the truth

Well yesterday was my intro into the crazy land of craft fairs. I had a good day, it was a good experience and I made money BUT let's put it this way...I'm glad I have a day job. The fair wasn't as well attended as I had anticipated and most of the people just touched all my stuff and then would walk away - they weren't there to buy. My stuff is better suited for the Queen West craft crowd and thank you to my friends who came and bought stuff, I know it was tough being sandwiched between ugly jewellery and airbrushed jean jackets (who wears that stuff?).

I'm setting my sights on City of Craft for next year. That will be my goal for 2012. In the meantime I have lots of eye pillows left so if you want one just holler.


busy bee

I am busily sewing my signature lavender eye pillows for a bride and her bridal party. Isn't that a thoughtful gift?

If you're looking for a special personal gift for the bride-to-be or for your wedding party get in touch with me.

I've been told by people that buy my pillows that they also de-puff your eyes (oooh!)

Want one (or several)?


June 23, 2011 — AlannaB

"etsy" bitsy spider

Photo credit: Mort

So I have an Etsy shop, it's been around for a while but I've been doing a really lousy job promoting it. Right now I've got my lavender eye pillows listed and I wanted to let y'all know about them since they make the BEST Mother's Day gifts.  Check out my shop and tell your friends. Oh and if you have any advice on how I can increase the traffic to my shop please help me.

Thanks all and your Mother will thank me :)

May 04, 2011 — Alanna Banks

what i made

Now that all of my homemade Christmas gifts have been unwrapped I can share all of my creations with you (my blood, sweat and tears actually).

As you know I had my very popular lavender eye pillows for sale on Etsy and sold several (even to complete strangers!). They're still on sale if your interested (double eyebrow) just send me an email or you can check them out on the fridaysoff Facebook page.

My nephew was the proud recipient of his very own LEGO sac (sorry forgot to take a photo). I followed this super easy tutorial .

My three nieces each received these (pic below) adorable Elodie the Elephants. So cute and cuddly, but not the easiest to make (I have no patience for handstitching!) Put it this way it was a skill building exercise (smiley face). The pattern was from one my fave books One Yard Wonders.

I also made several produce bags (I love a good free online patern) with gorge fabrics from the workroom as well as everyday tote bags from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing.

Now I'm craving new projects! Any suggestions?