Sunday, December 2, 2007



The star of our first ever ONE & ONLY ART & GIFT FAIR
was Peter the cook who kept the FREE food rolling
out all day long! From Ukrainian perogies, vegetarian Thai noodles,
cheese quesidillas, tequadillas and German potato salad.
The ladies were lining up to hug him!
Thanks Peter!

Claudia Gordon of DEGAS CHOCOLATE offered plenty of samples
of her hand-made Belgian truffles.

Kim Lanctot's smile says it all. YUM! I want more

Jim Holdham strikes his best fashion catalog pose
before the masses rush to purchase one of his fabulous
'porch art' creations.

Sandy Hill's very own Vaishali Chouhan of Cooperative 301
assisted by her husband Gagan and the lovely Marie Berlineguette.

Youtube sensation and Sandy Hill artist Chris Binkowski
with his mom Kochana.

Samantha Niblock putting the finishing touches on one of her
sock monkey. Sitting next to her is the sweet little
Miss Niblock. You'll have to come early next year
if you want a sock monkey, they sold out by 2pm!

The elegant Michelle Potter sitting with her hand-made
vintage fabric hair pins, flowers and magnets.

Joanne Nault creates magical smocked dresses for lucky
little girls. She knits fabulous socks in all colors too!

Peek-a-boo! That's Kathy Monkman sitting behind her
army of mythical dolls.

A happy customer taking a closer look at these
amazing dolls!

" Uhm? Should I buy this Celebrity Xmas Ball for my wife? "
As usual Helene Lacelle keeps them guessing with her
nutty craft.

Gabe Thirwall and son bring sunshine to every show!
Gabe makes adorable recycled fabric pigeons,
monster dolls and messenger bags.
Many of her items come with a self-published
little story booklet!

Nancy Groves working more magic with her crochet hook
while ? crams for her next exam. Both work very hard
to design unique hats, shawls & ponchos!

Dave Horemans came all the way from Toronto to be with us!
Dave was our raffle guy. Our vendor's generous donations
kept him busy all day long selling tickets!
Thank you so much Dave & vendors!

Catherine Chartrand's organic creations were outstanding!
It's the type of artform you have to see with your
own eyes to believe.

Oh Niama, we love your hand-made goat's soap!
You are a shining star!

Sandy Hill community Center before the rush.
We want to give a big thank you to all
the staff at the center. Their efforts were super!

Getting ready for the show!

Karin Nordstrom chatting up an interested customer.
She makes the most interesting resin jewelry ever!

A customer taking in the beautiful work of Andrea Kinsella,
who came all the way from Kinston to be with us.

Below: Hey that's my mom Marie-Paule Lacelle, digging into her wallet to give-out change.
She's 76 year's old and it's her first ever show displaying
her beautiful hand-embroidered cards

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Kathy Monkman

Mystical & mythical hand-made dolls
made with antique lace, delicate ribbons & twigs.

Friday, November 16, 2007


These hand-smocked and embroidered dresses
would make wonderful gifts for new parents.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pat McColl

Pat's areas of interest are contrast, colour,
texture and movement.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Melinda Labrie

Sculptural jewelry using found objects
encased in clear epoxy.
Each piece is a unique work of art!

Grethe Tolgesy

Hand-made table-runners, shawls and
throws woven with the finest fibres,
cotton, linen and wool.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Eiko Emori

Glass vessels and ring trees made by hand with fusing and
slumping techniques which were used in
the Middle East until about 2000 years ago.

Friday, October 12, 2007

MONKEY BUSINESS - Samantha Niblock

Take a trip down memory lane with these
delightful hand-made sock monkeys!


Unique and traditional jewelry in acrylic,
sterling and gold-filled wire.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Yohanna Loonen

Landscapes featuring Ontario's fall
colour in pastel and watercolor.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Marie-Paule Lacelle

Intricately hand-embroidered cards inspired
by rural landscapes and Amish folklore.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

PAPER SKIRT - Lana Stewart

Sophisticated yet quirky papergoods designed
with the ultimate aim that you will love & keep for ever!

Jim Hall

Original music that gets you through your day composed
by someone who knows all about wandering.
Guaranteed to help keep yourself from slip sliding away!

DEGAS CHOCOLATES - Claudia Gordon & Laura Holmes

Hand-made quality Belgian chocolates. Truffles,
almond bark, chocolate covered ginger as well as
chocolate pieces in milk, semi-sweet & white.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Maria von Finckenstein

All purpose bags, hand-sewn out of reclaimed fabric,
lined, washable and sturdy.

Catherine Chartrand

Wall & ceiling hangings accessories.

Helene Lacelle

Primitive 'Celebrity' hand-made dolls,
original urban folk art paintings &
mosaics made with shards of china, ironestone and crockery.