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} Fêtes 2012 Holiday

I will be at 3 craft shows this Holiday season! Here are the details, and I hope to see you there! :)

Je serai à 3 foires artisanales des Fêtes cette année! Voici les détails et j’espère vous voir! :)

Souk@Sat (1201, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal)
(18+ ans, 18+yo)

Novembre 30 – 12pm : 9pm
Décembre 1 – 12pm : 9pm
Décembre 2 – 12pm : 5pm

From November 30th to December 2nd, you can find my work at the SAT! My stitched pieces will be there, as well as all my jewelry. It’s just a wonderful event, full of high quality design and craft products. A must to buy some gifts for Xmas, or just to see some great Montreal talent! See you there! :)
*Please note that this year, because of Quebec alcohol permit laws, no one under 18yo can enter the space…

Du 30 novembre au 2 décembre, vous me trouverez à la SAT! J’aurai là-bas toute ma collection de broderies, ainsi que toute la collection de bijoux. Le Souk est un évènement fabuleux, rempli de produits design et créatifs de haute qualité. Parfait pour vos achats des Fêtes, ou simplement pour découvrir du talent Montréalais! Je vous y voit! :)
* Prenez note que cette année, à cause des lois sur les permis d’alcool du Québec, aucune personne agée de moins de 18 ans n’est admis à l’intérieur…

Smart Design Mart (5505, av. Casgrain, Montréal)

Décembre 7 – 5pm : 9pm
Décembre 8 – 11am : 6pm
Décembre 9 – 12pm : 5pm

On December 7-8-9, you will find me with all my work at SDM! This event is held in a huge space, and each artist is free to decorate theirs space as they’d like, which makes for a very unique vibe, an airy space and a fun way to shop for Xmas! Come say hello! :)

Les 7-8-9 décembre, venez me voir au SDM! Cet évènement se tient dans un très grand espace, et chaque artiste a la liberté de créer son propre environnement, ce qui rend le magasinage unique, dans un espace aéré, et en atmosphère spéciale pour les achats des Fêtes! Venez y faire un tour! :)

Puces Pop(Église St-Enfant-Jésus, 5035, rue Saint-Dominique, Montréal)

Décembre 14 – 6pm : 9pm
Décembre 15 – 11am : 6pm
Décembre 16 – 11am : 6pm

On December 14-15-16, it’s time for a classic! I’ll bring tons of jewelry and some of my stitched pieces, so you can do some Holiday shopping! I’ll be glad to say hi, so make sure to come!! :)

Les 14-15-16 décembre, c’est le temps d’un classique! J’y serai avec des tonnes de bijoux ainsi qu’avec des pièces brodées, afin que vous puissiez faire du magasinage des Fêtes! Je serai contente de vous saluer, alors assurez-vous de venir faire un tour! :)

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} Toodles Noodles




I don’t really like Halloween, this is why I’m fighting back with a “Holiday” post! Haha! :)

These wrapping papers from Toodles Noodles might be just the special thing you’re looking for to wrap your gifts pretty in now less than 2 months! Cool motifs are printed on kraft paper and is sold in sheets!

Lots of other paper goodies in the shop too (tags and cards and calendars and notepads and…!), worth a look! :)

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} Back To Life

Woah. What a busy last 2 months I’ve had! Holiday season, I’m telling ya!

The last 2 weeks were especially intense (3 craft shows in 2 weekends, that’ll do it! I split myself down the center to have it done… Nah… hehe). It’s going to calm down a little now, so I’ll be back to regular blogging. Noticed the silence, huh? :)

Talking about those shows, since I had 2 craft shows at the same time this past weekend, I have to say a special thanks to my wonderfully awesome and talented friend Paule who dedicated two days to selling my work to strangers. She even volonteered to do this, imagine that!! Merciiiiiii mille fois!!! <3

And when I say talented, I mean it.

