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