Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Arrives Now!

And we are ready for it!

Fall merchandise is now available at all Fresh Collective locations!
692 Queen Street West
401 Roncesvalles
274 Augusta Ave.
All in Toronto

Ottawa will be receiving Fall merchandise by the first week of October.

For now we continue to get ready for the 2011 One of a Kind Show and Sale taking place from
November 24th to December 4th! It is my absolute favorite show!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Tea Party!

I will be joining the likes of Terra Cotta Clothing and B.A.R.F. Bags for this years Spring Tea Party held at 12B Ossington Ave. in downtown Toronto! It's is 2 doors north of Queen St. West.

Saturday April 16th from 12-5pm

I was at this event last year as well and it was so much fun! Treats, coffee and tea will be served!

Come by and say hello! Have some tea with me :)

See you there!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I've missed you...

Yes I know how long it's been since I've posted anything...
Trying to keep up with Facebook, Twitter, Blogging and life is taking some organizational skills.

Anyway here I am!!
I've been sewing away getting ready for Spring! Yesterday was the big switch over at Fresh Collective so you should really go into the store and see all the beautiful new things! Not only mine :) Most the stores designers have brought in all their Spring stuff in and it is looking good!

Here are a couple of the dresses that I have in. I have started focussing more on dresses this season for whatever reason.

And there is so much more!
I'm working on some new jewelry as well. Always having fun making things :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Desserts 'n Skirts in at second Fresh Collective!

Of course the day after the last post I was invited to bring Desserts 'n Skirts into Fresh Collective Kensington. :) I will be bringing some clothes into the store by mid October! Check it out!

I'm receiving a TON of fabric today!! (or maybe just a few bolts)
I'm also moving today so I won't get to touch the fabric until Friday.
Friday will be an exciting day! New tops coming up! And tons of denim skirts, I'm waiting on some pretty fun fabric for my patches.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fresh Collective Kensington

There is now a second Fresh Collective!!!
The store used to be called Fresh Baked Goods but has now been changed to Fresh Collective!
So this is our second location now and there will be a third opening up in the spring.
Exact location is yet to be determined but it is pure growth!
Very exciting.
I have my jewelry lines in both locations and should also be in the third.
For the time being, the clothing line is only available at the Queen West location.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Clothes

Here are a few pieces that I'm working on.

My denim skirts are becoming my signature so I've got a bunch of different, fun patches.
Here is one of them! Pink bees!!! Are you kidding me?! I also have this fabric with yellow bees and pink background. Also cute!!
They are all at Fresh Collective at the moment. As well as this fab new top! I love my criss cross ribbon at the back. I have this in pink and also in purple at the moment but will have a large selection of new colours within a couple of weeks.

I also made a small selection of pin striped trumpet skirts. I love pin stripes so I may be on the lookout for more nice pin striped fabrics...

Back to the sewing machines!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Display

I finally finished my new display for "Nicole Boudreau" jewelry!!
I was supposed to have it done in June but then I broke my hand and that threw a wrench in a few things.
Here are some photos, there are more to come.

I am feverishly working on my fall collection for Desserts 'n Skirts, getting ready for the One of a Kind Show. There is a good selection of new fall stuff at Fresh Collective right now!!! Go see for yourself! But there is much more to come. And again, photos to follow.

We are also working on something magical in the studio ;)
You'll see...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet times

I have just returned from a month long trip to New Brunswick... my home land. I fully intended on working a lot while I was there but ended up working a little. So now that I am back I will work like a dog (that's hard right?).

Finishing up my fall stuff for Fresh Collective. It should be in the store by September 2nd.
Finishing up my new jewelry display for the store. I will try my best to get it in the store for the weekend.

My hand is healing nicely. I can do all my work. Can't lift heavy things.

Here are a couple of photos from Home County in London Ontario in July. The stage was directly in front of my booth so I had music all weekend! Love it! Bruce Cockburn performed one night on the main stage. One performer named Kristin Sweetland bought a red and white polka dotted apron and wore it during her performance!! That was fun! I had people coming to me for the next two days because of it. So thank you Kristin!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I know I know...

