Friday, November 4, 2016

2016 Craft Show Season

Hi Everyone,

A quick little post to talk about craft show season!

My craft show season is soon coming to an end! I have participated in one craft show each month since June! I don't know where the time has gone but I only have ONE more craft show before I'm finished for 2016. (The entire year has blown by!)

I absolutely LOVE craft shows. I love every aspect of it. I love meeting new and returning customers. I love seeing someone light up when they purchase one of my items to be given as a gift. I love meeting loads of shoppers who appreciate the "handmade" aspect. I love getting to know other craft show vendors and being immersed in a venue that is just EXPLODING with inspiration, support and creativity. And I also love shopping at craft shows and finding that perfect, unique, one of a kind, handmade gift!

My upcoming and final craft show of 2016 is the West Rouge Holiday Artisan Sale, held on Saturday November 12th 2016. It is quickly approaching and I have yet to finish sewing for it. (Here's a little secret though, I never truly finish preparing for craft shows - it is constant preparation!)



If you are interested in selling some of your handmade crafts at local craft shows, I put together a video with some tips! You can check out the YouTube video here.



Happy Craft Show-ing !

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Durham Craft & Gift Show 2016

Hi Everyone!

Excited to announce that this year will be my sixth consecutive year participating in the annual Durham Craft & Gift Show, by Metroland Media.

Come check it out this weekend - October 21st-23rd held at the Durham College/UOIT Campus, 2000 Simcoe St. N. in Oshawa!

Please use this coupon and enjoy the show for FREE! (Regular admission $6)





Wednesday, March 9, 2016

It's been a while...

Hi Everyone!

I realized that it has been a very long time since I have posted anything on my blog! Where on earth has the time gone?

I have a couple of videos to share with you,if you are not subscribed to my YouTube channel, please feel free to do so!

So what's new....

I had a pattern that was featured in the Winter 2016 issue of Quilter's Connection magazine,of a patchwork sleeping bag pattern! I made a YouTube video HERE where you can see a close up of the sample and also find out more information on where to purchase Quilter's Connection magazines.

I was given the opportunity to read a digital copy of the children's book Maya's Blanket.
I did a YouTube video review of the book, which you can view HERE
It was a really great book and I feel like it would make a great addition to any Easter baskets that you may be putting together this spring!

I promise that I will have an Easter themed tutorial video out very soon, so don't forget to hit subscribe on my YouTube channel so you never miss a video!

What spring projects are you working on? I'd love to see them!

Feel free to send me an E-mail at quilters.workshop@gmail.com or follow me on Instagram by searching quilters.workshop

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Welcome to 2016!

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2016!

To start off 2016, I wanted to share a video to advertise my small store! For those of you who don't know, I have been operating this business since 2009. I teach 3-4 group sewing classes a week, travel to quilting guilds and give presentations, sell my items in craft shows and operate a small gift store in downtown Whitby, ON.
All of the products that I sell are handmade by local crafters who I have met through various craft show events.
On top of all things "small business" I also work full time, so I don't often have opportunities to share all aspects of my life with you!

If you are interested in having a sneak-peak to my store and the variety of products made by some talented people, please check out this video

One of the things I would like to accomplish this year, is to be more consistent with the posting of my YouTube videos. So please stay tuned for a Valentine's themed video & many more to come in 2016. As well, don't forget to check out the Winter issue of Quilter's Connection magazine to find my pattern for a patchwork sleeping bag!

In the meantime, please feel free to check out my previous tutorials & product reviews!

You can visit my YouTube Channel, HERE
You can "Like" my Facebook page, HERE
You can follow me on Instagram, HERE

I'm so excited for 2016!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The End of 2015...

Hi Everyone!

As 2015 comes to an end, I just wanted to say thank you so much for everyone who supports my business. To all my students, all the people who attend craft shows that I participate in, all the people who read my blog or watch my YouTube tutorials - THANK YOU! I wouldn't be able to do what I do, without all my supporters.

A special thank you to Heather, at Quilter's Connection Magazine, for featuring one of my patterns (yet again!) in the Winter 2015 issue that recently came out.
I'm so honoured to be given the opportunity to be part of her fantastic Canadian magazine.

My pattern for a patchwork children's quilted sleeping bag is on page 36. Enjoy!




My last video of 2015 has been highly requested, ever since I posted my "Sewing Gift Ideas 2015" video.


Here is the link to the tutorial on how to turn an old button-down dress shirt into a pillow cover!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFm5XCiFqjs

I'd love to see your creations! If you make a pillow from my tutorial, please send me a photo at quilters.workshop@gmail.com or tag me on Instagram! (Instagram & Facebook links are in the description of the YouTube video)

Happy New Year!
See you all in 2016!

Love, Tiffany

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sewing Christmas Gift Ideas & Custom Orders - 2015

Hi Everyone!

Last night I finally got around to posting a new inspiration video on quick and easy projects that you could whip up before Christmas or even use as stocking stuffers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2acprCkJY4

I've done this type of video for the past two years and I am so happy to come back each year with new last minute ideas that you can make mostly using materials you already have! If you're interested in viewing the videos from previous years, or other full-length tutorials, check out my YouTube channel. :)

I also have successfully finished all of my custom orders that needed to be done before the 19th of December!
Here's all ELEVEN memory pillows that I received as orders, just only over the past week.







Totally exhausted after completing this order, and also teaching additional classes for my students to have the opportunity to complete their own Christmas projects. It is now time for me to start my own holiday shopping/gift making.

Are you working on anything unique for Christmas gifts this year? I'd love to see photos of what you're working on, or photos of anything you make from my videos!
quilters.workshop@gmail.com

Happy Sewing!
Love, Tiffany

Monday, December 7, 2015

Kingsway Craft Show & December 2015

Hi Everyone,

Just realized its been a little while since I last updated the blog!

Back on November 29th we were at the Kingsway College Christmas Craft Show. We had a great day seeing familiar faces of both fellow vendors and customers!

Here are a few photos of our booth!







Kingsway was the last craft show of the season that I am participating in.

For the remainder of December, the focus will be completing our pillowcase donations for The Denise House, and of course making sure all my students complete their projects in time for Christmas.

Pillowcase charity classes will be held on December 9th and 16th, from 6:30-8:30pm

Drop-in sessions will be held on December 11th and 18th from 4-7pm.
 (cost of the classes are $5 each) Drop in classes are for any current students who need some additional time outside of their usual Saturday classes to complete projects that are going to be given away as Christmas gifts.

A reminder for all sewing students that our regular Saturday sessions will end on December 19th.