November 22, 2012

T'is the season

After a long hiatus (day-job changes, marriage, baby) we are back at it!

We've just listed some items in our online shop and will be participating in Holiday in the 'Hood at Earl Beatty Public School in Toronto's Danforth east community on Friday November 23. See flyer below.

We hope you'll come out and support us if you're in the Danforth area this Friday! Lots of great local talent will be at this show. There will also be Santa photos - great way to avoid those line ups at the mall.

Season's greetings from Jen and Stacey at UrbanStitch Inc!

January 23, 2012

Winter Shoovelope sale

It's a Winter Wrap Up Shoovelope sale on Etsy! I've added a number of Shoovelopes to our Etsy site and added a great "Etsy Mini" to our blog. Come check out all the cute Shoovelopes for sale - $5.00 off! A great Valentines gift especially when all this snow means you're carrying around that extra pair of shoes everywhere you go.

Stay warm my friends!!

December 18, 2011

The Artisans' Gift Fair

If you're in Toronto today trying to buy those last items on your holiday shopping list, come on down to The Artisans' Gift Fair at the Tranzac - admission is FREE!

Every year during the holiday season, The Artisans' Gift Fair hosts a fine collection of affordable, one-of-a-kind gift products. Vendors gather at the Tranzac, located in the Annex at Bloor and Brunswick, displaying quality, handcrafted gifts that range from funky contemporary to a sophisticated, classic style.
Whether you're buying for a friend or loved one, or buying for yourself, you're guaranteed to find a treasure.

December 8, 2011

Welcome to our booth

Stacey got up bright and early (after a late night putting the final touches on some Shoovelopes) and headed to the Vancouver Convention Centre this morning to get our booth set up for the first day of the Vancouver One of a Kind show. Take a look at her home away from home for the next few days…the UrbanStitch Inc. booth!

December 7, 2011

UrbanStitch Inc. Has Entered the Building!

Last night, Stacey spent the evening unloading all of our display materials into the Vancouver Convention Centre for this weekend’s One of a Kind Show. She got the display all set up and tested it out with a few ShoovelopesTM. We’ll let the display be a surprise but will say that we’re in good shape for the sale! Come on down this Thursday through Sunday to check out the ShoovelopeTM in person and make someone on your Christmas list very happy!

Show hours are as follows:
Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 4, 2011

Stacey (hearts) the Serger

Today I tried sewing with a serger. I have just 4 words for this experience...

I. Am. In. Love!!

The serging machine is Ah-Ma-Zing! 90 Shoovelopes stiched, zigg-zagged and trimmed all in one simple step. We calculated that I'd just increased my production at this one Shoovelope junction by 150%. Not bad eh?

Check out the picture of my workstation below and make sure to play a soundtrack of glorious music coming from the heavens above as you see the results of my new favourite machine...! (Mind the sewing guts on the floor - they really had to remain in the picture to get a real sense of things!)

November 30, 2011

The Countdown is REALLY On Now!

In exactly 7 days I will be prepping frantically for our first stint at the One Of A Kind Show in Vancouver. (YAY!!) For now I'm just frantically sewing sewing sewing!! It's exciting to prepare for such a big event. I see the ads on TV and it makes me sew a little faster, lol! Our dining room is a Shoovelope factory right now and we haven't eaten dinner on our dinner table in weeks. Before things got too crazy I did actually take a quick picture...

And here is our craft show sign made by Parfour Signs here in White Rock, BC. We stayed with simple black and white so that at the craft show the Shoovelopes can still take centre stage.

And now, back to sewing!!!