Sunday, December 04, 2005

Made in BC

We finished the last of our Christmas shows at Bowen Island today. The snowy weather didn't keep any shoppers away from this well attended community event. Coming back to Bowen, our home away from home always gives us the warm fuzzies. All were feeling festive and jovial amongst the live musical performances, hot cocoa and island buzz.

One of the wonderful things about doing craft shows is making trades with other vendors. It's a most exciting way to do one's Christmas shopping especially for those of us who are so busy and haven't the time to start our lists. Not only are we giving our friends and families unique and handcrafted gifts, but we are supporting fellow artists at the same time. I do hope the trend of craft shows lives on in this colossal market of impersonal, mass-produced products. Look for the Made in BC sign and support our local economy.

We always love trading for one of Yvonne Bauche's traditional fruit cakes, hand decorated and hand painted as a Christmas parcel from Edible Art. Trust me, it tastes as delicious as it looks.

"This rich moist fruit cake is made from a family recipe, using only the finest ingredients of cherries, apricots, sultanas, raisins, butter, brandy and almond paste with a fondant icing finish."

Unique and popular snow candles from Debbie Mahon of The Original Snow Candle Company.

Debbie was our neighbour at STA and as usual she almost ran out of stock! The beautiful quality and originality of these candles make them a must have on our table for Christmas entertaining.