Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009!



Hope this year brings good things to all!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008



Hi Everyone. Busy week. Always so much to do this time of year:)
I've got a bad cold :( I am using the down time to surf the net, and read, and watch youtube:)
Too sick to sleep, seems odd but I lie there and just feel horrible.
I've got a few festive cooking links on my blog today.
Happy Holidays to you all!
Sniff.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hello from Lunenburg, NS


Hello All, Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Anna Shoub and I am a mad hatter living in beautiful Lunenburg, NS. We moved here in July from NY state, by way of Massachusetts, by way of Toronto, by way of Montreal. It gets so complicated after a while. We are here to stay though. I can't think of a more beautiful place on earth. I have a four year old son and a wonderful wood worker husband. When choosing, Lunenburg as a home, I was looking for the small town experience and boy did I get it. If anyone is headed this way, we have a wonderful winter farmers market on Thursdays at the laughing whale cafe. I try to participate from time to time. For more details about the life and times of a hat junkie please visit my Blog. We are moving into a great house this weekend and I will have a lovely studio, so please look me up if you are in town. Happy Hatting. Anna

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Winter Craft Show in February!

The winter craft show i'm organizing in February in Halifax - applications are NOW AVAILABLE! Please e-mail me at: ashtonsfolkart@hotmail.com for one! Spaces are limited!

Atlantic Beauties!!!

Some picks from this tallented team!!!
Not sure how to put the picture of this up.....if you want to check it out the link and click the ones you like and leave a comment that would be excellent!!! :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=35504

Nova Scotia Beach Glass




First of all , I would like to say thanks for including me in your team. My name is Lori Stewart. I live on the south shore with my blacklab Willow. We have been collecting beach glass since 2002. I started to make jewelry with it about 3 years ago . I find it relaxing to make something out of things I've picked up along the beach. It's amazing feeling to know that someone in the world buys your piece and loves to wear it. That's Willow doing what she loves best , swimming and that's me at my finest , wearing my southwester , getting ready to hit the beach in a rain storm.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Welcome to Banana Bottoms!



A big APST welcome to our newest member, Banana Bottoms, from Halifax, NS, who makes wonderful cloth diapers and such. Thanks for joining us!

Congratulations to My Handbound Books, Featured Seller!


I"m just so proud. One of our own, and one of my favourite Etsians (whom I got to know a bit through the Canadian Buy and Sell threads), is currently the Featured Seller -- Rhonda of My Handbound Books from Halifax, NS!

Rhonda, we all wish you the very best as Featured Seller, an honour you really deserve. Have a wonderful (and busy) time!

You can read her interview here.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Many new members!

Hello, all!

It's Nina here, dangerousmezzo. I've been completely remiss and have neglected adding new members for months, and I apologize to everyone who has had to wait a ridiculously long time to be added. I'm going to try to catch up and then maybe we can figure out a way to share Team Leader duties (I know a number of you have offered to help out in the past -- thank you!)

Please welcome our new members!


String Me Along is a jewellery maker from Toronto now living in Moncton. She makes really pretty pieces like the Migratory Patterns necklace shown above!


Anna Shoub describes herself as a "hat junkie"! She lives in Lunenburg, NS where she makes amazing pieces like the hat shown above.


Wild Wicked Beads is a maker/designer and teacher of bead work who lives in Halifax, NS with her spoiled cat :) The beaded cuff pictured above is an example of her extraordinary work.


Handknit Hugs is in Quispamsis, NB, where she knits beautiful pieces like the A-Z Baby Initial Sweater above. So cute!



Nova Scotia Beach Glass and Willow Black Lab are run by Lori who lives in Shelburne County, NS, where she walks her black lab, Willow on the beaches collecting raw materials for her work, which includes the Natural Rock Pendant, seen above.


Art of the Moment lives in Rexton, NB where she works in oils, watercolours and fused glass. The fused glass pendant, above, is a sample of her colourful work.



Marshall Arts
is from Newfoundland. She's a handweaver, and the above photo is of her gorgeous hand-woven, hand-dyed, hand-felted Seaweed Scarf.

I encourage you all to welcome our new members to the APST!