I’m dying for spring. I’m done with snow. I’m done with cold. I’m done with everything being dark all of the time.
And I can’t wait until I’m not so bundled up that you can’t see whatever new and fabulous piece of jewellery I’m wearing because it’s hiding under a hat, 2 scarfs and a giant coat!
This week has been melting Ottawa! I come home from work to less and less of a snow pile in my front yard. Soon will be pea-coats, pearls, and gemstones glistening in the sunshine! It’s happening! WARMTH!
Along with spring comes OMG! SO MANY CRAFT SHOWS!!! This is a very exciting season!
If you tuned in last week, you know the first up is the IWD Wrapped in Courage Show in Winnipeg on March 19th! Take your leftover St. Patty’s Day luck and use it to find something locally made and amazing!
That’s just the beginning! Through April, May and June, shows in both Winnipeg and Ottawa will be hosting Drakestail booths! There’s so many opportunities to find something PERFECT for you! (or someone else, but pick up a little something for yourself while you’re over)
Can’t make it to the show? No worries! We’ll come to YOU! Book your very own home party!
I am very excited to be part of this “Wrapped in Courage” event on Saturday March 19th here in Winnipeg. Proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities in support of helping victims of domestic violence. If you have some free time between 10 AM and 5 PM please come by and say hello!
We had our (for real this time) last show of the season on Saturday! Zaphod’s in Ottawa hosted the Bizarre Bazaar and it was fun!
The lights were low, music was playing, everyone was relaxed and having a great time!
There were so many items you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else (and I don’t just mean us) There was vintage clothing, custom buttons, love maps, vinyl records turned into art, and our good friend Maiden Star.
I danced in the booth, finished my Christmas shopping, met some new people and caught up with old friends. This was a very fun and relaxed show!
Are you sorry you missed it? Rumour has it that there will be another show February 13th. It’ll be just in time to remember about Valentine’s Day.
Need your Drakestail Jewellery fix before then? Never fear! We’re still booking Home Jewellery Parties! We’ll set up a boutique your place, you’ll invite some friends, and we’ll all have a fabulous time!
This past Saturday we set up at Rideau High in Ottawa for their Crafts for Christmas fair!
There was a great variety of vendors and it was a wonderful fundraiser for the Rideau High Band!
Now, we thought this would be our last show of the season. But SURPRISE! We have one more Ottawa show left in us!
On Saturday, December 19th we will be at the Bizarre Bazaar pop up at Zaphod Beeblebrox, 27 York street in the Ottawa Market. We’re running 12pm to 5pm and the bar is open. There will be items and vendors you won’t find at anywhere else! Come do some last minute shopping without the craziness of the mall. It just might be the most relaxing 6-days-before-Christmas purchase you ever make!
And bring a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank, there will be a collection at the door.
Drakestail is on the road now that Christmas craft fair season is in full swing. This past Saturday I took part in the annual craft fair at All Saints Catholic High School. I had a great time two years ago at this fair, and was thrilled to be back. This is a huge craft fair, spread throughout the school. The variety of crafters selling their wares was impressive too. My nearest neighbours were selling handmade bath and body goodies, baked treats, hand-sewn purses & tooth fairy pillows (too cute!), stained glass, woodworking art, clothes, knit hats & scarves, the list goes on. The volunteers were fantastic, and the whole sale had a great vibe. I definitely hope to be back next year.
I like to bring projects to work on during the quieter times of the day. I get to show off some of my techniques, let clients see my process, and add some new things to the table as well. Plus, I’m doing what I love while I hang out and talk to people about doing what I love. That’s what I call a win-win situation!
Our next show will take place at the All Saints Catholic High School (map here) on Saturday, November 5th, 2011, from 9am-3pm. This annual craft fair show is now in its 10th year and has become quite popular. There will be over 100 vendors selling their handmade treasures from around the region.
There will be performances by talented student musicians, as well as a café, a supervised children’s play area, raffle prizes, and lots more! Admission is $1, or a donation of a non-perishable item.
From the organizer:
“Funds raised from the Craft Fair support our school’s Christmas Hamper program which coordinates with the Kanata Food Cupboard. As well, this year we are supporting Grands & Friends – a group affiliated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. This is a group of Ottawa and area women who work to raise awareness, funds and advocate for the Grandmothers of Africa who are raising millions of orphaned children in sub-Sahara Africa due to the AIDS/HIV pandemic. These women are courageous and are giving new hope to their communities and changing the future for many but they need us to lend our voices and to support their efforts.”