Monday, December 7, 2009

Chapeau de Gateau packaging in Weddingbells!

Congratulations to Weddingbells magazine celebrating their 25 th anniversary! I was delighted to contribute to their stylish wedding favours.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday Celebration!

It's hard to believe but my big sister Rebecca, turned 50 years this month! As I wasn't able to attend the party, I sent out a celebration cake topper to crown the striking croquembouche! Looks like it was a hit.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ribbon Bracelets

Awhile back I wrapped these wooden bracelets with Mokuba ribbons. It was tricky at times going around the curves, but lots of fun coming up with these various colour ways.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New C'est Joli necklaces

I'm very pleased with the outcome of these new looks. It is so great to work out the colour combinations. I love working with colour!!! These necklaces make a bold statement, but again are very lightweight.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thanks to Diana at Papillon Cakes in Regina for contacting me to order a cake topper! She was recently at a Trade show displaying more of her wonderful cake creations.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fab Fall Fashions

Great to be featured in Elle Canada's selection for Fall accessories. Both pieces can be found at Make You Look!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Wedding Day

My client was very kind to send along photos of her wedding cake and Chapeau de Gateau wedding topper. A lot of work was put into creating this dramatic chic wedding cake creation from I do Wedding Cakes. The bride, cake designer Olivia, and I collaborated on the colour choices and the overall look. Our goal is always to make the cake look amazing, and to have a happy bride and groom. It was a stunning success!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cords and Piping

Scribble Crazy!!!

Just a great look with a bright Tshirt!!! My belle makes it look very youthful and fun. 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Scribble Rope Necklace

Here's the latest look from the C'est Joli line. I've called it "Scribble" because it reminded me of just that; lots of loops, swirls and movement. It's lightweight, a real bonus because of the size, and very playful!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

C'est Joli NOW!!!

Thanks again to Made You Look and Now Magazine for featuring some braided bracelets in their Style section. The bracelets are on their website to purchase online.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Very Frou Frou! Here I tried out some new metallic ribbons with pale pink satin and incorporated some rhinestone for added sparkle. I wanted the overall feel to look very frothy and very decadent.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thanks to Jason at Blue Six Creative a collective of Toronto Wedding and lifestyle photographers who recently profiled my work on their lovely blog. I'm truly delighted being profiled as a local vendor and appreciate the support!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It' s always lovely to receive compliments on my work and this one was especially nice.
"I received my necklace and just wanted to say how incredibly happy I am with it. Not only does it have the sparkle that is advertised, but I can't tell you how much I appreciate the light weight of it. If a necklace is too heavy, I usually get a headache and can't wait to get it off when I get home. However I do not even feel the weight of this necklace on me. It is truly spectacular."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ribbon Boutonnieres

I'm loving creating these little keepsake ribbon boutonnieres. They are have turned out very precious, definitely intricate and absolutely charming. A stylish option for those with allergies!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Red Carpet Glam

Sarah from Made You Look has featured some of my C'est Joli accessories to buy online. She was recently on Breakfast Television showing off red carpet looks and one of mine was an alternative how to get it look!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Golden Anniversay

My friend Paula requested a celebration cake topper for her parents who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. For this design I choose to layer soft tones of gold ribbon and added in some metallics. I hope they have a wonderful celebration.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Yellow Christening dress

Here's the lovely christening dress design by the local toronto company Moka Collection. I was commissioned to add numerous handmade flowers and rosettes for the gown. The result: an eye catching unique gown. The theme colours were carried through to a cake topper as well.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wedding Bells Material World Story Fall/Winter 09

Hurray it's on the newsstand now! I was delighted to contribute to this story as it was an opportunity to show ribbon, ribbon, ribbon!!! The cake topper is shown on a fabulous fun cake creation from I do Wedding Cakes and the place card holders were designed to complement the invitations of

Wedding Bells Material World Fall/Winter 09

The magazine commissioned a custom floral ribbon bouquet in delicate yellows. It is a gorgeous keepsake and could be transformed and enjoyed through the years.

Sweet boutonniere. Luxe pale yellow ruffled organza flower, enveloped in pleated green satin. Metallic gold accent.

Ribbon placecard holders

Variety of coursages in colour palette. Nice to have options of several looks in a group.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Groove

Just put some new bracelets into the store and loved playing with the great colour and textures.
A sure-fire way to add some punch to a sweet summer ensemble!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New floral themed looks on Canada AM

Here's a sneak peek of the floral brooches and boutonnieres Chapeau de Gateau contributed to the Wedding Bells segment on CTV's Canada AM airing Monday July 6th.
I'm delighted that they will feature some new designs!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

C'est Joli necklace in Aug. issue style at home magazine

"Former style at home design intern Alison Dawson's new jewelry collection has us bewitched and beribboned. This fanciful, fluid necklace is cleverly fashioned from rayon ribbon piping." Found locally at Made You

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I bought these beauties for the store today and used a delicate light pink lace on our standard Ikea vase. The flowers are so lush, romantic and feminine. Just gorgeous!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Graduation Celebrations!!!

Why not a fabulous Chapeau de Gateau cake topper to have as a charming keepsake for a special celebration! The mortarboard was a very fun addition.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sunflower Yellow

I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of this sunny yellow topper. The client loves sunflowers and commissioned some custom flowers to put on a child's dress. I then used a mixture of sunny yellows for her cake topper and I think it turned out very happy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Old World Lux

My client fell in love with this gorgeous metallic lace paired with a lux double sided satin. There is an aged feel and grace to this one.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Party Looks

Quite handy for my gal that her Mom can help out in the accessory department. Adie sports a charming flower hairpiece created with black satin and shiny urushi tape.