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Heavens to etsy: rikrak

When I joined etsy last fall, I met a group of Canadian fellow crafters who helped ease me into the world of selling online. One of these sweet folks was fellow Ottawan rikrak — an ebullient, cheerful ray of sun who also happens to run a fantabulous and successful shop with gorgeous eco-conscious goodies; she also happens to have a lurvely blog.

After just two years on etsy, she’s already sold over 1600 items; she kicks so much butt that she was one the site’s “Quit Your Day Job” features. Peruse her shop, and it’s no surprise she’s doing so well…

Choose-your-own fabric wallets:

design your own sustainable quilty wallet / business card holder


eco bib... the chocolate blueberry mousse Vintage Little Quilt Fabric Bib - limited edition

A vintage recycled-fabric purse:

recycled, quilted vintage fabric clutch...sustainable purse

Butterfly iron-ons:

iron-on fun...vintage (or not) butterflies to customize (almost) anything

I got to know rikrak (aka Kristal) better through Twitter. In a crazy turn of events that involved me meeting her hubby at a Weakerthans concert, we learned that not only do we live in the same city… we live on the SAME STREET.

So rikrak and I made a teatime date where the afternoon flew by, and she offered to help me out with my nutty craft show prep. Our second tea party was chez moi — where Kristal kindly brought baked stuffs and toiled away for hours, making tedious tags and stuffing cards into cello bags. Meanwhile, I ironed shirts and we both got a little giddy from the ink fumes:

I am absolutely blown away at how much niceness can come from one person. This is one amazing neighbour; at this point, I think I owe her a dozen eggs and at least as many bowls of sugar.

Thank you, rikrak, for being such a great cheerleader and for all the wonderful help. You deserve every success that comes your way, and I look forward to tea parties 3, 4, 5… and onward!

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  1. May 13th, 2009 at 07:55 | #1

    You guys are both great! I am honoured to have “met” you both. I need to get up to Ottawa and meet you both face to face. Here’s to continued success!

  2. Carol
    May 13th, 2009 at 08:01 | #2

    Wow an amazingly lucky coincidence. You two must make an incredibly dynamic duo with all that energy and joie de vivre that you both possess.

  3. May 13th, 2009 at 08:24 | #3

    What a great looking pair~

  4. May 13th, 2009 at 10:59 | #4

    ok – this is just WAY to funny! I’m going to move to YOUR street!

    You are both super nice, and as Maria said, I am honoured to have “met” you both as well.

  5. May 13th, 2009 at 22:28 | #5

    what a great story! so nice :)

  6. May 14th, 2009 at 07:44 | #6

    Two lucky sweeties! Wonderful for you both to have met!!

  7. May 14th, 2009 at 07:51 | #7

    What a terrific story! Love how the online world evolves into real life friendships.

  8. Cara
    May 14th, 2009 at 08:23 | #8

    Oh you two are too cute!~ Nice to “meet” both of you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  9. June 21st, 2009 at 22:23 | #9

    you’re such a sweetie, m!
    i’m so thrilled to be getting to know wonderful wonderful you, dear neighbour!
    thanks for your kind words, here and always! :)
    you’re fabulous!

  10. September 6th, 2017 at 20:15 | #10

    Yes! Finally something about website.

  11. September 14th, 2017 at 00:25 | #11

    You should be a part of a contest for one of the greatest sites on the internet.
    I’m going to recommend this website!

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