My oh my! What an adventure!
I must say, since quitting my teaching carreer before it got a chance to even really begin and starting my own business, it seems that some sort of ambitious, work-loving, volcano has erupted inside me. I don’t think that if someone else told me I had to work 40-70 hours a week, live with my parents for basically the rest of my life and destroy their house day in and day out…well, lets just say, you couldn’t pay me enough. BUT it seems that starting your own business is a lot like having a baby (or so I imagine :P) and here is how:
We got accepted to the OOAK Show in Toronto, which is mostly exciting… but also terrifying! Making sure we’ll have enough stock and designing/building a booth is enough to keep me busy for a year…except I don’t have a year… I have a month! EEK! For those of you that are not familiar with the One Of A Kind Show, it is largest consumer craft show in North America. Their Christmas Show features more than 800 exhibitors (from Canada & Uniter States) and is attended by 140,000 shoppers. This is our first big show, so we are treading even more into unfamiliar waters (and que the anxiety!). The show runs from Nov 26th- Dec 6th (we’ll be there for the first 5 days), so if you’re looking for unique gifts for Christmas, be sure to head to the OOAK Show in Toronto and pay us a visit!
We have also become partners with Ontario Wood; an organization that aims to bring light to the importance of, and the impacts of using locally produced lumber. You can learn more about them here: http://www.ontario.ca/business-and-economy/ontario-wood. And, thanks to the good fellas over there at Ontario Wood, we were featured in House & Home’s online Christmas Gift Buying Guide!
And, last but not least you can now purchase Muskoka Folk pieces from Stone Home Design in Collingwood (for more information, check out their website at: http://www.barnbuiltfurniture.com/#!contact/c1wn8.
Until next time,