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How to wear your facemask

How to wear your facemask

I have now made over 800 masks.  I launched my first batch on Easter Weekend and it has been a wild ride since then. I have the burns from the hot iron and the slices from the rotary cutter.  Many hours hunched over the sewing machine, adjusting the design, assessing fabric thickness, various tie styles, attempting to settle on a consistent product. As a society we are all exploring what it is like to wear a mask: emotionally and physically.  If you have a mask that I made, here is a photo demo of how to get this style to...

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Winter in the Studio

Winter in the Studio

Winter is the season where I don’t head out to so many craft shows. I spend more time in the studio building up my inventory. I store this on the shelves in my studio, so you are welcome to stop by and look at the bags in person. I try to keep the website updated and accurate to represent what is available to purchase. I am not doing custom orders these days; trying to be more efficient with my sewing time which enables me to carve out more time for new ideas. I have so many projects that I want...

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Craft Show & Website Inventory

Craft Show & Website Inventory

Throughout November and December, I will be taking my products to several craft shows. These are busy events and I cannot keep up with inventory management on the website at the same time.  So, all items will temporarily be unavailable on the website during the days while I am at the shows.  Once I am back home in the studio, I will get the inventory sorted out and products listed on the website again. I want to avoid disappointment should you order something that has just sold at a show, and is no longer available.  Sorry for any inconvenience that...

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March Meet The Maker

March Meet The Maker

#MarchMeetTheMaker gave me a different prompt for each day to create a social medial post throughout the month of March. This is a compilation of all of my posts. It is long, so sit back with your favourite beverage in a cozy spot. It was a wonderful challenge for me, to think about some topics and explore some ideas that have been swirling in my head. Thank you to everyone who followed along with me.

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How to Buy from Topsail Canvas

How to Buy from Topsail Canvas

I often get asked if I do custom colour combinations and also what is available to purchase right now... So, I have rearranged the website to better help with these questions.  I have created a section called *Made-to-Order* where you can see all of the different products that Topsail Canvas offers.  Within each product description is a list of the colour choices for that bag. You can order the bag via website, phone call, or email.  Then I make it up for you.  Delivery time varies widely, depending on what my work schedule and order backlog looks like at that...

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