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…

2015 Sale Date

Mark your calendars, the 2015 Sale date has been set for October 3 in the evening.(not morning as it has previously been done). It will be held in the Heartland Community Church building in Landmark, Manitoba. It’s still early planning, but we hope to have a classy event prepared with refreshments and a short chat…

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…

Sneak Peak: Distaff Collection 2015

It’s been hectic this summer with speaking engagements and traveling, yet also blissful as we’ve done some relaxing at the lake. So glad to be staying around a bit longer to take in Manitoban autumn and winter and host more of a winter/Christmas themed sale this year. I’m leaning towards October 3 for the sale,…

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…

Update on baby Evah (the clubfoot op)

Onja, the mom of baby Evah with the clubfoot, came by today to give an update on the operation and how they’re all doing. Evah was, i was so glad to see, happy and cooing like any contented 3-month-old. Sigh. It does my heart good to see that! I’ve been praying so much that she…

New Beneficiaries: Evah, Sarah

Dndransena has been one of the compound gardeners in our compound for a few years already. I really appreciate his work ethic and his ever-happy demeanor, but more importantly, his enthusiasm to play soccer with my boys. 🙂 He is a delightful guy to have around. 2 months ago I heard that his wife had…

2015 Season

It’s time to start storing up treasures in the work room! 🙂 It seems this website serves mostly as a run-up to the bi-annual Distaff & Spindle sales that happen in Southern Manitoba when we return with bags bursting with baskets and all manner of other beautiful hand-made Malagasy products. I’m thrumming with enthusiasm just…

Still up for Grabs

Raw silk scarves: loose weave – $25 (from top down) multi coloured stripe (SOLD) green & brown stripe red & brown stripe dark blue or indigo (SOLD) red purple the most beautiful dark teal/blue-green (SOLD) moss green finer weave – $30 vibrant pumpkin orange dark autumn red (SOLD) Cotton: green, (bright yellow and buff yellow…