Thursday, 1 January 2015

Great finds...

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season coming to a close, it's time to get the house in order and get organized for a new year full of great possibilities.

My family lives in a turn of the (last) century home with only 2 closets in the entire house.  By necessity, we have a hanging rod in one room where we hang the pieces of clothes that can't go in drawers.  They get dusty...but then we found this...

Miriam of Minimade has these great reversible garment protectors that work really well to keep the dust off your clothes.  They are available at the shop in sets of three.  If you are unable to get into the RCC shop, you can find this item online in her etsy shop.

We found that one garment cover is large enough to go over 2 hangers if the clothing is not bulky.

The shop opens again on January 7th and as an added bonus, Remembrances pottery and Stones of Time is having 20% off their entire stock for the month of January, and Full Circle Woodworks is offering 10% off.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Feature Artist of the Month - Wintermoon Soaps

In case you missed it, we have a new soap vendor at the shop.  Welcome Wintermoon Soaps.

 And as a very special treat, on Sunday October 19th from 1:00 - 2:00 she will be offering a FREE workshop on felting soaps with the purchase of a $10.00 felting kit.
 If you're not a DIY-er, she has a great selection of soaps in the shop.

 Great for your home, for gifts...

...and natural items for every day.  There's  big bowl of felted dryer balls (they actually do work to make your load of laundry dry faster, saving energy and money at the same time), and she has natural laundry detergent.  Can you see the label?  Just rice bran oil, borax, and washing soda.  How great is that?
Come on in to see the great selection.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Cozy up for the fall and winter

With the fall season upon us and the winter season fast approaching, we spend so much more time indoors and many of us like to add those cozy little touches to our homes.

This is just one of the many special, handmade items available at the RCC to warm up your home for the winter and entertaining season.  Pop on in to check out what's new.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Not "just" quilts

Our seamstress and quilter, Miriam of Minimade (on Facebook and on Etsy ) makes beautiful, heirloom quality quilts...but she also makes fantastic pieces for every day.

Great hanger covers to keep delicate items from sliding off...

 laundry hampers,

 a multitude of aprons, some of which are made from great vintage fabrics,

 sun bonnets (not just for the summer),

tea cozies, and so much more.

Pop on into the shop to see the selection.

Friday, 26 September 2014

New to the shop...

The Rural Creators' Collective welcomes Debbie from Pure Soy Candles (Milton) to the shop!

At just $8.00 per tin, these will make great hostess gifts for the fall season (or for the holidays, or for thank you's or for stocking stuffers, or for cozy nights in...)

Friday, 19 September 2014

Just in time for planting season

Calling all gardeners!  New to the shop this week, a wood-turned bulb planter, just in time to get those fall bulbs in.  It is marked in 1" increments, so you just insert it into the ground to the depth required for the bulb you are planting (usually indicated on the package), plunk in your bulb, and cover it up.  No more guess work!  Made by Greg of Full Circle Woodworks.

Monday, 15 September 2014

L'immaginaria Exhibit

If you've been to the Rural Creators' Collective, you will have seen some of the amazing work by Lisa of L'immaginaria. (Find her  on her own website and on Facebook).  And right now, you can see an exhibit of her work at impresario artisan market in Cobourg.  Her work will be on display there until September 30th.

Lisa Martini-Dunk is a formally trained fine artist and graphic designer.  Her company, L’immaginaria, blends creative visual expression and words using traditional media like printmaking, acrylic paint and scratchboard, as well as modern-day digital methods.

See more pictures of the show at Northumberland View.