As some of you may know, if you follow Needlings on any social media especially, my dear father passed away on New Year's Eve after dealing with years of extended illnesses. My dad was one of Needlings' biggest supporters and I know he would want me to keep going, so keep going I shall! He was one of my main cheerleaders for the first 10 years of Needlings but I'm sure I'll continue to feel his cheering me on for the rest of it.
Happy New Year to you all and thank you for your continued support and love.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Staircase Theatre for Handmade Hamilton! Join me at Needlings' last market of the year - the Last Chance Holiday Market taking place at the beautiful HARRRP Centre at 705 Main Street East in Hamilton on Thursday, December 21st - the winter solstice!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Collective Arts Brewing for the Stuffed Hamilton show! Such a fun one, lots of familiar happy faces and a lovely start to my holiday season. Next up is Handmade Hamilton this weekend on December 2nd and 3rd at The Staircase Theatre on 27 Dundurn Street N!
Ten years ago I made a simple little felt toy for a little girl with special needs. I liked doing it so much that I made a few more. With the encouragement of my friends and family, I reluctantly put those on a little website called Etsy for 20 cents each and I watched them all sell - much to my surprise. A year later, I did my first craft show (which was terrifying to me at the time) and just kept going from there. I could never have imagined it would be as important to me as it has become. Needlings has taken up much of my life (and in some ways, my friends' and families' lives – sorry guys) for 10 whole years. It's been my constant through many happy times, struggles, and heart breaks and has been my best friend in a lot of ways. It hasn't always been easy to keep going and there are even moments I wonder why I do but I've been lucky to have met so many friends and wonderful people and I never forget how truly lucky I am to receive the support and love I have had for these silly little things all these years. I really want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for buying, encouraging, liking, and sticking with Needlings this long with me. I really truly couldn't do it without you.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Needings booth at Supercrawl this weekend.
This is the 9th Supercrawl and I've been lucky enough to be there with Needlings at every single one and it is consistently my favourite weekend of the year.
Thank you again for all the support!
If you're visiting looking for something you didn't pick up or was sold out over the weekend, feel free to check out the shop, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on any social media site @needlings.
Thank you to all of you who visited the little Needlings booth at Handmade Market at Honsberger Estates this weekend! Big thank yous also to the organizers for putting on one of the best shows ever and my fellow vendors for being the loveliest temporary coworkers! Can't wait to see you all next year! Looking for something you missed picking up at the show? Visit the shop here for send me an email for custom inquiries! Love, Heather
(Big thank yous to Needlings' mom who is the best show helper and helped make merry all weekend!)