Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to business

This is my messy work space. It used to be a cute little office sometime ago but now it's full of tools, supplies and dust. Is OK though, but I definitely think it's due for some cleaning and that my wall needs me to make it pretty ASAP!

But well, in the mean time, I wanted to tell you my shop is open again! My so called vacations are over and even thought I have been working on local orders, new projects and upcoming plans, is now time to turn the production button mode on for real.

Which reminds me I haven't tell you something! I'm super excited as I'm going to sell at the Puces POP craft fair on September 24th and 25th!! This is such a big deal to me as is going to be my first major sale-to-public and Puces POP is one of my favorite things to do in Montreal! I neeeeever miss it, is full of awesome local artists/crafters that made wonderful stuff, and I feel very excited to be part of it this time around. So, as you can imagine, I'm working my ass off to prepare lovely jewelry for the fair and I'm also working on things and props for my booth.
So, if you happen to go to the shop and see I have few listings, that is the reason: I'm trying to build up a decent inventory, but this doesn't mean I can't work on your favorite pieces! If you want something from the shop that you can't see listed, just send me an etsy-message and I can list the item for you :)

And that's the news for the moment! Thanks a bunch for keeping up with me and I hope you have a great week :)


Friday, August 26, 2011

Mile-End guide

Just found this awesome post-tour guide of the Mile-End here in Montreal, my favorite neighborhood in town :). We live in Outremont neighborhood, just some blocks away from the Mile-End but we go to shops, restaurants, bookstores, fruit shops and coffee shops over there on a daily basis so we consider it as our second neighborhood :)

This post was made by Amy Johnson and Marilis Cardinal of Puces POP for Poppytalk (and speaking of Puces POP, I have great news regarding it but I'll tell you soon!!) and it's very nice and helpful if you plan to visit Montreal any time soon (This is for you Chrystal!).

Check out the post here!

St-Viateur bagels (my favorites!)

Cafe Olimpico, yummy.

Genaral 54

Drawn & Quarterly

(All images via Poppytalk by Amy Johnson and Marilis Cardinal)

I wish you have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lots of mushrooms

Can you see a face in this rock?

I had to show you my favorite photos of the mushrooms we encounter while hiking in the woods the other day.

Aren't they perfect? :)

We don't know much about mushrooms and we wanted to call them something, so we invented names for them. Very easy names like, red mushroom, yellow mushroom, ghost mushroom, terrace mushroom, mini white mushroom or ball mushroom, among others :)

What name would you give them? which one is your favorite?

I hope you have a great week!


Thursday, August 11, 2011


Gaaaah, like Amelia, I feel so crazy about dinosaurs lately. I don't know if it's because of her obsession for all things dinosaur, or just because there are such cool dinosaur related stuff out there...This card by PAWLING is just awesome, so simple but it screams GGGGRRRRRRRR! to me.

Brown and black camera strap by WanderWandering
Been drooling over leather camera straps and I can't decide which one to buy. I need to upgrade my ugly, normal camera straps asap!

Kitted cactus by Odds and Ends
I love, love, love plants but for some reason they don't love me back. It sounds horrible, but they all die when they end up with me. That's why I don't buy plants any more. Maybe I put so much water, maybe they need more sun, I don't know. This little garden of knitted cactus will be the perfect addition to my apartment, plus I'll be sure they will be green forever.

Retro leather camera strap by Magpie Accessories
Another of my favorites in the camera strap department. I love it.

I've been wanting the Quinn bag from the New Duds for such a long time now it's ridiculous. This bag will be mine one day and that day is not far from now, I say!

Oxfords by Golden Ponies
This shoes look so soft and comfy not to mention extremely lovely. Want them!

There's a lot of leather in my wishlist, gaaah, I just love leather accessories. Feel kind of bad now. I feel like the tyrannosaurus up there. Gggrrrr.

I hope this wishlist is useful for a certain someone *wink,wink* in case he needs to get a present for a certain person which birthday is coming up real fast! *wink, wink* (talking about me and my hubby ;) hehehehehe).

I hope you all have a great day :)

Friday, August 5, 2011


Some photos I took around the neighborhood.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy box

A little while ago I sold two pairs of my lightning bolts earrings to a lovely Australian girl. Weeks passed, we waited and waited and the lightning bolts never arrived to its destination.
It's an awful feeling to get an order lost in the mail, not to mention the fear of a disappointed costumer!

So what I did was to notify my lost parcel to Canada Post and replace my costumer's order. What I got in return was one of the best transactions I have got on Etsy. And I'm not talking about monetary transactions, I'm talking about one of those experiences that help you learn and at the same time let you know amazing people.

Helen, my Australian costumer, is the sweets girl. She was a total blessing because if this would have happened with maybe another costumer, probably it'd have been a very stressful situation. But she was so incredibly patience, kind and just so nice! I felt so grateful towards her for her patience and kindness.

And then, a couple days ago I received this :

(Oh, and that's the little one's hand that was so impatience of me, for taking photos instead of opening the box! hehehe she was behind me just asking me to open it!)

Is was a package send by Helen to say thanks for the earrings and replacing her order! I swear I felt like crying, in a good way, I was emotional to have got to know such a sweet person and know she was so happy for having business with me. I couldn't believe it.

Helen, thank you! you are amazing and, as I told you, every single detail in my "happy box" (as I call it now) describes how sweet, funny and kind you are!

For me every single thing was a treat, and that includes all the postage in the box as I LOVE postage and have a little collection :D

Wrapped gifts


Just AWESOME! (there were adorable illustrations, stickers and stamps everywhere!)

Sewing magazine and gorgeous japanese patterned fabric

Sweet Bestiary brooch

Tim Tam biscuits (Helen even gave me the instructions of the traditional way to eat them!)

Miam, delicious!!!

I'm sure I don't deserve this, as I just did what I feel is the right thing to do and never expected anything but having a happy costumer. I feel so lucky and grateful: Thanks Helen for sending me a box full of happiness!!