Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mode de Vie

I'm participating in Mode de Vie tonight. It's an annual fundraiser for La Gaillarde. Several designers were asked to make a dress using recycled materials and there will be five judges. Ahhh I hate being judged! This year's theme was "ice". I finished my dress last night and I'm not really happy with it. Unfortunately, there's no time to change it now. Freddy was like, "Oh, it's cute, it looks like a sporty wedding dress." Mmm, not exactly what I was going for, yikes!

Grey kitty came to my deck to eat yesterday but didn't want to come inside. I saw her in the alley drinking puddle water last night when I was walking to Jen and James' house. I wonder if she will try to come inside again?

OH and...if you know anyone who is looking to adopt a rescued husky, please pass this on!

"The SPCA Ste-Agathe (north of Montreal) has just had almost 100 dogs released to them and urgently needs help. They are primarily Husky/Malamute types as they were used for sledding but there are also some other large Lab mixes (no small dogs) ranging in age from 2 years and up.There are around 20 pregnant females, with many close to giving birth. One special case that she told me about is a very nice 10-year-old male Husky who is blind. If anyone can help, please contact Corinne at Money is also needed to help feed them."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Smart Design Mart

Argh!!! It's been crazy busy the past couple of days. Just wanted to post a quick little update. HQ Galerie & Boutique, Broundoor, Elaine Ho, Furni, and I are organizing the Smart Design Mart this weekend. There will be over 50 of Montreal's finest designers. We're getting a TON of press coverage so it should be a great turnout! It's the first one, so we're keeping our fingers crossed.

sat nov 28
11am -9pm

sun nov 29

5333 casgrain
suite 602

Hopefully see some of you there?

P.S. Thank you everyone for all of your comments and your advice regarding the kitty cat. So, since I've last posted, she's only come back to my house once for food. I tried to coax her inside today but she didn't want to come in, and when I tried to pick her up she freaked out. I guess it's because it's warm outside again...I'm sure as soon as it gets cold out, she'll try to come in, and now I'll know what to do. I have so many great contacts now, thanks to you!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I took this pic of her a few weeks ago. Her face looks kind of long here, but it's actually really cute and round.

Angry rant time

I'm so sad and angry right now. A stray cat has been coming to my back deck for a couple of weeks now and she tried to come inside tonight. I can't let her in because we really cannot have a third cat. Freddy would KILL me if I tried to keep her. Also she's got fleas, or some sort of parasite because her skin is all bumpy near her neck.

I know she's homeless because she's got some tears in her ears, fleas, and her coat isn't looking very healthy. UM and I have a sneaking suspicion that she might be pregnant because she yelped when I tried to touch her stomach...and her stomach didn't feel squishy like Little Girl's. She is really sweet and affectionate though...she lets me pet her and rubs up against my leg.

I put up several ads on craigslist a few weeks ago, asking if anyone had lost a cat and I didn't get a response. I'm pretty sure somebody just dumped her because she is definitely a domesticated cat...not stray from birth. It makes me soooooo angry that people can be so cruel. How can you just toss your pet out on the street like that?

They fully rely on you and trust you to take care of them. People are such assholes! At least have the decency to bring your cat to a shelter. Ugh, and these poor shelters...they're all packed to the brim right now. It's really, really sad.

I wish more people in Quebec would sterilize/neuter their pets. The stray cat problem here is higher than in any other province in Canada. I've actually met some people here who think that neutering your pet is "cruel". UMMMM, no, it's cruel to let your cat screw feral cats who will in turn produce more feral cats.

Does anyone know of any no-kill shelters that are still accepting?? Everyone I've contacted seems to be full. I want to try and place her somewhere by early next week...

Argh... sometimes it's hard not to hate humans. Especially humans who have no respect for other living things.

Sorry for the rant. I just had to.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Freddy and I have volunteered to make cupcakes for his niece's baptism. I wanted them to be special so I found some cute cupcake liners on from Cupcake Social on Etsy. Freddy's sister liked the burgundy striped ones. I had a look around the shop and I couldn't resist buying these two for myself.

OMG, I will buy anything with a scalloped edge.

Red, white, and polka dots, you are my friend.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My mom...

Hehe, my mom just called and told me she wanted to buy something from my Etsy shop. So I'm going to let my mom give me money for a vintage sweater!

Here's the sweater she wanted:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New designs

Some new things on Etsy....

(Comes with a removable matching necklace, hehe)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Some illustrations...

I didn't feel very inspired to sew last night, so instead I scanned in some pen drawings and colored them in Photoshop. My way of procrastinating without feeling too least it's sort of related to work. Right right?

This one started as a pen drawing of my scarf top design. Ummm, I got carried away and did her eyeshadow!

This is something I had to submit for Mode de Vie. It's an eco-fashion show that happens every year at La Gaillarde. Six designers have to make an outfit using recycled materials according to a theme. This year's theme is "ice". Hmmm I'm not sure that the actual dress will turn out like this, but at least this is the direction I'd like to go in. For this drawing, I scanned in a cover of a vintage pattern, used the girl's body, and pasted my hand-drawn dress on top of it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Our new studio space!!!

We got the keys to our amazing new space today! Angie, Marc, and Michelle are moving in this week and I'm going to move in December 1st. THEN, I'm moving into my new house in January! AHh! Wow, talk about change! I'm so excited to stop working from can't imagine.

200o square feet! Looks big now, but imagine four people with a ton of machines and fabric? This will fill up fast!

Angie and her lovely interns. They are helping us build a showroom!

I'll keep posting pictures as the studio progresses...