If you’re looking for local fashion come check out the MIW show this weekend at the Walkerville Brewery. We’ll have vintage-inspired creations by Dilly Daisy, upcycled clothing by Forget the Joneses and pieces by Levigator Press made from hand-printed fabric. We’ll also oodles of accessories on hand including purses from That’s Sew Sarah and Dragon’s Den as well as a wide variety of creations from The Gilded Lily.
Don’t forget to bring a canned good or non-perishable item when you come out to the Made in Windsor Holiday Sale. The Rotary Club of Windsor-Walkerville will be at our show on Saturday collecting cans for Walkerville’s very own St. Mary’s Food Cupboard
A note from St. Mary’s:
The St. Mary’s Food Cupboard was created as an emergency food cupboard 25 years ago. It is an on-going Outreach Program that serves the needs of the less-fortunate in the city of Windsor. In 2011, 13,213 clients received food to help them with the challenge of feeding their families, regardless of nationality, place of residence or religious affiliation. The Food Cupboard is not a member of the National Food Bank and does not receive financial support from the National Food Bank Organization. The Food Cupboard depends on donations from churches, schools, organizations and individuals.
The Food Cupboard is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-12. It is staffed by volunteers who commit their time and energy on a weekly basis. Each day of the week, volunteers pick up donated breads and desserts from Costco. A volunteer shops weekly to purchase the staples for the cupboard which include spaghetti, pasta sauce, soups, tuna, and macaroni and cheese. Through financial donations we are able to purchase other items such as peanut butter and cereal.
St. Mary’s Food Cupboard will always be here for our clients as long as we have supportive, caring people who give from their hearts. With your support of our Food Cupboard, you are not only feeding people in need, but you are also sharing with them the gifts of LOVE and HOPE. For many, standing in line at our Food Cupboard is the last place in the world they ever thought they’d be. It is very heartwarming to see how appreciative our clients are when they receive these gifts.
On behalf of the parishioners, our Rector, The Reverend Canon Jane Humphreys, the volunteers and the clients of the St. Mary’s Food Cupboard, thanks to everyone who supports this important Outreach Program.
Isn’t it frustrating when there are two great events going on at the same time and you have to choose between them?? Well, this weekend you hopefully won’t have that problem because we have two incredible events…both taking place in the same neighbourhood! The Made in Windsor Holiday Sale is proud to be part of the annual Walkerville Holiday Walkabout. There will be loads of festive fun including horse & buggy rides, carolers, historic tours, photos with Santa and more. Plus all the wonderful Walkerville businesses that you love will be open to celebrate! Click on the poster below for more details. Hope to see you there!
We’ll have some sweet-smelling things for sale this weekend: candles, soaps, lavender and more!
It never ceases to amaze me the sheer variety of materials and processes that can be used to make jewelry. Lamp-worked beads, hand-stamped silver, chain-mail, laser-cut, beaded, wire, glass, resin, and more. Classic, sparkly, chunky, delicate, whimsical, colourful, metallic…whatever it is you’re looking for you’re bound to find something that appeals to you at one of our several fabulous jewelry artisans. Here are just a few photos to get you dreaming!
If you’re looking for locally-made gifts for the home, we’ll have a wide variety of items at the MIW sale this-coming weekend: ceramics, stained glass, mosaics and more. Even adorable recipe cards for the cooks on your list!
We’ll have a range of critters in all sizes, shapes, materials and tastes for sale at the show next weekend! From wood-carved bears by Gerald Gerard to tiny lamp-worked glass frogs by the Rooted Begonia not to mention sculpted monsters by Kara Calis, adorable knitted animals by FootKnits and stuffed Oddlings by Oddball Art Co…MIW is your one-stop shop for handmade creatures great and small!
As the temperatures drop you may be looking for something to keep your neck a little warmer. We’ll have all sorts of scarves for sale at the MIW show. Here’s just a sample: Hand-dyed, hand-felted scarves by Deborah Dunlop; cozy knitted neck warmers by KnitNicoleKnit; beautiful cowls hand-printed with woodblocks by Jodi Green. I’m feeling toastier just looking at them!
If it’s a bag or purse you’re looking for, we’ll have a wide variety for sale at the MIW show. From That’s Sew Sarah’s vintage-inspired fabric bags to The Dragon Den’s gorgeous leather purses or Heather Teahan’s fun & colourful photography totes, we should have something for everyone!
Check out our “craft shows” tab above for more information about the Made in Windsor sale coming up on November 16/17. In the meantime, as our talented roster of vendors start to send in photos of their work we’ll be posting them here to whet your appetites for all things hand-made. Below are some pieces by Jodi Green who will be focusing her booth on wearable items this year – handcrafted with fabric that she hand prints herself using woodblocks. We’ve also included some photos of items by YellowBeatleBugg who in addition to her adorable onesies has expanded her line to include paper products and unique, laser-cut jewelry.