Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last minute holiday shopping at the Beaches

A quick reminder that the Beaches Artists' & Artisans' show is on today for the last day! So if you're looking for any last minute gifts or stocking stuffers, now's your chance! Or just come by to hang out and get into the holiday mood!

Beaches Artists' & Artisans' Market Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

First one done, two more to go!

Thank you everyone who came by at the Crafternoon Tea craft show last Saturday! It was so much fun and I'm so glad I got to meet so many awesome people!

At Crafternoon Tea, Leslieville Toronto The bast part of any show is to get to talk about what I make with my customers live and meet some rad fellow-makers! I was lucky to be placed between two kick-ass ladies, so a hello to Beak&Bill and The Studio Forest! Thank you also to Nathalie-Roze & Co for organizing such a fun and welcoming event!

At Crafternoon Tea, Leslieville Toronto Like said, though, I am not quite done yet! I'll still be at the Beaches Artists' and Artisans' show for the next two Saturdays, December 13th and 20th!

Beaches Artists' & Artisans' Market
The show takes place at Beaches Presbyterian Church on 65 Glen Manor Drive. The doors will be open from 11am to 4pm. Hope to see you there!

Beaches Presbyterian church
Conveniently, I actually have a photo of said door!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Crafternoon Tea in Leslieville - Saturday, December 6th

Hi guys,

It's been two years since I attended a craft show as a vendor, so it's about time! This Saturday, December 6th 2014, will be my first show here in Toronto. I'm attending the Craftnernoon Tea show on Queen St. East, corner of Carlaw.

Crafternoon Tea, Leslieville There will be over 25 vendors, and the majority of the items will be under $50! So, this is a great opportunity to find some Christmas presents, stocking stuffers or just find something fun for yourself! I will bring back the hugely popular $5 items, notebooks, greeting cards, stickers and ornaments!

Brinner Christmas card Come by to say hi and check out the charity tea party!

P.S. This awesome 70s poolside hunks with a Christmas tree notebook will also be available! It's one of a kind, so first come, first serve!

1970s Christmas hunks notebook

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

29 days to Christmas

Advent Calenders are the best! If you're thinking of making one for someone special, now's the time to collect your materials!

Advent calender
I've made a few calendars over the year and they are always so much fun to make. Basically just collect 24 or 25 (depending when you celebrate Christmas) little prizes, candy, toys, stationery, etc... Wrap them up in little packages, number them from 1 to 24 or 25 and you're done!

Advent calender
Best thing ever!

These photos are from a few years ago... I can't really share this years calenders so I won't ruin the surprise!

Do you have a calender for this year? What kind?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mail Monday

Hello, hello everyone!

It's still looking very much like fall and I love it! My head is completely on Christmas things already, but I'm trying to keep it somewhat restrained for a little while longer. I've been making many, many holiday items for the shop and creating some brand new ones too! More about those later.

I do have a few pieces of mail to share with you for now.


honeycomb Let's start with a new style, honeycomb. I've been working a lot with this shape recently and naturally it spills over to my snailmail as well. I really like the look of it, there will be many more...

vintage stamps The second one if a very simple one. It was father's day in Finland yesterday, so I sent something to my dad last week. The envelope is a plain white one, but the vintage stamps are the key to the look.


Black, white and pink, incoming
This awesome black, white and pink one is from Mary. I love the stripes. I find working with paper like this is really hard, lining up the stripes can be tough! This is her second ever handmade envelope, so it'll be a collectors item when she's famous! (It also came with chocolate, so I really enjoyed it!)

So, what's up with you guys? Been up so something fun recently?