Thank You For Coming To #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus here on the Christmas In July blog! It was a really fun day!

It was a party in the streets of our blog! The streets were shut down and their tents were up and ready to showcase their unique items for you.

We had a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops were here for you and they are loved interacting with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus was individually introduced so please look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Narelle / FELTBYNARELLE / Australia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Dawn / DeeDeeSupplies / Australia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Vaishali / NVillustration / India / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Jovita / alabatis / Lithuania / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5.  Przemila / CanisArtStudio / Poland / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Luiza / MinkuLUL / Poland / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Veronika / TapsikDesign / Slovakia / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Anne Irene Angelshaug / Angelshaug / Norway / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. RosesWorkshop /RosesWorkshop / United Kingdom / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. Diana / DianaSianCrafts / United Kingdom / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Judith / FabriArts / Canada / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. CartoCreativeCartoCreative / Canada / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

 

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Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2017 – International Focus!

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus: CartoCreative

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#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – CartoCreative from CartoCreative

CartoCreative

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

Our shop name is CartoCreative. We love travelling, so we don’t have to look far for inspiration. Every place we visit or want to visit eventually becomes part of our collection.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

Our shop is always evolving. We are always working on new products and ideas.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love making our customers happy. It’s so rewarding to receive positive feedback from something I’ve put so much work into.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I have a bunch of motivating playlists depending on the task at hand. For most work, I like to listen to upbeat electronic music, for running I like anything with an upbeat tempo, and for working when I’m a little more stressed, I like classical music.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I am reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. My favorite place to read is outside. I love being in fresh, open air in the summer.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: CartoCreative

Instagram: CartoCreative

Pinterest: CartoCreative

Twitter: CartoCreative

Tumblr: CartoCreative

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus: FabriArts

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#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – Judith from FabriArts

FabriArts

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop is FabriArts. I am inspired when i see a particular fabric in a quilt shop, or view inspiring quilts, embroidery and other fabric arts on blogs and other social media platforms.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

I started by selling mostly small items such as my fiber art cards and small wallets since I wasn’t sure I wanted to invest in larger and pricier items. Now my best sellers are table linens (table runners, place mats, mugs rugs and coasters) and quilted Advent calendars although I still keep my shop stocked with the smaller items.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love working with fabrics and threads. It’s exciting to see something come to fruition that I’ve been imagining in my head. Although I use a quilt design software to plan many of my projects it’s still never the same as my finished works.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

Alternative rock is my go-to music style. Imagine Dragons to the Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons and Fade Chromatic (my son’s band) are always on my playlist as well as some more folk style artists like Enya, Loreena MCKennnit and Florence and the Machine.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I admit I like to read chick lit. I’ve just discovered Sonali Dev as an author and I’m reading “A Change of Heart” which is about the illegal trade of organs for transplant. I always read in bed before I go to sleep and in the summer one of my favorite places to read is on the deck at the cottage overlooking the lake.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: FabriArtsToronto

Instagram: fabriarts

Pinterest: FabriArts

Website: FabriArts

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus: DianaSianCrafts

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#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – Diana from DianaSianCrafts

DianaSianCrafts

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

DianaSianCrafts – my inspiration mainly comes from my children and my customers – my love of all things fantasy and geek!

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

I started my shop when I was only making jewellery – over the past two years I have found a love of all things Christmas and also a passion for making paper flowers which are mainly incorporated into wedding flowers/bouquets.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love how every day is different – from making Christmas items in the summer to engaging with customers to create one off flowers for their wedding day.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I cannot work in silence (having 5 children makes this impossible anyway!) I normally have current easy listening hits playing (loving Ed Sherran at the moment) or Netflix (I am secretly addicted to anything with vampires or zombies!).

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter and re-reading them all – my last little treat to myself was a full box set of all the books.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: Diana Sian Crafts

Instagram: diana.sian.crafts

Pinterest: dbsilverstone

Twitter: 74_bilverstone

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus: RosesWorkshop

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#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – RosesWorkshop from RosesWorkshop

RosesWorkshop

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop is called Roses Workshop. I work with British wools and wool fabric such as Harris tweed. Often I am inspired by the colours and textures of my materials and how they fit with the seasonal landscape.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

I started out selling just within the UK, but soon expanded to International sales. From knitted hats and gloves I moved on to housewares such as cushions and tea cosies, then more complex designs such as clocks and lampshades.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love how every day is different. When I switch on the computer in the morning I have no idea what has sold on the other side of the world overnight. I am open to custom order requests, and I love hearing the varied ideas of my customers.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

My radio is set to Smooth Radio, mostly easy listening and oldies but some new stuff too. I find this gives me a nice mix of music and news without being too distracting. Sometimes I’ll have on a classic whodunit instead, such as Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes, so I can listen to the story while I work.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I like to read fantasy novels about worlds a bit different from our own. I love Terry Pratchett’s quirky sense of humour, and I’m currently re-reading I Shall Wear Midnight. I read in bed in the morning with my first cup of tea of the day, as this eases me into the new day in a positive frame of mind and ready to create beautiful things.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: RosesWorkshopUK

Twitter: RosesWorkshop

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus: angelshaug

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#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – Anne Irene Angelshaug from angelshaug

angelshaug

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop is called “angelshaug”. I have always enjoyed “drawing stories” it is what I still do. I have fun creating, I like the challenges to my mind, and also the technical challenges it makes me face.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

It has not changed much. The only thing that changes is the artwork.

3. What do you love most about your work?

It is a medium for me to communicate to others my thoughts and feelings around subjects that I find
important. One of the subjects that “drives” me and I feel there should be a lot more focus on is the state of the planet and the destructive side of man. Again and again, we make bad choices with horrendous consequences for this beautiful planet and this saddens me more than I can say.

There is a lot of this in my work.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I usually listen to audio books or podcasts.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

Fiction, fantasy, politics, current events or philosophy. I love it all.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: Art Of Anne Angelshaug

Pinterest: Anne Angelshaug

Website: Angelshaug

#CIJPopUpMarket #1 2017 – International Focus: TapsikDesign

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#CIJPopUpMarket #1 Shop – Veronika from TapsikDesign

TapsikDesign

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop is called TapsikDesign. Often i am inspired by some small things i see around me. And i am starting to think how can i put it inside my own creations.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

I started to make small grapevine wreaths with flowers, next were deco mesh wreaths, yarn and tulle wreaths. I learned how to make felt flowers to put onto yarn and tulle wreaths. Next were lantern swags and other home decor such as table centerpieces. Nowadays I make many of my wreaths embellishments myself. So i can give my customers an unique, original peace. Also started to make chocolate flower bouquets.

3. What do you love most about your work?

Loving the change. Today i make summer wreath but tomorrow it can be fall, Christmas. Always thinking how i can improve myself or make something new. Giving myself challenges to create something different and new.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

Well, I don´t listen to music during my work. I watch old Czech and Slovak movies, shows on Youtube.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I like romantic novels. Right now re-reading everything from Celeste Bradley.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: TapsikDesign

Instagram: TapsikDesign

Pinterest: TapsikDesign

Twitter: TapsikDesign