Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Today Michelle (organizer) and  I went to take some photos of our venue for Etsy: Made in Canada. It's such a beautiful building and I hope vendors and visitors love and enjoy the space.

The venue is called Locoshop Angus, a 100 year-old industrial building that once was a manufacturing plant for railcars and the Valentine tanks for the Russian army during second world war. Now it houses tons of creative enterprises and on their beautiful atrium (where our show it's going to take place), seasonal fashion shows and markets. The atrium features amazing industrial details like steel columns, riveted steel beams, concrete floors and a super high ceilings.

Here are some of the photos I took! I hope you like this space as much as I do and don't forget to sign up for our mailing list to receive more details about Etsy: Made in Canada in Montreal! If you are an artist, maker or craft person in Montreal you must join our list as we'll be sending out the vendor call very soon! 

Outside of the building. The entrance is where those blue flags are.
Outside of the building, look at all those arches, steel beams and rivets! 
This is what you see when you enter the building.
I love the details of the steel columns. 
Looking up.

Thanks so much to Meli from the Montreal Etsy Team for scoring this beautiful venue for us and thanks so much to Technopole Angus for allowing us to plan and use your amazing atrium for our upcoming market! 

If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to let me know in the comments! And don't forget to sign up to our mailing list :) here!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Etsy: Made in Canada

If you happen to follow me on FB, Twitter or IG maybe you saw that some weeks ago I went to Toronto for a couple of days to the Etsy Captain's Summit. Well, many awesome things happened there: I got to meet many fellow etsy sellers, some of them I met through Etsy many years ago and at last I saw them in person! Also, got to meet the lovely people behind Etsy Canada and the place they work at and also met Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO and the super charming Kimm Alfonso from Etsy Seller's developpement team. But one of the most exciting things from the experience was to get well into the planning of, drum roll please, Etsy: Made in Canada market!

Ok, so what's this Etsy: Made in Canada market you may ask. Well, it's a national initiative created by Etsy and to celebrate crafters, collectors and local communities across Canada. This is the first time ever Etsy Canada has made something like this and it's a pretty exciting time to be part of this community! There is going to be a big party going on all over Canada where Etsy sellers will come together to make craft shows and pop-up shops all over the place and of course, Montreal among them!

I feel very honored to be part of this initiative, and all thanks of being part of such a great collective/team as Les Joailliers du Dimanche (as I'm their etsy team captain, I was invited to the event in Toronto representing them and Montreal sellers). As I've told you before, being part of a team, a collective, a group in your community truly help you connect and grow!

To make this market possible Les Joailliers du Dimanche and the Montreal Etsy team are joining forces to shape the Etsy: Made in Canada market or Etsy: Fait au Canada as it'll be called in our province. We have tons of plans for this event! for the moment I'll tell you we have our beautiful venue, we will present the work of 60 local artist and crafters on our market that will take place on September 27th and 28th of 2014. If you or someone you know is interested in participate on Etsy: Fait au Canada in Montreal, please subscribe to our mailing list or share it with those you think may want to apply! Here: http://eepurl.com/WzJUX We'll be sending out the vendor call in a couple weeks and all the information you want to know about the event!! Exciting times I'm telling you!

This event is for Etsy sellers of course, BUT, if you want to apply and you don't have an Etsy shop, don't despair! You can open your etsy shop, it's free and easy and the benefits are pretty cool, plus we can help you setting up shop: Michelle from the Montreal Etsy Team is organizing newby events to help you on that. Plus you can get your first 20 listings free if you go to https://www.etsy.com/promotions?promotion_code=Montreal and enter the promo code MONTREAL :D

And well, don't forget to sign up to our mailing list to receive more info, here!

I'll leave you with some photos from the Etsy Captain's Summit!

