Friday, November 4, 2016

2016 Craft Show Season

Hi Everyone,

A quick little post to talk about craft show season!

My craft show season is soon coming to an end! I have participated in one craft show each month since June! I don't know where the time has gone but I only have ONE more craft show before I'm finished for 2016. (The entire year has blown by!)

I absolutely LOVE craft shows. I love every aspect of it. I love meeting new and returning customers. I love seeing someone light up when they purchase one of my items to be given as a gift. I love meeting loads of shoppers who appreciate the "handmade" aspect. I love getting to know other craft show vendors and being immersed in a venue that is just EXPLODING with inspiration, support and creativity. And I also love shopping at craft shows and finding that perfect, unique, one of a kind, handmade gift!

My upcoming and final craft show of 2016 is the West Rouge Holiday Artisan Sale, held on Saturday November 12th 2016. It is quickly approaching and I have yet to finish sewing for it. (Here's a little secret though, I never truly finish preparing for craft shows - it is constant preparation!)

If you are interested in selling some of your handmade crafts at local craft shows, I put together a video with some tips! You can check out the YouTube video here.

Happy Craft Show-ing !

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Durham Craft & Gift Show 2016

Hi Everyone!

Excited to announce that this year will be my sixth consecutive year participating in the annual Durham Craft & Gift Show, by Metroland Media.

Come check it out this weekend - October 21st-23rd held at the Durham College/UOIT Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N. in Oshawa!

Please use this coupon and enjoy the show for FREE! (Regular admission $6)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

It's been a while...

Hi Everyone!

I realized that it has been a very long time since I have posted anything on my blog! Where on earth has the time gone?

I have a couple of videos to share with you,if you are not subscribed to my YouTube channel, please feel free to do so!

So what's new....

I had a pattern that was featured in the Winter 2016 issue of Quilter's Connection magazine,of a patchwork sleeping bag pattern! I made a YouTube video HERE where you can see a close up of the sample and also find out more information on where to purchase Quilter's Connection magazines.

I was given the opportunity to read a digital copy of the children's book Maya's Blanket.
I did a YouTube video review of the book, which you can view HERE
It was a really great book and I feel like it would make a great addition to any Easter baskets that you may be putting together this spring!

I promise that I will have an Easter themed tutorial video out very soon, so don't forget to hit subscribe on my YouTube channel so you never miss a video!

What spring projects are you working on? I'd love to see them!

Feel free to send me an E-mail at or follow me on Instagram by searching quilters.workshop

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Welcome to 2016!

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2016!

To start off 2016, I wanted to share a video to advertise my small store! For those of you who don't know, I have been operating this business since 2009. I teach 3-4 group sewing classes a week, travel to quilting guilds and give presentations, sell my items in craft shows and operate a small gift store in downtown Whitby, ON.
All of the products that I sell are handmade by local crafters who I have met through various craft show events.
On top of all things "small business" I also work full time, so I don't often have opportunities to share all aspects of my life with you!

If you are interested in having a sneak-peak to my store and the variety of products made by some talented people, please check out this video

One of the things I would like to accomplish this year, is to be more consistent with the posting of my YouTube videos. So please stay tuned for a Valentine's themed video & many more to come in 2016. As well, don't forget to check out the Winter issue of Quilter's Connection magazine to find my pattern for a patchwork sleeping bag!

In the meantime, please feel free to check out my previous tutorials & product reviews!

You can visit my YouTube Channel, HERE
You can "Like" my Facebook page, HERE
You can follow me on Instagram, HERE

I'm so excited for 2016!