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…

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…

Attelier Afternoon

We had Fanja’s girls over last week to help make ornaments for the sale. They were reportedly excited to come down and help out, but i couldnt tell myself. ha. They were so quiet! We made a whopping 175 ornaments in the 2 hours they were here. Almost done! My own boys were also keen…

Attelier

It feels like Christmas around our place these days, and it’s not just because the weather is cooling. Since Distaff will be in Manitoba until mid-January we’re hoping to participate in a Christmas craft sale. This will mean, hopefully, an opportunity to obtain greater exposure and a wider spectrum of shoppers, and the chance to sell Christmas items…

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…

Preparations

2013 Madagascar Independence Day Sale in Manitoba Saturday, June 22, 2013 (unless I’m delivering my baby that day, then it might be postponed) at 17 Siskin Bay, Landmark Time: tba If you’re on Facebook, I would highly recommend ‘Like’ ing the Distaff&Spindle page in order to receive up-to-date notifications of time changes and other information….

Stocking up

I got a call last night from a man from the Digue market telling me that my box was ready for pick up, so I spent a few hours there today picking up my order and doing some Distaff stock shopping. It’s a tough job. ha. Actually, it is a bit tricky at times knowing…

Tortillas

This is Madame Pauline. She is a long time house-helper of MAF and other missionary families here in the Ivato area. When we first arrived in Mada, Pauline was our daily house-helper. Our firstborn grew up under her care and whenever she returns to our house to make tortillas they have a good chat. She…