MAKER LIFE: Ask yo mother

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NEXT FREEWHEELING CRAFT MARKET: Holiyay (Nov 24 + 25)
BRAND: Ask yo mother
Montreal, Canada 
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Ask yo mother offers chic made in Canada wall décor and holiday goods. Not only are the messages on point, the finishings on her pieces are nothing less than perfect. Alycia is joining us as a two day vendor for Holiyay, and you can also find her goods in our Preston st shop. 

1. What can we expect from your brand this holiday season?

If you're looking for a white and black Christmas, Ask Yo Mother has you covered! Banners, bunting, patches and NEW gift tags for the season will be available. With a mix of favourites (Get Naked Mini Banner) and the new favourites (Mini Girl Gang Patches), you can easily cross a few people off your list.

2. What is your favourite item in your offering this year and why?

Just one? Hmm... the "Get Naked Mini Banner". Subtle, quirky and meant for gifting. It will get the best reaction too!

3. Do you have any special holiday traditions?

Christmas Pj's! Whether with family or friends for the holidays, I always try to deck everyone out.

4. What is your favourite part about the local maker community?

The people! Everyone is so kind and willing to share their story on how they made it all happen. It's really inspiring.

5. Is this a side hustle for you, or a full time gig?

I really hope to have this as my full time gig one day, but for now it's my side hustle.

6. What does conscious consumerism mean to you?

Being aware and choosing local goods to purchase. Something as simple as a transaction can have such a big impact on so many people  that you leave feeling a part of something really special.

7. Did you participate in holiyay last year... if yes, what was your favourite part. If no, what are you looking forward to?

Yes and I loved it! It was my first ever market in Ottawa and the energy and people made it a truly magical event.

8. What is your favourite maker brand to gift this year (if not local to Ottawa, made in Canada)?

Alicja Confections. The beautiful packaging and unusual flavours make for awesome stocking stuffers or pair with a bottle of wine for an instant hostess gift!

9. After a long market day, I unwind by...

Taking a long hot shower, putting on comfy sweats and drinking a glass or two of wine.

10. Can shoppers find you online if they cant make it to holiyay?

YES! Come shop my Etsy store - askyomother.etsy.com or find me on Instagram @askyomother

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