Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cloverleaf Art & Fibre Merry Midwinter Needlefelting Workshop

"Hello friends of Cloverleaf Art & Fibre,

We've set the date for another of Linda's popular needlefelting workshops, just in time for the festive season.

Painting with Fleece:  "Merry Midwinter"
Saturday, November 27, 2010
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Henderson Library
1-1050 Henderson Highway in Winnipeg.

Looking for a new craft for the winter, or something different for seasonal gift giving? This is your opportunity to explore texture, colour and design through the art of needlefelting. The technique is simple – strands of coloured fleece are applied to a woollen fabric background using a special barbed needle – but the possibilities are endless. Linda will provide a choice of designs as inspiration for the picture you will create in this class.

Your new skills can be used to decorate clothing and accessories , to embellish quilts, and to create your own unique fibre art.

The fleece provided is from the Leafhaven backyard flock of purebred Shetland sheep, in a delightful range of natural and hand-dyed colours.

Cost: $45 (includes fabric, designs, fleece in a variety of colours, and needles)
To register, email

Please share this notice with friends and fellow artisans.  We are exploring the wide world of online social networking, and invite you to stay in touch with the Leafhaven flock and the latest news about shows and classes by following our blog or becoming a fan of our business page on facebook. The links are below.

Linda & Margaret"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This Weekend's (Oct 29th-Oct 30th) Craft Sales

Just a reminder of what is up this weekend.  I should have done this last week because there were three sales and I hope they all had a good turn out.  Another reminder is that this Saturday is the last day to visit St.Norbert's Farmers Market this year (8am-3pm).

This weekend is probably our slowest weekend for craft fairs.  At least the ones that I know about. Probably due to Halloween activities.  Nevertheless it is a good time to start hunting for Christmas presents.  I always try to spread out my spending over the 3 months prior to Christmas so I don't feel the pain of all the money gone at one time.  :)

Here are the places to be to be this weekend:

Halloween Hoot Craft Sale
October 29th & October 30th (10am-4pm)
St.James Legion, 1755 Portage Ave
Team Diabetes Fundraiser
To obtain application please call Tracey at 799-4905

Fall & Christmas Craft & Bake Sale
October 30th, 2010 (9am-3pm)
Holy Eucharist Parish Hall
226 Leighton Ave

Monday, October 25, 2010

Record High for Handmade in Manitoba

Thank you readers.  I have been using a tracking device that tells me how many visitors I have each week and this month has been amazing.  I have had double the readers....600-800 people a week.  They are not just glancing at it and passing on.  These are people actually spending time reading about our local community.  I am so happy that the artisans, artists, local vendors, local restaurants, crafters, and craft shows are getting the attention they deserve.  Keep reading here for local talent and keep buying local.  Also, if you are new here and are a crafter or artisan make sure to email me your bio and some photos and I'd love to do a feature on you.  The more the merrier!!  Also, if you head to an craft fair in the upcoming months I would love a email about who was there and what was cool.  I then can post your reviews here.  The more help I have means more coverage here!!!  I will only be attending a handful of craft fairs so many will go by without any details on it.

Thanks again everyone!  Email any comments, reviews, or bios to

Friday, October 22, 2010

In Plain View Winnipeg Artist Studio Tour

In Plain View Winnipeg Artist Studio Tour is available to the public again this Fall.  It is free and gives you a chance to see what art Winnipeg has to offer.  The tour dates are November 6th & 7th, 2010 (12pm-5pm) at various locations around Winnipeg.  For more info about the tours, for the studio maps, and artist bios check the website

The Studios involved:
Headingley & Charleswood
1. Mary Anne Rudy - 53 Hermitage Road, Headingley
2. Ann Tyre - 23 McDowell Drive
3. Ray Christopherson - 147 Hendon Avenue

Wolseley & West End
4. Pat Bragg - 501 Camden Place
5. Jo’Anne Kelly - 1106 Wolseley Avenue
6. Monica de Jong - 460 Greenwood Place
7. Kathleen Black - 151 Garfield Street South
8. Briony Haig & Bob Hanley - 114 Lipton Street
9. Lily Rosenberg - 206 Chesnut Street
10.  Jane Gateson - 762 Westminster Avenue
11. Pat Courtnage/Gloria de Neve/Karen Johansson - 164 Langside Street

