Hello everyone,

Can you believe October has now finished? We are about to start into full holiday swing in another few weeks.  That snow is going to be here very soon with all this cold blustery weather.  That’s why I have two sets of Christmas cards offered in November as well as a birthday set.  I really tried to give you all something different for November.  Alcohol inks, shaker tags, water colour and black ice technique to name a few are all making an appearance.  I do hope you can find something you like and join me for an afternoon or evening of creating.

A new line in store has proved to be very popular.  Sequins and confetti from Studio Katia, a Canadian company, are flying out of here. Thank you so much to Didi who told me about her.  I thought I had oodles of the stuff only to be almost cleaned out in a day at the Renfrew Crop!  Be patient while I get more of her great stuff in, it’s worth it.  New colour sprays by Art Anthology are in and lots of new Christmas stamps and dies.  If you were thinking about getting something different for your Christmas cards this year I wouldn’t wait much longer.  The selection is getting smaller every day and at this late time of the year I’m already looking ahead to non Christmas theme..isn’t that crazy?  Watch the facebook page and Instagram for a fun 12 days of Christmas celebration in December too!

A few exciting bits of news for me and the shop to share as well.  On December 2 I will be at the Valley Inspired Christmas Vendor Show at the Clarion Hotel.  I’m not even sure what I will bring or do yet but what a wonderful way to see what the valley has to offer.  There are some amazing vendors set to be there.  Great place to finish up the shopping. Speaking of shopping, if you are hoping for a big ticket crafting item for Christmas please make sure your family/you/spouse give me plenty of time to order it in for you.  Cut off would be at the latest the first week of December.

Another piece of news……I’m moving!  Well, the shop is anyway.  This spring the store will be moving east and will be located at 353 Pembroke Street East, the building you see Money Mart in.  I’m not certain of the exact moving date yet but aiming for mid February.  Keep watching your email for updates on that.  I’m pretty excited about it but also a little overwhelmed too.  I have a few changes planned at the time of the move too, all good don’t worry.  Just need to be patient right?  So many of you have already offered your help and I thank you for that.  It makes it all a little easier to know so many of you want to help and see me succeed.

Until next month, cards and coffee,