Tuesday, October 30, 2007

meet grr bear...

i don't usually go gaga for stuffed animals, but when i stumbled upon this one in Jellibat's shop, he haunted my thoughts until i went back to get him.

i bought grr bear as a treat for myself after my first three months on etsy and have been infatuated since his arrival. what can i say - i think the pic here tells it all. he's super soft, sorta scary, and just the right amount of crazy. as my brother tony put it when he came for a visit and found grr bear sitting on a living room chair, "he's you."

the hands behind Jellibat, Angela, is located in australia, but you can visit her etsy shop at www.jellibat.etsy.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

a handmade holiday

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

buy handmade this holiday season... and beyond.
here's some of my reasons why :)

as a buyer seriously, nothing beats that feeling that you are supporting someone who is supporting themself with their art or trade! handmade items that are one or a few of a kind mean the receiver is getting something unique (not to mention the personal touch behind each creation). your gift is something that you specifically chose for that person and their interests or personality - it's not something that's being pushed as the must-have item this season ;)

as a seller myself it is just fabulous to be able to support yourself with your own hands and on your own terms! (a huge thank-you to all cipolla customers!) and it's an awesome thrill each time someone writes me about how they love their goodies.

click on the above graphic to visit the handmade pledge site if you'd like to sign up for the pledge, and/or add the button to your own blog or site :)

♥ m.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

zombie a la carte?

liana from hawaii has included my zombie messenger bag in a great collection of creepy halloween inspired goodies. check them out on her lovely indie shopping blog mixed plate.

i'm off to think of costume ideas...

♥ m.

Monday, October 15, 2007


these fab knitting needles were custom painted for me by fellow etsy seller arachknits. seriously, i love love love them. so much so that i haven't even untied the cute little black ribbon she sent them with. since opening the package (3 days ago) they have sat on a work table where i keep looking at them and smiling, lol! the little spiders are awesome, even better then i imagined when i described to her what i wanted. and at $20 for the pair, the detail is just amazing. great idea for any of you who might need a gift for a knitting friend.

ciao for now.
♥ m.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

cipolla's spread...

our table at puces pop montreal this past weekend

vic and i had fun and met some great people at pop montreal's craft fair this weekend. like fellow etsy seller allison's photography - check out her cute coaster sets.

oh, and best of all... we got to eat real montreal bagels once again. heaven.

thanks to everyone who came out, and if you picked up a cipolla goody while there - i'd love to hear from you and how you're enjoying it ;)

♥ m.

Friday, October 5, 2007

patti smith and freshly sewn goodies

cipolla is off to montreal this weekend for pop montreal's puces pop. if you're in the area, be sure to come out and say hi!
we'll be at the arts and craft fair both saturday and sunday at the Canadian Grenadier Guards Armoury (4171 Ave. de l’Esplanade).

will be back with pics on tuesday :)
have a great weekend!

♥ m.