Friday, May 17, 2013

Time flies when you're having fun...

Here is a recap of our Spring show season, in 8 minutes indeed:

March, One Of A Kind Toronto: second time, twice the love...
Great weather set the mood right from the start - and the Easter weekend brought an amazing turn-out. It was so great to see the returning customers, who had not forgotten us since last year - and new ones as well, who were generous enough to support our tiny West coast workshop...

Beautiful Spring day at the lake

J. in her vintage hotel room after the prep day. Trying Ontario wine.
Old style elevator door

The return to the N isle...
Building the Nautical Wall Of Bags

This year, we made some additions to our all-portable clothing-line display: by making DIY makeshift shelving from the shipping boxes. For traveling shows, the most important thing, is to keep it light. 

Beautiful show displays...

Show display details

Toronto themed glass art... so Old-world...

J's hotel - just a short Rocket ride away
The week just flew by - with a lot of spring sunshine, and a few snowflakes, lots of coffee, and work, many evening walks, trips to all-night grocery stores, trying new foods and wines; and getting to know the city a little bit more.

Lychee sake - one of the biggest recent discoveries

A week and a half later, we hit the road to Make It Edmonton.

Snowy surprise

Our line of work makes for a great excuse to travel, and this was our first time in Edmonton. The show is housed in the beautiful Enjoy Centre, an amazing venue with glass ceiling, that lets the sunshine in, and carries aroma of flower hot-houses throughout. After a first morning snow blizzard, the Spring weather prevailed, making it for a beautiful sunny weekend. A great introduction to the new for us city.

Beautiful ceiling and hot-houses

Set-up at Enjoy

Another day, another booth
 Edmonton is a stylish city, with much appreciation to high quality items and willingness to seek out uniqueness. Make It is one of the best attended events there, and this show had certainly showed that. We met folks, who were regulars to the show since the very start, wearing and flaunting handmade clothing and accessories.

Our youngest customer

It felt great to hit the road home after two travel shows so close together. 

The ride home

Posted by Jolanta

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spring Trunk-show and Mother’s Day last minute gift ideas

Our Trunkshow events are now starting to become a tradition.

This Spring, to finish off the show season, we are returning to our resident home of all Trunkshows, the lovely Favourite Gifts boutique in North Vancouver.

This coming Saturday, Saturday, May 11th, 10am – 7 pm

To celebrate the early arrival of the Summer weather we had lately, this Trunkshow will have a theme of Beach And Travel...

  •    with all remaining QtBeach totes priced only $20 (on sale from $45);  - great last minute gift for a busy or traveling MOM (also, on the Webshop)

  •         lots of new recycled denim bags, discounted between 15 – 30% ;
Denim bags: patterns and pom-poms

  •          a TRUNK, filled with (leather, sweater or fabric) bags, cushions and other stuffs for $50 or under (yay!) also, Moms would love that...

  •         more bag samples, prototypes and others at blow-out prices... Easy.


  •        Samples of our leather overalls, that are coming in the Fall – but you will be able to get one now, at this Trunkshow only. Yes, they're fully lined. 
Overalls, made from vintage pants, US size 8.

-          And – all new belt design no one has seen yet...

Sneak-peek at FW 2013 belt design...

All in one day, and one day only...

Also – a one day special of 15% off of our new SS13 Cruise collection and some of the pieces currently on the shelves at Favourite Gifts.

Saturday, May 11th, 10am – 7 pm
Favourite Gifts boutique
Lonsdale Quay
123 Carrie Cates Court
Unit 204
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 3K7

Hope to see you this weekend - and happy Mother's Day...

Posted by Jolanta
Image sources - mine, Google Images.