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Last minute but lovely: Arts in the Park

On Sunday, I spent a lovely day out in the park with dozens of other local authors, artists, and artisans.  The annual Stittsville Arts in the Park show was supposed to be in June, but got rained out.  Sunday was the rain day, and boy, was it the total opposite.  We had a bit of cloud off and on, but the humidity was gone, the temperature was great, and there was a light breeze.  I got to meet loads of people and I think everyone was in such a great mood because of the weather.

The show itself was a success, too.   There was a ton of great local talent, and the kids area had some delicious lemonade for sale.  The park was pretty busy for most of the day and I barely had time to sit down.  I’m very much looking forward to next year’s show.  Watch for details!

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Lavender Swarovski Pearl Hair Pins, made during a quieter moment.
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Drakestail’s set up at the park!

Expanding our calendar: two more craft fairs coming up!

Never doubt that we here at Drakestail love to get out and meet all of you.  Not only are we available for in-home jewellery parties, we’re also adding two more Ottawa-based events to our calendar!

The first new addition to our holiday event calendar is the First Avenue Holiday Craft Fair on November 28.  Get a head start on your holiday shopping and browse the 30+ local artists and vendors. Entry is free and there will be activities for the kids as well as door prizes and home made goodies. This event is sponsored by First Avenue School Council and all proceeds raised go to this organization.

The second fabulous event we’ve added is the first annual Crafts for Christmas craft fair at Rideau High School on December 12. You’ll find lots of great locally made items perfect for everyone on your Christmas list. You might even find a little something for you to tuck in your own stocking, too! This event is a fundraiser for the Rideau High School Concert Band. Join us for a great cause and check off all the “nice” folks on your shopping list at the same time.

Of course, don’t miss a chance to see us, along with Maidenstar, at Tudor Hall this coming Sunday, November 22.

Until then, we’ll be lovingly creating some great new items just in time for the shows.  Want to see what we’ve got in store?  Then come on up and see us!

Mock-up Display
A taste of what we’ll have on Sunday. So many sparkly reasons to come!

Craft shows squared

This past weekend was double the fun!  Drakestail Jewellery got accepted into two craft shows on the same date, so Trish and I (Robyn) each went to a different show.  Both were a great success.

Trish got to participate in the inaugural Something New Edinburgh show and had a great time.  The food was delicious, the vibe was great, and it was very well attended.  Definitely a show we want to be part of next year!

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Trish’s gorgeous display at Something New Edinburgh

I got to participate in the All Saints CHS Craft and Gift Sale. This show is an old favourite – this is my fourth year attending, and it was as fun as ever. I had some lovely neighbours, some returning and some new. The parking lot was full most of the day and folks were parking out on the street to come on in. I even had a lovely student volunteer, Matt, watch my booth while I got a bit of my own Christmas shopping done. And a cheesecake, I also got a delicious cheesecake. 🙂

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Some views at All Saints. Oh my, what’s that on the Drakestail table? Stay tuned…

A big thanks to the organizers for both the shows!

We’ve got one more event coming up, and Trish and I will be teaming up with Carolyn of Maidenstar Jewellery at Tudor Hall on Sunday, November 22nd. We’ll see you there!

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