June 25, 2010

Big News...really.

Sometimes I wish I was one of those just-this-side-of-twee uber-bloggers that post stuff like:
“Oooh! Something divine is in the works, but I can’t spill the beans just yet. Hold tight, my darlings…I’ll be back with an exciting announcement soon! In the meantime, look at these adorable kitten-heel slippers! Smooches!”
Of course, a non-announcement of that magnitude is then followed by 187 comments which range from "Squeeeeee! Can't wait! Hugs!" to "Squeeeee! I need those slippers! Hugs!" I know, I know. It's exciting stuff. It's a wonder that more monitors are not ruined by the 187 low-fat, extra-hot caramel macchiato spit-takes that I assume accompany such outbursts.

As you may have guessed, I’m NOT one of those bloggers. Don't get me wrong; I can be twee. I can even be a drama queen at times (just ask my fella). Generally speaking, though, if I have news, then I’ll tell ya. If I don’t have news, I’ll stay mum; allowing my poor blog to collect cobwebs and dust bunnies from sheer neglect.

:brushes away the cobwebs:

So, my…uh…darlings, I have news! After much mulling (thoughts, not wine), I have decided to join an “eco-craft collective”. I’m still vague on a few of the finer points, but I can tell you that the group will be comprised of some very clever/creative/crafty chicks, the shop will be located on Osborne in the old Ken Segal Gallery space, everything for sale in the shop will be eco-fabulous…and it’s opening soon. Like, really soon. Like, I-gotta-get-busy-and-make-some-product soon. (I think July 10th is what we’re shooting for…)

I’ll have more details and updates for you as we get closer to the opening date, but, like I said, I have to get my craft-on. Wish as I might, those domino pins ain't gonna make themselves while I sit here thinking up ways to make people "squeeee".

On that note, here are some fabulous, kitten-heel slippers to look at while you wait…

Smooches! (I couldn’t resist.)


  1. Bwahahaha!! *Spews ice tea all over the monitor*

    That is exciting news and certainly worthy of a non fat, no foam, no water chai latte on my end!

    *hugs* Tweebecca!

  2. How timely that I just came across your blog and I drive by that shop location every day on my way to work! I was wondering what would become of it...

    Just looking for fellow Winnipeg upcyclers as I'm just starting out my furniture upcycling business! So nice to meet you.


  3. Awesome! I don't come to Winnipeg much - but I'll drop in! I'll be checking out Etsy in the meantime!

  4. Thanks, Lelainia...I think you got some iced tea all the way over here! ;-)

    Lenore - I am an upholster/furniture-freak. I'd love to see what you're working on. Stay in touch!

    ...and thanks, AF. It looks like we're still on schedule for opening around July 10th. The shop hours will be 12 - 5 Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat and 12 to 9 on Saturdays. Stop by when you're in the 'peg!

  5. Yes, all that sugar coated blogging gets a little tiresome. Thanks for being so honest! :)