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New Workspace for 2014

March 26th, 2014



It’s taken a while but the new home studio is finally up and running, and I love it already! It was an easy decision to convert our underused garage into a happy new workspace, but getting it all done was a little bit harder. I’m glad to be back sewing in a proper (rather than makeshift) workspace now after having a couple months of making do. I still have my showroom available for studio visits on Railway Street, but please email me if you want to come by, as I am doing my production at home now. XO Janna




Happy Holidays XO

December 22nd, 2013


Wow, another year has flown by already, and things are winding down for the Holidays. Thanks to everyone this year for continuing to support Astrosatchel, I really appreciate it, and look forward to working with you in 2014!

If you’ve received any of our items for the Holidays, I hope you love them! If for some reason it isn’t a love connection, not to worry, the studio will be open Sunday Dec 29th from Noon to 4pm for exchanges, custom orders and personal shopping. If you can’t make it, or are out of town, please EMAIL me to make other arrangements.

Thanks again!! XO Janna


Holiday Open Studio 2013!

December 16th, 2013



Hey, come on down to Railtown for your last minute gift-giving needs! Also, if there’s something in particular you’d like, please email me with your request and I will do my best to accommodate you, things sell quickly this time of year but I don’t want anyone to be disappointed.

We’ll be joined by Daub and Design and Sumiya Clothing, so there’s even more stuff for people on your list. See you soon!!


This Weekend! Shiny Fuzzy Muddy 14!!

December 10th, 2013



Come visit myself and all these other talented local and Canadian artists this weekend at Heritage Hall! This is my favourite show every year, can’t wait to see you there! XO Janna


Holiday Shipping Last Call Dec 17th 12:00 noon PST

December 9th, 2013


You don’t need to grab your scarf, but you do need to order by Noon PST Dec 17th for guaranteed Holiday Shipping. So get your holiday orders in ASAP or be as sad as a cat in a costume! Thanks!! Janna


In my own words….

February 7th, 2013


Hey! If you’ve ever wondered about what it’s like to be an artist living and working in Vancouver, check out this great site Hot Art Wet City! I was interviewed recently about running my own Arts based business, check it out here!


Hello 2013!

February 7th, 2013



Things are back to normal around the studio again after a well deserved break for a bit, and I’ve been thinking about new things for Spring 2013. Sometimes the creative process can be difficult when you simply enjoy being creative, because it’s hard to stay ‘on target’ and work on one thing at a time. I’ve been taking a lot of photos lately, feel free to check out my Instagram, my user name is hello_persimmon. I’m planning a Spring open studio for sometime in March when I have some new things ready, stay tuned for details in the coming weeks! XO Janna


Holiday Shopping

December 19th, 2012

There’s still some time left if you’re in Vancouver to come grab a gift or two, but today marks the last day for shipping if you’re not super local…. I’d hate for your gift to not arrive in time, so please bear this in mind with any purchases made in my online shop over the next couple days.

The studio is still open daily from 12-7pm until Dec 22. There’s still a good bunch of stock to choose from, and our exchange policy is simple: If they don’t love it, they can switch it for anything in the studio, or I’ll make something.

On December 23rd, I’ll be done for the holidays, but you can always email me:  and we can figure out exchanges/orders etc. Thanks a bunch! Janna


Last Call for 2012

December 12th, 2012

If you couldn’t make it to Shiny Fuzzy Muddy, or you just want to visit the studio, here’s your chance! I’ll be open starting Friday from Noon to 7pm daily until the 22nd. If you are looking for something in particular, email me and I will do my best to have it ready for you, as things are selling quickly these days…. See you soon! Janna


Lucky 13! SFM’s 13th show is coming up!!

November 20th, 2012

Hey, it’s Shiny Fuzzy Muddy time once again! I can’t believe how fast the time has goes, or that this is our 13th show!! I have to say SFM is my fav show of the year, both as a vendor and an organizer for the event. We always try to put together a show that we want to be at, and we want to shop at too, so everything is super high calibre work. Check it out at

Please join me for our 13th show December 8+9, we’re open 11-9 Saturday and 10-7 Sunday, at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. If you want something specific for pick up at the show, please let me know so I can have it set aside for you. See you there! Janna