This one is for a new family expecting a little boy or girl (keeping it a surprise!) Their idea of raising a child is having the “bear necessities” and enjoying the good things in life like nature, exploring and daily laughs. Taking it easy, I created this beautiful growthchart to mark baby’s milestones every year.
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Come by Heritage Hall on Main Street for a fun Fall Market!
Also, as a bonus, most of my items will be 20% off as a moving sale, only in person though! See you there!
Prior Snowboard & Skis hosts this amazing competition that provides artists in the Sea to Sky corridor (Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver etc.) an opportunity to enter a contest to be on their next year’s design line-up! Also, the winner gets 2 free skis or snowboards with their design. HOW COOL IS THAT? So, if you’re reading this and you like my design, and it’s before Sept 22 2018 then click the link above and vote for me!
I am so fortunate to have my pieces at West Elm RIGHT NOW! Thank you West Elm for being such a great supporter to the local artists, artisans, small companies. It is very much appreciated.
Every small business out here!
From Facebook Event Page:
It's that time of year again - our Annual Topsheet Exhibition is back!
Entries are in, and the quality has stepped up once again, so join us at the Prior factory to cast your vote for your favorite topsheet design produced by local artists. The winner will get two boards or sets of skis with their design & feature in our line up.
Kicking off at 7PM,& Red Chair playing from 8PM the topsheet party is always the best way to kick off the wait for winter. Cash bar only.
Thursday, Sept 13th
Exhibition opens at 7pm with a DJ, cashbar & voting begins!
Remember when you were a kid and all you could think about was growing up, growing taller, reaching the candy jar, being out with friends past dark, kissing your first crush, moving out of home, outgrowing your dad? Well, parents remember all that too. And to them, you're still a baby (just ask my mom)... well, parents also love to hold on to the moments when you are children and often, they do this by marking your height at different ages on the door trim. With our world moving on ever so quickly and our childhood homes leaving our lives, it's hard to keep that door trim (although I have heard of parents taking it out and replacing it before moving! go getters!) So, here is a way to have it as long as you like, and even pass it on to your kid's kids and compare and compete!
Here are some process photos I've been sharing on Instagram. I am so excited about this project! I cannot wait to complete it (though it is taking me MANY hours as it is my largest piece yet!). Also, happy news guys, I'll be making wall stickers of this so it is more affordable and many people can enjoy it! Stay tuned and follow along if you like on my instagram!
Myself and my colleagues (because I still have to have a full-time job) participated in an event put on by Herman Miller called "We Care". What happens is they invite children from different areas in the city to make crafty gifts for their families. The challenge was to come up with something that can be made in less than 5 minutes by a minimum of 200 children aged 5-12 (I believe). First thing we thought was well, we have to have an assembly line, no hot glue or dangerous objects, and easy to explain and make, but also beautiful and exciting to children. So, what better idea but to have an Photo-Op station with Polaroid photos and handmade picture frames! We had kids dress up with hats, ears, or glasses and took pictures of each child. Some of them were so energetic and others shy, some asked to have their best friend next to them, some needed a booster seat. It was adorable and a hit. It was also a lot of work on our end, collecting paint chips from interior reps (for the picture frames), pre-cutting frames, and sticking double sided tape on all the paint chips in our lunch hours. It was also an extremely rewarding experience that I would recommend to any designers who have the opportunity to do it. It's from the heart, and you see the children's smiles and excitement which really pays off. It's a great start to the Christmas season, and it makes you feel like a kid again (my personal favourite feeling as I hope I'm Peter Pan). Thanks so much to my office HDR | CEI for the opportunity and Herman Miller for putting on the event throughout the continent!
For more information or if you wish to participate, visit the event page here.
I absolutely love doing these pop-ups at West Elm.
For starters, the store is incredibly inspiring; there's trendy & beautiful furniture, decor, plates, dog statues, flamingo snow globes, cacti figurines - all of it - so lots of eye candy for me. Also lots of punny things which I thoroughly enjoy. The customers that come in are always lovely and from all over the place, often with pets or cute children (bonus!). And most importantly, my friends always enjoy the store when they 'pop' in!
The staff is phenomenal and kind, and they often stop and talk to little old me, some are sassy (the best kind) and they're also super trendy. The pop up organizer is so wonderful and accommodating, and one of those honest bold people, you know? The ones you can be sarcastic with and they can take it; good people. Anyway, as you can tell I am excited about Sunday and pretty attached to this place. Thanks West Elm! IG: @westelmgranville