Several months ago I met up with a couple of lovely ladies who have an unbelievable talent for picking out the most amazing vintage finds. In fact, I met both of these ladies because of our mutual love of all things vintage. We’d mentioned previously in passing about the idea of holding a market that focused on midcentury modern and industrial vintage, with possibly some vintage and midcentury-inspired handmade. But I don’t know if it actually got serious until one of us casually mentioned “So I looked at a location the other day”.

So after several meetings (over pie, of course), we’d organized a market. I make it sound so easy, don’t I?

The first MidModMarket will be held on June 24th and 25th at the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association – I honestly couldn’t be more excited! We’ll be featuring lots of carefully curated vintage, with an emphasis on midcentury modern, as well as a handful of vintage and MCM inspired handmade vendors, including Secret Wool Society. Uppercase Magazine will be set up on the Friday evening with a typewriter exhibit (I’m so excited for this), and there will be food trucks on both days. If you’re local, I’d love to see you! In the meantime, visit us on Facebook or Instagram.




Secret Wool Society at The Royal Bison

You’ll have to pardon my absence from the blog, I’ve been insanely busy getting prepped for some upcoming markets this spring and summer, including The Royal Bison!

I’m so excited to be participating in this market – it’s going to be a good one! If you’re in the Edmonton area on May 6th-8th, please come and check out the market.



Secret Wool Society at BEX Vintage Version 2.0

I wanted to share some of my recent work that went out to BEX Vintage for consignment. A few of these pieces are still available to purchase as well!


I’m really digging the neutral vibe of this batch – it was pretty difficult to let most of them go as I wanted to keep them all for myself. Especially this one:


I’m feeling so inspired by the response to my weavings, I can’t wait to get back to the loom after a week long break (especially since I just purchased a new table loom!).





Secret Wool Society & BEX Vintage

A couple of months ago I was approached by BEX Vintage to consign some of my weavings. I tried to keep it cool during the conversation and do my whole “Casual Megan” thing, but it was pretty difficult. Since I discovered BEX Vintage, I’ve just adored everything they do. Their eye for style is so darn good. BEX is the go-to for all things vintage mid-century modern in Calgary. So to even be considered by BEX was flattering. I was excited, to say the least.

So after the insane Christmas season, I got weaving. Here’s what I came up with for BEX:


The response so far has been so positive, which is great. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending how you look at it), there are only a couple left at BEX. But, I will be working on a new batch over the next several weeks and I’ll be sharing here as well.

I cannot express how lovely the art community is here in Calgary. So supportive and encouraging!

BEX Vintage can be found at bexvintage.ca and more of my work can be found on my Etsy shop.



Secret Wool Society

If you’re a returning reader, you may have noticed a few little changes around the site. First thing, the name. Originally I started this blog as a place to write about gardening. But as the first year went on, I realized that I wanted to share other things too. Cooking, baking, crafting, knitting, home projects, dumpster dive finds, and so on. So after a bit of thought, I figured it was time to retire the Carrots & Raspberries name.

So why couldn’t I make a year-round garden blog work? Truthfully, I live in Alberta, Canada where winter exists for basically 8 months of the year. Sure, I do indoor gardening, but how many times does one want to see the same cactus? I still love gardening and I will still share my garden during the seasonally appropriate times, but an exclusive gardening blog didn’t work for me.

So what is this site going to look like in the future? Well, hopefully I’ll post more than once in a blue moon. And when I do post, I want to ensure my posts are thoughtful and enjoyable to read. So expect to see a lot of the same things you have seen in the past – food adventures, decorating, knitting, weaving, sewing, cats, and of course gardening!

So why Secret Wool Society? Well, it is the business that I started this past year and I honestly love it. I love the name and the vision and I want to keep focusing on that. It makes sense to bring the business name and the blog together. I’m not saying that this blog will turn into all business posts – it won’t. It will continue to have a little bit thrown in, but only because I am giddy about the things that I make and I want to share them – not just because I want you to buy them. I’ve never viewed my blog as a business and I probably never will, it’s just not my jam.

So with all of that said, RIP Carrots & Raspberries! Secret Wool Society is the new sheriff in town.