news from effie's studio

Sending a Gift?

If your loved ones are far away and you're mailing gifts, shipping can add a whole other layer of stress. Skip the lineup at the post office and let me ship your gift directly to them!
I wrap all gift orders & enclose a complimentary gift note with your personal message. Just leave a note at the checkout and I'll write it on a gift card and send the package directly to the recipient!

Coming Up: Pop-Up Market in Wolfville, NS - Saturday Nov. 14, 2015

I'm looking forward to heading to the Valley this Saturday for a 1-day Etsy pop-up market! With such an awesome list of makers, it'll be a great chance to get started on that Christmas list!

Crazy about Cashmere

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have already noticed my cashmere obsession.  If not, welcome!  :)

I absolutely LOVE it - nothing feels softer or more indulgent than plush, felted cashmere!  I look for old, past-their-prime sweaters especially, but as long as it's 100% cashmere and I like the colour, I'll usually snap it up.  Once I get them home, I carefully inspect and repair each piece, then felt (basically shrink) them until they’re even thicker and softer than they started out (for supreme coziness!).  

For the past few years, I’ve been making cashmere hot water bottle covers to sell during the holiday season, and this year’s selection is larger than ever!  Most of them are still one-of-a-kind, though, so if you see one you like, don’t wait! Check them out here.

This year I've also been working on designing some new cashmere goodies, because the piles (and shelves, and bins...) of super soft cashmere are just too fabulous to resist. It's not the easiest material to work with, but it's a lot of fun!  Watch for some new items to make an appearance soon - and leave a comment below if there's a cozy item you'd like to see made from cashmere!