Puces POP is just over a week away! We’d like to introduce you to our fabulous fall vendors by giving you the chance to win a gift basket full of goodies! Read on to find out how to win!
Puces POP Craft & DIY Fair is taking place September 22nd-23rd at St-Michel Church and will feature the work of over 80 artisans and designers. Check out the full vendor line-up in our Vendor Directory.
As a preview, we asked eleven artists who will be at the fair to choose an item from their shop to put together an awesome gift basket of Puces products. We collected a wood and copper bookmark, a sterling silver pinecone necklace, bamboo charcoal soap, seville orange marmalade, a mini harmonica necklace, a screen-printed map of Montreal, an artist-designed pillow case, a pack of illustrated greeting cards, a knitted headband, a pirate cat coin purse, and a screen-printed leather clutch. Which one catches your fancy?
Let us know and be entered to win them all!
How to enter:
On facebook: Visit the Puces POP group and join (if you’re not already a member). Click “share” on this post to re-post the link on your wall saying which prize you’d most like to win.
On twitter: Follow Puces POP on twitter and copy this tweet into a new tweet, adding a note about which prize you want most! Make sure to add @pucespopmtl at the end so we know that you shared it!
Each share on facebook or twitter counts as one entry. We’ll randomly draw one winner from all the entries and contact them via facebook or twitter to let them know how to pick up their prize.
#1: Wooden feather bookmark with copper rivets from Blisscraft & Brazen
“This wood bookmark is as gorgeous as it is functional! We made this from reclaimed white oak. We hand-cut, sanded, filed and riveted it with three hand hammered recycled copper rivets. All of our wood is reclaimed and salvaged; rescued from the side of the road or scraps from Aaron’s custom furniture orders. All metal is recycled as well, from old jewellery to scraps of electrical copper wire. We use a hard wax oil to finish most of our pieces. Hard wax oil penetrates the wood and strengthens the fibres from within without leaving a film on the surface, like varnish. It’s also completely natural and food safe.”
#2: Sterling silver pinecone necklace from June Designs
“A cute necklace, made of sterling silver and perfect for everyday wear.”
#3: Signature bamboo charcoal soap from Carriage 44
“Natural soap made with activated bamboo charcoal and essential oils of ylang ylang and black pepper – a spicy and slightly masculine scent. Bamboo charcoal is very purifying and detoxifying for the skin and is a sustainable resource. Great for the body or face! Each soap is made, cut, and stamped by hand. The base of all our soaps is olive oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil; they are free from animal products, artificial fragrances and dyes.”
#4: Seville Orange Marmalade from Preservation Society
“My heart kind of soars whenever I look at a jar of this, with its perfect set and hot orange hue. Sometimes (often) I have to randomly stop what I’m doing in the workshop and go to the fridge and eat a spoonful of this. For fortification– it’s like eating the sun. But better. For one thing, it won’t burn your mouth; only delight.”
#5: Let’s Play Necklace from Vintage jewelry by Sandrine Devost
#6: Ville de Montreal 27 April 1967 Silkscreened Print from Raymond Biesinger
“This is a two-colour silkscreened print, grey and black on a white 24″ square sheet, with the image exactly 21″. What is it? Montreal on 27 April 1967, the day Expo 67 opened to the public, and it’s one of a series of prints made in April of 2012 showing my recently-ish adopted home city of Montreal and its three largest closest Canadian neighbours (Quebec, Ottawa and Toronto). To the top right you can imagine Parc Lafontaine, to the top left the mountain, and the north border is around Rachel and Mont Royal. Silkscreened in an edition of 107 by Séripop (www.seripop.com), signed and numbered on back.”
#7: Small cat head pouch from Squirrels&things
“From a young age, Jennifer had always shown interest in squirrels, sewing, and cute things. It was only natural that these worlds would eventually collide. Inspired by nature and cute stuff, Jennifer’s pieces feature hand embroidery and/or stenciling and are usually in the form of pouches, softies, or anything else that needs more cute on it.”
#8: Kristina Collantes pillowcase from Stay Home Club
“Standard size cotton pillow case digitally printed with a piece by artist Kristina Collantes entitled ‘Missed Connection’. This is part of a limited edition of 100 pillow cases and yours will come with numbered tags stitched inside. 100% cotton, can be machine washed (cold water), but please hand wash if you are concerned about slight fading. Always wash inside-out. Hang or lay flat to dry. All of our pillow cases are proudly made and printed in Canada.”
#9: Knitted acrylic headband from nanoukiko and triko
“This cute sea green, vegan headband is really soft & comfortable. It’s really easy to wear on any occasion. Machine washable & dryable.”
#10: Pig Pirhouette illustration blank greeting card pack from Moon and Sparrow
“Who said Ballet is just for humans? Look at these happy pigs pirhouetting with joy! Look at their flouncy ballet skirts! The Pig Pirhouette series of cards were created using 5 patterns and images from the new characters for the summer 2012 collection. Pack of 8 cards (4 of each design) and matching bright white envelopes. Cards measure 4×5″ closed. 50% recycled materials. Created and printed in Montreal, Canada, with love!”
#11: Screen-printed leather wallet pouch from Falconwright
“Light blue leather with white triangle pattern screen-printed leather wallet pouch. Handmade in small batches by Sandi Falconer & Danielle Wright.”