Friday, August 29, 2014

It's time, #Winnipeg. The evolution of Sew Dandee is about to begin!

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!
Now, the heavy heart part is a big one for me and at some point, I will be one big puddle of sad when the time comes to close the 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.


And YOU! My cherished, devoted customers! YOU are everything! (p.s. I have a card that says just that that I should send to each and every one of you). So many of you have been supporters of the shop from the start, always giving me that pep talk I need , reminding me that what I’m doing is bringing happiness and smiles to a lot of faces and my best part of my day, hearing you guys giggle at my card rack. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough for all that you’ve done for me. My biggest hope is that you’ll all continue to support your local makers (including me at 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 sewdandee@gmail.com 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!

-andee

Friday, August 22, 2014

Get some #ink done down at Sew Dandee, #Winnipeg!

Some new silks screen designs are on the racks and available for custom silk screening! Just come on down to the shop and I'll ink something up for ya!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The New Face of Sew Dandee, #Winnipeg!

You may or may not have heard that Sew Dandee is making some changes. Where these changes will take me, exactly has yet to be determined but in the meantime, I'm making some visual changes at the shop in an effort to make things easier for you find and giving you MORE silk screen designs to choose from for your custom printed shirts, tote bags, pillow cases, onesies, dish towels and whatever else you can think of!

I've been SO lucky to have my good friend and fellow designer, Lisa bring in her students who are studying fashion to help me give the shop a facelift and introduce me to new ideas for displays and merchandising. They've done an amazing job! You should come down to the shop and see for yourself!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HUGE Canada Day Blowout Sale at Sew Dandee, #Winnipeg!

It's that time of year again, my friends! Time to sport your best red and white threads and head on down to Osborne Village for some good times and sweet deals! This year, at Sew Dandee, I'm doing a massive purge of all kinds of awesome goodies with our tent sale starting at 11am Tuesday July 1st in front of the shop.

I'm making some changes and streamlining what I carry here at the shop in hopes of meeting the demands of you, my cherished customers. One of the main things I'll be doing is focusing more on my silk screened shirts, kid's wear and dish towels as well as a new line of women's clothing that I'll be working on with local designer, Lisa Dyck. We want to use comfortable, natural, sustainable fabrics while designing items that are easy to wear for all shapes and sizes. We'll be doing more custom clothing and I'll continue to offer a wide range of alterations. So to make the shop look fresh and new for you, I've gotta move out some older but still awesome items.
That's where the tent sale comes in so, you won't want to miss out! In addition to the maximum deals to be had outside, inside the shop almost everything else will be 25% off AND all of our gently worn clothing is getting cleared out RIGHT NOW until it's all gone at 40% off! So, you're sure to find something you love while taking it easy on that old pocketbook.
See you there, my handmade lovin' friends! Tuesday July 1st from 11am to 8pm at 105 Osborne St.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NEW Summer Pop-Up Shop, Exchange Uporium launching this Thursday, #Winnipeg!

Starting tomorrow, May 15th, you'll have yet another amazing destination to discover and support your local makers! The Exchange Uporium offers an exciting, eclectic and entirely unique shopping experience – one that showcases exceptional Manitoba creations and curated vintage. A bit bazaar and bit boutique, the Exchange Uporium is a place where customers can congregate, sellers can shine and artisans can create… until the summer’s end when it disappears.

Located at 264 McDermot in the heart of the Exchange, this temporary pop-up shop will be open from May 15th thru to September 30th from 11am to 7pm. The list of makers selling is EPIC so be sure to add this to you list of great local shops to check out this spring and summer! SHOP LOCAL!

Monday, May 12, 2014

What's new for you, #Winnipeg!

After so many long, heartbreaking, sad, uplifting and bonding conversations with many local folks over the past few months about this enduring winter weather and the effects it's had on all of us, these new silk screen designs were born. I don't have a lot of things made yet with these designs on them but feel free to bring me a blank shirt and I'd be more than happy to screen one of these very honest and accurate designs onto it for you!

This weekend a very successful local maker, Amanda of Elskan dropped off some of her incredibly adorable reversible kids and grown up collars in the coolest fabrics! They're the ideal accessory if you're looking for a bit of OMG THAT'S SO CUTE to add to your outfits.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Summer dresses, tops and skirts from Toronto's Paper People Clothing are on the racks, #Winnipeg!

Swing by the store today and get your new favorite summer piece! These SCREAM Folk Fest, don't ya think??

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day gift ideas, #Winnipeg!


