Thursday, December 12, 2013

Machine embroidered monster pins

 Embroidered 'hand drawn' monsters done with the sewing machine is the newest thing offered at Curious Little Bird! These little lovelies will be available this weekend at the final holiday craft fair. For all of you that haven't finished (or even started) your Christmas shopping, this coming weekend is the perfect time! 

My pins com in 3 sorts... small ones like the heart that say "YETI" and the small monster face, and the larger ovals a few inches high of monster 'portraits.'

I've even made a few with some coloured bows. 2 girls and 2 boys. All are one of a kind! 

Here are the details for the event this weekend:

I hope to see you there!!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Shop local, shop handmade

It's that time of year again to remind all my Montreal, Canadian, and any other followers reading my blog, to shop handmade, and locally.

Shopping locally benefits all. The person buying the locally made product is helping the independent artist to support themselves and pay the bills so they can continue to make their stuff. The buyer benefits by supporting the local economy, which is always a good thing. Keeping the money inside the city/province/state/country is always better than shopping at some large corporation like Target that does NOT support our local community. This infographic can explain it all:

Did you know, that when you shop with local merchants, more of your money stays close to home; supporting the parks, recreation centres, libraries and other things that make this community a great place to live??

As an independent, Montreal-based local business, I encourage you to come on by either via my online shop or else the 2 upcoming events I'll be attending this weekend! You can learn more about them here:

Ahuntsic school Holiday Craft fair    and   Old Skool Crafts presents Winter Fairs of the Artisan Elves 1 & 2

I hope to see you there!!! And happy holidays to everyone!!