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It’s time to get started on all that holiday shopping for loved ones and friends!  Some customers began by attending our recent Christmas Evening.

Makers' Market Christmas Shopping Evening

At Makers’ Market you’ll find a wide assortment of gifts, and price tags to suit every budget.  Quite a few items are $20 and less, some even as low as $1!  Here is a sampling:

 

Christmas cookies from "gobsmacked"

Christmas hat from "Wendy Standish soap etc."

Soaps, ointments and oils by Wendy Standish

Many beautiful pottery items are under $20

Yesteryear has many gorgeous arrangements for Christmas

Cosmo Cookies offers treats for your doggie friends

Meticulous needlework from our smocking ladies

Unscented soaps by Wendy Standish

A few smaller items from our quilting table

A necklace from Crowsnest

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Just a reminder of our Christmas at Makers’ Market evening.  This event takes place today, Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Besides our regular vendors, we will have many new people on board, and the Guild Hall at 72 Charlotte St., Port Colborne, will be very full!

Of course, besides this special evening, Makers’ Market is open in the Guild Hall every Friday morning.  We’ve had a new vendor selling her knitted items the last several weeks.  She offers knitted and crocheted sweaters, slippers and ponchos, etc.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  This winter we are closing at Christmas and reopening on March 25, 2011 for the new season.  We will return with fresh ideas and new creations, and look forward to seeing you in the spring.

New vendors are welcome!  As 2010 draws to a close, this is a good time to start planning for the new year.  Perhaps you have a serious hobby you wish to take a bit farther?  Maybe you already sell at some craft shows, but would like a regular venue for sales?  One which keeps you out of the hot sun, cold, wind and rain?  Why not give Makers’ Market a try?  Tables are available by the week or by the year.

We would especially like to hear from artisans working in different media such as painting, sculpting, weaving, wood carving, glass working, high quality paper crafts, book binding, etc., so as to provide our customers with as large a variety of creative choices as possible.

We’d love to hear from you!  Whether you are a customer or a potential vendor, please come visit us at today’s Christmas sale, and every Friday morning until Christmas, and again next spring for the new 2011 season beginning March 25.

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The long weekend is finally upon us, the one that signals the start of cottage season, the time of both lighter days and clothing.   Backyards are redolent with the heavy perfumes of deep purple lilac blossoms.  It’s also an excellent time to stroll through the Friday’s Farmers’ Market to get some plants for your gardens and decks and balconies.  While you’re there, why not cross the street to go into the Guild Hall to have a look around?  Makers’ Market offers a wonderfully diverse array of hand made delights.

First of all, it’s hard to resist the baked goods at “Gobsmacked Naturally”!  Here’s a photo of a few cookies on display last Friday:

Who can resist these from "Gobsmacked Naturally"?

“Crow’s Nest” had some new stone-with-wire pendant necklaces, as well as some lovely beaded earrings and bracelets.

"Crow's Nest" stone & wire pendants


A bracelet & earrings from "Crow's Nest"

Blue earrings from "Crow's Nest"

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Fleurette makes sock monkeys to please the child in us, and you should see her latest ones!  She makes not only sock monkeys, but also sock rabbits, sock elephants, and sock horses.  Of course her sock monkeys are still very special!  She often makes them in different costumes, and last week there were some in hockey uniform!

A sock monkey in hockey uniform!

A sock elephant

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You’ll find some pretty amazing bowls at “A Touch of Clay”, hand made by our potter, Mary.  The colour accents are especially interesting.

Come on out to visit us!

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Did you ever just get that urge in spring to rearrange all the furniture?  As long as you’re spring-cleaning anyway, why not change everything around to give it a new look?

That’s exactly what we’re doing this week at Makers’ Market!

Come in to see us and discover where everyone is.  With the fresh arrangement some new products will be appearing on several tables through the next few weeks.  We’re looking forward to a new season!

If you haven’t checked out Into Pendant’s new children’s stoneware clay jewellery, it’s a must-see.  Pastel colours and special designs create a very appealing new line for the youngsters.  So come on over for a coffee, a bite to eat, some visiting, and some shopping.  See you on Friday!

Children's jewellery from Into Pendants

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We at Makers’ Market wish everyone a very Happy Easter Day!

Because this Friday, April 2, 2010, is Good Friday, there will be no Makers’ Market nor outdoor Farmers’ Market on that day.  The good news is that these two markets will be instead held on Thursday, April 1, 2010.

Not only is Makers’ Market on Thursday this week, but we are changing back to our summer hours of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We hope to see you then!

An Easter golf bag from Yesteryear

Several of our booths are looking decidedly spring-like lately.  Last Friday Yesteryear had a very Easter-ish golf bag arrangement, complete with bunny.  Joyce tells me that all the embellishments can easily be removed and this pink bag is very usable.  It even includes some clubs!

Smock-It has something very different – smocked Easter egg decorations in various colours.  Of course they also have lovely Easter dresses for that special little girl.

Uniquely different - a smocked Easter egg!

A special decoration

Our quilting lady is currently displaying some delightful spring designs to dress up your home.

A quilted table runner for spring

Be sure to have a look at the sock bunnies on Fleurette’s table.  They’re adorable!

Easter Sock-Bunnies!

There’s lots more to see, and now with our extended summer hours, more time to see it all!

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