While you’re at it, check out her new 2012 calendar she got out a few weeks ago! Cool hipster dudes, printed on beautiful textured paper! You gotta see it, and you’ll love it for sure!! :)


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} Fêtes 2011 Holidays

I will be at 3 craft shows this Holiday season! Here are the details, and I hope to see you there! :)

Je serai à 3 foires artisanales des Fêtes cette année! Voici les détails et j’espère vous voir! :)

SmartDesignMart * On December 2-3-4, you will find me with all my work at SDM! This event is held in a huge space, and each artist is free to decorate theirs space as they’d like, which makes for a very unique vibe and way to shop for Xmas! Come say hello! :)

SmartDesignMart * Les 2-3-4 décembre, venez me voir au SDM! Cet évènement se tien dans un très grand espace, et chaque artiste a la liberté de créer son propre environnement, ce qui rend le tout l’atmosphère unique et spécial pour magasiner pour les Fêtes! Venez y faire un tour! :)

Souk@Sat * On December 9-10-11, you can find my work at the SAT! My stitched pieces will be there, as well as some of my jewelry. It’s just a wonderful event, full of high quality design and craft products. A must to buy some gifts for Xmas, or just to see some great Montreal talent! I’ll be there in the flesh on the 9th, and my friend Paule will be greeting you at my table on the 10-11th. We’ll see you there! :)

Souk@Sat * Les 9-10-11 décembre, vous me trouverez à la SAT! J’aurai là-bas toute ma collection de broderies, ainsi que certains bijoux. Le Souk est un évènement fabuleux, rempli de produits design et créatifs de haute qualité. Parfait pour vos achats des Fêtes, ou simplement pour découvrir du talent Montréalais! J’y serai personnellement le 9, et mon amie Paule vous acceuillera à ma table les 10-11. On vous y voit! :)

Puces Pop * On December 10-11, it’s time for a classic! I’ll bring tons of jewelry (including brand new styles!) and some of my stitch, so you can do some Holiday shopping! I’ll be glad to say hi, so make sure to come!! :)

Puces Pop * Les 10-11 Decembre, c’est le temps d’un classique! J’y serai avec des tonnes de bijoux (incluant des nouveautés!) ainsi qu’avec des pièces brodées, afin que vous puissiez faire du magasinage des Fêtes! Je serai contente de vous saluer, alors assurez-vous de venir faire un tour! :)

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Gift Guide 2009 { DIY }

** I know it’s kinda late for the last Gift Guide post, but eh! Was so busy with craft shows & tiredness, couldn’t go faster! For the fun of it, let’s do this anyway :)

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2009,
here are some suggestions for the crafty peeps around you that can’t get enough of making things!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

** Please note that the sellers suggested are NOT sponsors!
These are MY suggestions! **

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Check out more Gift Guides posts!

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Fashionary, by FashionaryOnline.

Bazan knitting pattern, by JaneRichmond.

Dark grey poppies fat quarter, by Repeat.

Good to Know magazine, 6 months subscription, by Pikaland.
* Also available, PDF subscription.

Mozzarella and ricotta DIY cheese kit, by UrbanCheesecraft.

Reclaimed wood business card holder, by MadeInTheHV.

Recycled t-shirt yarn, by EclecticNotions.

Faux bois notebook, by OhSoGood.

Rustic stoneware beads, by MidnightCoiler.

Sheet of brown handmade recycled paper, by WhiteDragonPaper.

Pine needles & walnut DIY basket kit, by PineGardenBaskets.

DIY small terrarium kit, by MudPuppy.

Japanese tree and leaf button set, sold by FelicitySiu.

Pear pincushion PDF sewing pattern, by RetroMama.

TriFolding Display Case, by ArtisanWoodcrafting.

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Gift Guide 2009 { For Her }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2009,
here are some suggestions for the wonderful ladies in your life!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

** Please note that the sellers suggested are NOT sponsors!
These are MY suggestions! **

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Check out more Gift Guides posts!

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Fawn and Flower Wall Wear, by Nea (that’s me!!). :D

Dizziw golden swirly hues headband, by JenniferBirge.

