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A Friendly Visit


I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by our very own Lisa of  Cardsbylibe. She asked if I was going to be home on the 8th of July because she was going to be visiting a family member in Toronto, Collingwood being only a couple of hours from Toronto plus the fact that her family has good friends that live just up the road from me, this was the perfect opportunity for us to meet. It's so fantastic and so crazy that Lisa is the second person that has had a connection with the town that I live in in Canada. Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns    actually used to live in Collingwood and not only that she used to live in the same ar... » Read More

~Lilacs in Abundance along the Georgian Trail~


Hello to my fellow artisans, I wanted to share with you part of the glorious and breath taking views that we are able to enjoy here in Collingwood, Ontario Canada.   These lilacs are found all along this section of what is known as the Georgian Trail. The Georgian Trail is 35km long (approx. 21.75 miles) and it begins / ends in the east at Collingwood’s Harbourview Park and near Meaford Harbour in the west. From Craigleth to Meaford, the trail runs near Hwy. 26 West with numerous access points along the way including: Northwinds Beach, Craigleith Prov. Park (Day-pass required), Council and Peasmarsh Beach, The village of Thornb... » Read More

Step by step process of creating a Mourning Bead Necklace and Earring set.


I'm taking a deep breath and walking through the unknown, the fear of doing something new. Blogging. I wanted to share a sort of step by step documentation of how I made this "mourning bead" necklace and matching clip on earrings.  I'll start with a little background on how this necklace set came about. I was contacted by a customer on my Specialtivity site, this customer was requesting a custom necklace and clip on earrings made with the Mourning beads that once belonged to her mother (If you click on the word "mourning" it will bring you to more info on these jet beads), she said the beads that were in her possession were at one time part of ... » Read More

Our new addition to the famly!


I am so very new at this blogging and actually this is my first! I just wanted to share a couple of pictures of our grandson born Sept.4/12 his name is Holden weighing in at 8 lbs. 6 ounces, a baby brother for his two older sisters ages 12 and 4.... » Read More
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