We had the privilege of hosting our Craft Night Out workshop for April at one of Parkwood Master Builder’s beautiful showhomes, and it was such a fun night!!
And we will be there showing you how to make these fingerprint flower pots and paper flowers. Hope you can come and get crafty with us!
There will be two tea party sittings at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Spots are limited, so click here to pre-register!
Today we are sharing with you the super talented Rachel from Paper Hearts Handmade. In our hunt for branded neighbourhood/city products for The Make Shop we found her custom hand painted totes and fell in love.
She even made us custom YEG totes just for all of our Craft Night Out guests. If you would like to get your hands on one, you can order a custom listing over on her Etsy shop.
Today we are sharing with you the lovely and creative Andrea from On Your Wall Prints and Paper. In our search for pretty paper goods made in Canada we found her shop and immediately wanted to order all of her cute and clever prints. Be sure to check out her shop and follow her on Instagram @onyourwallprints.
My inspiration comes from living!
It’s everywhere, I’m inspired by my mother who let me be who I wanted to be, by my sister who has an amazing company and is living her dream, as equally as I am inspired by a piece of trash on the ground crumpled in the most interesting way. And on those days that I am feeling uninspired… Pinterest and Instagram are always there to give me a boost!
How did your business get started?
I graduated with an Advanced Graphic Design Diploma and started to work in the Industry in 2013. In doing that, I realized there is nothing I want to do more then to create products that I WANTED to create, I wanted to be the one that gets to tell me what to do, so I started my Etsy shop in October 2014, and since then business has been great. Not only do I have my Etsy shop, I have an actual brick and mortar shop too in a trendy up and coming part of Ottawa, and On Your Wall is now my full time job. It was like it was all laid out for me, I just had to follow my heart.
What are some of your favourite Instagram shops?
From running my business on Instagram I have met so many creative fantastic people who are all trying to be themselves and inspire others, some of these shops include:
and of course my sister @lissabowiejewellery
All of them…CANADIAN!!!
What do you love most about what you do?
I LOVE the reaction on people’s faces. It makes EVERYTHING worth it. When I have put so much time into something and somebody gives me that face that they absolutely adore it, or when somebody reads one of my sassy prints like “I just ate my willpower” and they give me that face that that’s TOTALLY them and they can relate, it’s the BEST! It melts my heart!
Have a favourite recipe that our readers would love?
5 egg whites
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
dash of vanilla (or any other flavoured extract you wish)
dash of food colouring if desired as meringues when final are a bit brownish in colour!
1. In large bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Beat in sugar 2 tbsp. at a time until stiff glossy peaks form.
2. If adding colour, use toothpick dipped in colouring, swirl into egg whites and gently fold
3. Using a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, pipe meringue onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
At this point you can sprinkle a desired topping on meringues (pistachios is a fantastic sprinkle!)
4. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 200F(100C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until dry (about 2 hours)
5. Turn off oven: let stand in oven for 30 minutes with door open a crack, remove and let cool on rack.
Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
I work best with pretty papers, pencils, tape, and pens. Being surrounded by colours and patterns I love just makes work that much more fun. But filing is one of those things that I sometimes would rather just not do.
So, I decided that if my files could talk, then we would get along so much better. This is the end result. I hope you love it as much as I do.
We are so excited to be kicking off our Craft Night Out Series in April! Our theme for the month will be confetti and we will have two fun projects to make and take, plus yummy cupcakes, awesome gift bags and a fun night out!
Because cakes just wanna have fun. Because everything is better with a little confetti. Because we are pretty sure if you make and eat any of these you will just feel ridiculously happy for a good while. In fact, just reading this post will make you smile…promise.
We are absolutely in love with all the city/neighbourhood branded merchandise we have found for cities across this lovely country of ours. Fingers crossed for more YEG goods soon!