Wednesday, January 28, 2009

as january comes to a close we reflect on great changes.

hello everyone!!

with february around the corner we have taken some time to look back on all the BIG changes that we have experienced this month as a company.

after the new year we took a strategic look at our company and found somethings that could use sprucing up or a whole new version all together.
this brought about pollika 2.0 - with a new layout and designed website, a new online store with new features and is much more user friendly*, new packaging for all our products that looks so great and is super functional, & a new email structure for those on the mailing list. all fairly small 'renovations' but they make a huge difference. we feel very lucky to have been able to accomplish all of these things and are so excited to see where it will take us. we hope you come along for the ride.

someone asked the other day what the best part of this month was for us and i think with unanimous decision it would be getting the oppurtunity to work with some fabulous knitters, crafters, quilters and sewers all across the country. thank you for sharing your business with us, and your creativity and love for what you do! best wishes to you all.

happy chinese new years and may feburary bring great things in your life!
pollika team
tina & rebecca

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NEW pollika newsletter out today -sign up at's signup page!

as you are getting to know us, we like to share our excitement to get pollika out there inspiring many more creative fun people.

check your mail box's and/or sign up today

each newsletter features new promotions, tips and tricks for retailers on how to share pollika with clients and special discount offers, so sign up now!!!

we hope all is good, and that your new years resolutions are holding strong.

pollika team :)

ps. our current favorite album on rotation is kings of leon's new album -only by the night check it out its fantastic :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

who says a shawl pin is just for a shawl?

there's nothing like a gift made from the heart. so this christmas we were busy making gifts for our loved ones. we hope that our creations might excite, motivate or make you want to create something special too.
enjoy the photos!
pollika team.

"ring out the old, ring in the new.. ring out the false & ring in the true."

happy new year to all!
we hope that you have a wonderful new year, that you accomplish all you wish to accomplish, that this year is filled with prosper and joy, and that your love for what you do and those whom you surround yourself with makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside! :)

bring on the resolutions. bring on the new year!
lots of love,
pollika team

"Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

Welcome to Pollika's blog

Lesley & Tina are proud to be the North American distributors for Yarnundyed, Knitglobal Yarn, Swiss designed high quality handmade shawl pins, De Witte Engel felt products and Dutch manufactured buttons. Our luxurious natural fibers and highest quality accessories are beautiful to work with and create artful treasured legacies. We share stories and pictures of projects we created and experiences we have with are so beloved products!

We always love to hear form you!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Imagine a day at work where you surround yourself with unique Swiss designed shawl pins, gorgeous buttons created in Holland, oh so precious yarns from the UK, and fabulous high quality felt and felting accessories, plus wonderfully, eclectic, full of life and spirit fibre artists. Knitting, felting and crochet it happens all in Pollika’s world. Just so you know English is my second language, here and there my fast thinking brain cells get confused and infected with my first language: Dutch. So, most posts are going to be written in ‘Denglish’. The will be accompanied by Lesley’s photography talent, that likes me to believe they will be clear, inspiring and bring a smile to your face! We welcome your comments! Tina