Sunday, June 28, 2009

BIG on Bloor

Big on Bloor was a lot of fun! It's a great community event. This year we got rained out a little bit - but most of us kept on going, and the rain went away from about 4-6 so we had a good time in there.

friends at the festival

my mom and my sister came and helped out

despite the rain!

vendors living it up with hula hoops!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

BIG on Bloor this Saturday!

Sunfire Necklace: I love these bright, summery colours! They have really nice matching earrings too!

BIG on Bloor
is coming up fast, so I hope all of you in the Toronto area are planning on coming out!
I'm very excited to be a part of it this year - a 2km section of Bloor St. W is being shut down from Christie Pitts to Lansdowne for a great big craft and food festival, and of course performers!
The festival runs this Saturday from 1-9, and I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Goals

Grape Bunch Earrings: are so much fun! I even have my own pair.

Let's see how I did this past month:

1)Apply to be a part of the Wychwood Market I am! Come by July 25, Sept. 19 or 26!
2)Experiment with product photography (create a lightbox or take photos outside). I've re-added this because I still want to do more with it. And see above about it counting. I've been taking all my pictures outside recently. Can't beat natural light.
3)write out my business plan. This goes back to the strategic goals - I think I'd like to have a map somewhere.
4) Get my accounts in order for 2009. I just did my 2008 taxes. There was swearing.

Not so much on the last two. I think the business plan might become a July goal for when my summer class and so on is finished! Onto the June Goals:

1)Get my accounts in order for 2009.
2)Make two new necklace and earring designs (I have some Art Deco designs that I'm dying to try out!)
3)Keep blogging and posting one item a week.

The number of goals seems to be going down as the months pass. I'm not sure if that's because they're bigger goals, I'm just lazy, or I'm being more realistic about my time. I guess we'll see in a month!

*also, I'll be posting photos soon from the Alt's Midnight Market! It was a great time.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Midnight Market this Sunday!

Black & Gold Gypsy Earrings: my favourites for dressing up

If you're in the Toronto area this Sunday, be sure to swing by the Augusta House in Kensington Market for the Alt's Midnight Market. I'll be there with my jewellery, along with some other awesome artists, crafters and performers!
It's going to be a great night of craft and dance, and it's also to raise money for the Alt Space. So mark the day, and I'll see you there!