This weekend is Handmade Harvest in Almonte, Ontario. I’m all stocked up and ready to go, even have a few new items up for sale. The “vegan antler racks” have been very popular this fall, I’m tempted to keep one for my daughter’s room.
Thanks to my new stock of local walnut, I’ve got many new walnut cutting/charcuterie boards for sale. Things were looking grim for a while as the price of walnut seemed to be sky rocketing lately.
Finally, a personal favourite of mine, this doll crib was originally made for my daughter, but was so popular with her friends that I decided to make some more for sale. Made from birch plywood and walnut plugs. My daughter insists I remind everyone that the doll (aka Molly the Dolly) is not included.
For those not heading to Almonte, all my products are always available online at:
A month ago I ordered a custom brand from Heavy Industry. I found them on Etsy where I also have a shop. They were absolutely awesome to work with. I sent them my logo in jpg format, asked about what size would work best for the font, and presto, here’s my awesome new brand. I splurged for the electric branding iron, didn’t want to have to mess around with a propane torch trying to get it to the right temperature. I’m really pleased with the brand, and I think it helps developing an identity, plus it looks pretty cool. I’ve put it on a few items so far, including the business card holder seen above.
Last week I finished off this coffee cart for Patisserie la Toque. They wanted a modern looking coffee cart with a bit of an industrial feel. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to try my hand at a concrete counter top! The cart is 3/4″ Baltic Birch plywood and a 2″ thick concrete top. I put it all on casters so they can move it around for cleaning purposes. The cart + coffee maker must weigh in at around 200 lbs. so it’s quite sturdy. Already they have had lots of comments from their customers and it might lead to a few outdoor concrete table orders.