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Saturday Life [01.08.15]: Fabric Shopping, Bliss Bras and a Potter Party

by | Aug 1, 2015 | STUDIO LIFE | 6 comments

Hi All,

Is it really Saturday? Already? How did that happen! This week has absolutely flown by!

Firstly and to get it out of the way- no, my Etsy shop is not open yet *cries in despair*, it is taking longer than I expected to figure out all the shipping and packaging and everything. Canada Post definitely doesn’t make it easy and straight forward! And I know I said this last week- but my new goal is to get it up and running sometime this week. There will be a post to announce the grande opening this week- if it’s the last thing I do!!

So besides spending countless hours on the Canada Post website, figuring out which scale to purchase, dimensions and pricing, I have had a very busy week!


I’ll start with the most exciting part of my week though! I made my way back to Hamilton for a little shopping and I stopped into the most luxurious lingerie shop I’ve ever been to! Bliss Bras!!

I thought I would pop in for a little inspiration and it was like being in a candy store! The best kind of candy store, like my Pinterest came alive… and I just soaked all the inspiration in!

Every corner was filled with another little treasure- a cute little bra, a stunning G-cup bra, beautiful lace, and the panties to match!! I was pretty much swooning left right and centre.

But the best part of the shop by far is the owner Tonilee! As soon as she knew I was also in the bra business we started talking shop and before I knew it three hours had passed! This is one amazing lady! She has impeccable taste in bras- and her shop stocks all the way to an N cup! very ambitious! It was SO great to meet you this week! xoxo

(So happy to have my new bosom buddy!!)
The rest of my shopping trip passed in the usual way- scouting out for new fabric finds and hunting through remnant bins with my mom (it’s an addiction!). Which always results in moments like this:
I’ve also managed to soak up some sunshine this week 🙂 🙂
At Sandbanks with friends & little Gibby <3

Puppy in the sunshine 🙂

All my beach babe friends <3

Cove-explorer puppy!
I also managed to get some fresh air and lots and lots of blueberries out picking with mom yesterday morning 🙂

Blueberries are the best picking 🙂 They are excellent this year, and way less bugs and hassle than the raspberries were!

nomnomnonm these are making up 75% of my diet at the moment.
And last but most certainly not least- I went to a Harry Potter Party last night (on Harry Potter’s Birthday, naturally).

So of course this gang was broken out! Can’t go to a Potter party without the Potter Puppet Pals!

And of course the night was spent sipping on some butter beer. Excellent party! Thanks Laura!
One final thing- have you heard of the #sewphotohop that House of Pinheiro is hosting on instagram? Well it’s basically a challenge where you post a photo everyday of all sewing related themes! And I thought I would give it a try! So if you follow me on instagram @theemeraldstudio then you can see all the photos I put up this August- and I hope to see lots of yours too!
Well- I hope you all had a great week! I’m off to the gym then to do some more work on the Etsy shop!
Let me know what you got up to this week! And if you’re participating in #sewphotohop!
xo erin


  1. Lyndle

    Your etsy shop WILL happen! I hear you on the postage – it's so complex here in NZ that when they first introduced the new parcel pricing it was worth traipsing round postshops to see who would give you the best price! Which often differed from the online one for the same weight and measurements. Luckily here we have pre-paid bags available. Great post. The bra shop looks great and your other photos are wonderfully summery. Sounds like a great day!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Lyndle! That's the vote of confidence I need, and it's good to hear that I'm not just crazy- they do make postage way over complicated! Hope you're having a lovely week 🙂 🙂

  2. Sofía

    A Harry Potter Party??!! It must have been awesome!! I was a huge Harry Potter fan as a kid… and now too! 😛 Your Potter Pupet Pals are sooo cute! Maybe I'll try to make something like that for my little cousins, while I wait for my delayed Hogwarts letter to arrive! I'm sure the owl got lost somewhere…
    And don't worry about your Etsy shop, you'll figure things out! Meanwhile, we'll be waiting for it (im)patiently 😉 Good luck!

    • EmeraldErin

      It was Potter-tastic! And we should really complain about those owls- mine got lost too! They need a better postage system- although from what I can tell so far they don't want to go with Canada Post lol! I'm thinking that to start I'll only post shipping prices for Canada and the USA but if you see a listing that you like- you can just message me and I'll figure out pricing for shipping on individual orders until I can get it figured out for everything! 🙂 🙂

  3. nicolahulks

    Sounds like a perfect weekend – fabric, Harry Potter, blueberries and butter beer! Win! Love the blog, glad I discovered it! 🙂

    • EmeraldErin

      It was very blissful! Thanks so much! I'm so glad you've joined me little community 🙂 🙂


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