Quick Preview – Craft Seconds Sale

If you are in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) area, a crafty sort and like a good deal, be sure to drop by Devon House (Duckworth Street) tomorrow morning. The Annual Seconds Sale is on and there’s plenty to see! There’s about one hundred pounds of this stuff, dyed in marvellous colours. I’ve had to sit…

Quick Preview – Craft Seconds Sale

If you are in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) area, a crafty sort and like a good deal, be sure to drop by Devon House (Duckworth Street) tomorrow morning. The Annual Seconds Sale is on and there’s plenty to see! There’s about one hundred pounds of this stuff, dyed in marvellous colours. I’ve had to sit…

Craft Council Rummage and Seconds Sale

Anyone in the St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada) area, take note! The annual Craft Council Seconds Sale is taking place on Saturday. (The photos in this post were taken at the sale few years ago.) The official ad reads: April 14, 2007 Sat. 9:00 – 12:00 FIELDS OF FABRIC ENDS! YAFFLES OF YARN! HARD-TO-FIND CRAFT SUPPLIES…

Woolly weekend, part 2 (Saturday)

John and I have been itching to get the heck outta Dodge for a while now and when Saturday dawned, bringing sun and clear roads, we ran a couple of errands and hit the highway. Our destination was two-fold; the studio of a hand-spinner whom I know through the NL Craft Council who lives in…

Tara Bryan's book art

I was cruising CBC today and saw fellow craft council member Tara Bryan’s name jump out at me from the from page of the website. Her work is amazing and she’s an incredibly talented, well-spoken and intriguing person with whom to chat. I had the pleasure of being in the booth next to her at…

Tara Bryan’s book art

I was cruising CBC today and saw fellow craft council member Tara Bryan’s name jump out at me from the from page of the website. Her work is amazing and she’s an incredibly talented, well-spoken and intriguing person with whom to chat. I had the pleasure of being in the booth next to her at…

Diminishing pandemonium

Now that the Craft Fair is over and done with, the show is down, shops are supplied for the holidays, proposals are in and the few sales and orders that needed completion are taken care of, the chaos is lessening somewhat around here. It’s rather a nice feeling to move through the morning at a…

Craft Fair Recap, part 2 (the display)

If you were thinking I had a table at a little flea market affair, you’ll need to adjust your vision a tad. This fair (held by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador) allocates booth space and bases the fees on a combination of on square footage, shape and location. Here’s the schedule of fees…

Craft Fair Recap, part 1 (the product)

I’m not quite sure how many parts this will turn out to be, but “one” seems like an appropriate place from which to start. The 33rd Annual Fine Craft and Design Fair was this past weekend. It’s a juried fair, which means that your product has to have passed certain standards of quality for you…

Craft Fair chaos

I haven’t posted much in the last while. Mea maxima culpa, but I have an excuse reason. Since theshow opening, I’ve been getting things ready for the largest provincial Fine Craft Fair in mid-November. This means not only making more stock than is reasonable to make in a month, but also putting new things through…

Show photos

Because many most of you who read this blog will not be spending thousands of dollars to fly to Newfoundland to see the show, I have taken some rather quick pictures of what’s in it and have made a blog page for them. At the time that these pictures were taken, we hadn’t adjusted the…

Show photos

Because many most of you who read this blog will not be spending thousands of dollars to fly to Newfoundland to see the show, I have taken some rather quick pictures of what’s in it and have made a blog page for them. At the time that these pictures were taken, we hadn’t adjusted the…