Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Small Potatoes goes international! The brilliant children's shop Family Affair in Leuven, Belgium is now selling my hats. Check out their site for a peek at their amazing products. To see the poorly Google-translated version of their blog and see what they say about the hats (July 11), click here.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I received some absolutely adorable photos and wonderful compliments from the mother of these two little sweet hearts. I posted a photo on my gallery but thought the other photos were too good to keep to myself. I thought I'd share her comments too: Thanks for the cute little dresses. As soon as the girls saw them, there was no question, they had to wear them today. Laney said "Um, I think I need to wear this dress for five days please". They look really cute. We were out and about today and we got lots of comments on them.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Well, the Winnipeg Folk Festival was a great success! Well, most of it was. (Let's not talk about the rain ALL DAY on Saturday. Or the gale force wind. Ahem.) Sunday was absolutely beautiful and I must thank everyone who came out with a big smile on your face. You really can't find a more friendly crowd of people. Besides all the wonderful customers, both new and old, that I met at the weekend long event, the highlights for me were 1) the woman who complimented my products by calling them "not hideously hippy-ish like the rest of the stuff for sale here" and 2) the 3-year-old who walked by humming the theme song of Star Wars into a kazoo. Oh, and 3) the amazing Common Ground wraps and Taste of Sri Lanka rotis. Unfortunately I didn't get to enjoy any of the music but I heard wonderful things from many sources. Thanks again everyone, I'll see you there next year!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I'm hanging the "gone folking" sign on the Small Potatoes door for a few days while I am out at Birds Hill Park for the 35th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival. As anyone who's been to the festival knows, it's a unique festival with amazing music and good times.
I will be setting up shop in the festival's Handmade Village as part of a collection of about 50 artisans from Manitoba and across Canada, who sell their creations including: clothing, ceramics, jewellery and woodworking.
Come out on to hear the fabulous music, taste the food (mmm... whales tails!) and come say "hi" to me in booth #38.
Please cross your fingers for good weather!
For tickets and info, visit http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca
And for a list of other artisans in the Handmade Village, visit http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/wp/festival/hand-made-village/