Friday, July 22, 2011

Apple, ginger and cranberry cocktails, via What Katie Ate

Hi there!

How is it going? I hope excellent :)

I've been neglecting my blog so much lately. I'm sorry if you came and see just the old post. I'm under a load of work, but as soon as I find a peaceful moment I'll come back and show you some photos of what I've been up to, lately :)

For the moment I want to show you a refreshing cocktail recipe I found, I think is perfect for trying out this weekend, dont' you think?

I don't know where you live, but Montreal is so, so HOT right now. Hot id the literal sense of the word. I'm melting away....

I also wanted to tell you I'm going to put my shop on vacations for most part of August :) We are planning on going camping and also to the maritime provinces which I love so much :)
I look forward to take many photos and show them to you :)
The most important thing is that I'll take a little break and be with the family (and let my fingers take a vacation, too, hehehe right now I have blisters for all the hard-awesome-work!), enjoying the summer :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Soon on the shop!

I have more vintage rings just waiting to be photographed and listed on my shop :) They are gorgeous! I think I'll have them up in the shop next week :) stay tuned ;)
Thanks :D


Monday, July 11, 2011

Giveaway alert!!

Hi there!

I have awesome news to share with you today :) Mayi Carles from Heartmade blog is giving away a pair of my lightning bolt stud earrings to one lucky Heartmade reader!

How exciting is that?!! If you'd like to enter the giveaway, go to Heartmade and follow the instructions on how to participate :) and hurry up because the giveaway ends soon!

Good luck to you all!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Some photos and F.A.Q.

Wow! what an exciting weekend this has been :)
Today at noon there's going to be a new featured seller on Etsy and I can't help but feel a little nostalgic that is going to be over soon. I won't have an inbox full of etsy circles notifications and 24hrs a day of continue FP goodness anymore. Regardless, this experience makes me feel so thankful and so inspired to keep working, I couldn't be happier!

I wanted to post here a couple more images that weren't included on the feature, just so you can have more insight on me and my work space and because I just really like them ;)

And now, a round of F.A.Q. by the people who kindly sent me messages this weekend :D

Q. How do you manage to have a business, a blog and take care of your little girl?
A. I wouldn't be able to manage it if not for: having a sweet, independent little girl who is content of just singing along with me while I work on the jewelry or the computer; having a sweet husband who helps me sand and anneal pieces every time I need; god bless Amelia's nap time; god bless baby tv (not proud of this, though!); god bless I can't sleep before 1am; and one of the most important things is that I've had to learn to live with a little bit of a messy home and the unexpected.

Q.Where do you buy your tools and supplies?
A. I buy all my stuff here in Montreal at 620 Cathcart or the Montreal jewellers paradise. No tool/internet buying for me :)

I love this one:
Q. Why do you charge $149 dlls for a 3cm piece of silver?
A. because I don't sell pieces of silver, I sell my work.

Q. How come your work table is so clean?
A. Well, I cleaned and organized it for the photo shoot :) but regardless, my work space is very clean indeed, I have a two and a half year old and I work at home! I clean and organize my work table every night, so I'm sure the dirt would not be spreading around my apt and Amelia won't be any close to dangerous tools, compounds or small pieces of things she could put on her mouth.

Those are the ones I really had to address publicly ;) it was definitely so much fun getting to know lots of new people, costumers, etsy sellers! And I want to thank all the lovely people who now is following my blog, welcome to Mademoiselle Cranky Pants (which was the nickname of my little girl when she was a new born ;))!

Thank you!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Great news

When I opened The Angry Weather on April 2010, the idea of being an Etsy Featured seller one day was a wild, crazy dream. A thing reserved just to the awesome, wonderful crafters of the Handmade movement. People I would look up to and say "wow, I want to be like her/him". Something I permitted myself to dream of (because I'm a believer of what I do) but at the same time, not dream of too much and better focus on reality.

Today, I find myself on Etsy blog, granted the honor of being the site featured seller and honestly, I still can't believe it. Am I dreaming? Alex, could you please pinch me?

Is it necessary for me to say this means a lot to me? it does! Not only was a wonderful, unexpected surprised to be approached (I had one of those episodes on the back of mi mind of "are you sure it's me you are asking this?"), but to be chosen among so many wonderful people, is just amazing to me. Truly, like I'm dreaming.

So bear with me because I'm taking the opportunity to spread some love!

I want to thank my amazing team mates at the Aspiring Artisans Guild team, Smell Like Team Spirit team, Team Team and the Treasury League team, I truly believe that your constant support and help putting my jewelry out there for the world to see, has been an essential piece in the growth of my business. Thanks too to my tribe (as Mayi Carles says) over at Twitter, Facebook and here on my blog, for keeping up with me and for sharing your advice and experience!

I also like to thank my dear friend Marie of Markhed Designs, you have been a guide to me, my Etsy guru and hero, I'll never been able to thank you enough! You rule!

Thanks to my amazing costumers for believing in me and wearing The Angry Weather jewelry with so much love and pride! you are awesome and the best fuel there is. Thank you for your support and the opportunity you give me to keep growing!

Most importantly, I thank my wonderful husband, for being my number one fan and the sunshine of my days; for staying up late with me helping me sand and solder pieces; Your love and support mean the world to me. You are the stone upon which everything builds up. And last but not least, I thank my little, wonderful girl, because she is the inspiration behind it all, the energy that keeps me moving and the force that make me smile every day.

Wow, it's like I've won a Nobel prize! but I just wanted to make sure you know how much your support mean to me and how happy I am to be an Etsy featured seller!

THANK YOU, and please check out the feature here!!!



Some behind the scenes from the feature photo shoot. It was fun and a pain in the ass all at the same time :) Little one getting bored of waiting while husband took some photos and screaming "mommyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!" oh, and my work table is not that organized and neat in real life :S