Wowee Zowee…here we are at Wednesday again. What an eventful and crazy busy week we had!! Double Dare launched it’s online shop as well as participated in the Halifax Crafters Society Holiday Craft Show. My sister Alyssa and I were working ourselves to the bone all week long finishing up last minute details! The market ran from Saturday til Sunday eve. What an awesome time we had meeting so many great and enthusiastic customers!
We sold greeting cards, post cards, birthday cards, everyday cards and a couple of valentines cards, a we all as an art print, holiday gift tags and gift bags! PHEWF! Setting up the booth was a bit of a panic…we thought we had soooo much time, but once we got going the time just seemed to melt away. All of a sudden there were FIVE MINUTES left to get it together! We managed to pull it off at the last second!
There was a HUGE crowd on Saturday. Just under 3000 people came to the show!! Such a great turn out! (Thanks Halifax!!)
Well, This weekend Double Dare is off to Dartmouth at Just Us! At Kings Wharf to sell more holiday cards! Come by if you are near! In the meantime check out our brand new online shop!!!
Oh yeah! We also just pulled two fresh new valentines/love themed cards (available in the shop!)
OK! That’s it for now!! We will be printing more next week so stay tuned!
Whoa! It has been a busy week. HA! I actually thought it was Thursday for a minute, but we’re actually at Friday already! Alyssa and I have done so much work this week. When we had a chance to sit down (as we worked) and discuss just how much we’ve managed to print and package this week we were astounded! On Monday we printed 50 custom greetings for BITS Interactive, a local business that develops websites. I can’t share the images yet because we want to keep them a surprise for all of BITS clients who recieve them in December! On the very same day we printed a whole bunch of these cute Birthday Cards…
On Wednesday or Tuesday (I forget!) Alyssa began printing French Kiss Art prints and got em’ all done and ready for the Halifax Crafter’s Society Christmas Market this weekend!:
then printed these awesome gift bags in three colours…
THEN on Thursday printed two new Valentines day designs….
AND with so much help from a special someone our online shop is nearing completion and looking amazing! We also constructed and decorated a stand for our table at the market this weekend which I’ll post pictures of next week! It really is amazing what can be accomplished in FOUR DAYS! Today I will be tying up loose ends and finishing some things and gearing up for the big weekend. If you are in the HRM stop by the Olympic Centre on Cundard Street this Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5 for the Halifax Crafters Society Christmas Market!
Oh yea! We also have a little interview HERE if you want to read all about us and our products.
Whoa! There’s about five days left til the big Halifax Crafter’s Society Craft Show at the Olympic Centre here in Halifax, NS!! Alyssa and I are busy to the extreme!! In fact after this blog post I am running out the door to grab a bundle of wood to get our booth constrution underway, and after that it will be a full day of printing, painting, hammering and packaging. I don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard before!! ha!
OK so let’s talk about today’s featured artist Hey Studio! They are a Barcelona based design team that create amazing things! They specialize in branding, but they also create their own fun personal projects. Their work is very much geometric based, is always colourful and reminds me a lot of Charlie Harper’s illustration work! I really enjoy what they’ve made! Check out their amazing website to see more of what they are up to.
Ok I gotta run!! Check back in on Wednesday! I will post some new prints we’ve been working on!
OK I don’t have much time to type away..I gotta get to work!! This week I’ve been working on Valentines Day card ideas…and also just doodling around to see what happens. Other than that we are nearly only a week away from the big Halifax Crafter’s Sale ( At The Olympic Centre on Cunard St. in Halifax November 31st and December 1st!) and we have quite a bit of work ahead of us!! Printing is in full steam ahead mode, as well as packaging and framing art prints…getting a banner made and more biz cards printed! AND shopping for items we need to make our table look SO festive and rad! PHEWF!!! Coffee and candy will be our best friends this week. Here’s a pic of Alyssa and I being silly in the studio yesterday…(was a looong day with a change of explosions!! YES! Apparently a transformer was on fire near our studio and I couldn’t get to work til after lunch!! BOO! But better to be safe I suppose!)
OK on with the doodles…..
OOH! I see little flakes of snow flying around outside! Gotta get to work! Adios!