Thursday, August 25, 2011

Green Works

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The month of July was full of excitements for me, not only did I get my first Etsy custom order, but I also got to be featured in a web commercial for Green Works cleaning products. Truth be told, I have been using the products for a while and when my friend Melissa told me about the opportunity to be featured in the web commercial, I jumped on board. It was a hot Tuesday afternoon in July when the shoot took place at my house and it was without a doubt one of the most awesome days of the Summer. The striped dresser in the video is the Etsy order that is now living with its new owners in Brooklyn, NY.
I would like to thank the teams from Green Works Canada and DDB Canada for this once in a lifetime opportunity and also give a big shout-out to the mighty director duo Nat and Greg from Peking for being super patient with me and giving me the confidence I needed to complete the task - you guys rock.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Poppies in the Spotlight






A very exciting week is about to start in a few hours. Tomorrow, these beauties will be featured on the Toronto's morning show Breakfast Television when Live Eye cameras move to Around the Block, a local furniture consignment store. The owner, Warren Hales, was kind enough to share the spotlight with me and I am deeply touched by this gesture.
Tune in tomorrow morning at around 7am to CityTV and check out what the producers have in store for you, then visit Warren's store and check these pieces out first hand.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Introducing...


...new color for the Fall, that I just can't wait to get my fingers tinted with. It is a warm marigold yellow, not to bright to make you shy away from it, yet strong enough to make you envision sunflower fields during the long and cold Canadian winter months.
There are three different pieces sitting in my storage awaiting a makeover (actually four, one of them being my dining room console). Each one of them worthy on this color, but I think will be a last minute decision as to which one will be the most deserving. Stay tuned...

Monday, August 15, 2011

BIG & FAT Thank You...


...to the girl that I overheard exclaim to her friend on Saturday during the sale: "Oh my God, this is Poppy, I love her stuff" or something along those lines.
Thank you so much, you made my day without even knowing it!
Also, big thank you to everyone who came by Freedom Clothing Collective, to either shop or browse. You are the reason the store keeps getting better with each and every day.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Poppyseed Furniture on Sale this Saturday



As part of the Bloorcourt Street Arts and Crafts fair Freedom Clothing Collective is putting the entire inventory of Poppyseed furniture on sale. Prices will be discounted by 10%-40% for one day only. Don't miss it friends! And of course, in addition to this, there is a whole load of goodness that will be waiting for you at the store. 939 Bloor Street West in Toronto is the addy. Also, don't forget that the street will be lined with vendors selling locally crafted art and general awesomeness. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tiny Poppies






Tiny Poppies is my new Etsy store where I will be selling my smaller creations, mainly plate clocks and chalkboards, but I am sure there will be some other additions as the time goes by. As the matter of fact, I am thinking of very cute light fixtures but need to finalize a few smaller details before they are ready for reveal.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Little Turquoise Desk





And here it is, a little piece of heaven that got completed over the weekend. I had struggled deciding on the knobs and finally settled on the ones with little yellow birds that I have had for a while. I will be adding this gem to my Etsy store and it will be up for grabs real soon.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Stripes in the works


I just can't seem to get tired of this trend and love peeling of the tape to see the character that each stripe will add.
I have been working on this piece for the last couple of days and will hopefully have it ready for full reveal and Etsy by the end of this week. With a full week at the store and two commissioned jobs on the go the next few days promise a busy schedule.