Support Local: Almonte Day!!

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What: 613 Pop-up Shop

When: 10am-4pm

Where: Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St, Almonte

Head down to the Old Town Hall for the 613 pop-up shop. Featuring some of the area’s best crafters, makers, boutiques and more, with local bands serenading your pop-up shopping experience. It looks like it is going to be a lot of fun and Walkers General Store will be there with our paper goods + stationery! We will be debuting some new designs like our new Reindeer Christmas card below. Plus, there are more events taking place all over Almonte – see details here. Please come by and say ‘hello’, we would love to see you.

Christmas Reindeer Card

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!

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