Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Staircase Theatre for Handmade Hamilton! Join me at Needlings' last market of the year - the Last Chance Holiday Market taking place at the beautiful HARRRP Centre at 705 Main Street East in Hamilton on Thursday, December 21st - the winter solstice!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Collective Arts Brewing for the Stuffed Hamilton show! Such a fun one, lots of familiar happy faces and a lovely start to my holiday season. Next up is Handmade Hamilton this weekend on December 2nd and 3rd at The Staircase Theatre on 27 Dundurn Street N!
Ten years ago I made a simple little felt toy for a little girl with special needs. I liked doing it so much that I made a few more. With the encouragement of my friends and family, I reluctantly put those on a little website called Etsy for 20 cents each and I watched them all sell - much to my surprise. A year later, I did my first craft show (which was terrifying to me at the time) and just kept going from there. I could never have imagined it would be as important to me as it has become. Needlings has taken up much of my life (and in some ways, my friends' and families' lives – sorry guys) for 10 whole years. It's been my constant through many happy times, struggles, and heart breaks and has been my best friend in a lot of ways. It hasn't always been easy to keep going and there are even moments I wonder why I do but I've been lucky to have met so many friends and wonderful people and I never forget how truly lucky I am to receive the support and love I have had for these silly little things all these years. I really want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for buying, encouraging, liking, and sticking with Needlings this long with me. I really truly couldn't do it without you.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Needings booth at Supercrawl this weekend.
This is the 9th Supercrawl and I've been lucky enough to be there with Needlings at every single one and it is consistently my favourite weekend of the year.
Thank you again for all the support!
If you're visiting looking for something you didn't pick up or was sold out over the weekend, feel free to check out the shop, send me an email at email@example.com or contact me on any social media site @needlings.
Thank you to all of you who visited the little Needlings booth at Handmade Market at Honsberger Estates this weekend! Big thank yous also to the organizers for putting on one of the best shows ever and my fellow vendors for being the loveliest temporary coworkers! Can't wait to see you all next year! Looking for something you missed picking up at the show? Visit the shop here for send me an email for custom inquiries! Love, Heather
(Big thank yous to Needlings' mom who is the best show helper and helped make merry all weekend!)
Another Supercrawl weekend over! What an amazing weekend for Hamilton and an extra awesome weekend for me. I'm so grateful to have been a part of this amazing event every year since its start and am forever grateful to the organizers, my fellow vendors, artists, and performers, my family and friends, and every single person who came by the Needlings booth over the last few days. To have a whole three days to be reminded why I am lucky to be able to do what I do and have the support and love of so many people is truly overwhelming and I loved every single minute of it! I'm the sappiest happiest toy maker and I could not do this without you and absolutely loved seeing you all!
"Supercrawl, Hamilton's largest annual music and arts festival, is set to take over downtown Hamilton fromSeptember 9-11, featuring a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun. Now entering its eighth year, Supercrawl has grown from a one-day celebration on a single city block to a weekend-long experience spanning more than a dozen blocks, capturing the imagination of culture lovers across the country and around the world. Last year's Supercrawl festival drew over 130,000 and received the 2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year at the Ontario Tourism Summit. "