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THE BEGINNING:
I have been making hotties for about three years now. I can still remember the first time i made a 'batch' of hotties for a craft sale. I was living in Montreal without paying work (typical Montreal artist!) and I needed a way to make some money. I had a hot water bottle that I loved so I decided to have a go at making my own style of cozy; I think i produced about twenty hotties on my first try.

NAIL BITING:
So there I was sitting self-consciously with my hotties at the craft fair (surrounded by the most AMAZING stuff)...and lo and behold a day later, I was so surprised that I had sold them all! From then on, i just kept making more and more--and continued to be surprised as they kept selling out! What a good feeling it is to see how much people love the hotties.

STILL GOING STRONG:…

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  • Joined June 22, 2008

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cloth, found objects

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About

THE BEGINNING:
I have been making hotties for about three years now. I can still remember the first time i made a 'batch' of hotties for a craft sale. I was living in Montreal without paying work (typical Montreal artist!) and I needed a way to make some money. I had a hot water bottle that I loved so I decided to have a go at making my own style of cozy; I think i produced about twenty hotties on my first try.

NAIL BITING:
So there I was sitting self-consciously with my hotties at the craft fair (surrounded by the most AMAZING stuff)...and lo and behold a day later, I was so surprised that I had sold them all! From then on, i just kept making more and more--and continued to be surprised as they kept selling out! What a good feeling it is to see how much people love the hotties.

STILL GOING STRONG:
Although the style of the hottie has changed somewhat, i am still using the same pattern i designed at the very beginning, something simple, yet unique. I also continue my commitment to producing a sustainable and eco-friendly product. I make each and every hottie in my apartment studio here in Montreal, Canada. I try to gather as many recycled materials as possible for the hotties--vintage print cloth, wool sweaters, table cloths, etc. Everything comes from churches and charity shops in my community. I like using found materials because not only am i reusing lovely materials, but i am also making each and every hottie one of a kind! For shipping and packaging, I also try and keep things nice and simple: good ol' brown craft paper. No boxes or excessive packaging--yay!

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Thanks so much for checking out my shop. I love getting your questions and comments so please feel free to convo me anytime!
Continue to stay warm and share the warmth!

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