Thoughtful little gift from Etsy when I got to the hotel in Toronto. Inside: Etsy badge, stickers and tokens for the subway!
Lovely team captains from Quebec! Michelle (green hair) and I will be the ones planning the market in Montreal!!
 Got to meet lovely Renee-Anne at last!!!! Had soooo much fun spending time with her!!!!
 Here with Kimm Alfonso an a lovely team captain from Toronto, unfortunately I don't remember her name! If you know her please let me know :)
And here is Renne-Anne, Chad Dickerson (Etsy CEO) and Me!
There were so many pretty flowers at the table, Ranunculus yay!!
The super lovely Krysthle Poitras got gifts for all! so thoughtful. She gave me this beautiful "Best Day Ever" card that she made :)  

If you want to see more photos of the summit, please visit the Etsy Canada Flickr group, here! And stay tuned for more news about our market!!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Etsy Adore Le Quebec

I was invited to the launch party for Etsy in Quebec today. I mean, Etsy it's pretty well know here but they are trying to engage more with the people from our province which I think it's pretty awesome. 

Invited to the event were many local Etsy vendors (like me!) and editors from blogs, magazines, tv, etc. Let me tell you it was pretty fun and interesting! 

Here are some photos of the event! 

 The tables were decorated with tons of flowers, it was so pretty!

The lunch was at Rosalie restaurant in downtown Montreal and food was delicious.

 Here I am with Nicole, Quebec PR coordinator for Etsy Canada and with Michelle, team captain of the Montreal Etsy team and co-coordinator of Etsy: Made in Canada market (and guess who is the other coordinator? MEEEEEE!!!!! So many exciting news to comeeee!!!).

Photo taken by the lovely ladies at REV Communications Montreal (far right), Sophie Durocher, Florence from the blog Me, Myself and Montreal and I.
 And here we have the best tarte au citron in the universe. I need another one.

So, congrats Etsy Canada for your official presentation in our beautiful province and thanks so much for inviting me to be part of it!! 

Guys stay tuuuuned because we are preparing the first ever Etsy market in Canada and we are super excited about it!! Will tell you more about it soon!!!!!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Spring Puces POP

It has been a while since the last time I posted, how time flies!!! Many news, many things to tell you; I hope all is good for you! Things have been crazy over here: a lot of trips to the doctor and stressing days, but also a lot of happy visits, surprises, new adventures and tons of work! Will tell you more about it soon but first I want to show you some photos (crappy light photos taken with my phone so don't have high hopes on them!) I took last weekend at Puces POP!

I was so happy to be part of the show once more and it was a weekend to remember: it was one of my most successful shows yet! Thanks so much to all the lovely people that stopped by to say hi (virtual friends from Etsy, IG, FB, I love how the social networks make us connect and unite each other!); to all my friends that came visit and brought me chocolate ;D; to my lovely family for your patience, help and support; to the organizing team at Puces POP (awesome job as always!); to my fellow vendors for your company, advice, inspiration; to magazines, blogs and photographers that stopped by to ask a question and take a photo and most importantly, thanks to you, lovely customer for your purchases and support! You are the one that shape my dreams and to see you wearing my jewellery is to me something WONDERFUL! 

I took this one just outside the place Puces POP took place. I love this venue because the space in big and is just in front of Laurier metro station! 
This photo resumes a bit what I spent the weekend doing: eating cookies from JJ comestibles parched Goods and drinking LemoLemonade, yummmm!!!
 A bit of my table! My new little houses in bronze, the grain of sand ring, the Solstice necklaces, spoon necklaces, cloud stud earrings and Solstice bracelets were the stars of the show!!!!
And I brought lots of new prints from my photos!!! I love them so much and people were so loving them as well, yay!
Busy times!
 And here some of my faves of the show:
1 & 2, Montreal stamps by Katie Brioux, just awesome!
3, Home wares by KeepHouse Studio, I bought a tray and coasters from them, gosh do they make pretty things...
4, The amazing cross stitch work of Samantha Purdy from Maudstitch Work.
1, Air plant holders in beautiful geometric shapes by Cliche.
2, Beautiful leather accessories from Matu
3 & 4, The super lovely Natacha from Nanoukiko & Triko and her textile jewellery!

Thanks so much Puces POP, a la prochaine!