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…

Post Sale Update

  I hope the customers didnt mind too much that i made them wait outside in the sunshine until 9:30 this morning until the sale began. 🙂 There were people waiting before then, ringing the doorbell while those of us on the hosting team set out the remaining items. The rush happened again just like…

Still stuff available

The sale is over, for the most part, but there’s still a bunch of things available. Prices now are negotiable. Give me a call if you want to drop by for a look-see either this afternoon or sometime next week. I’ll also be posting stuff here on the blog you can see and ‘buy’ online,…

We’re a go for the sale

All is quiet on the baby front, so we’re a go for the sale. See you at 9:30. 🙂   Remember, One basket maximum per person. Checks can be written out to ‘Distaff & Spindle’. And, stay tuned here for post-sale sales.