Hey folks. So the holidays are over and now it's time to brace ourselves for the beginning of a new year. We love when a new year starts because we get to put up a new calendar and our calendars are fucking awesome! All our 2016 calendars sold out super fast, so if you're getting ready to hang your copy, consider yourself lucky. We had so many people asking us to make more, but we just couldn't do it. Next year we'll try to have enough for everyone!
We had a really great holiday season this year and at the risk of sounding super cheesy, we couldn't have done it without our wonderful customers - so thank you! Even if you're just coming to our website for a laugh, we thank you! Obviously it's better for us when you buy some of our shit (whether it's at one of our retailers, online or at a craft show), but we appreciate your love and support no matter how you give it. If you're a long time fan, then you might have noticed that we were missing from the craft show scene for awhile there... apologies for that. As it turns out getting pregnant, having a baby and raising it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. The good news is, that kid is old enough to raise herself now (a 2-year-old can be left alone, right?), so we're free to add a few shows to our schedule! We wrapped up 2015 with the Make It Show in Vancouver (and it was incredible) and we're going to start off 2016 with the One of a Kind Spring Show in Toronto (and we expect that one to be incredible too).
Now go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back... because if you're ready this then you must be awesome and for that, we thank you!
Yo dudes. So in 1-weeks time we're gonna be busy setting up our booth at the Make It Show in Vancouver! You'd be surprised at how much work goes into selling greeting cards (it's more display than products!), but it's a hell of a lot easier doing a local show than it is traveling across Canada!
Anyway, if you're in and around the Vancouver area next weekend (that's April 22, 23, 24th) then you should make an effort to stop by the PNE Forum for the Make It Show. It's only $5 at the door [or $4 if you show them this flyer (on or phone or printed!)] If you plan on going with a few buddies, you can buy your tickets ahead of time right from the Make It Show website and save up to 40% off! ($3/person with 3 or more people). Now that's just smart planning.
And while you're at it, make note of where you can find us...
This past weekend we were exhibitors at Vancouver's Fan Expo. It's totally different than most shows we do (ya know, craft shows where all the exhibitors hand make their items) and we had a blast! There were Storm Troopers, Deadpools, Jokers, cute Ewoks and hundreds of other characters that I'm clueless about and it took people-watching to a whole new level.
Anyway, the Fan Expo is over and now we're gearing up for our next batch of shows! Just a few short hours ago our massive crate of display items and stock got picked up by our shipping company. It's heading off to Edmonton for the Make It Show, which is only a week away! Eek!!! We haven't been to Edmonton in YEARS and we're so excited to be going back! Yahoo!!!
Then we're back to Vancouver for the Make It Show at the PNE Forum December 8-11!!! Last year was our return to the Make It Shows after a short hiatus, and it's nice to be back on their roster. Honestly, the level of talent at this show is mind-blowing! Come check us out!
Curious about our plans for this holiday season?...
Sadly we aren't able to be in more than one place at a time (until my clone arrives), so we're only going to be at 2 shows this year! For those of you in Ontario, I'm sorry to say that the One of a Kind Show did not make our list this year! Yes, that's right... once again we will NOT be at the OOAK Show (don't send us hate mail, okay?)! You'll have to shop right here on our site or you'll need to check out our list of retailers throughout Ontario.
Now, where WILL we be?
Edmonton! Make It Show, November 24-27th (that's this week!)
You can buy early bird tickets for just $5 here
Vancouver! Make It Show, December 8-11th!
Early bird tickets here
Well, that's it! I hope to see you Edmonton and Vancouver folks soon!
Right now we're in Vancouver for the Make It Show at the PNE Forum.... If you live in the vicinity (by which I mean the Vancouver/Fraser Valley area) and you've never been you should honestly drop your weekend plans to come check it out! Yeah, sure we're there and we're fucking awesome, but there are so many other amazingly talented artists making jewelry and pottery and baby clothes and wall decals and bodycare products and food... It's incredible. Anyway, when we set up our booth at shows, it looks like the picture above... Every now and then people ask? "What's behind the curtain?" Sure, we keep extra cards back there, but primarily it's where we keep our collection of x-rated VHS tapes (for sales or rentals) and where we operate our illegal grow-op. There's also a special section for farting and nose-picking. Must be 18+ to enter. So there, now you know.
For those of you in Edmonton, mark your calendars because next month we're making our return to your area! That's right, The Make It Show is back with its spring edition and we're super excited to be part of it! It's at the Edmonton Expo Centre on March 24-26th and it's going to be awwwweeeesome!
For you Vancouverites, don't worry Make It has a spring version for you folks as well! That'll be April 21-23rd at the PNE Forum.
Spring has been off to a crazy start. For me it started with a cold, which turned into a flu, which then turned into a sinus infection... Which (thanks to a heavy dose of antibiotics) went away just in time for my trip to Edmonton for the Make It Show! Edmonton has always been so good to me and it was so great to be back. So for those of you that visited me at the show last month - thank you! (Also, you might want to stay tuned for an announcement about our return to Whyte Ave!... assuming it goes as planned!)
Now its nearly time for Make It Vancouver to begin and while it seems I'm fighting another cold (yeah, another one!) I'm still pumped and ready for a great show! We'll be back at the PNE Forum Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd with a bunch of other awesome creators/designers/artists. You'll be bummed if you miss out on the awesomeness that is Make It.
So when I was in Edmonton my coasters were a HUGE hit and so I knew I needed to add some new ones to the lineup. Check them out in person if you're in the Vancouver area, or find them here next week. I've also restocked the soldout ones, which you'll see reflected on the site next week.
Oh shit, I almost forgot - Mother's Day is coming up pretty quick here, so you might want to considering buying your mom/wife/mom-type-person a card now so you have time to work up the courage to give her something so hilarious she might pee herself a little.
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