Monday, December 2, 2013

Wonderful Vineyard Sale

Hi Folks.  I haven't had much time to write this year.  But I had a fabulous time again at the Vineyard sale.  Good job organizers and the artisans had beautiful tables.  I did not buy a ton but I did finally buy myself an Anita Rex Designs Wreath.  I have been humming and hawing over getting one for a couple of years.  Now I have it.  It even is the perfect colours.  Fate, I'd say.  I also bought some art magnets from Wendy Lee's Silkwinds table.  I have bought them every year as teacher gifts and to add to my own magnet collection.  I think I need to buy a silk next year.  I was sad that my favourite art quilter Joy Eidse wasn't there this year but I will find her when I am ready for a piece.  Lastly, I bought my annual Decadence Chocolate ornaments.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WEST Handmade & Vintage Sale IV On Saturday, October 12th

W.E.S.T. Is Winnipeg's Etsy group.  Their handmade and vintage sales are awesome. You need to be there this weekend.

Have a peak:
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 (11am-4pm)
Robert Steen Community Centre
980 Palmerston Ave
Free Admission

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Winnipeg Author Melanie Dennis Unrau's Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems is Available Now

It is very exciting to have another published Manitoban.  I have had the pleasure of learning alongside Melanie and many other wonderful women during our children's early years and look forward to Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems launch coming up soon.   McNally Robinson has a fabulous write up about the book and Melanie:
"Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems, Melanie Dennis Unrau’s debut collection, is an elegantly spare, thoughtful, and fiercely tenacious meditation on the trials and tribulations of modern motherhood. Written in response to the platitude “Your children are your poetry now,” Happiness Threads explores the struggle of a young mother to balance the demands of raising young children with her desire to make art. Unrau wastes neither words nor sentiment; often brief and wonderfully compact, these poems shy away from nothing—delving into every challenge from the onslaught of dirty diapers and spit-up to the despair in the aftermath of a stillbirth.
Determined, precise, and with a good measure of humour, this new work illuminates many of the concerns of young mothers, including conception, miscarriage, birth, breastfeeding, day care, and playground politics. Happiness Threads is set in five parts. The title section, written in the abbreviated language of an online natural mothering forum, exposes the limits of internet support systems—and the pressures, anxieties, oppressions, and victories of a post-attachment parent.
Melanie Dennis Unrau is Editor and co-Publisher of Geez magazine. Once a writer of long posts late at night, she now prefers to make art with a group of visual artist mothers who meet in person in Winnipeg. Her writing has appeared in magazines and art shows, and in Exposed, an anthology of emerging Manitoba writers (The Muses’ Company, 2002). This is her first collection."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Siglarr is Winnipeg's Hottest New Product For Troublesome Skin

started making Siglarr in 2006 when our four kids joined the University swim team. Although they were training in 
a saline pool, they competed in a very chlorinated pool creating various skin problems such as eczema on the face from the water getting trapped around the goggle area. After trying many different creams I started using coconut and olive oil and had very favourable results. With a combination of the four ingredients used in Siglarr today I was able not only to manage their skin problems but clear it up completely.  We now use this cream as our everyday moisturizer it works really well as an eye make-up remover. I have introduced two new products in the same organic base, Siglarr with organic rose hip oil and Siglarr Glacier ( a vapour/muscle rub).  With the same results! 

Please go to my web page for further description of the products and locations:

MetzgerStudios' Abstract Artist & Chartered Accountant :)

"My name is Nicole Metzger and all my artwork is under the name MetzgerStudios.

I grew up in the tiny town of Maryfield Saskatchewan, Canada and moved to Brandon Manitoba, Canada when I was eighteen. The purpose of the move was to go to university to take a business degree.

Although I am now finished my degree in something completely different from the arts I have ALWAYS been driven by creativity and artwork. I have had a passion for painting for many years now! I believe in doing the things I love and what makes me happy even though my life has taken a different path from this.  I am now 26 years old and a full time CA and also an artist!

Most of my artwork is modern/abstract style with lots of texture and dimension."

Phone: 204-730-0282
Instagram: nicolemetzger018

Thursday, August 8, 2013

First Annual Fibre Festival 2013

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway, St Norbert, Manitoba, Canada

"We have a great community in this province of fibre producers, spinners, knitters, weavers, and felters, not to mention the sheep, alpacas, llamas and more. Our goal is to strengthen these connections while drawing ever more people into the wonderful world of fibre. What better reason for a festival!

Admission is free to the festival market, demonstrations, and spinning circles."

