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See you at Etsy: Made in Canada!

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Today’s the day!   I’ll be at the show from 10am – 6pm, my booth is by the Elizabeth Street entrance, see you there!boKM9ZSzpjFKcQdKjOyUezHEhyaYV4xK_4a-vIwV7PM

The week before a show

Day 350/365zqLGEbUHdZfUkQqyWeA1s5JHGo1cEQxpxNVhd6tyfO8The week or two leading up to a favourite show is a heady mix of excitement, panic, anticipation and bliss.  At least for me it is.

I hope you’ll join me next Saturday, September 26 at the MaRS Building here in Toronto, to stop by and say Hello and check out all the amazing things being made, by hand, right here in the city.

Check out the facebook event page for details, here.

The Studio on a Sunday

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photo 2This past week I’ve been in full swing preparing for Etsy: Made in Canada, Toronto edition at the MaRS building.

I’ve been working hard at re-designing some of my books and I can’t wait to share the new and improved Adventure Journal with you at the show!
photo 1 This is a small sampling of what many Adventure Journals looks like!  These guys aren’t quite done yet, but almost there.  I love how each is a bit different from the maps on the covers to the scuffs and nicks in the reclaimed leather closures.  These are my favourite journals!!

Etsy: Made in Canada, 1 week away!

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In just over 1 week it’s Etsy: Made in Canada!!  I’m so excited to be a part of the fun, and there are some extra surprises planned this year!!  (Stay tuned for details over the next week!!)boKM9ZSzpjFKcQdKjOyUezHEhyaYV4xK_4a-vIwV7PM

In the meantime, check out the vendor lookbook and do some pre-show shopping!  And, if you’re an early bird, get in line early to be one of the first 100 visitors to get a swag bag packed with goodies, for FREE!!!  (again, early bird gets the worm!)

For more info and details, check out the Toronto Etsy Street Team site here.

T-Minus 2 Weeks!

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That’s right folks, only 2 weeks till Etsy: Made in Canada!!  I’m super excited and have been working away on some new items just for the show.  No reveals just yet, only a quick note so you can save the date!boKM9ZSzpjFKcQdKjOyUezHEhyaYV4xK_4a-vIwV7PMWhat: Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto
Where: MaRS Building, 101 College Street, Toronto (right by Queens Park subway station)
When: Saturday September 26, 10am – 6pm.

If you want to get a sneak peek at what to expect, take a look at the vendor lookbook for this year’s show here.

And if Toronto isn’t local to you, check out the main Etsy; Made in Canada page to find a show near you!  (This show is country-wide, all on the same day!)


The countdown is on!

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It’s official!  The coundown is on to the 2nd annual Etsy Made in Canada: Toronto!  The show will be at the MaRS building again this year, showcasing the best of the best of Canadian Etsy sellers here in the city!

There are some sweet surprises planned for this year, so keep your eyes peeled!  And if you’re eager to get one of the free swag bags, be sure to get there early!  There are only 100 of them and last year people started lining up hours in advance.

For more information, please see the Toronto Etsy Street Team’s website, here.

No local to Toronto?  No problem!  Etsy Made in Canada is a country-wide event, click here to find an event near you.

New in the Shop!

Day 324/365DSC_0726I’m so excited to say that there are a couple of new Canadiana Journals in the shop, one of them, pictured above, with RED edging!!  Of course, they are coptic stitched, for flexibility and ease of writing or sketching.DSC_0714While the red journal showcases Quebec maps on the cover, the book pictured above features The Great Lakes.  Complete with rustic brown edging, which reminds me of old school provincial park rangers, of course.

Interesting fact: you can find these books in the Travel Journals section of my online shop, as opposed to the Hard Cover Journals section.  Just go here to see!