Happy Friday, gang! We made it to the end of the week. Yahoo! I feel like I’ve had a pretty productive week, actually. I started working on refinishing our front door (the paint was peeling something fierce) and I also started a little sewing project for fall. We’ll see how that one turns out… Quebec teachers are having one heck of a time with our contract negotiations, so it was DIY therapy amidst all the political and professional upheaval. 🙂

I can’t wait for this weekend because I’m attending the Etsy Fait au Québec fair in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. It’s basically this artisany-loving, DIY-ing blogger’s dream. Tonnes of awesome Canadian Etsy vendors under the same roof… Yup, that’s the dream.

So I thought I’d share a couple of artisans I’ll be on the lookout for this weekend!

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First up is Virginie Martin Studio, who creates lovely silver jewelry. I particularly like this freshwater pearl necklace in the shape of a flower.

Flower Pearl Necklace from Virginie Martin Studios

Flower Pearl Necklace by Virginie Martin Studios

Montana Agate Earrings by Virginie Martin Studios

Montana Agate Earrings by Virginie Martin Studios

Au bout du rang is another shop I’ll be watching for. I love these handmade ceramic paisley bowls!! Erick, are you listening? Christmas is around the corner… I’m kind of curious how they make them, because I would love to try printing some ceramic items in time for gift-giving. Again, it is on my “some day” DIY list.

Small Paisley Bowl from Au Bout du Rang

Small Paisley Bowl by Au bout du rang

These cutting and serving boards from Smoking Wood would be absolutely fantastic for a Thanksgiving meal, laden with a gorgeous array of charcuterie and cheeses. Oh how I love a good charcuterie plate.

Cutting Board from Smoking Wood

Cutting Board from Smoking Wood

I’m not one for baths, but I know some people who are, so I know exactly who I’ll be shopping for! These bath salts from Dot and Lil sound like perfect gifts.

Bath Salts from Dot and Lil

Bath Salts from Dot and Lil

If you are in the Montreal area, I really encourage you to check out the Fait au Québec fair in Saint-Jean. The event also includes lots of cool workshops, so if you are a DIYer this is definitely an event for you. If you happen to read this and are attending (as a vendor or as a shopper), please say “hi”! I’d love to meet in real life!

By the way, these fairs are happening all over Canada on Saturday! There are so many communities participating: be sure to check if there’s a fair going on in your town.

Have a happy weekend and see you back here next week!

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