The 2015 craft show season kicked off for me last weekend with City of Craft! We had a great turn out and gorgeous spring weather. It was nice to see some familiar faces, both vendors and shoppers, returning for this year's show. It was also the 8th year that City of Craft events have been happening (do I have that right? incredible!) based on the tireless efforts of founding members Becky, Leah and Jen, and of the very sparkly dynamo, Kalpna and volunteer coordinator headmistress, Michelle. Big ups to you guys!
Next up, I'll be in Kanata, just outside of Ottawa, for Handmade Harvest Spring. People have been raving about this high quality show and there are often lineups out the door, so I'm really looking forward to being there as a first time vendor. Hey, Ottawa! Come say hello!
My online shop will be re-opening at the end of this month! New pots are being photographed this week and will be added very soon. I am so excited to debut the new spring items!
In other news, I am happy to report that I'll be adding a new stockist this spring in my hometown, Port Carling, Muskoka! More details on that to come. After hibernating in the studio all winter, this spring season has already brought some amazing things my way. Here's to dusting off the cobwebs and getting busy!
We made it!! Thank you to everyone who came out to visit me at the Christmas One of a Kind Show! And to everyone who helped me prepare for this, be it with your generous helping hands or supportive words of encouragement. It was a total whirlwind and I'm not quite yet recovered. More sleep, please! (Soon) Here are a few pics of my booth, with the barn board walls/shelves, antique tables and DIY painted floral mat. I thought it was pretty sweet & homey. A cozy spot to spend 11 days! All I needed was a fireplace... It was great to see so many familiar faces & hear all the positive feedback on my work.
This was my fourth time doing this show (over a six year span) and I feel like this year was a turning point. Not necessarily in the way I was expecting, but more of a mental shift both for me, and perhaps for shoppers, too? Many people have asked me about what it's like doing the OOAK. When the holidays are over, I think I will do a follow up post here on the blog to talk more about my experiences.
In the meantime, here are a few pics from friends & fans of their new #potsinthewild! I LOVE seeing my pots in their new homes & being enjoyed. If you have any pics to share, please post them on Instagram and tag them #potsinthewild
From left to right: diaryofachefswife, dallascurow, lovefreshdotcom
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!