Whale bowl, by CeramicJen.

Black backpack, by Layer X Layer.

Spoke bracelet, by BijouDally.

Cape No3, by ArtLab.

Embroidered maryjane flats, by StopsAndStarts.

Mild and moisturizing facial soap, by DressGreen.

Ivory dress/skirt, by LarimeLoom.

Squid earrings, by Nea (that’s me again!) :D

Gardeners oak dibber, by FuturePrimGarden.

Fern gourmet brownie pops, by ThecCatsMeowFavors.

Mia Capsula bad, by Emma Pardos.

Woven cowl, by Celapiu.

Rustic aqua birdhouse, by BaconSquareFarm.

Corvidae Necklace, by Nea (me!).

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Puces Pop / Rusty Plum

* I still have 2 Gift Guides to publish, For Her, and for DIY Peeps! They are coming! :D
Just been busy with 2 Holiday events and Holidays sales in the shops. Everything’s colliding at the same time! :)

Venez me voir au cette fin de semaine PucesPop/RustyPlum pour votre magasinage des Fêtes!

Come see me this weekend at PucesPop/RustyPlum for your Holiday shopping!

Dec. 5, 11am – 7pm
Dec. 6, 11am – 5pm

105 St-Viateur Ouest

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Gift Guide 2009 { For Him }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2009,
here are some suggestions for your man, your dad, and all the men in your life!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

** Please note that the sellers suggested are NOT sponsors!
These are MY suggestions! **

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Check out more Gift Guides posts!

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Men’s 50’s bowling style shirt, by LesAndOscar.

Sketchbook, by Paperama.

Big red double barrel, by RuffeoHeartsLilSnotty.

Wood business card case, by Masakage Tanno.

Archaic copper and silver band, by Tinahdee.

Leather sweet home flask, by MoxieAndOliver.

Sterling guitar pick, by PanicMama.

Acorn mittens (custom size), by TheSittingTree.

Mustaches mug set, by Kimay.

Old school bike hoodie, by BareTree.

Wooden birdhead cup, by NatureDesign.

Blue face copper dial watch, by KapaDesigns.

Urban Mystery 11 screenprinted art, by Fantazerova.

Grey wool felt laptop sleeve, by ByrdAndBelle.

Trompe l’what collared shirt, by RusselTMiller.

USB flash drive stick with reclaimed teak, by TuavusDesign.

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Gift Guide 2009 { Gift Wrap }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2009,
here are some suggestions for wrapping your gifts pretty this season!

Go see my post from 2007 on Gift Wrap for some eco-friendly suggestions that won’t cost you much!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

** Please note that the sellers suggested are NOT sponsors!
These are MY suggestions! **

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Check out more Gift Guides posts!

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Mini paper wraps, by Kamal.

Lacey letterpress gift tags, by SarahParrott825.

Letterpress Holiday hedgehogs note set, by LuckyBeePress.

Mosaic pillow boxes, by FieldAndSea.

Cocoa/cream daffodils, by TheGildedBee.

Linen hand-printed furoshikis, by Jodii. { How to use }

Rudolf card, by WitAndWhistle.

Hand-stamped poppies on vintage crepe paper, by TackledAndShackled.

Snowflake screenpritned fabric, by ShowPony.

Gift wrap sheet (50% recycled fibers (25% PCW) and soy-based inks), by ErinRuth.

Pine tree card, by Essimar.

RaiDrop Split Pea screenprinted fabric, by SwankySwell.

Hemp/Organic cotton block printed furoshiki, by PersimmonAndPine. { How to use }

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Gift Guide 2007 { DIY Lover }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for DIY related items!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!

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If your recipient is someone who likes to take control and loves DIY (Do It Yourself), handmade supplies are just the thing to make them as happy as fish in water! You can’t give gifts more in sync with the Handmade Pledge with these!

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Handforged chasing tools for jewelers and metalsmiths by Knitsteel.

Aquarelle porcelain palette by VanessaMarie.

