The past few weeks have been crazy. We’re moving out and moving into two places at the same time. And I’m also preparing for the Etsy Pop-up Shop at West Elm, so every day has been really exhausting. But, I can’t complain! I’m really excited about our new studio and the Pop-up Shop at West Elm. I can’t wait to show you some pictures of the studio once it gets more organized.
Anyways, this owl tie will be available at the pop-up shop this coming Saturday before I make it available online. Thinking about getting something for your dad for Father’s Day? This might be what you’re looking for!
April was a super busy month, but it was fulfilling to me. How was your past month?
From top left: nice little sidewalk gardens in West End // barn doors installed at our new studio, made by the folks at Union Wood Co. // chalk art done by unknown artists // probably the cutest pigeon in town at Rainier Provisions // Rainier’s interior (lots of IKEA items, but they don’t cheapen the look) // Mr. Kang’s recipe: baked egg + avocado // second visit to Rainier Provisions; love the wallpaper // my geometric postcard’s work-in-progress // hand-cut sign for my craft show booth // my first craft show at Got Craft? // the cutest macaron ever from Kawaii Eats.
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I had my very first craft show this past weekend at Got Craft? It’s been over for a few days, but I’m still reminiscing about the wonderful experience. It was nerve-racking at first, to be honest, because I didn’t know how people would react to my design and products. But it turned out that I thought too much. Everyone was so nice and friendly, even the vendors. A lot of the vendors came to me and said hi, welcoming me to their community. I’ve also met a lot of great people during the show: designers, artists, shop owners, bloggers, etc.
And this is exactly the reason why I wanted to do a craft show – it’s about meeting people, not about making a few bucks.
I want to thank my family and friends, especially those who came to visit. I felt really blessed that I have so much support. And of course, my awesome partner Mr. Kang. I know you were busy and had a deadline on Monday, but you were still there for me. There’s no way I can fail now!
Eventually I think I need to have my blog, portfolio, and shop all in one site. That will need a lot of work and time for sure. But for now, before my online sales volume increases, this “face lift” should do. Go to lemonni.com to see it! You’ll also see some new photos from our photo shoot a while ago!
*// image by Marcus and Kate at Life through a Lens.
Another new addition to the shop! I really love this pillow because I paired the fabric with golden threads, and it really comed out well! Unfortunately this is only available online as a pillow case, because shipping the pillow with its insert makes the shipping cost unreasonably high…but, if you happen to be in Vancouver next weekend, all my pillows will come with inserts! And they’re not polyester pillows, but down/feather! Super comfy!
I actually have made this a long time ago but didn’t have time to take pictures of it and put it on sale. Well, here it is now! It’s available here!
Last week I spend 3 days with Hubert shooting all my products. I’m so glad that I finally did a proper photoshoot with a real photographer. In the past, I usually just did whatever I can at home to make the photos look good. This time, we got to use our new studio to shoot, and I had a lot of fun styling for the shoot. Here’s just a sneak peek. I can’t wait to show them all!
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March seemed to be a foodie month. Lots of visits to delicious places around town. Oh, and the weather has been super duper nice! What a treat for Vancouverites!
From top left: waiting for my tacos to come at La Taqueria // a visit to a lovely neighbourhood cafe La Marche St. George // heavenly lavender-flavoured ice cream from Earnest Ice Cream// gelato to die for from Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France // random found among the cherry blossom // Got Craft promotional postcards // Bob Likes Thai Food new location at Broadway & Granville // Winter Farmers Market in a super sunny day // arranging some dried lavender flowers for spring // fabric with my new pattern // a Remington Rand adding machine found in a thrift store.
The look book for Got Craft is here! Check out all the lovely vendors that are going to be there on April 27th and 28th! I hope I’ll have some time to visit every booth myself!
Hope your weekend has been a blast so far. I’ve been indulging myself with Earnest Ice Cream (lavender flavour!) and the rare two-week-non-stop sunshine in Vancouver. Happy Easter, everyone!
Here are some sneak peeks of the swag bags I’m preparing for the upcoming craft fair in April. The first 50 people of each day will receive a swag bag full of goodies from vendors and sponsors. I wish I can get one too! Guess what will be in my swag bags?
Orla Kiely just launched her first collection of furniture today. Sadly, it’s only available through special order in their Covent Garden shop…
Here are some of my favourite pieces. You can view the whole collection on their website.
I can’t believe it’s already the end of March! Yes, Easter is coming. This year I had a new addition to the Easter Collection – the (humping) bunnies card! Head over to my shop if you want’em!