Friday, October 28, 2011

Upcoming Craft Sales For Weekend Nov 4-6th, 2011

Just thought I should start my reminders of the up and coming craft events happening in Manitoba.  It is good idea to space out your Christmas shopping so why not start now?  :)  There are MANY fun craft sales and remember that next week is also the In Plain View Studio Tour.  Look below to find out what is happening in our craft world.  :)

In Plain View Self Guided Studio Tour
November 5th & 6th, 2011 (noon to 5pm)
For more information and a map of the studio locations please see

Morden Craft Sale
Saturday, November 5 (10am-4pm)
Access Event Centre (formerly the Morden Community Centre)
111 Gilmour Street
Morden, MB

Beausejour, Manitoba Craft Sale
Friday & Saturday, November 4 & 5, 2011
Beausejour, MB

5th Annual MHV Craft Show
Saturday, November 5, 2011 (10am-4pm)
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum Auditorium
#12 Hwy N., Steinbach, Manitoba
Admission is free
Home for the Holidays Craft & Gift Show
Saturday, November 5th (9am-6pm)
Brass Lantern Banquet Centre
Steinbach, MB
Showcase your homemade and handmade items and gift products in this show hosted by Agape House. Tons of unique gift ideas, live entertainment, holiday 'bites', holiday photo shoot and so much more. Door Prizes ALL DAY.
- Registration and Information contact: or call Melissa at (204) 392-4650.

Christmas Craft Sale
Sunday, November 6, 2011 (10am-4pm)
St. Andrews Community Club

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In Plain View Self Guided Tours Coming Up Nov 5th & 6th

In Plain View's Self Guided Tours are coming up quick again.  It is time to start getting excited about viewing original art in the setting in which it is made.  :) You have the opportunity to visit artists in their studios and galleries throughout the city.  Each artist offers you a peek into their world where you will experience art in many medias including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, water colour, print making, glass art, jewelry making, wearable art and more.  There will be an abundance of creative original art work that will be on exhibit for show and sale.

The tour is open from noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, 2011.  For more information and a map of the studio locations please see

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Find Nancy Blokland's Pottery at Sale This Weekend

Nancy Blokland will be one of the venders at the Autumn Odyssey Craft Show on Oct 15th.  She has made some beautiful Autumn inspired leaf plates and much more to sell at the Show.  Also, Nancy's pottery can now be found at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Grant Park.  Great job Nancy!  Good luck at the sale.  I hope I can make it.  :)   Have a peak at her Facebook site for more Nancy news and where to find her pottery this fall and winter.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autumn Odyssey Craft Show on Oct 15th

It looks like the craft sale season is starting already.  My list of craft sales on the side of the blog is getting pretty jam packed.  I know we are all starting to miss this season so why not start your shopping at the Autumn Odyssey Craft Show on Saturday, October 15, 2011


) at 172 Lilac Street (Corner of McMillan)

.  I am hoping to be able to make it.  Here's what you can shop for: 

Stoneware and Porcelain, Sweet Crocheted Hats

, Quilting to the 9th Degree, Up cycled Wearable Art, 

Sarah's Magnetic Butterflies, Soothing Stones, Jewelry, 

Delicious Gourmet Gifts, Close-up with Nature Photography

, Emma’s Crispy Cookies, Stress Busters

, Switch Watches, Cozy, Hand-knit Creations

, & Vintage Inspired Adornments Cards for all Reasons.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Man"Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies

I know many of my posts are skewed perhaps a little more towards the female reader....probably a mom in particular but I came across a local baker who does lots of pretty cakes, cupcakes, and cookies but also has a huge selection of treats that any man would love.  ;)  I don't need to say much about it because the photos will do all the talking but if you are looking for something for that hard to buy man I would definitely give Happy Belly Baking a call.  I would also recommend you give her a Facebook page a look for the prettier treats too because she does it all!!

Happy Belly Baking
Free pick-up or $8 Delivery within city limits
(204) 960-3872

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Stitchery Boutique Is Open With Local Made Goods

Just got this emailed:

The Stitchery Boutique is now open!

40 sq ft of handmade goodness in the heart of Wolseley.

Featuring Winnipeg artisans such as Dawn Chaput: pottery....Jodi Hildibrand: art print postcards...Kami Goertz: adorable stuffies...Melanie Wesley: clothing, jewelry & accessories.

For the sewer (or knitter) we also have a selection of buttons from Aben's Wood: handmade wood buttons from local deadfall...SewDandee: really cute fabric covered buttons

We have a few more special items we will be adding as we get closer to the winter holiday season, so check back often.

Upcoming Stitchery Classes:

"Kids Beginner Class"
- (Tuesday October 4,11,18 & 25, from 7-9p.m) - In this 4 week intro to sewing for kids your child will learn the basics of using a sewing machine, cutting and marking skills as well as following a pattern to make a simple project. We will also spend some time talking about safety in the sewing room. The instructor is Alesha Frederickson and the investment is $120.

"Skirt Drafting Mega Course" -(Wednesday October 5- December 7 from 7-9 p.m ) - In the first half of this 10 week course you will learn how to measure for and draft a custom slopper which you will then use to create a custom fitted muslin. In the second half of the course you will learn about using your slopper to design and draft an endless variety of skirt options.We will also cover waistbands, zippers, pockets and hems...this is a serious amount of information here.Don't worry if you don't know the will know all by the end of this course.The instructors are Melanie Wesley & Alesha Frederickson and the investment is $250.

"Paper bag Princess" - mini workshop-( October 8 from 7-9 p.m) - In this one day workshop you will learn to measure and cut your fabric to create a simple, elastic waist skirt. The instructor is Alesha Frederickson and the investment is $30.

"Circle Skirt" - workshop (October 15 & 22 from 1 -3 p.m) - In this 2 day workshop you will learn to draft and sew a basic full circle skirt with waistband and zipper. Some prior sewing experience is required.The instutors are Melanie Wesley & Alesha Frederickson and the investment is $60.

the stitchery
962 Westminster Ave
999 9983