What do you use your basket for?

Weeks ago I posted a survey online inquiring as to what people use their raphia baskets/bags for. I was surprised to hear some uses I hadn’t thought of. What do YOU use your basket for? (Click on a photo to enter slideshow and view captions)

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Distaff&Spindle To purchase please send me a direct message. Baskets are available for pick-up or hand-delivery in Winnipeg and surrounding areas only.  

What’s in Stock: February 2018

While we don’t have an online ‘shop’ per se, I have recently been invited to a few home-hosted-events with an assortment of stock in tow. Attendees can view the selection online, which i will continue to add to in the coming days. If you let me (or the host) know your preferences from the photos…

December 2017 Basket Stock Sample

We’re gearing up for the first ‘official’ Christmas sale of the 2017 season in Landmark, Manitoba. See the ad at the bottom of this post for those details. We’ve got hundreds of baskets this time around, which means no limits on number of baskets you can purchase at a time, unlike previous sales where the…

Christmas Sale

I’m setting up shop one more time before departure in Lorette at their Christmas Craft Market which takes place: Saturday, December 5th starting at 10am until about 3 (i wont be there until three, i’m pretty sure, so come before then!) at the College Lorette Collegiate. Mostly I’m thrilled to get increased exposure for Distaff (and, more especially,…

Tableware

The Distaff&Spindle 2015 stock is still on sale, out of my home at 142 2nd Street East. Please pass by to take a look at what we’ve got. It’s a great place to do some Christmas shopping, especially if you’re shopping for your wife!! 😉 Look for the ‘OPEN’ sign up in the window which…

Sale Event 2015

Jewelry Table Distaff & Spindle hosted its 3rd bi-annual sale this last weekend. This year we hosted in a bigger venue with a larger audience and presentation. It was a lovely evening thanks mostly to all the help i received from a woman exceptionally skilled at staging stock and putting on a classy event! Basket…

Save the Date! October 3, 6-9pm

This year’s sale is happening on October 3rd at the Heartland Community Church in Landmark, Manitoba Doors open at 6:00pm for refreshments and a short presentation of products and what the money is used for in Madagascar. 7:00(ish) to 9:00 the sale floor is open for purchasing. Please tell your friends. I do expect it will…

Smocked Dresses

For Immediate Sale: Hand-sewn Smocked Dresses. See photos below. All measurements are in centimeters, written in the comments for each photo (click on picture to enlarge and enter slide show). I measured from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the hem; width wise just under the arm holes. All the dresses are…

Artisan Profile: Alumada

There are a few shops on the side of the road selling aluminum products – pots, utensils, decoration items and jewelry – in our area of town. Most of these things come from Ambatolampy, a town along the road to Antsirabe, south of the capital Antananarivo. Josh, visiting one such vendor, discovered that the attelier (workshop) could…