Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Puces Pop Round Up - Pollen & Parcéline

Oh so much prettiness at the Pollen & Parcéline booth at Puces Pop. They have these gorgeous ceramic pieces of jewelry that feature images of birds and flowers. Some of them are even threaded and adorned with beads and fabric. My treat to myself was a brooch with a dandelion on it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Puces Pop Round Up - broundoor

About a year ago P bought a wallet that was made by Marc Simard of broundoor. We were stoked to see him at Puces Pop. Look at how cool these babies are. Marc uses a number of techniques to make his designs - carving, burning, laser cutting and stitching to name a few. My dad ended up buying one of the wallets for himself. Thanks Marc!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Puces Pop Round Up - C comme ça

All I can say is wow. The designs from C comme ça are beautiful. Cindy Cantin makes bags, laptop cases and ipod holders out of felt and leather. And they are stunning.

1. Ipod cases 2.Ipad sleeves 3. Laptop sleeve

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Puces Pop Round Up - Instant Crimson

Instant Crimson is run by Valerie Maynard who makes the cutest fabric prints and then turns them into lovely things. Her philosophy is to "create adorable things and make the world a sweeter place." How could I not love her?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Puces Pop Round Up - Mitz Takahashi

Mitz Takahashi is actually a friend of a friend so it was really nice to see him at Puces Pop. He is a furniture designer that uses a lot of recycled wood and other materials. He was selling these hilarious wood cuts at the event. I want to use them as coasters.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Puces Pop Round Up - Cara Carmina

This weekend my dad was visiting us in Montreal. We decided to head up to Puces Pop which is this really cool independent art and craft fair. People were selling everything from ceramics to t-shirts to jewelry to baked goods. It was awesome. This week I wanted to share some of the cool things I saw so get ready for my Puces Pop round up.

Today it's all about Cara Carmina. She makes these amazing stitched greeting cards and lovely collaged paper dolls. She also has some really cool custom fabric dolls that you can see here. And she is just plain nice.

1. Frida textile collage card 2. I Love Mondays textile collage card 3.Cyrano Doll bookmarks

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Deer Oh Deer

Some super cute deer items. 

1. Deer paper craft with template via Daily Cute 2. Kawaii deer fabric via Tim and Erin Fulton 3. The most amazing knit deer head from Rachel Denny 4. Bookmarks from Ribonita 5. Deer broach from craftjuice 6. Deer crayon tote (a crayon tote? Already this is the cutest thing I have ever seen) from Grandmas Little Lilly

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Beautiful Beet Bundt Cake

Look at what a pretty colour this beet cake is. I used the organic beets we got in this weeks CSA share. The recipe came from The Vegan Table and turned out very yummy but a bit on the sweet side. Also I realize that I need one of those really ornate and beautiful bundt pans to really do this cake justice (See here, here, here and here)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hip Hedgehogs

If I were going to own an animal I think it might have to be a hedgehog. I love how sweet and shy they are. Here are some cute hedgehog items I came across.

1. Reusable hedgehog sandwich bag from Sacksavers 2. Axl the Hedgehog print from Flight of the Parcel 3. Hedgehog card from Ewan John 4. Hedgehog book ends that you can decorate yourself (!) from craftycanadadotcom 5. Wood magnets from Monkeys On The Roof 6. Sleepy hedgehog pin from Vegancraftastic

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday Food Basket

This is our last basket of the season! We won't get another one until June. But the summer baskets are even more impressive than the winter ones.

Here's what's in the basket: Bag of onions, bag of gigantic shallots, beets, butternut squash, sprouts, red cabbage, carrots and a big bag of potatoes.