Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sweet New Items & News from the Studio

My market table at the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market has moved from upstairs down to the Pavilion for the summer.  Just go through the hallways on either side of the information desk to find us!
This season, I'm thrilled to offer a selection of chiffon kimono jackets.  The perfect accessory for summer 2016! $45, tax included. All made by me in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Also available at Hags on the Hill (in Peggy's Cove, NS)as well as in my ETSY shop.


Sarah, of Wally and Roops fame, in her Sugar Soul kimono.

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If you have a chance, scoot on over to Facebook and Like Sugar Soul Studio's page…I am so very close to 500 Likes.  I'd love to reach 1000 Likes this summer!  Very soon, there will also be a kimono giveaway contest.  If you like my FB page and my Instagram page, you will be in it to win it!  The contest will end June 15th or when I reach 500 likes, whichever happens first!

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Friday, March 4, 2016


~~{}~{}~{}~~HAT of the WEEK~~{}~{}~{}~~
click HERE to purchase in my ETSY shop

This week: A Sugar Soul cloche, sewn in a gorgeous navy and black herringbone wool, fully lined with cotton. Adorned with a bow on the left side.  Made to fit YOU.  ONLY $40 Canadian, taxes included!  SHIPS for FREE if ordered before the end of THURSDAY, March 10th, 2016. 
(After that date, this hat will be available to order at the regular price of $75 + shipping costs.)




