2013 Made in Windsor Holiday Sale!

Join us Friday November 15 from 5-10pm and Saturday November 16 from 11am-6pm for a celebration of all things local! Made In Windsor is once again thrilled to be participating in the annual Walkerville Holiday Walk. We’re equally excited to be hosting our show in the historic Walkerville Brewery. This year’s crop of local artisans will be selling handmade jewelry, accessories, woodworking, home decor, ceramics, leather goods, papercraft, soaps, candles, photography, knitted goods, fiber works, books, glassware, baby gear, ornaments and more. Each day has an entirely different lineup of vendors so be sure to check the vendor lineup tab above for a list of who will be participating each day. This family-friendly event is free and there is plenty of parking nearby. There will be local beer on tap, local musicians on the mic and lovely locally-made items for sale! Come see what the MIW buzz is all about!

Also check out our fun DOT & DASH FOUND-AROUND-TOWN CONTEST here!

Although the event is free to attend, the Rotary Club of Walkerville will be on hand gratefully accepting canned goods and non-perishable food items for St. Mary’s Food Cupboard as well as new socks, underwear and other items which will be distributed to local homeless shelters. Please scroll down to the bottom of our Vendor Lineup page for more details. Thanks!

On Saturday, be sure to join us on the second floor mezzanine for our Community Corner. The Windsor Public Library will be there until 3:00 making library cards, demonstrating digital resources and offering a free craft for children. LeeLeeHats will be knitting hats for babies in the hospital and holding looming demonstrations. The Windsor Essex County Humane Society will be selling Christmas cards and tickets for its Cheer for a Year Lottery fundraiser. Please be sure to visit and the upper level and say hello to these wonderful organizations!

Be sure to visit the annual Walkerville Holiday Walk About while you’re in the neighbourhood! The area’s shops, business and restaurants will have a whole bunch of festive activities going on!

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For the wee ones…

If you’re looking for gifts for the little ones in your life, we have several vendors at this weekend’s show that you might want to visit. On Friday eve, Lucy’s Layettes will be selling bibs, change pads, blankets and more, made with coordinating flannels and a whole lot of love. Also on Friday, Sunny Hello will be on hand with her charming line of silk-screened onesies. If you’re in the market for some cuddly stuffed friends, Monique Soulliere of Fuzzy Cat Creations will have a host of knit creatures for sale at her booth on Friday evening. On Saturday, you’ll find both Border City Knits with a menagerie of colourful knit animals and P.I.Ps with her fantastic line of Perfectly Imperfect Pets. Victoria Rose will also be there on Saturday selling an array of baby burp cloths, diaper totes and more in super fun fabrics.

Lucy's Layettes

Sunny Hello

Fuzzy Cat Creations

Border City Knits

P.I.Ps

Victoria Rose

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Rub a dub scrub!

If you’re on the hunt for quality personal care products be sure to visit us at Walkerville Brewery this weekend! On Saturday MIW regular, Walkerville Soapworks, will be selling their line of beautiful soaps and shaving bars. On Friday evening, Faerhaven will be selling their hand made soaps, lip balms and more. Faerhaven’s all-natural soaps are made in small batches the old-fashioned way, which ensures freshness and eliminates the need for chemical preservatives. They scent their soaps with 100% pure essential oils, and all colourants are from natural botanicals, many of which they grow in their own garden, chemical free. Faerhaven is certainly not new to his area but they are new to Made in Windsor…and we’re happy to have them!
Soaps make wonderful stocking stuffers, teacher presents, hostess gifts and much more. Stock up today!

Faerhaven

Faerhaven

Walkerville Soapworks

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Made with Paper

For you book lovers out there, Walkerville Publishing will be on hand with their assortment of publications, many with a local history theme. Their new title, A Forgotten City, is a beautiful coffee-table book which covers Windsor from 1940-1980. They’ll also have copies of their fun and very popular title, 500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor. Local artist and children’s author, Elaine Woods, will be on hand Friday evening selling her children’s book, Rosco’s Vacation.
For those of you who get happy at the thought of an empty pages just waiting to be filled with doodles, sketches and ideas, Levigator Press and The Pocket Squares Paper Co.will both have fantastic notebooks for sale on Friday evening. Pocket Squares also has a line of beautiful day-planners.
If greeting cards are your thing, S.I. Designs and Monique Soulliere of Fuzzy Cat creations will both have lovely paper cards for sale all day Saturday. The Humane Society will also be selling photo-based cards as a fundraiser for their organization.

