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Anita Chow  πŸ‘ handknit goods: toques + scarves + more ❄️ made in Vancouver, BC πŸ‘‡πŸΌclick link to see more color options.

I've been feeling so bittersweet about designing a "new" collection when I'm still in love with all my FW17 pieces SO much. It feels like the beauty of it all was too shortlived and it made designing FW18 very challenging. I needed and wanted it to be more beautiful, more plush, more everything and it felt like I was such a failure.. the feeling of potentially disappointing anyone really sucks. It was 2 days before the photoshoot that I thought, f/ck it. I'm thinking about this the wrong way and changed my perspective about how I was looking at it all. It became so much more clear to me what I needed and wanted to do for FW18/19!
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Can't wait to share more in the next few days as I share some sneek peeks of what's to come !! πŸ’•

Thank you to everyone who came to #niftyforfiftysale !!! I think I might have given out a record number of 🐻 hugs in one day. I have the best best best customers and friends who bring me treats and bubble tea. πŸ’•πŸ’• Now, back to designing the next collection! (Psst... I'll be having an IG sale of yarn in the next couple weeks, share this with your yarn loving friends!)

Snoozing hibernation 🐻 mode to be part of the ever so awesome @niftyforfiftysale!! πŸŽ‰ It will be my first time at this show and I'm so stoked to be part of it! Come to the @heritagehallvancouver on Sunday from 11-7. 30 designers; everything under $50!! πŸ’• I'll be loaded with knitwear, yarn and random knit stuff! Come early for first dibs!
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Okay, now the awkwardinos part. Where the hell have I been. I've been avoiding make more happy. Owning and running a small business and having a life is fricking hard. From Jan to now, I've gone through 3 laser retinopexy procedures (to fix retinal tears/holes 😭), a torn ligament to my right ankle, my day job position for deleted but I got it back, and ... one more upcoming laser retinopexy on Tuesday. Just trying to ensure being healthy and not go crazy took its toll and unfortunately, my little business baby got the back burner. It's not ideal but hey, if I'm not πŸ’―, how would I be able to put πŸ’― to mmh and to my customers. That all being said, i'm still lucky as hell to have my best friends, supporters, customers. The tagging, posting, commenting were the best flashes of sunshine when I needed it. And if you are still reading allll the way down to here, mssg me, cause I'm going to give you the best 🐻 hug ever. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Actual cool story bro 3/3: Today is #bellletstalk day! Let's remove the stigma around mental health: Text, talk, post and use the hashtag #bellletstalk and Bell @bell_letstalk will donate money to support mental health initiatives. πŸ’•
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Also, Super Blood Moon πŸŒ•Here's what I read that resonated with me: "Eclipses are harbingers of change, speeding up inevitable actions and pushing us to look in new directions. .
Secrets could be revealed near Wednesday. When the smoke clears, it's up to every individual to decide how to use any such information. Will you run in the opposite direction or use this as an opportunity to rebuild from a place of honesty?" #bluemoon #bloodmoon #supermoon
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πŸ“·: @isaacseemstohave
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#collaborationovercompetition #community #alwaysandforeverly #minimoc #peachandlulu #paperprovision #makemorehappy #lovechildorganics #louloulollipopfinery #vancouvermom #esmemakes3 #birthdaygirl

#coolstorybro 2/3: longing for long summer days and warm nights to stare at the stars that you know are there but can't necessarily see in the city. ✨ thanks for the amazing photo of us, Isaac!
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πŸ‘©πŸΌ: @sarahmulderjewelry πŸ“·: @isaacseemstohave

#coolstorybro 1/3: I've been waiting to post these photos taken by my super talented friend, @isaacseemstohave πŸ‘¦πŸ» .
Waiting for the perfect moment And it's right now for a good reason.
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They were taken early fall on our way to @haileygerrits πŸ‘°πŸ»wedding. πŸ’
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@sarahmulderjewelry πŸ‘©πŸΌ and I πŸ‘©πŸ»basically said "hey Isaac, you want a ride? πŸš—then you have to take some pics of us" and the following photos happened.
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β€οΈπŸ‘¦πŸ»πŸ“ΈπŸ‘©πŸΌπŸ‘©πŸ»β€οΈ
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Reason #1: MMH would not have grown to what it is at this moment without Sarah πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€οΈ
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Reason #2: Sarah πŸ‘©πŸΌ & Hailey πŸ‘°πŸ»are both at the Mode trade show in Toronto repping their gorgeous jewelry lines! πŸ’Ž

AUTHENTICITY/ let go of what people think of you. .
If your dog wants to wear a neck scarf and sit on a stool then that's what we will do on a rainy Sunday afternoon. 🌧🐢
okay, really- Ruggles was forced to wear earwarmers for this shot. ❀️
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#brenebrown .

COMPASSION / "Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love." #selfcompassion πŸ’•
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Have any if you had the chance to read BrenΓ© Brown's latest book- Braving the Wilderness? tell me what you think of it! πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
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πŸ“Έ: @wherethewildgirlsare_ πŸ‘©πŸ»: @missgabrielleburke Wearing our toque in ivory with a black pom. ❀️

CONNECTION has been a huge theme in my life lately and when you connect, you can practically feel/hear the click.
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Angela from @ma.vie.avec.trois has been such a huge supporter of MMH and has reminded me how much I love being at markets and events. I get to meet sooo many lovely people and it warms my πŸ’•heart so much. Β·
To celebrate πŸŽ‰Esme turning 1, MMH (and a bunch of other amazing vendors) will be collabing with @ma.vie.avec.trois for a baby giveaway soon. Make sure you follow so you will be the first to know. πŸŽ‰
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#makemorehappy #collaborationovercompetition

#everydaygoal: make the choice to be better, happy. How? Do what feels right πŸ’•
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Easier said than done right? I know, it's still a struggle for me everyday and I have to remind myself that I deserve it. πŸ˜€
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Thank you @steshaho for the beautiful photos!! 😍

#minorgoals: trek outside in the snow with the most special beings in your life. πŸ§‘πŸ’•
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πŸ“Έ: @steshaho @lockingtonyams
🐢: @watson.the.bernese

HAPPY LOOKS GOOD ON YOU! I love seeing your photos with your knitwear on esp with ridiculously beautiful backgrounds! Tag @makemorehappy so I can see them all! πŸ’•
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Stesha is wearing an ivory toque (with grey pom) alongside the ever-so-handsome Watson!!
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πŸ“Έ: @steshaho 🐢: @watson.the.bernese

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