Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The end of my blogspot blogging career...

Hello everybody,

Well, from my over a month of hiatus from blogging, I'm back....sort let you all know that I'm retiring from blogging as I know it.

I know, I know...I only lasted a year but I'm finding it hard enough to maintain an adequate level of personal hygiene lately with my insane schedule, let alone sit down and "dear diary" style type out all the day-to-day events that keep me, well, from updating my blog regularly.

But don't fret. This isn't the end of my "internetting" just yet. Many of you know that I've recently moved to a new studio with my friend Shanah. We've decided to create a joint tumblr blog and we'll be posting photos as regularly as possible on this new site. We've been knee deep in reno's, pattern drafting, grading and sample sewing over the last couple weeks and there'll be plenty more excitement this year, I'm sure. So there'll be lots of information posted to keep you interested! We've appropriately named our studio, "the studio", and you can find the link to our new blog here.

I'll also be updating my own tumblr blog as often as I can. It'll be a way less text-heavy, more photo-y version of this blog.

Thank you all for following me and I wish you all the best in 2012 and years to come!

J xo

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

First One Of A Kind Show in the bag!

Well the 4 days of confinement to our 10x10' booth at the Vancouver One Of A Kind show are over and done! And what a fun experience this show turned out to be! Met some great local shoppers, made some great business connections and many new friends! Here are some photos of our booth:

Thanks for our awesome signage, Chris!

And thats a wrap! Clean up time!

DON'T FORGET!!! There's less than a week left at the Local-E pop up shop in Gastown! Come on in for a visit and some last minute Christmas shopping until Sunday, December 18th! Then that's it! Don't miss out on some truly amazing and unique gift ideas from some of Vancouver's talented clothing and accessory designers!

J xo

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

the calm before the storm...

So this is it! One of A Kind is finally here (starts tomorrow) and we are ready to rock & roll! Last night we were able to load in our gear, paint our walls and prepare our booth for all we need to do is add our garments and sell, sell, sell!!!! For those of you in Vancouver, please come visit us in Booth E47! Here's a sneak peak at our booth from last night's set up...stay tuned for more photos when it's all complete:

E47: mortar & pestle apparel and Little Houses Clothing
One Of A Kind will be held at Vancouver Convention Centre know, that really rad building downtown with the white sails on top? Kind of a landmark? Ya? This building will be packed from tomorrow through Sunday with hoards of frenzied Christmas shoppers.... so come and join 'em! Support your  local artisans!!!

J xo

Friday, 2 December 2011

December Event Listings!

Woah. It's the 2nd of December. This may go down in history as the fastest year ever...I swear it was February a couple of hours ago...
Here's what's happening in the next few weeks that will, I'm sure, make for another blurry month:

(1) Today is the Opening Day of our "Local-E" pop up shop in charming Gastown! Thirteen local designers, including yours truly, have collaborated to create this unique (and adorable!) little shop which will be open everyday until the 18th and will offer shoppers a taste of some designs from Vancouver's talented fashion and accessory designers. I know I have a biased opinion...but I think this could likely be the best place to buy local fare in Vancouver this Christmas season. So come on down and spend some money! Support local and get festive!

11 to 7pm daily   235B Cambie Street

(2) One Of A Kind Vancouver runs next week, from the 8th of December to the 11th. Shanah Flodstrom, from Little Houses Clothing, and I will be sharing a booth at this event and look forward the excitement (and most likely mass chaos) that will arise from the over 20,000 Christmas shoppers expected to attend the show! I'm not great at math, but that seems like quite a large number of folks in one building. Let's just hope that they all have a more pleasant and patient disposition than the frantic and frenzied shoppers of Black Friday in the US last week...I don't want to have to bear spray anyone...Anyhow, we'll be in Booth E47 if you can make it down! Bring your wallets, please and thanks. And any Christmas baking you may have...

Happy shopping everyone! 

J xo

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Welcome to the world, Matilda Wyn!!!!

My good friend Mackenzie just gave birth to a perfect baby girl this morning! 6lbs 9oz of perfection! Mama and baby are healthy and happy!

Welcome baby Matilda!!! I can't wait to meet you and those little round cheeks!!! LOVE!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Support local this Christmas season!

Hello all!

This December marks a very busy month for me as I'm involved in the One of A Kind event from December 8 to 11th and have recently joined up with 9 other Vancouver designers to open a pop up shop in Gastown for three weeks! Whoa! I'm planning on skipping out on sleep, keeping up with personal hygiene and regular eating until the end of the year as it seems there's just no time!!!! Ok, fine...I'll stay on top of all things aforementioned but I'm expecting December to be an incredibly busy (yet amazing!) month.

So, if you're in Vancouver over the next few weeks, catch up with mortar & pestle apparel, along with Little Houses Clothing, at the One of A Kind show from December 8th to 11th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

The pop up shop, local-E, will be open from December 2nd to 18th and will be located at 235B Cambie Street. There are 10 extremely talented designers who have teamed up to provide you with a cozy little shop where you will be able to find all your Christmas gifts, drink some cider and meet the designers behind your favourite local labels. You can find more info on the shop on our FB page here.

through this door, you'll find some sweet xmas gifts dec 2-18th!

Confucius says, "Support local talent! Shop local and good things will come to you and yours!"

J xo

Thursday, 17 November 2011

This is dedicated to the one I love...

I feel like blogging about Chris today. In addition to being able to make science happen all day at work, build vintage motorbikes from scratch in his spare time, and be an incredibly supportive boyfriend, Chris also plays in two bands: Two Towns and LEGS. Check 'em out:

This is a link to a music video made for LEGS "gypsy woman"...produced/directed by Pretty Dead.

Two Towns also released a tape back in June with Green Burrito Records! Yay for cassettes!