City Centre
12. Prairie Stained Glass - 587 Sargent Avenue
13. Cre8ery/Clear Energy Glass/Lillian Austin - 125 Adelaide Street, 2nd floor
14. Allan Geske & Mary Krieger - 100 Arthur Street
15. Katharine Bruce - 138 Portage Avenue East
16. Jordan Van Sewell - 43 Curtis Street
17. Aliza Amihude - 90 Grove Street

St. Boniface
18. Wayne Arthur Gallery - 186 Provencher Boulevard
19. Nancy Blokland - 273 Enfield Crescent
20. Annette Chabidon - 190 Braemar Avenue
21. Christopher & Lori Redd - 725 St. Mary’s Road

St. Boniface
22. Stoneware Gallery - 778 Corydon Avenue
23. Medea Gallery - 132 Osborne Street
24. Helen Lyons - 695 Fisher Street
25. Steve Jorgenson - 455 Churchill Drive

Take Nancy Blokland's Pottery Home This Fall

Nancy Blokland Pottery would like to invite you to the following events where she will be selling pottery including wine tumblers, mugs, serving dishes and plates, tea sets in new and exciting glaze combinations.  All pottery is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.  Local, handmade sustainable and usable for generations...

In Plain View an Open Studio Tour
November 6 and 7th, 2010
273 Enfield Crescent (a selection of pottery including "seconds" will be available.  come out to see a studio in action, have some mademade nibblies and feed the soul with handmade treasures)
St. Mary's Road United Church Craft Sale and Fair

November 6th, 2010 (10am-5pm)
613 St. Mary's Road
(a selection of gift giving items)

Vineyard Centre Craft Sale
November 27th, 2010 (10am-4pm)
782 Main St.
Funds to go to women's project in Nepal

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vendors List Is Finally In For Vineyard Craft Sale

I recommend that you have a peak at their website.  They have an amazing photo collage of some of the vendors featured at the sale.  Here is the brief who's who:

1. Joy Eidse - Quilts
2. Heike Eidse - Knitted Creations
3. Kris Antonius - Greeting Cards/knitted fibre
4. Chandra Kremski - Paintings/Fabric Art
5. Kayln Falk - Leather Cuffs/Necklaces/Photography cards
6. Robyn Weibe - Wood Plaques and Photography
7. Jocelyn and Lillian - Salsa/bread/buns
8. Jill Falk - Bags/Purses
9. Sheila Terra - Soap
10. Natasha Boone - Illustration
11. Julia Mark - Prints/Cards/Photography
12. Stephanie Martens - Paper Art
13. Krista Heide - Centre Pieces & Candle Holders
14. Krystle Brandt - Christmas Baking
15. Jill Worboys - Crochet Hats
16. Jill Friesen - Lunch/Snack Bags/Crochet Hats
17. Nepal - Nepalese items
18. Monika Thiessen - Pottery & Quilts
19. Melanie Mushaluk - Jack and Jane magnets
20. Jeffery Coleman - Stainless Steel Jewelry
21. Aimee & Kristy - Baby Items (blankets, burp cloths, booties etc)
22. Liz Marshall - Paintings
23. Tanis Gray - Broken Clay (charms with messages)
24. Rachel French - Baby Quilts
25. Nancy Blokland - Pottery
26. Deb Kelly - Baked Goods
27. Tara Garcia - Glass (tumblers), bowls, lamps (recycled)
28. Emma Ramos - Hand Made Dolls           
29. Christine Schemel - Homemade delicacies & specialty foods/spices
30. Lisa Letkeman - Jewelry
31. Rachelle - Childrens book, bookmarks, magnets, cards
32. Teniel Wolgemuth - Knitted Goods
33. Pam Levenick - Greeting Cards
34. Sara Brown - Hand Made Accessories (belts/bags/hair)
35. Christina - Photography/cards
36. Ellen Paulley - Knitted Items
37, Celeste Brunel - Photos printed on Aluminum
38. Kami Goertz - Plush creatures, ceramics and ornaments
39. Amy Bonham & Michelle S - Slippers & Knitting
40. Megan Wilcott Dias - Premade Organic food (soups, bread mixes etc)
41. Ali Tatary - Leather and Semi Precious Jewelry
41. Chris and Lindsay - Manitoba Wild Flower Honey
42. Betsy Heiber - GLUTEN free baking
43. Rikki - Spoon Jewelry
44. Emma Thesien - Chair massage
45. Lisa Butler - Face Mates
46. Lilypad - Slings, Bibs, and More

Montrose School Craft Fair Is Looking For Crafters For Christmas Sale

Hello crafters & artisans!

