For Cheerfully Made's TENTH BIRTHDAY, we collaborated with some of our favourite makers and we obviously couldn't do it without our friends at Carabara Designs.
She designed a stunning greeting card that touches on the community where we live, work and play... Almonte!
We also asked ALL our makers to answer a few fun questions for the occasion. Here's what they said...
Q: What is your best memory of Cheerfully Made (shop or markets)?
A: My best, most significant memory of Cheerfully Made is the very first show I did. I had a fledgling business with only a couple of tea towels and prints, and I got into Etsy Made in Canada — this was back in 2016! I'd heard of Emily's stellar reputation as a craft show organizer, so I was so excited to get in, but very nervous. I was such a newbie, panicking to get my bare-bones display together, anxious about whether people would connect with my work. Emily was so friendly and welcoming, and made sure all vendors had a great experience. I knew then that I would participate in as many Cheerfully Made markets as I could!
Q: What were you thinking about when making this product?
A: While I was creating this card design, I was picturing myself wandering into Almonte, noticing the way the light hit the buildings. I thought of walking out of Cheerfully Made after finding a unique treasure, and seeing the gorgeous architecture of the post office in the late afternoon light.
Q: Do you have any wishes for Emily & Cheerfully Made for the next 10 years?
A: I wish Emily, the Cheerfully Made, and the Cheer Squad years of loyal customers, meaningful growth, and cheering on local makers as they've been doing since the beginning!
Q: Anything you want to add?
A: Happy birthday, Cheerfully Made. It's been a stellar run so far and even greater horizons are in the future. xo Cara