Winnipeg Makers Market Is Still Going Strong Every First Friday

West Kildonan Community Farmer's Market Is On Until August 24, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

WEST Handmade and Vintage Sale III is This Weekend!

This is going to be a really good sale as usual.  It is at the R.A.Steen Community Centre (980 Palmerston Ave.) this Saturday (11am-4pm).  Check it Out.  Here's some info from their Facebook page to get you all charged up for it.  :)

"Chock-a-block with handmade and vintage goodness, including soaps, vintage housewares, jewelry (geekery, steampunk, and eco-luxury too!), items for children and babies, retro and vintage apparel, knitted and crocheted fun, journals, pottery, and much, much more! 

There will be delicious goodies to buy and FREE coffee and tea. 

We are having "Learn it" table where you can try your hand at a variety crafts, free of charge. Come and discover the creative craftster lurking inside of you! 

This sale is the perfect opportunity to get a Mother's Day present for the woman who deserves something as lovely and unique as she is.

Free admission & parking.

May the fourth be with you!

Look at the WESTies confirmed to be at the sale !!
emms Pocket Shop/gEM's
Heartfelt Yarn Wreaths
Heidi and Seek Boutique
HEM Design
Hoshii Designs
Monkey Business Card Company
Nancy Blokland Pottery
One Plus One Design
On the Go Designs
Periwinkle Dzyns
Punky and the Bug
Real Swanky
SoGa Soap
Toxie Designs/Blue Camel Baby
We are Bound Together"

Friday, April 12, 2013

RA Steen Annual Craft Spring Craft Sale is Tomorrow

My kids are always very excited about this sale for some reason.  Probably because they have been going since they were babies in slings.  ;)   Well... it is tomorrow, it has free admission, and it is great so you should go.  The weather is a little Springy so maybe going to a Spring craft sale will lift your spirits.  Just imagine that the snow forecasted does not actually appear this weekend and enjoy Spring at RA Steen.  Ha Ha!

Here's the details:

RA Steen Annual Spring Craft Sale
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 (10am-4pm)
RA Steen CC at Palmerston and Ruby

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tiny Toes Baby Gear

Laurie is a local artisan who makes adorable baby gear and her Etsy shop is Tiny Toes Baby Gear.  She specializes in super cute embroidered bath robes.  Along with the bath robes, Laurie makes hooded bath towels, burp clothes, booboo blankets, swaddle gift packs, and reusable diapers.  For a little more of a personalized touch she can add your child's name to her warm and cuddly goodies.  Laurie is up for custom orders too so contact her if you are looking for something special for your child or a gift for a little one in your life.  Have a peak below at more of her cute and cozy baby gear.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Teulon & Area Farmers Market

Just got this info today.  They have spots available for vendors of handmade items.

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10 am – 3 pm
Teulon Rockwood Hall, Main St, Teulon, MB

Hosted by the Teulon & Area Farmers Market
“We make it, bake it, or grow it!”

Darcy from The Teulon & Area Farmers Market board describes the sale below.  Contact her for more information.

"The Teulon & Area Farmers Market is excited to be planning our first Springfest Craft Sale, in Teulon, MB and we are hoping you would be one of our vendors!

We host two large events each year, Pumpkinfest in September and our Winterfest Craft Sale in December. This is in addition to our weekly market held Fridays from June to September.  We’ve had huge success with our sales so we have decided to organize another craft sale to celebrate spring. We’ll give our customers a handmade option for their mothers day shopping as Springfest is scheduled for the weekend before Mother’s Day. Since this event is hosted by our local Farmers Market, all product sold are to be strictly handmade; we will not include home sales companies. Our motto is that all our vendors must “make it, bake it, or grow it!”

Springfest will be held indoors in our spacious Teulon Hall. We have 50 eight foot tables available. We will accept applications until April 1, 2013 when we will make our selection. We will limit the number of vendors in all categories (example – jewelry, canning, soaps, baking) at our organizers discretion. We want a great balance of all vendors to satisfy our customers shopping needs and to not have an over saturation of any one product.

We have kept our table rentals to a reasonable cost of $25.  Please mail your application and cheque to Darci Loehmer, Box 195, Balmoral, MB, R0C 0H0.  For more information please contact Darci at 204-467-9064 or email 

The Teulon & Area Farmers Market board is an energetic bunch and we know this will be a great event to attend! We hope you’ll be a part of this excitement!"

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Get STUFT's Awesome Plushies

Jenn of Get STUFT gave me a little note about her shop and I love her cute handmade plushies.  She has characters from comic books, video games, television, and movies.  Have a peak at her Etsy shop.  I am sure you will find something unique and adorable for your loved one.   

Twitter: @getstuft_plush