The lovely Janine from Uppercase Gallery asked me to be part of the new exhibition called s-t-i-t-c-h featuring 10 artists (all ladies, I must add) from all over Canada on the theme of, well, you’ve guessed it, needlework (sewing, embroidery, crochet, knitting). Of course, I had to say yes!!
For the occasion, I decided to whip up 2 new embroidery pieces (you can have a glimpse below)! I should make some for the shop soon, they got quite a warm welcome on My Flickr when I uploaded them last week!
So if you’re lucky and live in the Calgary, Alberta, area (#204, 100 – 7th Ave SW), hop on over there on the evening of March 5!
The Replicca shop is on fiyah! So many wonderful goodies, all of which makes you drool in want and envy.
Rebecca is one of my Quit Your Day Job Storque article buddies, so make sure to read hers here! :)
Persian Garden is a shop from Toronto that features wonderful digital illustrations by the artist, Afsaneh. Everything is delicate and feminine, detailed and colorful!
She also has a second shop, Joojoo, with polymer clay mini sculptures and jewelry, as well as a few more illustration prints. This one (below) would totally be perfect for a child’s room! SO cute!
There is something mysterious and powerful in these prints by Joe Evershot. It’s sort of a place that can contain the words powerful and ethereal at the same time and be in perfect harmony. I feel like I could just stare at them for minutes and minutes and minutes.
Oh, I almost forgot! This is a brand new Etsy shop alert!!! You discovered it here first, yeah ;)
Now, here I was thinking I was a patient lady to cross-stitch for hours my Wall Wear pieces on linen, but I might have to take that back.
The lady behind Papercutdiecut (Toronto) probably is one of the most patient people out there. She hand cuts (CRAZY, I KNOW!) everything you see here and her whole entire shop is full of them!
I really think most of them are under priced. These are pieces of art, hours of labor and work, and they should be bought to be framed and priced accordingly. I usually do not feature items that I think are under priced on my blog, however fabulous, it’s against my “handmade religion” or something…
But these are so fantastic I could not wait another second to show them off…
It may sound weird, but this is the best compliment mixed with advice that I could ever give her :)
To anyone under pricing they handmade work out there: OMG, VALUE YOURSELF!
When you under price, you send out this message that your work is cheap, that it’s not worth it. It’s even worst that over pricing. Do not pay yourself $2 an hour minus fees, that’s just mean to your own self.
Why do I care? Well, it really hurts the entire handmade community as a whole…
You may or may not know, but I go spend some time into the Etsy Virtual Labs quite a few times a week. They have newbie chats and critiques for sellers, as well as workshops and chats with Etsy admins. I like to go in there and help others (I try anyway!) with their shop. It makes me take a break too and I virtually meet tons of great people and great artists!
So anyway, yesterday I went in for the critique session, and I met the super friendly Emily from mchen, a lady from Ottawa, and fell in love with her work and designs! She makes silkscreen tee’s and totes, as well as greeting cards and tags.
What I love too about her shop is her model pictures! With so many different and beautiful people, it kinda hit me that it is very rare to see this much diversity in a single shop. Too bad because I love it!!
After the critique, Emily wrote to me about a giveaway she’s having right now until Nov. 11th! It’s so easy to enter too: just go check out her shop, pick a tee you’d love to call yours and post the link to this Etsy Forum thread. That’s it, you could possibly win!
Imma gonna pick mine now ;)
Oh wow, I love love love this new Etsy shop called Hotelle Motelle!
Directly from Vancouver, the designer seems to focus on great tops and dresses. Lots of color, great fabrics, great triangular shapes… Great simple pictures!!
I wish they had my size… *cries* lol
I mean, W.O.W. !!! Aren’t these coats just fan-tas-tic?
You NEED to check out this fabulous shop called LittleHouses, from Vancouver!
Via } Etsy-Love
Totally fell in love with Canadian Jessica Doyle‘s work today! Each art piece is like a little world of it’s own with creatures, lines, colors, details, all available in affordable prints!
The only problem is.. choosing!
Sale is OVER! Thank you so much to everyone who celebrated with me! :)
YAY! It’s been 2 years since I started selling on Etsy under the name Nea!
For the occasion, I’m having my FIRST EVER SALE!
Everything is either 10% or 15% off!
Plus, item prices already have been marked down! No promos codes, no revised invoices, just pop in and shop!! :P
See you at my Neawear Shop to celebrate! :D
I love beige.
I love food.
I love photography.
Therefore, I love Jennifer Squires‘ (London, Ontario) kitchen photography in beige tints! I love their purity and their simpleness, and that reminds me that food is supposed to be pleasure, not torture, and that it is the best way to gather people together for a nice evening!
I miss you the second you leave.
Awwwwwwww! Such a cute little idea from Colleen Baran (Vancouver), a totally awesome stamp ring!
Via } Poppytalk
Mixing textures and materials in sometimes unexpected ways, that’s part of what I love to do! And I love to see others do it as well.
Therefore, I adore seeing Nesting Emily, from Ontario, work the materials together with aesthetics. Adding felt and yarn to her beautiful simply carved pottery, she gives her pieces a uniqueness that everyone notices.
Want more? Check out her Flickr! (That’s where I found out about her work!!)
I’ve loved the antler hype since it started, but now it’s getting bigger since I saw these fab rings by Toronto’s Touch the Dutch! I mean like woah!
Whether you like wood or prefer metal, there’s something for you over there! Check it out!
Canadian (Nova Scotia) duo Jai and Lauren Soloy, aka SleepingForest, create wonderful wood portfolios, albums and books in birch, walnut and elm. Each is unique and special and can be unscrewed to add/remove pages from the inside, therefore, it will last forever!
Treat yourself to impress clients, or surprise someone you really love!