Simone's Rose

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Chit Chat with Lisa Kisch / And Sew On

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Hello lovelies!   I recently sat down with Lisa Kisch, from the popular YouTube channel And Sew On.  We talked about what its like being a designer and how I came to start my business, the fabrics I use and I threw in some tips on sewing, machinery & pattern making!  

If you're a "sewcialist", you'll love Lisa's content and channel!  AND there's a little giveaway happening because I couldn't resist handing over some of my personal fabric stash to share with Lisa's viewers.  Check out the videos (yes, there's 2 videos because we couldn't stop the chatter!) - Part 1 here and Part 2 here.   Don't mind my messy studio either - its where I work so, things get messy!  ;)  To win the giveaway(s) you'll have to subscribe to Lisa's channel / follow Simone's Rose on Instagram and comment on one of the videos + the post on my Instagram with the photo shown below.  Good luck!  

OH!  And there's a Simone's Rose discount code in it for you too!  Check out Lisa's video notes to discover the code & check out our shop!  :)  


Follow Simone's Rose on  Instagram !  That's where I'm the most active & share my day to day 'quiet' adventures + musings on running a small business & life in general.  

Follow Simone's Rose on Instagram!  That's where I'm the most active & share my day to day 'quiet' adventures + musings on running a small business & life in general.  

Petite Pouches for a Petit cause

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Introducing... Petite Pouches - with a cause! 

New to our product line, we recently had so much fun making these sweet little pouches for the The Shoebox Project / Opération boîte à chaussures, we decided to make some more! 
 If you've been following us on Instagram you'll know that our little senior pooch Simon aka Le Petit Simon had to have some major dental surgery. Simon is recovering slowly but surely thank goodness!!!

Simon recovering from having 26 teeth removed!  

Hefty vet bills are well known to many of you I'm sure so it'll be no surprise for you to know that it is a big expense for a small business owner to shoulder.  Having said that, I have something to offer!  I make stuff! :) Its getting close to the holidays & you're gift shopping - check out our Petite Pouches and consider purchasing one as a gift or stocking stuffer!  All proceeds from the sale of our pouches go towards covering Simon's vet bill. Lets just say we have to sell about 100 pouches to cover the costs. Anything above and beyond will be donated to the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary! Through the month of December Simone's Rose is also donating 5% of sales to the Esther Sanctuary.

Japanese double gauze cotton with Green Bears! 

Each pouch is handmade in our studio in Toronto, Ontario. They are fully lined and soft as can be with an inner layer of batting to give them structure. They can be shipped anywhere in the world & come gift wrapped. Need to send it to a friend as a gift? We'll take care of the gift wrapping and include a personal note from you! 

Dots & things - a pot pourri of options!  

In the details:
**Each pouch is MINI & measures approx. 4.5" x 3" x 2.75" 
**Cost: $20 (USD/CND at par) 
**Shipping: $2.50 (actual cost varies between $8-$15)
**Total cost: $22

Interested in ordering? Contact us with: Your choice of pouch (see our Facebook album of options here),  your mailing address (or if you prefer to pick up in Toronto let us know), whether you need gift wrapping / gift note, etc.  We'll reply with method of payment and total, etc.  OR simply purchase through our Etsy shop.

Cute little blue bears - now available in our ETSY shop!

Special requests also accepted!  Contact us for details.  Thanks so much to everyone who already purchased a pouch and wished us well - truly appreciated! XOXO

Spring Break Breather

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Happy Spring!  Ooopsies - Looks like I've fallen behind on my blog posts lately but that's kind of good news because it means I've been busy with lots of spring orders!  It's time to take a little break to spend time with family though so the Simone's Rose online shop will be closed until April 11th for a short break.  

I hope you're all having a great start to spring and am looking forward to getting back to the studio to make y'all some beauties from our new collection.  

XX Michelle