Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Exchange District Revisited

I spontaneously took the kiddos to the Museum of Man & Nature today.  We were heading to the park and then turned the other way to catch a bus downtown.  It felt like a day of exploration.  ;)  After the museum we followed the music to Market Square and had some delicious and very bad for me vegetarian poutine from Smoke's Poutinerie while listening to a musician playing some classic hits.  After that we of course ended up at Cake-ology for a chocolate imperial cookie and peanut butter and chocolate cupcake.  The imperial cookie was all chocolate with chocolate ganache inside and blue icing.  It was $1.50.  For 3 imperial cookies and a cupcake it was just over $8. Why are all the bakeries so much more money??
After we were full of fat, salt, and sugar we walked down Arthur for a play at Toad Hall Toys which happens to be my favourite toy store.  :)  We are home an lazy now and I was checking my Facebook and my status quote from last year was that I visited the museum with the kidlets and then visited Cake-ology.   I am guessing it wasn't spontaneous...it seems to be in the cards that August 30th is reserved for Museum and cupcakes and my subconscious makes sure I get there somehow.  ;)


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rosenort's Muddy River Market Place Returns in Two Weeks

Here are some details I was recently sent about Rosenort's Summer Festival August 26th-28th, 2011.  The whole festival looks great and the marketplace looks interesting of course.  :)

"We are very excited to be holding the third annual Muddy River Marketplace this year!  After last year’s rain out, we are hoping that we’ve learned a few things to make the Marketplace even better for 2011! 

The Muddy River Marketplace will be open during the Festival on Saturday, from 10:00am until 4:00pm.   We expect a great turn out, so if you have some wares you’d like to share, please come and join us.  We are looking for all types of items, including baking, sewing, crafts, cards, gift items, home business products, garden produce, canned goods, books, etc.  So make your Christmas list (or just bring your wallet) and come browse the Marketplace!"

2011 Vendors:  Krystal Ring Kreations, Norwex, Usborne Books, Scentsy, Splash Sensations, Paper Stilettos, Epicure, Baking by Margaret, Revita Kroeker Art, Cards by Lisa, Gold Canyon Candles, Jen Thomlinson Crafts, Kin-Aquatics & Massage, The Tyson Method, Lilypad Crafts, Mary Kay, Stella & Dot, Manitoba to Ecuador, Diamond in the Ruff Kennels, Fundraiser for Tyrel Eidse
If you are an interested vendor, please contact Heather Plett by commenting on this page, or phone 204.746.2829 or email heather.plett@gmail.com.  More vendor information below:

Vendors are asked to have their booths set up before 10:00am.  The marketplace will be located along the bike path, east of the picnic shelter on the arena yard.  Vendors are encouraged to find tents or canopies, as well as bringing your own tables and chairs.  A space at the market will be $15, or if you prefer, a percentage of your sales can be donated to Samaritan’s Purse – the charity of choice for this years proceeds."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Needlefelting Workshop and Wild & Woolly Fibre Festival in Neepawa

Fibre artist Linda Glowacki is teaching her "Painting with Fleece" needlefelting workshop on Saturday August 13, 1- 3:30, at the Wild and Woolly Fibre Festival in Neepawa. This Festival is part of the Manitoba Sheep Association's annual weekend show and sale. The weekend includes a fleece auction, sheep show, stock dog competition, spinning workshop, sheep to scarf competition and more. You can get updates on the event on their facebook page.

Here's the information on Linda's class:
Needlefelt Workshop ‘Painting with Fleece’
Explore texture, colour and design in a whole new way 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, fleece in a variety of colours, and felting needles )

Register by emailing cloverleaf.fibre@gmail.com
or contact Gerry Oliver of the Manitoba Sheep Association  gerry@spiritsands.ca.  204-834-2261.