Etsy: Made In Canada and beyond

The countdown is on…only 5 days to go…

Etsy-MadeInCanadaLong story short, I opened my Etsy shop Walkers General Store  in May of this year. At the moment there is a small collection of paper goods; handmade notecards, notebooks and art prints. I am planning to expand the shop to include textiles and much more in the very near future but that is another story.

When I first found out about the Etsy: Made In Canada show, I was on the fence about applying. Could I have enough stock by the end of September?  Everything was still so very new to me but I figured if nothing else it would be good exposure for the shop – question mark? As you already know I was accepted to be part of the show and when I received the news I immediately set to work preparing. One of the first things to tackle was the display. I knew I wanted something different something that would ‘feel’ like walking into an old school local mercantile/general store. I also wanted to only use materials that we already had on hand. Personally, I am super happy with the results. The stand alone walls are a little on the heavy side (as in, not easily carried by a single person) and because they sit in concrete piers, they cannot be placed close together.

Walkers General Store Display

Walkers General Store Display* My apologies for the lousy images, the lighting wasn’t great and we just had our phones with us!

Make It In Design Summer School {Final Part One}

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and with it, the Make It In Design summer school! (If you are interested in the previous assignments you can read about them here and here). This time around I am determined to design something for all three tracks. I took a look at all three briefs when they went live and started Pinterest boards for each of them; Jewels, Feathers and Intricate Chaos. I am excited about all three briefs so hopefully this will help to produce designs for all of them!

Jewel Moodboard

Jewel Moodboard

 

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