Hand spun merino/alpaca yarn by HandSpunandDyedToo.

Hand screen printed linen/cotton fabric by hollabee.

Handmade ball headpins sampler by metamorph.

Handmade needle felted beads by LucysPostcardQuilts.

Handmade lacy ceramic button by veronicabuttons.

Handmade wooden knitting needles by sheepishxlion.

Handmade ceramic beads by panopoly.

Cotton/linen fabric printed with eco-friendly solvent free inks by Kirinco.

Handmade rosey copper hammered rings by E2SSupplies.

Handmade bamboo, alpaca, silk, and corriedale drum carded batts by loop.

Metallic silver bottom whorl spindle by froggyfibers.

Handmade lampwork glass beads by rufusandroxy.

Hand Formed Copper Ring Stitch Markers by spindlecatstudio.

Hand dyed merino wool yarn by yarnchef.

Ozark pine wood crafters caddie by baboxes.

Artist brush or knitting needle case by chickenpox.

Pointy handmade recycled plastic beads by TMBMT.

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Gift Guide 2007 { For Her }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for the lady!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!

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There is soooo many handmade items available for her (girlfriend, wife, friend, mom, grandma!), it’s actually hard to choose a limited number of handmade goodness! I did however force myself do it! lol :)

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Goose feather Deploy earrings (9 colors available) by Nea Jewelry
By, well, myself! lol

Linen and canvas wallet by downstairsDesigns.

Looseleaf mocha yerba mate artisan blend by TeaNoir.

Porcelain salt and pepper shakers by gonetopottexas.

Hand printed notebook by tanisalexis.

Fabric cocktail napkins by avrilloreti.

12 good reasons to drink coffee grahic book by Guylaine Couture.
*Aussi disponible en français!

Crocheted grey wrist gloves by NataJane.

Handbound salmon leather journal by MyHandboundBooks.

Mod Cabin clock by nice.

Octagon tiles pillow by plytextiles.

Mother of pearl puffs on sterling silver earrings by Tomate d’épingles.

Custom made jeans by trapperjane.

2 layer Romantika necklace with ribbon pendant by Nea Jewelry
Yeahhh, by myself again! lol

Sweet Deer keyring by inmybackyard.

Creamy caramel by the slice by cravelouisiana.

Crocheted scarf by earlygirl.

Printed notebooks by jengsshop.

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Gift Guide 2007 { For Him }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for tha man!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!

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Men like to receive gifts too! And even though handmade items for them on Etsy are less in numbers, great quality items are offered with him in mind! Check out my picks for the men in your life!

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Silkscreen ties by Cyberoptix.

Baseball print by abhayah.

Bullet clock by awelldressedbullet.

Wood wine rack (can be mounted or flat) by anthonydavidoliver.

HugoBoss for men soap by karenssoaps.

Vintage watch parts cufflinks by inhabitstructures.

Arrow head pendant on leather string by Tomate d’épingles.

Wool tartan plaid, leather and rivets wallet by sewlutionsbyamo.

Reclaimed materials lamp by Found.

“Whores Not Wars” screen printed t-shirt by handmade.
*I would totally buy that for myself too! lol! Women sizes available.*

Sterling silver carved ring by Kate Szabone.

Layered plywood clock by Ketchhaus.

Bolt cufflinks by lotusjewelrystudio.

Grass t-shirt by mediumcontrol.

Rust art wall piece by TimothyAdamDesigns.

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Gift Guide 2007 { Housewares }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for the house!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!

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Whether it be for your host, an object design loving friend or for yourself to decorate your space for when eating turkey with the family, handmade housewares always add a special touch to any decor!

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Crocheted coasters by blackgingham.

Procelain snowflake tree ornaments by MSPottery.

Blockprinted birch key or jewelry holder by yellowcanoe.

Pulling the plug toilet vinyl by vital.

Berry bowl by RisingSunEarthworks.

Striped polymer clay magnets by blockpartypress.

Placemats for a seamstress by girlscantell.

