Archive / April, 2013

Hip to be Square!

Ever been to a craft show, flea market or street festival and had something pretty catch your eye with nary a cent in your pocket? I know I have. And, in some cases, the option to use a credit card was made available. But, with the prohibitive cost of those wireless swipey terminals, most vendors and artisans just aren’t able to afford the rental and merchant fees associated with having one.

squareCanadaWell, the times they are a-changin’ (why, yes, as a matter of fact I *am* trying to fit as many song titles into this post as possible – heh) and the advent of super speedy smart phones has ushered in a spankin’ new way to accept credit card payments. Which is fantastic news for people like me who have lovely things to sell… and who also like to shop.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey launched a remarkable service in 2010 called Square – which, essentially, is a dongle that plugs into the headset jack of your iPhone or Android and lets you accept either Visa or Mastercard payments via its industry-standard encrypted network.

Good news for small business owners everywhere. And even better news for shoppers, like me!

So, for those of you planning to come out and visit Weezie World in person, don’t fret if you forgot to stop at the ATM… I’ve got your back.  Thanks to Square, Weezie World accepts Visa and Mastercard (and good old-fashioned cash) 🙂

 

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What’s New!

Hooray! The sun came out yesterday. It didn’t do much to warm things up, but I was still able to take a few photographs before the wind decided to wreak havoc with my plans. With any luck at all, the forecast for this week is accurate and we’re finally going to see some spring temperatures.

In the meantime – I give you a few new Weezie World originals!

Key To My Heart (click to view) Heart of Brass (click to view) Frosted Pink (click to view)

Check back with me shortly… I promise there are plenty of  more pretties to come!

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Mixed Blessings Spring Craft Show – April 27

Time is flying by, and the Mixed Blessings Spring Craft Show in Barrie is just around the corner! I’ll be there from 10am until 4pm, so I hope to see some of your friendly faces!

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Entrance to the sale is $2, with all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Not only is it a good cause, but each person who enters will be given a ballot for a cash draw – with a new winner announced each hour! And, really, who doesn’t love cash?

Drop by and check out some incredible hand-made items… just in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all those summer weddings!

Mixed Blessings Spring Craft Show 

Saturday, April 27 | 10 am – 4pm
3294 St. Paul’s Crescent| Barrie, ON


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What’s New?

Well, despite what the mercury is currently registering – it IS spring out there. And, with any luck at all, Mother Nature will soon have a strong coffee and get with the warm weather making.

In the meantime, there are a LOT of new things happening at Weezie World. So, I thought I’d post a just a few things for your viewing pleasure!

Tribal Turquoise Cool Blue Mystic Vision

Be sure to check back often… I’ve gotten behind in my photography, so there are FAR more new items than there are photos right now. I promise to have more updates SOON!

 

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Weezie World on the Road (again!)

This summer is already shaping up to be a busy one in Weezie World. I’ve got four more events to tell you about (with a few that may end up being recurring ones!)

Mixed Blessings Spring Craft Show 

Saturday, April 27 | 10 am – 4pm
3294 St. Paul’s Crescent | Barrie, ON

This event is being held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church (at the corner of Yonge & Mapleview) in Barrie. Entrance to the sale is $2, with all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. And each person who enters will be given a ballot for a cash draw –  with a new winner announced each hour! (more info)

East Gwillimbury Farmer’s Market

Saturday, May 4 | 8am – 1pm
19000 Leslie Street | Sharon, ON

Come out for the opening day of the 2013 season. There’s lots of free parking, and the first 100 people there will receive a free plant! (more info)

Dufferin-Orfus Sunday Market

Sunday, May 12 & 26 | 9am – 5pm
3300 Dufferin St. | Toronto, ON

This exciting new location got its start last year and promises to be in full swing this summer.  It’s in the Katz Deli parking lot, right near the Orfus Road outlets and Yorkdale Mall. It’s easily accessible from the 401,  or – if you’re downtown – you can hop on the TTC and the 29 Dufferin Bus will take you right there. Come by and say hello!

Stay tuned for future dates! And, check out the Upcoming Events calendar (always in the right sidebar) to see where I’ll be next!

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