue, and I thought it was at once super creepy and absolutely amazing.  I made a few of these as Christmas gifts, and they were a huge hit (some people didn't even think they were creepy, which I found a bit bizarre, but I have a strange sense of humour).  You can buy one with your own face here.  Or with the face of a friend... or enemy?

Friday, December 14, 2012

One Foot Outside the Box's Montreal Gift Guide

Thanks for the feature!  This is a FANTASTIC guide to local shopping options... which is great if you're like me and starting to panic about your Christmas list!

Everything shown in my section is available for purchase on my Etsy.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Buy local this holiday season!

Victoire Boutique, where m3s has sold on and off over the years, wrote an excellent article on what it means to buy local.

Usually when I sell at shows, the shoppers are savvy and realize that they're spending a bit more to get a better quality, ethical, and local product.  However, once in a while I'll get comments from someone who just doesn't understand.  ("$50 for a scarf??  How ridiculous!")  I always try to support small businesses- I would much rather spend my money supporting our economy and local artisans.  Please keep this in mind when you're doing your Christmas shopping this year.  You won't believe the beautiful, unique items you can find at local craft shows!  I'll be at Smart Design Mart this weekend, which will be a great place to start ;)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Urban Craft, holiday edition

Urban Craft yesterday was just amazing!  Thanks to everyone who came out and did their Christmas shopping at my booth :)  I was overwhelmed by the positive responses to my work!  Now I have so very much work to do before Smart Design Mart starts on Friday, but I'm happy to do it of course.

I'm really glad I made this stand for my headbands- it's difficult to display a lot of items in a small area, so adding the vertical display helped a lot.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Headbands for babies and little girls

How sweet are these?!  I was selling adult's pompom headbands at Urban Craft last month, and so many little girls tried them on.  I couldn't resist knitting them in smaller sizes.  They are too adorable!!  I did a show last weekend in Huntingdon, Quebec and they sold like crazy.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Upcoming shows

I have so many shows coming up!!  The next month is going to be caaaa-razy for me!

Saturday, November 24, 9:30am-3:30pm
Huntingdon, Quebec, 21 King Street

Urban Craft
Saturday, December 1, 10am-2pm
Ottawa, the GCTC, 1227 Wellington

Smart Design Mart
Friday, December 7- 5pm-9pm
Saturday, December 8- 11am-6pm
Sunday, December 9- 12pm-5pm
Montreal, 5505 Casgrain

Design Haut & Fort
Thursday, December 13- 11am-7pm
Friday, December 14- 11am-7pm
Saturday, December 15- 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16- 11am-5pm
1125 Ontario E.

I'm super excited!  I'm really grateful to be doing fairs in different cities and bringing m3s to a wider audience.    It's so different to sell at a boutique in a city, than to actually sell at a fair there and meet your customers in person.  Pass by and see me, and get your holiday shopping done!  I've never done Craftmania or Haut & Fort before, but whenever I do Urban Craft and Smart Design Mart I can't resist leaving my own booth and shopping...

Smart Design Mart 2010

Friday, November 9, 2012

Urban Craft in Ottawa

Urban Craft was amazing!  I absolutely loved the t-shirts by Winged Beast Outfitters, and Heart Meets Paper's gorgeous handmade cards.

My booth

Hearts Meets Paper 

Mama Beattie and my sister Vicki came to visit!

I'm super excited to go back in December!