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…

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…

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…