Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Wreath

Usually I'm talking about yarn, and hooks, and crocheting, but today I'm actually sharing an easter wreath I made.  It was pretty quick to put together - it had to be because my life is ramping into high gear, it's competition time!  But first the wreath....

I had purchased those plastic refillable easter eggs from Target.  48 for like $3?  Sweet deal!  Then I picked up a foam wreath from Michaels for $9.99.  Thankfully I had a 20% off coupon, so I actually paid $8 (still too much for foam, but whatever!)  

I started by wrapping some pink, sparkly ribbon I had on hand around the wreath.  Silly me I thought it would get all the way around...NOT!

Ha ha ha, silly me.  Then I decided to wrap washi tape around the bare foam so you couldn't see the white through the eggs.

I also wrapped the washi tape around the eggs to give them a bit more punch!  Plus, I have a lot of washi tape ;) Then I just glued the eggs around the bottom of the wreath.  

And here's the final product!

I love it so much.  Because of the foam base it's super light AND it was quick and inexpensive to put together. It's such a great pop of colour on my grey front door! Happy Easter.

Have you made an Easter wreath?  Be sure to leave me comment with a link to you project-I'd love to see it!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Yarn It All!

Life has been a little crazy over here, but I wanted to fill you in on a great series happening over at Bugaboo, Mini, Mr & me, aka Kim.  She's got an amazing yarn series gong on right now called Yarn It All, chock full of great yarn projects, including yours truly!  Head on over to Kim's blog to check out what I'm sharing today!

And be sure to check out all the great 
projects happening over there in the next few weeks!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Birds of a Feather

Since "starting" my business, I've known that part of my brand is proudly Canadian.  I'm Canadian, I hand make all my products in Canada, and I made a conscious decision to have my products in Canadian stores.  

One such store is the independently owned, shoe store Modern Sole in Sherwood Park AB (Edmonton, essentially).  Modern Sole is a great shoe boutique with awesome brands, including mine!  Check out what they have to say about West Coast Leslie Designs on their blog.  They're great gals and I'm so lucky that they were the first retailer to carry my products!  Like this new spring scarf that's in store today!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fraser Valley Women's Expo

I'm so excited to be a part of the Fraser Valley Women's Expo.  I hadn't originally planned to be at the Expo, it was just one of those things, that by knowing the right people and spending tonnes of time online, led to this fantastic opportunity!

This will be the largest show I have to prepare for.  I'm not even sure I'll be ready!?!? It's at a weird time so I'm not sure if my scarves will sell well, or if they'll suffer because of the weather?  I am adding some new goodies to my inventory, and just to tease you I've put some pics for you to enjoy!

Plus I'll be restocking my classic basket weave scarves, as well as adding some kids hats!  I made these fingerless gloves for a friend and I'm thinking about making some, but I definitely need input from you guys!  Do you like the fingerless glove trend?  Hate it?  More importantly, would you buy a pair?

I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of new great vendors and clients!  If you'd like to place a custom order for boot cuffs please email me (I haven't had time to make enough to put them on my online store) 

Friday February 28    4:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday March 1     10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday March 2       11:00am-5:00pm