Lee Graham is the Fundraising Coordinator for the Montrose School Parent Council. They are having a holiday craft sale this year and are looking for talented artisans to help make this sale a success.

This event will take place in the heart of River Heights at Montrose School, located between Elm St. and Montrose St. on Grant Ave. The date will be Saturday, December 11th, 2010 from 9am-4pm. They have decided to do the sale later than most craft so as not to compete with the large number of sales throughout the city. They think that a sale in December is a great way to capture the sales & interest of people in the midst of the busiest shopping time of the year! In addition, they plan to advertise city wide, using print ads, internet and of course, word of mouth.

They are looking for a wide variety of crafts/talent, and hope to book 20-30 vendors for this event. Table rental is $30, and includes an 8ft banquet table. (They are currently mapping out the space and seeing how many spaces might include electrical.) On top of the table rental, they would like each vendor to donate something to our silent auction/prize draw.

If you are interested in being a part of this event, please email Lee Graham at Applications for table rental are due by November 12th, on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Please state what you are selling and include pictures if possible. (To keep the sale interesting, they must limit the number of same crafts for sale.) You will then receive an info package including payment details, set up/take down rules, advertising, etc.

All money raised from this sale (table rentals, silent auction, etc) goes to improving the technology within the classroom, to the students of Montrose School. Thanks for your interest!
Happy crafting!

Details to remember:

Name, email address, phone number
What you are selling (w/ photos if possible)
Any special requirements (they will do their best, but cannot promise that they can fulfill them)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cloverleaf Art & Fibre's Craft Shows

Cloverleaf can be found this Fall at an art show and two rural craft shows selling wall hangings, purses, other accessories, and needle felting supplies.  Have a peak at their blog to get a better idea of what you will find there.

This is what they are up to:

Manitoba Art Expo
November 4 - 7, Thursday - Sunday
Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg
Linda Glowacki (the "artist" in Cloverleaf Art and Fibre) will be there with her one of a kind needlefelt wall hangings

Lac du Bonnet Craft & Gift Sale
Saturday November 20th, 10 - 4.

Pinawa Winter Town Market
December 4th, 10 -3
Community Centre in Pinawa Secondary School

Mrs.Glockenheimen's is Visiting Many Craft Fairs This Season

I love Mrs.Glockenheimen's ultra kitsch jewelry.  They have images from the 50's and 60's and are styled so that that no self respecting women in the 50's or 60's would wear any of them.  ;)  They are unique, modern, cute, and will get comments when you wear them.  
Some of the sales she's at this season....

Whyte Ridge Christmas Sale
Saturday, November 13th. 10am - 3pm
Whyte Ridge Community Center 170 Fleetwood Rd

Manitoba Hydro Building
Portage Ave
Friday, November 19th from 12-6pm
Saturday, November 20th from 9-4pm

Cresentwood Craft Sale
Community Center
Sunday, November 21st from 10-4pm
1170 Corydon

Manitoba Craft Council Handmade Holiday Sale 
West End Cultural Center
Part of This Ain't Your Grandma's Craft Sale
Friday, November 26th from 5-10pm

Great West Life
Wednesday, December 1st from 11-1pm

Crafty Minions Handmade and Vintage Sale
Aqua books
December 4th from 11-5pm

This Ain't Your Grandma's Craft Sale
Park Theatre
Sunday, December 5th from 6-10pm

Here's Where Tree Hugger Mama Pads Can Be Found This Fall

I recently did a post on Tree Hugger Cloth Pads and Crystal emailed me which craft shows you can find her and her comfortable environmentally friendly cloth pads this Fall. 
Crystal will have a booth at the LLLC-Manitoba Fundraiser Fashion Show and Tea on October 23rd (2-3:30pm) at the Riverview Church (257 Riverton).  She also can be found at the Dakota Christmas Craft Show on November 6th and 7th and Charleswood Y Neighbours Craft Show on November 13th. If you can't make it to a sale then find her online at:
Crystal Burton
Tree Hugger Cloth

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Periwinkle Dzyns Upcoming Events & Shows

Periwinkle Dzyns has had a busy autumn for her upcycled jewelery.  You can find them at 2 local shops and one a little further away.  Also she can be found at a few of the upcoming craft fairs.  For a sneak peak at what she is selling have a peak at her blog below and if you can't make it to any of the shops or sales you can always shop online!!
Craft & Artisan Shows:
Scattered Seeds
Red River Exhibition Park
3977 Portage Ave (same parking lot as the Downs)
Oct 22-24, 2010 (Fri/Sat10am to 9am, Sun noon-5pm)

