I can’t believe November is almost over. I pretty much blinked and missed it. And part of that was getting ready for the Truck holiday market!
The market is being held at the TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary gallery in Sunalta (2009-10th Ave SW) on Saturday, November 28th from 10AM-5PM.
There will be many talented local artists there, as well as the Alberta Printmakers, and a used art book sale. I really think this is THE holiday market to be at – so many wonderful and unique vendors!
I’ll have a few new goodies there, including these handmade kitties made from cotton and wool, cotton canvas & leather zipper pouches, and lots of wool wall weavings (some embroidered!). I hope to see you there!
Finally, a shop update! It seems like the last one was a million years ago – and it probably was! And for the first time since selling handmade online, I finally have photos that I am satisfied with. I decided last week, after having a very frustrating time with mediocre photos, that something needed to be done. I like to shoot in natural light, but my set up just wasn’t cutting it (I would just use my dining room wall as a backdrop – which was fine, but not great). Welcome pallet wall. I’d love to take the credit for that thing, but it was mostly my husband (I provided moral support?). And boy, do pallets have a ton of nails in them. But regardless of the not-so-fun time disassembling and reassembling pallets, the results are good and I am a happy camper. And the best part is that I can move the wall around as needed – no more waiting for the perfect time of day to shoot. Good photos = justice to the aprons.
Now on to the new aprons. I’ve got some adorable critter prints – I couldn’t resist! That octopus print!
And of course florals (goodness knows I love my florals).
I’m working on some new aprons styles, but my guess is that they won’t be ready for my shop until after the new year – November is the busiest month! It’s all good though.
So that’s what I’ve been up to lately.