Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Full Collection!

I am so excited to share more details and pictures of what will be avaliable at my Craft Fair debut this December! As I mentioned, I will be selling at the Artisans Gift Fair on Saturday, December 13th from 12-6pm. It is located at 292 Brunswick Ave, in Toronto (close to The Rom). I will only be selling the one day, so please come on out and say hello!

For the curious - I will be back on here next week to share even more pictures, along with details about prices, and my future plans for selling.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Craft Fair!

I am thrilled to be selling a wide variety of hand made items. There will be many more pictures and sneak peaks at the products coming up, so keep your eyes here on the blog and my instagram (instagram.com/carlymfriesen)!

Monday, November 10, 2014

DIY Buttons!

Recently I found out that a store close to me rents a button machine! This was very exciting information.
(The buttons above will be avaliable at a craft fair I am selling at - details to come. They will also be avaliable on my Etsy shop* opening December 14th!)

Upon the discovery that I could make my own buttons, I promptly organized a button making party with a few friends! It was a huge success and so much fun.

We ended up with 6 people and 200 buttons. More than enough to go around! We probably only needed 150, but it was great to be able to have some extras to play with and not worry if a few turned out a little wonky.
I made the bulk of the buttons, as I was planning to make some to sell on my Etsy Shop*. But it was so much fun to see what everyone else made there buttons out of. We also took the pins off of the back of a few and glued magnets onto them. Instant DIY magnets!

I have long been a lover of buttons. I always had a pile of pins and buttons on the back of my school bag growing up. Whether they were proclaiming to "SAVE THE EARTH" or simply "BE HAPPY!" I kind of just love them... So let's face it - buttons are amazing.

*Etsy Shop opening soon! Details to come! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Selling my Art

I haven't mentioned it here on the blog yet, but I am preparing to sell at my first ever Craft Fair this December. I am very excited about it, and have been listening to pod-casts and reading blog posts all about everything Craft Fair. From pricing products, to setting up a display, it is all exciting and fascinating to me.

I will be sure to share the details of when and where the Craft Fair is, once it is all finalized, but in the mean time I have a little (tiny) story. Last week I had a follow up appointment with a Podiatrist (my feet are now doing great, thanks Dr!) anyways... he asked what I would be doing after the appointment, and I said sewing! Lucky for me he asked... what for? I explained that I was preparing for a Craft Fair in December, and he promptly order 3 pencil cases for his daughters! Without even seeing my work, or knowing my prices. It was a very cool moment, and I was thrilled to get a sale before I even had my shop ready. 

These pencil cases were made with his daughters in mind, and aren't the style I plan on making for the Craft Fair, but I wanted to share them here anyways. I love how the little buttons look on them. 

Now I'm just hoping the girls like them! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

My Very Own Stamp!!

I (finally) got a stamp for my blog, and I could not love it any more!

It was a simple process, and a great price. I plan to use it for the back of my hand-painted cards. And for pretty much anything else I can think of (haha!) I love it!

I ordered it from Rubber Stamps 4 U based in Etobicoke (west Toronto). Their website looks basic, but if you email Barry at RubberStamps4u@gmail.com he will help you find exactly what you need!
(not sponsored, I just love Rubber Stamps 4 U)