Happy Holidays, lovelies! Please note the holiday/Christmas delivery deadline has passed for gifts delivered outside of Ontario but the shop will remain open with shipments being made as normal through the remainder of the holiday season. Thank you so much for a wonderful 2015 to all Needlings international and local friends!
Sure, we're having a little April snowfall but Spring is definitely on its way! And there are some new spring bunnies now available in the shop! Signed and numbered handsewn little plush bunnies and a new One of a Kind art doll, Bunny B. Belle.
Happy Birthday week to Needlings! My gift to me is to give you things for free! Or give you the chance to win some Needlings goodies anyway.
Enter to win at http://www.facebook.com/Needlings (or directly below here) and follow, tweet, blog, on twitter, instagram, and other internetty things, etc. for extra entries (see contest tab for details).
This year the prize is one Owl Mama, a little robot, a Needlings button pack, and that cute little mini pom pom garland shown in the picture!
Good luck! A winner will be picked randomly at the end of the month!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being wonderful people, friends and customers. Sometimes I get really sappy and tear up about it with hugging involved so thanks for being cool with that. Seven years and not a bad egg among you. Thanks for that too! EDIT: Thank you so much for all of your entries and congratulations to the winner!
Summer is over and Needlings' birthday is coming up! Seven years of felt, fuzz and eyes that are just a bit too big and I know there are lots more to go. I can't really thank you enough for all the support Needlings has received over these last 7 years. It has been wonderful and has changed me for the better and I know that I have all of you to thank for it. Ok end of sappy birthday news (although let's be honest, there'll be more.)
This summer's shows were wonderful as usual and I want to also thank all of you that stopped by Locke Street Festival and Supercrawl, two of my absolutely favourite shows to do and two of my favourite things about living in Hamilton! Holiday shows are yet to be announced but safe to say I'll be sticking close to Hamilton this year. Stay tuned for specifics in the coming months (if you're into that kind of thing).
Yep, just a handful of some of the rainest and funnest days I have every year! Now back to sewing.
First of all, hi guys! I've been in recovery mode after One of a Kind Spring Show this week which involves a lot of extra sleep and (a little bit of) reorganizing but the show was amazing! If you haven't followed me along during the show on Facebook or Instagram, here are a few photos from the week. I regrettably didn't get pictures of the little model kiddies carrying a couple Needlings down the runway in the kid's fashion show this year but thems the breaks! It was a busy and exciting week and thanks to some workroom help and marathon production mode - I made it through with a little left to spare in the booth at the end of it! But very little! Thank you so much to all of you that stopped by! I had so many lovely visits and chats with you all. It really was the highlight of the show for me!
As soon as I'm back in to the usual workroom work mode, the workroom updates will continue as usual with store restocks and hopefully a few new things to show you! See you soon!
And by "see you next week," I meant, of course, see you at the end of next week obviously... One of a Kind Show is now officially 19 days away so there is plenty to do and the usual not enough time to do it in. So quick blog time:
Tickets arrived! It's coming!
Sew, sew, sew!
I'll be (continuing) finishing up more little robots, kitties and owls this week and am lucky enough to have some more workroom help this weekend so things are coming along! I am trying to be very "zen" about the show this year. Sometimes living the full-time craft life means going through a sort of panic for months before a large show because I think we never feel like we did enough but this time I'm just going to work hard, do what I can and hope for the best! (Which is always my goal anyway.)
Week 328! (I think) We missed a few in there but if my math is correct, I'm pretty sure we're in the 328 neighbourhood.
Things are still a little slower than usual around here but I did manage to get a big batch of phone sleeves all finished up for One of Kind Show, with the exception of a small stack that was waiting on me to restock my supply of yellow rick rack. They're next on the list!
Just packaging and 7 left to go! In the meantime I'm a little more disorganized than usual too, working on multiple stacks of things at once (it's good to have a few things ready to go that I can work on by hand if I have to head down to the hospital) so I have a few robots I've been sewing, kitties cutting, and more owl faces sewing for little owlings. There's just about one month until One of a Kind but I'm hopeful I'll manage to have a full booth with lots of goodies available!
Luckily I am lucky to have a few lovely helpers to help me along the way! Parts cutting and packaging help is always amazing. Plus we get to hang out and have tea and treats! Best job, right?
Hi guys! Things may look a little different here at Needlings.ca but nothing too crazy. In fact, new things and the very first Needlings blog entries from way back in 2007 are all in the same place now. Full circle stuff! Most of them are completely embarrassing to me so read at your own risk. It is though kind of fun to see how far Needlings' has come since then.
This week, more time than I would care to remember was spent on boring behind the scenes internet stuff involving a lot of stuff I don't really love doing. But it's mostly done! Yep, mostly!
It started with a little fun cupcake order which I was happy to have the chance to make!
Then I took some time to package and ship some orders before getting back to some more studio organization and parts cutting.
So many scraps! I'm happy to say they are a little more condensed and there are a lot more pieces cut and ready to turn in to various Needlings goodies.
I hope you all have a lovely week! I'll see you when it's done!