In honour of Earth Day, I am happy to announce that Strings & Things is official a zero waste business! It's something I have been working towards for a few months now, but I wasn't entirely sure how to fully reach my goal. In my personal life I have made a lot of changes to … Continue reading Strings & Things is Officially ZERO Waste!
Markets can be tough, especially if you have never done one before. I remember my first market experience fondly. It was a bittersweet experience to say the least. The market was all wrong for my product, I didn’t even have an official business name or a sign, no business cards or labeling to speak of, … Continue reading How to Survive Your First Market as a Maker
It's time to make the switch—ditch single use cotton pads and add reusable cotton face pads to your daily routine!
A few months ago I reached out to This Is Brave, a local organization that shares women's stories of hardships and mental health. These stories are meant to provide support, inspire others, and let people dealing with similar issues know that they are not alone. Not many people are aware, but I used to struggle … Continue reading How Yarn Saved Me from My Anxiety
I always have a hard time motivating myself to knit big chunky winter wears in the middle of summer. It’s hot, humid, and muggy. Literally the last thing I want to be doing is working with thick wool. I don’t want to waste my entire summer (I’m sure all my other maker friends can agree), … Continue reading 5 Things to Do During Your Off-Season
Have you been considering starting a small business? Do you already have a side-hustle but are struggling to manage? Read Strings & Things' 7 tips and tricks to managing a side-hustle while working full-time!
You’ve probably heard many people use the term “slow fashion”, but I’m guessing you are not totally sure what it means. The phrase was unclear to me for the longest time—and this was pretty embarrassing because my entire business revolves around slow fashion! Have you noticed an overall decline in quality of clothing, that has … Continue reading Slow Fashion – the Shopping Habit That Will Actually Make You Feel Good Inside
Hey everyone. It's been a while (again). I feel like I owe a bit of an explanation to my horrendous lack of online activity lately. There really shouldn't be an excuse, but I needed a break. The last post I made anywhere was on May 18th, which was just over 3 weeks ago. I didn't … Continue reading Miss me? Here’s a quick little update on my life.
2017, it's nice to meet you. So far my new year has been wonderfully lazy. Yesterday I had breakfast for every single meal. Today I am still lounging in pajamas as I try to get a little bit of work done. I go back to my teaching job tomorrow and I don't have to go … Continue reading New Year, New Projects, New Patterns!
There. I've said it. Sometimes I really do hate being a maker. And I've got my reasons. Exhibit A: I came across this adorable little cozy mug at the dollar store a few days ago. Wandering the aisles of dollar stores is actually kind of fun because you occasionally come across secret treasures, just like … Continue reading Why I sometimes really hate being a maker.