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Talk about a crazy year so far!

Hello there! It's been a minute since my last post. First off all, I’d like to extend my love to everyone who may have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.Non-essential shopping feels like a taboo subject at the moment, and however you feel, it’s definitely happening. I’m very grateful to be able to pack orders in isolation and post items with zero contact. And whilst not even I could argue jewellery is ‘essential’ I think it’s clear we’re all in need of a little pick me up right now.Having work to do feels like a privilege. I’m feeling a little useless when I think about what our key workers are facing, but staying in is the best thing I can...

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“Design is a silent ambassador of your brand” - Paul Rand

Hey there!Happy March, all… I have to be honest, I’m always happy to see the end of winter. I DO love winter and it’s beauty. I’ve lived in rural Alberta for 36 of my 44 years on earth, and spring still tastes like that first bite of a new donut flavour. Every. Single. Year.This time of year seems fitting to launch a rebrand for my baby, Cloud & Lolly. I know some of you have been with me since the beginning. Summer of 2006 was when I hit the St. Albert Farmers Market scene. No idea if anyone would like my designs (which was a mish mash of zipper pouches, brooches, jewellery and other knick knacks) much less buy them.I...

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Oh, Calgary!

I had the pleasure of attending Market Collective this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta (my home away from home) I arrived in spring-like conditions and left in a full blown snow storm.❄️ It's been 5 years since my last market, and it feels like nothing has changed. The venue has of course (I DO miss the now demolished Ant Hill Building in the heart of Kensington) but the customers, vendors, organizers and volunteers are as amazing as ever! Newbies and veteran vendors made an eclectic mix of quality handmade goodness. My neighbours made all the difference and a great time was had by all. I will be back in Calgary for Lilac Festival on Sunday, June 4th!

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DIY Geometric Industrial Wall Jewelry Organizer

I really can't get enough of the awesome & unique ways to organize jewelry out there! Shops near me, HomeSense, Winners and the like, all have such limited choices for getting your necklaces & pretties on display. Enter Pinterest. I discovered a wonderfully photographed & outlined project by Made in a Day, that's easy to put together. It won't break the bank and won't take up much wall real estate either! Photos are from Made in a Day blog and the full project can be viewed here:DIY Geometric Industrial Wall Jewelry Organizer Happy crafting! ~Cheryl

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