So, Mom's Day is just a few days away, my friends and what better way to show that special woman who wiped your ass, filled your belly with sustenance and washed your skivvies than to get her a one of a kind handmade gift made with as much love as she's always given you. Sew Dandee has you covered no matter what your Momma is in to. Be it knitting, cycling, drinking tea, moisturizing her face, squeezing cute stuffies, bathing, carrying stuff around in a bag, wearing a pretty dress, showing her love of Winnipeg, appreciating quirky artwork, baking up some cupcakes or laughing at a smart ass joke. Seriously. We've got that. And we're open late Thursday and Friday as well as from 10am to 6pm Saturday and 12 noon to 5pm Sunday. Get on down here and show that woman some love!

Friday, April 25, 2014


The Winnipeg Etsy Street Team is proud to announce their fifth Handmade and Vintage Sale at the Holy Cross Gymnasium in Winnipeg. You won't want to miss this one! Come early and you might snag yourself a gift certificate to be spent on your choice of handmade and vintage goodies at the sale! Plus there's all kinds of amazing door prizes, too! Seriously! GO!

Look forward to a wide array of:
♦ Vintage vendors
♦ Jewelry
♦ Pottery
♦ Crocheted, hand embroidered & knit goods
♦ Baby clothing & accessories
♦ Paper products, original artwork & cards
♦ Men's accessories
♦ Craft supplies (new & vintage)
♦ Silk screened and sewn goods
♦ Locally themed handmade items
♦ Play tents
♦ Housewares
♦ Handmade soaps & cosmetics
♦ One of a kind eco-friendly/green, vegan, recycled, upcycled, and reclaimed pieces

FREE Parking & FREE Admission!

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
11am - 4pm
290 Dubuc Street in St Boniface

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Come see what's new at Sew Dandee, #Winnipeg!

The lovely and super talented Kelly Ruth brought by a fresh batch of her hand dyed headbands made with the softest modal fabric. She also has a ultra comfy and beautiful line of clothing over at Tara Davis Studio Boutique if you haven't already checked it out. I'm wearing one of her dresses right now and it's all kinds of pretty AND comfortable.


A fresh batch of spring items arrived yesterday from Toronto's Paper People Clothing!


I quickly picked out this adorable little number! I knew I would be taking one of these upcycled gems home as soon as Jennifer, the designer, sent me some pictures of what she planned on sending my way. LOVE this design and you will too!

Milena of Just the Goods brought us some fresh stock including a few new items like the dry facial scrub and her vegan salt spa mix that smells divine! I just can't seem to get enough of her stuff! Seriously, if you haven't tried any of it yet, now's the time. Come down to the shop and I'll set you up.

Just a heads up that Sew Dandee will be closed on Friday April 18th and Sunday April 20th but open as usual on Saturday from 10 to 6pm and Monday 10am to 6pm. Have a great long weekend, lovelies!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hey #Winnipeg! Come get crafty at Sew Dandee!

Our weekly crafty drop-in nights are really starting to catch on! It's always an inspiring evening and I love seeing new faces so, if you haven't been down for one yet, now's the time! Next week's drop-in is on Wednesday starting at 5pm until 7:30pm. You can bring any kind of craft or art project to work on or if you don't have a project on the go, just come visit, check out my crafty library and get some ideas and inspiration from other crafters! I can even help you out on a project if that's what you need!
Last night's drop-in had us knitting, drawing, writing and sewing! How's THAT for diversity?!? If you can't make it next week, fret not! I'll be having them every week on different week days each time so hopefully you can make it down to one (or many) soon! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tiz the season, #Winnipeg! Grad season, that is!

We've got some snarky grad cards perfect for that student in your life about to start making their way in the world of the working! If all goes to planned, that is.

If you can't make it down to the shop, you can always find all of my cards online in my Etsy shop. And as an added bonus to anyone who is buying on Etsy for the first time, follow THIS LINK and get $5 off your first purchase! Yeah, that would mean you could buy one of my cards for $1! Sweet deal!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Clearance Sale on now until Sunday, #Winnipeg!

There is still a whole schwack of handmade treasures at CRAZY low prices here at the shop for you to make your own! We're open late tonight until 9pm so head on down and find that perfect spring dress or the most adorable summer skirt you've been eyeing up. Everything on the sale racks are $10, $15 or $20 so you can treat yourself without breaking the bank!

Designs by local makers Lisa Dyck, Heidi and Seek Boutique, Grace Sheldon and yours truly have contributed to the sale racks. All kinds of styles in all kinds of sizes! Help me make some room for some fresh spring pieces that us makers have been working on! Hope to see you soon!