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Small Business Saturday ~ Shop Small, Support Handmade This Christmas

Today is post Black Friday blues to some and Small Business Saturday to others!! I encourage you to shop small this holiday season, and support local makers. You can start off today by checking out any number of local holiday markets that focus on handmade items. Or pop over to Etsy where you will find thousands of shops offering special sales this weekend to celebrate small businesses! Even I’m getting into the spirit of things… enjoy 25% off my ENTIRE Etsy shop today & tomorrow! Sales don’t come along too often in my shop, so please take advantage of this one!


And thank you for supporting local!

Curated. Holiday Market

Curated. Holiday Market in Calgary Nov 18-19th

THREE SLEEPS!!! That’s it until my last market of the year! And what a show to end 2016 on, the inaugural Curated. Holiday Market!! Formerly Vixens of Vintage, this market has undergone a huge facelift and brand update to meet the growing handmade scene. Still run by the same wonderful organizer and still full of amazing local vendors!

Curated is being held at the Red and White Club by the Stadium. There is a Market Eve shopping night on Friday Nov 18th from 5-9pm. Purchase your tickets NOW for that event, as only a limited number of tickets are being sold for it to ensure a relaxed shopping experience. Beat the crowds, grab a cocktail and start your Christmas shopping!

The market opens to the public on Saturday Nov 19th from 10am-4pm, with $4 admission at the door.

And again, this is my last market of the year, and last one for a while probably, so stop by and say “hi”.


In the Studio: Dreamcatcher Sneak Peek

In the Studio: Dreamcatcher Sneak Peek ~ Bubblegumsass ~ Nursery & Kids Room Decor

You guys! Don’t miss out on any of the new design sneak peeks happening! Follow along on Instagram. So many fun fabrics arrived last week, just in time for me to make up some new Dreamcatchers for the holidays. I’ll only be able to make up a limited number of them though, so contact me right away, if there’s a print that interests you (through the Etsy shop is best).

In the Studio: Dreamcatcher Sneak Peek ~ Bubblegumsass ~ Nursery & Kids Room Decor

Hoping to bring a few of each along to my last market of the year, Curated (Nov. 18th & 19th). For local Calgary peeps, you can pre-order any Love Catcher or Dreamcatcher design now and pick it up at the show!

In the Studio: Dreamcatcher Sneak Peek ~ Bubblegumsass ~ Nursery & Kids Room Decor

Excited to offer the Mermaid & Unicorn Besties print in an Extra Large 12″ Dreamcatcher, the first themed Dreamcatcher in this size (Love Catchers are already available in custom order 12″). Just the beginning for all the fun stuff coming in the New Year!

In the Shop: Love Catcher Rainbow

In the Shop: Love Catcher Rainbow ~ From Bubblegum Sass ~ Available through ~Lace dreamcatchers for nursery decor

With my two spring markets done & hubby fully absorbed in work for the growing season, Sam & I have been thrown into a new schedule, new routines, and new chaos. It will all change again in a couple of weeks, when he finishes preschool. The family & work life balance is a constant struggle. You “win” at it some days, and other days, not so much.