spring markets

I’m stoked to be a some stellar events this Spring. I’ll be bringing a carefully curated selection of hand knits (for those that appreciate the art of knitting by hand) and knitting kits (for those with skills – or want to learn the skills) to DIY!

Watch this space and my Instagram and Facebook pages for ticket giveaways, show updates and sneak peeks as I prepare for these upcoming events. It’s going to be a fab Spring season friends!

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holiday market season kickoff + little helpers

The official kick-off of my holiday market season is underway and I had a little help today.

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The girls have been asking to help mommy out at her shows for a little while now, but timing had always been difficult and show locations haven’t been convenient. Today, though, the first holiday show in my line-up, was manageable on all counts! So the girls came with me for the adventure.

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It was delightful having them with me for the morning (half a day was all they could handle). My oldest seemed to have the most interest in what I was selling, what people were buying and what everyone else was selling and doing, while my youngest was a natural sales girl. She was not shy, told on-lookers about the prices and asked them to try it on!

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A wonderful experience to share with my girls, for sure! Perhaps more in the future, even!

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holiday show update

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In the next two weeks I’m hitting up a couple of local holiday shows in support of two school fundraisers. It will  be my first time at both of these events, but I’m looking forward to meeting some local artisans and crafters, and getting a kick-start on the holiday season!

I’ll have a few new woolen goodies, plus my popular cowls, gloves and cacti for sale! Start your holiday shopping now! It’s perfect wool season!

For more details on both of these shows visit my events page.

in the pot

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The story behind the name of my brand (my design persona and shop) Flowerpot Designs, really started when I was a teen and I enjoyed making crafts and in particular, handmade cards. I used to play with designing my own logo and thought it was appropriate to have a reference to flowers because of my name. It stuck with me through the years as I explored various artist outlets, and I’m still partial to the brand. I have been using FPD a lot lately in reference to it, so perhaps it’s time for a re-brand soon.

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I’ve never had anything overly floral  or flower pots, per se, as part of product lineup, however, if you’re a Facebook or Instagram follower of mine, you may have already seen my series of hand knit cacti already. I suppose it’s about time I put something in a pot, after all! cactus2

I’m so in love with these and I’m having a blast whipping up a bunch of these for the Arts Market and upcoming holiday markets, too!

made in canada

The second show I’m participating in later this month is going to be a great one! It’s happening nation-wide and I’ll be in the Toronto show. It’s the Etsy: Made in Canada pop-up.

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Check out the Toronto event page and the Vendor Look Book filled with just a sampling of all the awesomeness that will had at this first-ever event by Etsy.

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Make sure you’re one of the first 50 people in the door because there’s going to be swag! I’m working on mine already and of course there will be fiber involved!

Check out my events page for more info on where you can find me this Fall and Winter. See you there!