It's been a while...
My two London shows are behind me now. Next year I'll be dropping one of them. I'll only be doing Home County Folk Festival. It's the one where everything in the park is hand made... no import.

I am typing with both hands again!!! This is really why I'm here. I rode my bicycle for the first time in 5 weeks today :) Happiness returns. I broke my hand riding the bike by the way. Car-doored or "Door Prize" as it's referred to on the "streets".

So I will get to uploading photos to show you some things from the festival.

I made some brand spanking new jewelry yesterday, different from what I've been doing in the past. It will be from the Nicole Boudreau line. The vamping up displays and such will have to wait until the end of august as I am going home to Moncton New Brunswick for 4 weeks or so.
I will be working at home as well as I don't really have time to rest for a month... One of a Kind Show preperations have been calling!!! It's go time!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've Been Broken

It's true... I broke my hand! Gasp! But, miraculously I can still make jewelry.
(I am typing this with one hand though so it's gonna be short)

It has slowed me down a bit as far as all my big plans for June go but I should be on track by the end of July. Big plans for the store... still secret though.

I'm gearing up for two London shows. Sunfest and Home County (details to the right). I have some really cute necklaces ready. I'm very excited, I love doing these shows!

So if you're in London from July 8-11 or 16-18 come visit!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Chosen One

Here is the postcard that my amazing intern did for me. She also did a couple more but I felt this one was more Precious Pink Designs what with the pink bracelet and all.

I'll probably get some printed in a month or so and do a mailout to boutiques accross the country in time for Fall.

Again with the branding!

Here are a couple more that she did. Also gorgeous but a little too elegant for PPD. Not that PPD can't be elegant! She can be whatever she wants to be! But we like fun and flirty.

Monday, May 31, 2010


I'm calling this year my "branding year". Focussing on getting the names recognized and out there which is something I should have done a long time ago... all in time right?
So I'll have new business cards very soon. I'm continually working on the NB website. And I'm also getting jewelry tags printed... Re-Vamping it!!!

I'm vamping up my display arrangments for both Precious Pink Designs and Nicole Boudreau. They're both very similar right now as far as display goes and I want them to completely stand out on individual basis'. I'm veeeerrrry excited about my display plan for NB. But I'm not going to tell you about it, I'm just going to show you photos when it's all finally done. Hopefully by July? But who knows really...

Also, you can no longer buy my jewels at the Blue Banana Market as I pulled out today. It was on a rental basis and just wasn't working out. I gave it a 2 and half year shot... good enough I say.

Here is one of my new pendants. I think it's my favorite by far... so far. I feel like I've said that before though... and probably will again.

That's all for now! I look forward to unveiling all the new goodies coming my way!

Sunday, May 30, 2010


How perfect is this earring stand?!
I found it at Urban Outfitters and I'm going again tomorrow to get more.
Love it!
Very Precious Pink Designs.

It's like a crazy pink Earth.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Fabric

I received some fabrics the other day that I wasn't supposed to get until july or august so that was an exciting surprise! I immediately started cutting it up! Made some cute skirts and some pretty dresses. Here are photos of the fabric, and coming up with of course be the merchandise. I always forget to take photos of the merchandise while I'm at the shop (where the mannequins are...). I'm still waiting on two more fabrics for spring/summer which I hope come soon and then I will start working on Fall!

Maybe... just maybe... for the first time since I started making clothing, I will be on time for a season. Again, no promises...

Spring should be in stores by end of February (it's now June'ish and I'm still making spring stuff) and Fall should be in by end of August. (I don't think I've ever been ready before November)

How cute are those pink ants!!!

Photos of skirts and dress coming soon.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Annual Spring Party and Sale!!!

It's that time of year again! Join us at Fresh Collective this Thursday, May 20th for our Spring party and sale! All designers in the store have at least 20% off their merchandise but most have an even higher discount. Plus, a lot of bargain bin clear out items.
Then from 6pm onward we have free munchies and refreshments!!! It's always a good time so if you're around you should pop by!
692 Queen St. West, Toronto.

See you there!