Rusted style pottery bottle cluster by cyrusthepotter.

Crocheted baskets made from recycled thread by tinylittlestitches.

Wood coasters by caronruse.

Flora wall vinyl by TabulaRasa.

Fabric soft door stopper by punchanella.

Little lipped bowl by EmmaLitten.

Wooden salad tongs by AprilsFlowers.

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Gift Guide 2007 { Art }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for Art!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!

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I have never bought art on Etsy.

Yeah, I’m weird! It’s ’cause I want to move hopefully next summer in my own owned place, so I don’t want to risk having the art pieces in bad shape after the move! Once I do, watch out Etsy, I’m going on a shopping spree!!! lol :)

With that said, here are a few sellers I adore in the art department!
(Some are actually greeting cards, but why not frame them! lol)

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Greeting card by aquietlark.

Decorative organic shaped porcelains by elsita.

Square photograph mounted on maple plywood by Plywerk.

Paper on wood art piece by birdie1973.
Print also available in the shop.

Signed book of 306 polaroid photographs by 1977.

Digital art print by Madelaine.
By the way, she is 16 years old! Amazing!

Nice one of a kind Russian dolls ceramic sculptures by ArtMind.

12x8in print by calobee.

Migration print by traceface.

Breakfast photography print by photobird.

Watercolor, charcoal and ink art print by ObsoleteWorld.

3D ceramic wall tiles by elementclaystudio.

Bluebell print by scarlettcat.

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Gift Guide 2007 { Gift Wrapping }

As part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2007,
here are some suggestions for Gift Wrapping!

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday season!

* Please note that none of the sellers featured are sponsors! These a MY favorites!

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Almost everyone will agree that the Holidays are fun and well, exhausting too!

Mother Earth is also really tired! This time of the year, millions of plastic bags (and much more!) are produced and used for a day or for a few hours so we can give a gift to loved ones. Which is sad, and sometimes not even necessary!

So first, here are a few ideas to help her out! Plus, save money! Most the ideas are to make with stuff you have around the house already!

  • Bring your reusable grocery bags when going to the mall to shop. Refuse all extra bags and paper offered to you, just slip your items in the bags your brought with you! No reusable bags? (Where have you been? lol) Get that pile of large shopping plastic bags you have been keeping since last year out of the drawer and use that instead of new ones.
  • Small gifts to give? Make a small box yourself with cover stock papers you have at home. (See here and here for free templates!)
  • Need to fill in your box with padding so the item doesn’t move around? Get your shredder out (or tear it out yourself) and fill the package with that!
  • Why use paper to gift wrap? Use fabric! Old t-shirts, jeans, bed sheets, table cloth, etc. Cut the size you need (if you are crafty, sew the edges, if not, no worries!), fold it over and tie with a ribbon or string! Voilà! (It’s also a good way to not ruin the party and have to ask people to be careful to not tear the paper while unwrapping their gifts!)
  • You’re a magazine addict like myself? Use pages to wrap your box! It’s like a jigsaw puzzle, fun!
  • Create your own gift tags and cards, simple or complex! All those piles if craft paper scraps will get a second life. (Check out this cool simple tag idea!)
  • Create your own envelope for your card (from magazine pages (I do that!) or any other paper laying around your desk).
  • Basically, personalize your gift wraps with what you already have, it makes everything all more special than a commercial wrap, and it cost much less!

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If you still want a more classic approach to gift wrapping, buy handmade supplies! It has wayyyy more personality too!

Holiday Cards & Tags by NeaBlossoms (me!).

The paper I used is 100% recycled fibers, from Grassrootsstore.

Jigsaw wrapping paper & envelopes by Rifferaff.

Handmade paper from recycled fibers by disturbedpenguinpoo.

Cotton & Linen blend fabric by Kirinco.

Button flat note cards by Tomate d’épingles.

Salvaged & redesigned labels by Remake.

Screen printed & hand etched card by Essimar.

Envelopes made from handmade recycled paper by ClaudiasCreations.

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