Walkerville Publishing

Pocket Squares Paper Co.

Levigator Press

Pocket Squares Paper Co.

Walkerville Publishing

Fuzzy Cat Creations

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All Fired Up!

We’re so fortunate to be featuring two local potters at this year’s Made in Windsor Holiday Show. We love the elegant dinnerware by Dayna Wagner of Pottery Cupboard. Amy Farkas of the Barn Studio creates stunning Japanese anagama pieces. Both will have booths on Friday evening. Drop by to see some of the beautiful things that can be made with clay!

Pottery Cupboard

The Barn Studio

Pottery Cupboard

The Barn Studio

Pottery Cupboard

The Barn Studio

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Stuffed!

The Walkerville Brewery will be awash in things cute and cuddly at this year’s MIW show! Perfectly Imperfect Pets (P.I.P.s) will be there Saturday with a host of colourful creatures. Border City knits will have her beautiful knitted animals available on the Saturday as well. Monique Soulliere of Fuzzy Cat Creations will have her crocheted critters for sale on the Friday. Take a look at some of the photos below and just try not to say “Awwwwwww”…..

Perfectly Imperfect Pets

Fuzzy Cat Creations

Border City Knits


Fuzzy Cat Creations


Perfectly Imperfect Pets


Border City Knits

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We have necklaces!

Boy do we ever! We have such a wide variety of styles in terms of jewelry at this year’s show but for a minute we want to focus on necklaces and pendants. From eye-catching paper collage on glass pendants by Shattered Glass to gorgeous copper necklaces with colourful glass beads by Mona’s Lampwork, we have something to suit everyone’s style. From the simple beauty of the pieces by aloraflora handcrafted jewelry to the stylish work by Melissa Kaiser Design or the delicately beaded necklaces by Kara Calis there should be something for everyone on your gift list. And if your tastes tend towards the more whimsical we’ll have adorable glass beads made by the rooted begonia as well as super-cute spool & thread necklaces by Perfectly Imperfect Pets. We’re still awaiting photos from some our of other artisans so we’ll sure to do some more jewelry posts as the show draws near. In the meantime, enjoy some photos!

Shattered Glass

Mona's Lampwork

aloraflora handcrafted jewelry


Melissa Kaiser Design


the rooted begonia


Perfectly Imperfect Pets


Kara Calis


Mona's Lampwork


the rooted begonia

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If a tree falls in the woods…what can you make from it?

We are very excited to have three different type of woodworkers participating in this year’s show. On Friday evening, first-time Made in Windsor participants, the woodlot, will be on hand with a vast array of products lovingly made from fallen trees and reclaimed lumber. From jewelry and buttons to toys and home accents, their goal to give new life to old wood will be on display! On Saturday, we see the return of Nick Turcotte and his beautiful wood-turned bowls, pens and jewelry boxes. Nick took a break from MIW last year and we’re really thrilled to have him back. We’re equally happy to have Gerald Gerard participating in his second MIW show. His beautiful woodcarved creatures were a welcome addition to last year’s show. These three participants are just another example of the variety and talent in our area!

the woodlot


Nick Turcotte


the woodlot


Nick Turcotte


the woodlot


Nick Turcotte

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Get cozy with Made in Windsor

The chilly weather has arrived but don’t fear…Made in Windsor will have you covered in no time! We have several vendors in the lineup this year who have been busy turning yarn into beautiful things. Mercantile 519 and Jenny Knits & Crochet will be selling their wares on Friday eve while Border City Knits and Knit & Wisdom will be on hand Saturday with their lovely knit goods. From headbands, scarves, shrugs, booties, hats for the whole family, cozy stuffed creatures, even knit beardinis…we’ll have you warmed up in no time!

Mercantile 519


Border City Knits


Jenny Knits & Crochet


Border City Knits


Jenny Knits & Crochet


Mercantile 519

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