Friday, February 26, 2016


~~~<><><>~~~ HAT-of-the-WEEK ~~~<><><>~~~

Feb 26th - March 3rd, 2016
ONLY $40 & SHIPS FREE


This week: A Sugar Soul ball cap, sewn in a subtle purple and teal wool tweed, fully lined with cotton.  You can see that the colour of the hat reads almost blue-grey but up close you can see the tightly woven purple and teal wool. Adorned with a simple, wooden tag on the left side (this can be left off, if you prefer). This brim is narrower and slightly longer than the brim on Sugar Soul cloche hats. Unisex. Made to fit YOU…click HERE to order.



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

(oops…little late with this post, but there is still time to grab this week's super cute hat-of-the-week a great price)

February 19th to February 26th, 2016


Hat of the Week!!

$40 (tax & shipping included!)

Here is this week's Hat-of-the-Week. It's a ball cap style with a brim slightly narrower and longer than the Sugar Soul cloche style.  Small bow detail on the side (if you prefer it without, just let me know in your order) and floral cotton lining.  Made to fit YOU!!






Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5th to February 11th, 2016


Hat of the Week!!


CRANBERRY RED CLOCHE $40 + free shipping







Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29th to February 4th, 2016

Hat of the Week!!


PINK AVIATOR $40 + free shipping
click here to purchase


      

      

Friday, January 22, 2016

January 22nd to 28th, 2016

Hat of the Week!!

Butternut Yellow $40 + free shipping


Hat-of-the-Week for January 22nd to January 28th, 2016!
Regular $75, this week it's only $40 and it ships for FREE!!!
Butternut Yellow Corduroy Cloche with Bow
Made to Order




Fully lined with 100% cotton, it is adorned with a large, matching appliqué flower on the left side.  A light coloured wooden button forms the centre of the flower.  The print of the lining fabric may differ from that in the photo.

Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15th to 21st, 2016

Hat of the Week!!

$40 & free shipping

(regular price: $75 + shipping costs)


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cut, Sew, Stitch, Knit, Repeat...

!!OCTOBER !!!  

As quickly as the leaves change, so does my schedule.  It is definitely a month of transition here at Sugar Soul Studio.  New markets, new shows, new fabrics, new styles!

The Tantallon Village Farmer's Market, where I sell outdoors every Tuesday from June-October, wrapped up just before Thanksgiving.  We had one of our busiest seasons ever.  

My first season at Hags on the Hill, in beautiful Peggy's Cove, will finish when the shop closes up for the winter at the end of the month.  The shop occupies space in a house built in 1812, with picture postcard views from every window.  If you haven't been, try to get yourself down there before Halloween.  Hags on the Hill will reopen next June.  

Now, with summer firmly in the rear view mirror, I'm spending most of my waking hours at the sewing machine and cutting table, getting ready for Christmas shows and markets.  I'll have just six more Saturdays at the Halifax Seaport Market before it is Christmas.  Can you believe that?  I'll be away for some of the Saturday markets to attend shows in Rothesay, Toronto and Edmonton (the dates for these shows are just to the right).  


New fall colours
View from behind Hags on the Hill
Sugar Soul hats inside Hags on the Hill
New knits and patterns coming soon to my ETSY shop

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SPRING TOUR 2015


TORONTO, 3/15
HALIFAX, 4/15
EDMONTON, 4/15
CALGARY, 5/15
HUBBARDS, 5/15
HALIFAX, 5/15

That was the tour! I should have a craft show t-shirt that reads like a rock band's.  The spring shows are always over before I realize.  They are a bit shorter than Christmas shows, which means more time to visit with family and friends <3 div="" nbsp="">

A huge thank you to all of my amazing new and repeat customers, who came from far and away to stock up on new Sugar Soul accessories.  Remember!!! If you missed my booth, or I didn't have the perfect hat for you, you can ORDER ONLINE.  I'll be closing my shop for a couple of weeks while we move house/studio to the other side of St.Margaret's Bay.  Once I'm up and sewing again, I think there may be some deals to be had in the online shop.  Stay tuned!



Beautiful spring blossoms outside the Festival of Crafts Show venue at Calgary's Stampede Grounds.
Delicious Transcend Coffee, 109 St., Edmonton

Edmonton Butterdome booth-did you see me on the Global Morning Show with Lorraine Mansbridge?! 



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Halifax Crafters April 18 & 19 10am-5pm

Just a few more days until the Halifax Crafters' Spring Show!!

I'm always excited before shows, but this one is extra special.  Not only will it be my first time selling at the show (since I've lived in the Maritimes, it was always held on a weekend when I was in Alberta for spring shows), but my amazing friend, Sarah from Wally & Roops fame, will also be a vendor!!  We have been friends since we were newbie vendors at the outdoor City Farmers' Market in Edmonton.  Incredibly, we were both accepted to the show and she's making the trek from Saint John, NB!

I'm also keen to find AMAZING presents for my brother's birthday and for my Mom for Mothers' Day...something beautiful, original and handcrafted.  PERFECT!!




Toronto One of a Kind Show

SO MUCH FUN!!

A huge thank you to all my customers (new and repeats from past OOAK shows!) for all of your support!  I'll be back for the first 5 days of the Christmas OOAK Show.  If there is something you wished you had picked up at the show, you can always order from me online.

*Remember, almost all of my styles are also available in miniature for children.








Monday, October 20, 2014

Hats on TV!

Terri Lynn and Neil, from Atlantic Journal (Bell TV), visited my studio last week!  It was a lot of fun and they have put together a lovely segment about what Sugar Soul is all about.  Sugar Soul Studio is featured for the first 10 minutes of the episode. You can watch it online here:

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 FALL & WINTER SHOWS
Fall is officially here and it's perfect hat weather!
For the next couple of weeks, you'll find me set up outside the central main doors at the Halifax Seaport Market from 7-3.  I'll have a few of these beautiful butternut yellow corduroy cloches with me.  You can also purchase one in my ETSY shop.
Here are the places I'll be selling my hats before Christmas:
SEPTEMBER
 27th~Halifax, NS~Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market 7-3
OCTOBER
4, 18, 25th~Halifax, NS~Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market 7-3
11th~Hubbards, NS~Hubbards' Barn Farmers' Market 8-12
NOVEMBER
1st, 2nd~Saint John, NB~Art & Craft Sale, 1930 Rothesay Rd.
8th, 15th~Halifax, NS~Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market 7-3
20th – 23rd~St. Albert, AB~Make It!
27th - Dec 1st~Toronto, ON~One of a Kind Show
DECEMBER
4th – 7th~Edmonton, AB~Butterdome Craft Sale
13th, 20th~Halifax, NS~Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market 7-3 


Monday, June 16, 2014



It's the last week of spring and there is just so much going on here in my wee studio.

Locally, our summer markets are well underway.  For outdoor markets, you'll find me at the Tantallon Village Farmers' Market on Tuesdays (2-6:30pm) as well as alternate Friday mornings in Chester at their market by the train station (upcoming dates for me: June 27, July 11, July 25).  Saturdays, you'll still find me at the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market (7am-3pm), but I have been relocated from upstairs down to Pavilion 20 (the hall attached to the south end of the main market via hallways near Noggins' Farm and Laughing Whale Coffee).

Dresses and tops have joined my array of hats again this summer.  I've really enjoyed hearing positive feedback about the garments I'm making and love that some have left the studio to closets around Canada and the world (really! a dress and hat went off to Azerbaijan the other week!).  I have just listed  a few garments in my online ETSY shop as well if you'd like to have a peek.

Edmonton & St.Albert!!  You have just a few more weeks to shop at Cocoon Handmade: A Pop-Up Boutique before it closes Saturday, June 28th.  A temporary extension of the Sabrina Butterfly Boutique in the Highlands, Cocoon is located in the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert.  You'll find an amazing selection of Canadian made clothing, accessories and home goods.  Once Cocoon closes, Sabrina Butterfly will be the place to get your new Sugar Soul hat for the rest of the summer.

My biggest news this week was that I've been accepted into the Christmas One of a Kind Show and Sale!  Woo hoo!  I'll be there for the first 5 days of this amazing 11 day show, November 27th to December 1st.  It might seem like a long way off, but sewing for this show and my other Christmas shows starts next week.  It's a pretty big deal - can you tell I'm excited?!

Have a wonderful week!
~Christine