It’s with a heavy yet FULL heart that I deliver this news. As of the end of September, Sew Dandee will no longer have a storefront in Osborne Village. I have to lead with the very important bit of info being that I will still have a presence here in the village thanks to a much respected and loved fellow business owner, Judy of Silver Lotus and Rooster. She has presented me with the most amazing and exciting opportunity that I’m thrilled to transition into! Come October 1st, she will be the new tenant at 105 Osborne where she plans to do some much needed renovations which will include opening up the archway between her shop, Silver Lotus and her new space that will not only be the new home of Rooster but will also host my line of silk screened items, cards and even a sewing space so I can continue to offer alterations and custom sewing to you fantastic people. In addition, she is also going to continue to carry Just the Goods in the Silver Lotus space which is GREAT news! I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to Judy for giving me the chance to stay connected to you, my awesome customers. So, next time you see her at Silver Lotus, be sure to give her a high five for supporting local makers!
Sew Dandee doors at 105 Osborne for the last time. These past eight years have been filled with so much creative energy, inspiration, challenges, successes and above all, friendships and connections that I hold so close to my heart. Without all the incredible makers that have graced the space of Sew Dandee over the years, I wouldn’t have been able to do what I truly love for a living. You have all made Sew Dandee... Sew Dandee! Your support as makers and as customers has meant everything to me and for that I am forever grateful. I don’t see this as the end but the evolution of my handmade life and I still see all of you very much a part of it. I’m truly sorry I couldn’t make it work even longer and it breaks my heart that I won’t be able to share your creations with the world from my big little shop on Osborne. But know that no matter what venue or capacity that I will continue making and selling from, I will ALWAYS be your biggest supporter and cheerleader in the quest to spread the handmade word.
Silver Lotus, Rooster, Generation Green, The Exchange Uporium and Tara Davis Boutique!) and seek them out whenever you need that special, made with love item. We’re out there and waiting to make just for YOU! The amount of markets, pop-up shops and craft sales is ever increasing in this artistic, creative city of ours so we won’t make it too hard to find us. Promise.
As for the logistics of this whole evolution, the shop will remain open until the end of September so come use up your store credit, take advantage of some sweet, mega deals or just come say HI! I’d love to see your smiling faces. Come October 1st, Judy will get a hold of the space and make it all shiny new. Hopefully it’ll be ready to reopen to the public for November where you’ll find, in addition to all the awesomeness that is Rooster, all of my silk screened items, cards and my sewing machines ready to hem those pants, take in that dress and sew on those buttons! And while you’re waiting for that big reveal, you can find my work over at The Exchange Uporium from October 1st thru December 26th among some of Winnipeg’s finest makers which I am SO thrilled to be a part of. My Etsy shop is ALWAYS open and will soon And just like right now, you can find a good chunk of my stuff at Generation Green at The Forks and Tara Davis Boutique in the Exchange as well as a new location that I’m in talks with to carry my work as well! As for alterations and custom sewing, I’ll be working something out with Judy for the month of October where you can drop off/pick up alterations a day or two a week at Silver Lotus so I’ll keep you posted on when we sort out those details. And as always, I’ll be keeping you all up to date right here on my Facebook page where you can contact me anytime! And if you're not of the Facebook variety, pop me an email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be sure to get back to you asap.
If you’re still reading this, you’re awesome. I love you all and look forward to sharing this next adventure of Sew Dandee with all of you!