Saturday Life [03.10.15]: Queen st., Keys & Corsets


Hi All!

What a crazy week I’ve had! So many exciting things!

One of those exciting things was a trip into Toronto, shopping on Queen st.W for fabric!

 

I love the variety of shops that you find there- some are tiny, some are big, some are organized- and some are so packed that you have to wander single file through the shop scanning over the piles and piles of fabric- like this shop –>

 

It was so much fun spending the day and wandering around with mom 🙂 When we’re together- we are almost the same person 🙂

The other big and exciting news is that I picked up the key to my studio!! YAY!! It’s finally here! I’m so excited!!

 

You can expect lots of updates on my studio coming up! (after my trip to Calgary!!) And stay tuned for the big launch!!

Other than fun times shopping and celebrating the new addition to my key-chain- I’ve also been fiendishly sewing to get all of my corsets done this month! They definitely take longer than bras!!
Well I’m back to my sewing room! I hope you’ve add had a lovely week, please tell me all about it!
xo erin

 

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


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!

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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!
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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