Thursday, September 4, 2014

Another Scissor Fob Sent & Received

This is a little scissor fob I made for a recent exchange on EAC Virtual Threads.  For inspiration I took a couple skeins of Madeira metallic floss that came in one of those freebie packages attached to a magazine.  I had been looking at some of pincushions made in this shape of three equal squares sewn together biscornu style to create a three dimensional triangular shape.  The two combined became this little scissor fob I have sent off to Marie.
 This is the scissor fob I received back from Marie - gorgeous! I love the original design and the innovative techniques she used.
Now I just need to decide which of my scissors deserves to be adorned by this beauty.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Millarville Market


Have you ever noticed how some farmer's markets seem to evolve into something really special?  Millarville Market is one of those!  An easy drive from Calgary, and a wonderful array of handmade arts, crafts, food and produce make it a wonderful outing for a Saturday in the summer months.

I recently spent a Saturday morning at the Market and found myself wondering why I had taken so long between trips there.  So much to see and so many wonderful samples to munch on.  My friend and I didn't need lunch after eating samples of all the fruit, baking, bruschetta and so much more.  It all makes the $3.00 parking charge to get in a real bargain!

I got so inspired by everything I saw there and would love to someday sell at this market! Multitudes of hand-dyed yarns, sock monkeys,  live music and so much more - what more could you ask for?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ukamaa Grandmas Sale coming up!

Remember awhile back I posted about the hugh stash sale put on by Ujamaa Grandmas?  Well, there next sale - this one of finished items - is coming up.  Just in time for Christmas shopping!
 These are just a few of the type of items you can expect to see at the Bags, Babies & Beyond Sale!
Here are the when & where information.  If you are in the Calgary area be sure not to miss this one!
BAGS, BABIES &  BEYOND
Friday, October 17, 2014
3:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
at
Marda Loop Communities Association
3130 16th Street SW
Our Famous Felted Purses
Children’s Wear & Toys
Household Items & Home Decor
Accessories for Men and Women
Gifts
And many more unique items handmade by 
our members
Proceeds to The Stephen Lewis Foundation
Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

Sneak Peek at www.ujamaagrandmas.com