I’ve been having a blast playing at being a North Pole elf, designing gifts for my upcoming pop-up shop at Vintage Books https://www.vintage-books.net/ Dec 7th from noon to 4pm! The Pacific Northwest social scene has been inspiring and guiding my thoughts.
Here in Vancouver all year long people get together regularly for happy hours, for pot-luck dinners and other social occasions. I love it! Then come October through to the new year there are parties, parties and parties!!! There are cookie parties, apple parties, wine parties, beer parties, cocktail parties, salad parties, game-night parties, pot-luck dinner parties…. and, of course, holiday stocking stuffer parties.
So as I’ve designed my products for the pop-up shop I’ve kept in mind the various stocking stuffer parties we’ve attended – as well as the local trend of giving handmade items and/or small-in-cost-and-size unique gifts to friends and family.
Anyway, I have very much enjoyed designing whimsical gifts thinking of my local friends, family and fans. I’m delighted that my local bookstore, Vintage Books, has asked me to do this pop-up shop and I’m also planning a performance-art aspect to the event – i.e. I’m going to do some “live drawing” pet portraits…. but more on that in another post.
Here’s a stocking with some of the stuff I’ve designed in it.
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How do you get so much done with all that socializing?! Your community sounds wonderful and supportive. Wishing you luck with your sales!
Lol!! I know Susanne!!! Truth is I can’t get to all of the parties and sometimes I simply have to regrettably say “no”. But yes I adore my community and appreciate all the love and support!! And thank you for the well wishes…
Such variety! Where are the items actually printed and produced?
Thanks for the question! They are produced in various places in the U.S. … mostly on the West coast. You can see various collections of everything I’ve designed here: https://www.zazzle.com/store/sueclancy/collections