@blossomandbloomshow puts together some of the most incredible markets all over the city! This week from Dec. 13-16 you’ll be able to find us at their latest holiday market at @UpperCanadaMall ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We have put together exclusive gift sets only available at the holiday market so we hope to see you there. Everyday till our event we’ll be posting details of these sets in our highlights. Stay tuned ❤️
I have a feeling needle felting is a rabbit hole I am going to fall deep into...
A sunny morning spent with the fine folk at @blogto talking all things 🖊📜📚 - thank you so much for stopping by!
REPOST @blogto 📸: @hctrvqz
One of the first Christmas cards to arrive at the shop. I wonder if the mailman delights in beautifully addressed envelopes as much as I do? #thingsthatmakeyougo🤔
LAST DAY to register to learn the fundamentals of needle felting where we’ll get to make these adorable snowmen ornaments with @heartfeltbundles and @sebbyconfetti 🎄 - it’s a skill I can’t wait to learn because the future possibilities will be so fun to discover!!! - swipe to see some of the incredible pieces made by @heartfeltbundles and join me next Sunday. Class would make a great gift for that creative special someone⛄️ www.paperpluscloth.ca
A few colored kraft inserts and fun TN charms up for grabs in the shop. 🎁
No corner is safe from my merry making. #shopvibes
It’s Small Business Saturday and we’re open noon till 6pm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you support small business you keep neighbourhoods from morphing into a homogenized landscape of big box retailers. It keeps us striving to create something special for you and for the community and for that we thank you ❤️ *sign lettering by: @designermike
WORKSHOPS starting with this Thursday’s watercolour class with @jvfryer!
Getting into the holiday spirit is how I forget about the cold and we have an awesome line up already scheduled. Take a peek:
- Holiday Watercolour - learn to paint some great holiday elements perfect for custom cards, gift tags, gifts, etc. - Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy - a skill everyone should learn at some point in their life, taught by @torontopencompany - Needle Felted Ornaments - You will learn all the basics of needle felting and making your own adorable ornaments with @heartfeltbundles and @sebbyconfetti - Candy Script: A Brush Pen + Card Making workshop - we'll be making a batch of personalized Holiday Cards with brush lettering techniques in @designermike signature script
Today is the day! Celebrating our first year with giveaways every hour from 3-7pm. And YES! If you aren’t here you can still qualify. Simply follow this account, tag a friend and tell us what your favourite stationery/pen is. We’ll post winner’s names in stories at the end of the day 🎉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here are a couple of giveaways specially made paper bundles made with love by @dahellodoodles
We're having a party!
On November 18th it'll be just over a year that we signed the papers to take our online shop into the brick and mortar world. In a blink, a year has gone by and we have enjoyed every minute of getting to know our customers and our community on a whole new level. We have exciting plans, products and projects planned for the next year but we'd like to take a moment to celebrate this incredible year made possible by this amazing analogue loving community.
Although you can't join us in person, we are thankful for all your support. We'll be posting some great specials just for you and if you follow us and leave a comment below, on the 18th we'll randomly draw 10 names live on IG to receive one of the gift bags we'll be giving away for the party.
We will be open from noon to 7pm with festivities beginning just after 3pm and we'll be celebrating with in store specials, activities and refreshments. We will also be giving away gift bags that will be distributed to the first 15 to rsvp on our website. Hope you'll join us in celebrating. 🎉 (one bag per rsvp, one per person, must be at event for pick up)
Meet Cristal @cristalclear_. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She's a talented stop motion animation artist who is also passionate about teaching. We've planned a couple of unique workshops to get you in the holiday spirit starting with this Sunday from 9am-12pm with "A Winter Wonderland! Intro to Stop Motion Animation For Kids". Check out her latest video in our stories.
A classic 🖐🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anticipation building for #scriptus2018 as I prep as many unique Japanese stationery goods as I can. This one is a personal favourite. If you don’t already have a Gekkoso right hand clip, you must come visit me at Scriptus this Sunday at the Toronto Reference Library. - for more info check out @scriptus_toronto_writingshow
These are some TB photos (circa 2015) of my very first pop up when the shop was the workroom. Today is a double celebration as the @_theworkroom turns 11 and it’s founder and my dear friend Karyn @make_something turns 44. She is hosting a great giveaway to anyone who posts a photo of how the workroom has changed their life so although I’m not entering, I thought I’d contribute. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To say the workroom has changed my life is a bit of an understatement, because the workroom IS Karyn and a reflection of her great taste, eye for detail and incredible work ethic. Back then, I was selling online, Instagram was still young and I had no idea what I was doing. Whether she knows it or not, she helped me to think beyond sitting behind my computer screen and helped me discover my paper people in Toronto. I've always said she was a pioneer but it's only now, after owning a shop for just under a year, do I fully grasp the amount of courage and grit she had and has. Thank you Karyn and happy birthday to you and the workroom! #theworkroomis11
I love how artist @veebeedae rendered our frontage into a painting for her and @penpaling_paula’s #stationeryshopsin collection. If you’re not familiar with this project, these two lovelies put together a collage of stationery shops in different cities to make up a collection of postcards perfect for snail mailing, postcrossing and souvenirs. We’ll be retailing a limited number of the Shops In Toronto soon. Email us to reserve a copy.
I am selfishly posting this video for our upcoming workshop by @cristalclear_ for 2 reasons:
1- as a business owner selling creative supplies I see crazy potential in using these skills in promoting my products. IMAGINE the cool shorts you could create if you sell products or do something creative like lettering.
2 - Cristal is an amazing and passionate instructor who went all the way to Spain to learn and perfect her craft. She may lead you down a rabbit hole that is Stop Motion Animation but you will not regret she did.
*For more info, visit www.paperpluscloth.ca
ATTENTION: artists, business owners and creatives - I am SOOO EXCITED to be offering this workshop by Cristal Buemi @cristalclear_⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to put together your own animated short for fun or as an awesome way to communicate your brand story in a cool and memorable way. Very limited seating. For more information: www.paperpluscloth.ca