Begging your forgiveness again for another belated post….
In the ten days immediately following the Trade Show here in Yellowknife, the Crafter was bowled over by a wicked virus. She has yet to completely shake it, but at least we are back in the workshop. I loath sacrificing even one precious spring day to illness (let alone a week’s worth)…, uggh!
Ah, but what fun we had at the show…. It was glorious to chat with so many of our clients face to face again. We are truly humbled by how gracious and complementary everyone was. We promise to work diligently keeping the trust you place in our products’ quality, as well as bringing joy to your nose. Thank you to all who stopped by.
For those that didn’t get a browsing chance… Here are some Trade Show shots:
The booth set-up:
A little bit of everything.
Yes, we can cram a lot of product on those tables!
This time around we made sure to include a plethora of new goodies to reward our loyal clientele. It’s fun to discover something new now and then! Aside from the two new soaps, we introduced a territorial-themed line of nail polish (we only see our toes for a few months; let’s make them sparkle)!
With names like ‘Con Mine Tower Red, Putting the Yellow’ in Yellowknife, Gifts of the Great Slave, Party at the Multiplex’, etc…, there was a shade for every Northern mood (and we are thrilled that the polish base is free from toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde).
Of course there were Soaps in Parkas. Which I just have to show you again, ’cause they make me happy:
Another new release (much appreciated by our outdoors men and women) was our fisherman’s soap: ‘No Guts, No Gory’ (or, Dude, you smell like fish!). By happy accident, our fishing friends discovered last summer the power of this soap to completely eradicate that fishy smell from hands. We are looking forward to getting out on the lakes soon and cleaning the catch!
Whether you hook it, gut it or prepare it, this soap will get the smell off.
As all these products were so well received, we think they may join the regular line-up! They can be found at the ‘Down to Earth Gallery’ right now. And, look for them to be listed on the in the future (if we can keep them in stock).
On a different note, the Crafter was cruising the veggie aisles last week and stumbled on some packages of fiddleheads (baby ferns you can eat):
Mmmmm…, green growing things…
Never one to shy from a culinary challenge, the Crafter took some home (hoping the novelty would encourage her progeny to eat their veggies). Steamed and then quickly fried with a little butter, onion and garlic, they were fantastic!! Kind of like a non-bitter, nutty asparagus. Even the kids liked them!! She promptly picked up two more packages. I highly recommend you give them a go, if nothing else for the novelty (just remember, never eat them raw). They are truly a spring specialty.
Now to get the vegetable garden planted out back (before it snows again in three and a half months)!!