Springtime Marketplace Preparations

Tomorrow's the big day! I'm so excited to be a vendor at the Toronto Etsy Street Team's, Springtime Marketplace! Here are a few things I will have for sale at my table.

A couple of new items that I am thrilled to share with you are, Giant Bites and Giant Sprites! The Little Bites and Sprites are so popular that I thought it would be fun to make big ones. I'm so glad I did. They are super cuddly.

This morning when the kids saw me taking photos of these guys they asked me to be in some photos with them. It's great to have some toy testers here at the house. The Sprites and Bites get a big thumbs up from the kidlets.

Something else I'm really proud of are the new sets of Teetoo cards I've created. If you've been following my blog for a long time, you may remember that I created cards to sell when I first opened Teetoo back in 2010. The cards arrived back from the printers the day before I had intended to open the shop and they were a complete disaster. Since then, I have sold the Teetoo Holiday Card Pack and the Send Love Mini Card Pack and I am really happy with their quality but I hadn't developed any more cards because I was so frustrated with that card debacle years ago. Recently, I decided that it would be nice to have some plain, inexpensive blank note cards on hand. I took a peek in a great little store in Hamilton that sells a nice assortment of cards and artwork by indie artists but I just couldn't find what I was looking for. In coming back to some of the artwork I created last year, I realized that I had just what I was looking for right here. I'll have all four new card packs for sale at the show tomorrow and I'll have them listed in the shop next week. I just love the way they turned out. They are simple and sweet. The colours are vibrant and the images have a lovely semi-gloss finish to them. They really are just what I wanted them to be.

I also took a few photos this week as I worked, to give you some peeks into my methods and procedures. I guess I worked pretty methodically, first I cut all the fabric for everything I was going to make. Then, I did all the sewing all at once. Finally, I hand stitched the closures and all the little details in the end. I'm still working on a bit of that today.

Baby Bee Buddy Rattles in production.

This is the stage in the Giant Sasquatch's production when I'm figuring out where to attach his eyes and nose before I attach his head to his body.

I tend to work all over the house when I've got a lot to do and lately I've been working in the family room instead of the studio. That way I can be with the family and keep an eye on the kids while I'm working. Plus, I need the space to spread out and have little stations for each job I'm working on.

Some new Baby Stars. These new Baby Stars are extra cute.
And I'll have a bunch of Baby Bee Rattles for sale.

I hope you'll come out and see me tomorrow at the TEST Springtime Marketplace at the Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education918 Bathurst St. Toronto.

See you there!

♥ Andrea ♥


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