Please allow us to extend a late, but heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all the marvelous folk that made us part of their gift-giving this past year. It makes me practically giddy to think of our little bubbly Northern bars being unwrapped all over the continent, and beyond, throughout the holidays (don’t forget to make them USE the soap).
And thank you to all who stopped in at the markets with such kind words and great stories! The markets can be such hard work (particularly with the hairy-half away), but the greatest self-serving reward they afford me is the opportunity to meet and chat with my amazing clients one on one!
The holiday season, now come and gone, was a quiet one around the workshop! We didn’t even crack open the door for days at a time. Frankly, it still looks like a bomb went off in there. This is most definitely a ‘clean-up’ week! Back to production next week.
We have been on another mitten-making binge again. (We can always sew when the kids are underfoot!) For the parents, more sheared-beaver lined leather mitts:
bead detail (daughter insisted Grandma’s should have beading)
Oh, how decadent (and warm) that sheared beaver is: like sliding you hand through warm butter. Mmmmmm. Another set of mitts went to my lovely neighbour, Jeff. He has always wanted a pair of beaver gauntlets to get through the frigid months of nursing gelled propane tanks, knocking ice off the chimney, plowing my driveway with the quad, ice fishing and playing on the snowmobile. I managed to snatch up some gorgeous ‘silver’ beaver pelts. The pics do not do them justice. The fur has lovely blond, red and silver hues depending on the light. Lined with a thick wool duffle they turned out beautifully.
Silver beaver gauntlets
Happy warm snow man
And finally, a pair long-ago promised to the daughter:
bright and warm!
I love the bright red duffle (two layers thick…: toasty)!
Now, off to the workshop to tidy up. Maybe a little shoveling in this balmy 22 below weather as well!