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Alright, its time to get back to this... my own home renos & projects! I think my first post was about my intention to post my projects as I am working on them on this blog... well, that hasn't exactly happened! I have been so busy with making the childrens tables, mobiles, hooks and knobs from my playhouse collection and starting to work on goodies for grown-up homes too & my own home has taken a back seat. That chaise lounge that I was re-covering... still the leopard print original & the slip cover is still almost finished! In fact we have hundreds of almost finished projects around the house!
I have been so excited about how my handmade playhouse & home collections were received and the fun I have been having doing some small handmade markets, and two of the large Make It! shows! It has been wonderful, fun and exciting, especially doing it all with my sister & partner in crafting, Keya Davis - the brains & talent behind Vintage Prairie Style. But I have found it difficult to keep up with production for shows, custom orders, doing shows, working on the house projects (not to mention the day-to-day house "projects") and most importantly, being the mom I want to be with my darling three children.
My sister and I have launched a combined company - La Petite Maison - which has brought Vintage Prairie Style and blue vanilla home + garden together in one place. We can work on our handmade products together, but we will continue to also have our own separate companies, where we can be contacted directly here as well, and also continue with some of the projects etc. that we won't be featuring with La Petite Maison ... such as some of the vintage finds for VPS and my home renos for BVHG.
So it sounds like another project on the go, but really, here's where the "ch ch ch changes" come in. We are still interested in doing some small markets here and there to get out there and continue to have that enjoyment and interaction (in fact, you can find us this weekend at Edmonton's Indie Handmade Market) but we will likely give up doing the bigger shows, although they were great fun. And we are working on setting up an Etsy shop... watch for us there.
Other changes... I am going to do a bit of re-vamping here on this site over the next little while, so you will be able to go through my tabs to see a gallery of my work & know how and where to get your hands on them if you so choose, but the main posts will be back to following my home and garden renos... and our playhouse too! I want to have some DIY featured, and open up to your comments, questions, suggestions etc, and other fun stuff. I want to update on a regular basis, most of all. New goodies every week, maybe :)
So I hope you will check back soon, and keep coming back!
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