Monday, July 4, 2016

Lemon(ade)


Summer is officially here!! Well...sort of. You wouldn't be able to tell by the weather my area has been having these past few days. I'm totally not complaining cause it simply means I can still wear a hand knit from time to time! Don't get me wrong, I love summer, I'm just never prepared for summer. And by that I mean I hold onto my woolly cardigans and pullovers for as long as I can and thereby never have any warm weather attire at the ready when the heat strikes. Heck. I still don't. But let's not get into that. Ok?

So the Kiddo and I have been trying to settle into some form of routine. The first week into the summer break was pretty much a free for all in which I just let the Kiddo have fun and enjoy the much needed freedom from everything. But now it's time to buckle up and get into a routine because this knitter has stuff to accomplish. Like building stock.

Huh?

I'm sure a lot of you are aware and/or even following the news of what's going on with the Canadian postal service and the possible strike/lockout. The deadline was supposedly July 2nd (Saturday) but from what I read this morning there is currently no work stoppage and no 72-hour notice has been filed as of yet. These past few weeks Canadian dyers and fellow enablers knitters have been scrambling to find different means (so far that means UPS) to ship their goods to their customers, many have put their Etsy shop on vacation mode. 

I thought long and hard about what I was going to do. In the end I've decided to put my shop on vacation mode too and will re-open at the end of August, if the strike/lockout has ended by then. In the meantime, I'm going to use this time to concentrate on building up my stock and trying out new ideas because this August I'll be a vendor at Fibrations!! 

It will be a little different this year as I'll be sharing a booth with my awesome sauce friend, Arika, who will be offering up a variety of goods for both knitters and non-knitters alike! It's going to be fun! Fingers crossed that I can plan out a good schedule that will allow me to get as much sewing and knitting done without sacrificing a proper summer break (and fun!!) for the Kiddo. I can do this. I can do this. 

I'll post an official "event reminder" later on this month that will also show a photo of what I will be donating for the fundraising 'Toonie Raffle' (a "Toonie" is a $2 coin for you non-Canadians). For now, here are the details about the event. If you are in the area, or if you're planning on visiting the island during this time, I hope you will check out Fibrations. And if you do, please stop by our booth and say hi!

:: Fibrations ::
August 21, 2016
From 10am - 4pm
The Fairfield Gonzales Community Place
1330 Fairfield Road, Victoria BC
Admission: FREE!!

For more information about the event and for a complete list of vendors, please check out the Fibrations website.


Hope to see you there! ♥

7 comments:

  1. ohh so awesome! I can't wait to come see your booth! and what perfect company to share your booth with! xoxoxo i might have to snag a goodie from arika too! xo

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  2. Yay! Fibrations! My six year old saw your bag at the top of this post and insisted I buy it for her. Is it one of yours?

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    1. Aw, that's sweet! But I'm so sorry, the bag is actually an iPad sleeve that a quilter friend made a year or so ago? It's super cute but I have no idea where in the world the fabrics used to make the "stamps" came from. Sorry to disappoint!

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  3. I've been hearing about this strike, and find that it's pulling a 'Brexit', threatening to stop everything but not actually doing it yet, forcing everyone to constantly be in preparation for the shoe to drop! Your shop is going to be amazing at Fibrations, yay!

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    1. Truthfully, I had no clue about it for the longest time and was sort of shocked to find out on Instagram! Unlike past strikes, this one doesn't feel like a big deal? Not sure if that's how to word it, but all news about it seems to be either non-existent or a mere thought in the wind. Of course, after I write this post I saw that a 72-hr strike notice was issued and the strike/lockout will happen as early as Friday. :(

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  4. Your future plans sound so exciting. And man, postal going on strike? That's a major event happening, all that backed up mail and when they settle things it'll take forever to catch up. I didn't know you sold items on Etsy; gonna check it out.

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