Here are a few of the handmade, one-of-a-kind Christmas cards that I designed for the shop this season. They’re all made with the finest Japanese papers and they’d look beautiful framed! Only $20 each.
Bluebird Handmade had a raffle at The Wedding Show for an adorable felted seahorse by Marjorie Campbell of Little ‘M’ Inventions . . . and I won! After a quick sushi lunch at New Gen in The Annex, Emilia and I walked north on Bathurst a couple blocks to pick up my prize.
When the boutique first opened in 2009, the plan was to offer a range of crafting workshops; but, the space is small and it evolved into what is now an adorable retail space.
Felt certainly seems to be the material of choice, but owner Crystal Silden also sells beautifully woven pillows, artwork, handmade toys, painted dishware, leather handbags, jewelry, and some craft supplies.
The intimate shop feels more like the woods of Narnia, with tissue covered branches creating a soft haze throughout the pastel room.
If you’re in the market for adorable treasures, then be sure to visit Bluebird between February 5th and 13th. Crystal is preparing for an influx of spring merchandise and will be reducing items by up to 70%!
In conjunction with the annual POP Montreal music festival, Puses POP celebrated its sixth anniversary last weekend at St. Michaels Church (corner of St. Urbain and St. Viateur).
The two day crafter’s market showcases the work of over one hundred local and international artists, designers, and indie record labels and has become the largest market of its kind in the city.
There were so many talented companies being featured, but I found that a lot was geared towards parents and their children.
I have little use for toys, baby clothing, and/or whimsical decor items, but that little church basement was just teeming with positive energy.