Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Custom doilies!

My custom doilies came in the mail today!!! I love them!!!

I found out about this great Etsy shop called Crocheting by Rose through the girls over at Victoire. They got a really pretty one made for their boutique- it looked so beautiful displayed under glass.

Well, needless to say, I couldn't resist getting some doilies made with my cats names on them! I also ordered Supayana one, hehe. Now I want to find some cute vintage frames so I can treasure them forever.

The lady who makes them is an elderly woman named Rose, and her daughter runs the Etsy shop. Apparently her mom's been doing it for years, so she's really fast. It took her less than a week to make all three doilies! The price is amazing, too. Go, order a doily!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Been busy working on some fall ideas, house hunting, and showing my sister around town. She came to visit Montreal for a few days with her friend Vera and just left today. We ate lots of delicious food, walked around, and took a day trip to Mont St. Hilaire. She took lots of pictures, so I'll steal one from her later and post it.

I did manage to list some new things on Etsy today. One of my favorite new items is this top, which I called the "Petit Dejeuner" top. It means "breakfast" in French, btw. The vintage deadstock fabric is so cute!

You may wonder why a lot of my recent shirts have a French ring to them. Well, I have French on the brain! I found out last week that I'm going to Paris (!!!!) in late September for the Ethical Fashion Show! I was sooo lucky to get a round trip ticket for free, thanks to the OFQJ. The grant is intended for French speaking Quebecers, so I had to fill out all of the paperwork in French, answer lots of questions in French, and talk to people on the phone in French, which usually makes me pee my pants, but I freaking did it and I'm really proud of myself. I just need to keep practicing and be more assertive. Le sigh.

So yeah, that's good news! :-) Are you guys going on any trips this fall?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Supayana giveaway on Designformankind!

I've teamed up with Design for Mankind for their weekly giveaways. I'm offering a grey reconstructed top for FREE in your size!

Click here to see the blog posting: Design for Mankind. All you have to do is leave a comment there! The winner is picked randomly, so it doesn't matter what you write. :-) Yayyy free stuff!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cat House on the Kings

This is a really heartwarming video about a cat (and dog!) sanctuary in California. The woman who runs this is amazing!
Give donations on their website here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sneak a peek

Call me creepy, but I really love glancing into peoples' windows when I'm walking around at night. I promise I don't actually walk up to their window- I just slow down my pace. Hehe.

I loved window peeking in the West Village when I still lived in NY. Those amazing townhouses make me drool! Ahhh! The archways, original plaster mouldings, the furniture- so beautiful! I guess that's one of the reasons I was drawn to Montreal. There are so many gorgeous old buildings that remind me of NYC, except an average person can actually afford to live in one here.

This blog post is a little peek inside my home...in case you're like me and wonder what peoples' homes look like. Keep in mind that I basically moved up here with two suitcases and my sewing machines, so almost everything belonged to Freddy....so he takes credit for the decor. I guess if I had it my way, the furniture would be more girly and antique-y...but I'm fine mooching off of Freddy's furniture for now, hehe.

View from our window.


Bay window. Vintage recovered chair from Salvation Army. Cute cat on the window sill. Teak side table from Freddy's parents. Cat "house" from Hong Kong- a gift from our friend Emily.

Living room. Artwork by the YPF (holding it for them til they ask for it back...). Log pillows- gift from Norwegian Wood. Vintage lamp.

Dining area. Vintage bookcase. Prints from Parnell Collective (Freddy's art collective). Vintage side table (found in the trash!).

Back deck. Freddy playing around with his bike.

Bedroom. The headboard was a divider from a chinese restaurant. Freddy found it in the trash! Vintage lamp and diy lampshade. Walrus artwork by Freddy. Vintage bedsheets.

Sewing room! This is an old picture, but it's the only one I have...and right now the room is just WAYYYY too messy to show the world wide web.

Well, that's it for now! Hope you enjoyed the tour. :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Worn Fashion Journal

I'm the Worn Fashion Journal "crush". Read article here!