Freelton antique mall

>> Friday, January 28, 2011

I've mentioned before how much I love the St. Jacobs antique mall, across the road from the huge farmer's market. Well last weekend we had a rented car again and we discovered another one! I say "we", but usually it's me asking, Bradley Googling and then me coaxing him to take me. Luckily we had time to go, but unluckily we only had about 30 minutes and once again I found myself dashing through a wonderland (to me) of vintage collectibles and antiques anxious to see as much as possible before we had to go.

If we had more time I might have found more things, but as it was quick I just grabbed some jars of buttons. To me, that's not something that requires a thoughtful decision making process. A jar of vintage buttons for $5? Yes! See, it's automatic, just like that.
So in the interests of a quick post, I took a photo of the flyer so you can see all the details there. You can click on the picture to see it larger.

So I do recommend this place, it really is nice, in a big barnlike building, two full floors, so many things and everything labelled for you as there aren't any vendors there. You just take your picks to the front desk.


Etsy coupon code!

>> Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grandma Moses barkcloth yellow wristlet
Etsy now has the option to create coupon codes, so I decided to give it a try. I've been meaning to try it ever since I heard about it in one of the Etsy tips for sellers emails. It turned out to be really easy. Just for January, use the code JANUARY20 to get 20% off everything in the Needle Book shop!
retro 70s floral wristlet
I think that's a good discount as I usually try to price things as affordably as possible in the first place. But I know shoppers need to be tempted once the holidays are over. I'm the same way.
pink barkcloth floral wristlet
There are lots of wristlets in there now, the needle books I showed in my last post, and some of the larger sweethaven bags. Trust me, that blue-green floral messenger-style version of the sweethaven is really nice, I wanted to keep it myself!
Grandma Moses horses and cart barkcloth wristlet
There are more wristlets in the shop, these are just a sample. Anyway, if you have an Etsy shop yourself, the new coupon code is so easy to set up, just pick a name, add the percentage and you can activate and deactivate it whenever you like.


Needle books in the shop!

>> Tuesday, January 18, 2011

blue floral cotton needle book
I've been updating my shop this week with lots of wristlets, but forgot to mention I have some new needle books in the shop. I've made a few in a new style with vintage floral fabrics on the covers. The one above is a blue green floral with a teal blue lining.

There's also a soft pink and yellow vintage floral with a sweet Lecien My Folkore lining:
vintage floral cotton needle book
And a mustard, khaki, blue-grey and orange floral lined with soft fawn wool:
Mustard, khaki, orange and blue-grey floral needle book
There are also a couple of the red and pink embroidered ones left:
pink floral embroidered needle book
And just one last robot needle book! This one is lined with Japanese robot print fabric from the workroom. The embroidered robot on the cover looks a little worried, like no one is going to pick him...
robot embroidered needle book


Happy New Year!

>> Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year! My main resolution is to not treat our living room like my own personal arts and crafts studio. I'm also putting some new things into the shop, including this brand new messenger bag, perfect for a fresh new year of organization. The main feature is so many pockets that there's no excuse to have all your stuff rattling around inside.

The general consensus seems to be that the longer strap is more appealing and I can certainly understand that. So this bag has the long strap that you can wear crosswise and keep your stuff secure and your hands free.

I have a few things left from City of Craft, so if there was anything you saw on my blog (or in person) that you would like, just drop me a line and I'll put it in the shop. There's no obligation to buy, but you will motivate me to get it in there and then you have a chance to see and/or buy it. I just don't get around to listing all the things I have!

p.s. do you love all things tiny? Visit my new blog tiny handmade.


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