Bling Fashion and Accessory Show
Franco-Manitobain Cultural Center
340 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg
November 14, 2010 noon-5pm

Manitoba Craft Council Handmade Holiday Sale West End Cultural Center
581 Ellice, Winnipeg
Nov 26-27, 2010 Fri 4pm to 9pm, Sat 10am to 4pm

Tuxedo Community Club Holiday Craft Sale 3 buildings of crafters!
368 Southport Blvd, Winnipeg
December 5, 2010 10 am to 3pm

Brick and Mortar Shops:
Sew Dandee - 105 Osborne
Mozy Rue Eco Collective - 531 Osborne
Online Shops:
For a sneak peak visit

Oct 24th's "Something for Everyone Show" Full Details

"Something for Everyone Show - Trade & Craft Sale"

Sunday October 24th
10am to 4pm
Glenwood Community Centre - 27 Overton Street - Just off the corner of St. Mary's and St. Anne's in Winnipeg.

Free parking
$2 Admission (under 12 free)
Price of Admission includes free raffle ticket

Over 40 exhibitors featuring jewlery of various types, clothing, wellness products, books, business opportunites, candles, great gift ideas for any budget.... 

Please check us out on Facebook and our website for updated details.

Vendors and Crafters with tables so far are:
Passion Parties
Beauti Control
Cards by Tannis
Creative Memories
Edward Jones
Fifth Avenue Collection
Get the Lead Out
Gold Canyon Candles
Island Imports
Jockey Person to Person
Jolica - The Art of Giving
Lia Sophia
Mary Kay
Organo Gold's Healthy Coffee and Tea
Pampered Chef
Prairie Mists Jewellery
Silpada Designs Jewellery
Sunrider International
Three Silver Cranes
Three Winds Handcrafted Jewellery
To Call Your Own
Upperclass Living
Usborne Books
Golf Bling Bling
Decadence Chocolate
Maruca's Designs
Stampin' Up
VELM Clothing

Friday, October 15, 2010

Attention All Crafters and Artisans!!

I was thinking about doing a where to find artisans on my blog this month.  There are so many craft & artisan sales in the upcoming months and I thought it would help people find you if I did a post on it.  Ex. Sling sisters will be at this craft sale and this is what they are selling.  It has to be items made locally.  I don't have the time to look up all my past crafters, contact them, and write the notes so I thought I'd post here and if you would like to be featured please email me the craft fairs you can be found at and a description of what you will be selling.  Feel free to email a photo or 2 of some of your wares to include with the posts.  This goes out to new and previously featured artisans, artists, crafters, bakers, and pretty much everything else that can be found at our Manitoba craft shows.

Email me at  

The Holiday Craft Season: Coming Soon To Any Neighborhood Near You!!

There is absolutely no excuse to not shop local this holiday season.  I have been blogging local crafters for a year now and I have not seen the amount of craft fairs that the very close future has for us.  OMGoodness!  I am sure I have nearly thirty listed on the side panel of this blog and they are all over Manitoba.  The craft fairs will have a huge variety of artisans and crafters.  Each craft fair typically has a theme: all handmade, grandma jo crafts, mix of crafters & local vendors, Canadian wide crafters, artisans & vendors, art & photography, and of course the this ain't your grandma's crafts.  ;)  If you want to know what is going to be available so you head to the ones with the most artisans to match your style check for websites or for an email or phone number where you can get a vendor/artisan/crafter list.  Most have them available.  If you are a hard core research type like me, or just nosy, these lists often have small bios and websites of the artisans.

Please email me if I have missed a craft fair and/or if you have a list of vendors/artisans/crafters at your craft fair I will do a post about it to get the word out.  I am sure there are a dozen more that I have not heard of and I would hate to have you miss out on a local gem. ;)

Happy Shopping!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Enthral Design's Amazing Silverwork

Brandi of Enthral Designs is a talented artisan that specializes in hand made silver jewelry. She uses her skills of metalsmithing, working precious metal clay, soldering, & forging to create her truly unique pieces.  She enjoys working with silver art clay, vintage components and recycled items.  This passion started in her as a creative outlet five years ago and now this hobby has become a part time business.

I love silver jewelry and find most hobby jewelry makers use too many other elements that are not me.  I am very drawn to silver and true turquoise.  I should look into that and see what that says about me.  :)

Have a peak at more of her pieces online: