r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

September 30, 2016

Feature Friday - Home Decor Gifts

Feature Friday 

Home Decor Gifts

Throw Blanket with Fringe Crocheted Multicolored Afghan from my ennadoolf shop on Etsy

Want to make your own decor?

White Lacework Cotton Table Doily available in two colours in my VintageAndSuch shop on Etsy

September 29, 2016

Shop Update: ennadoolf

Shop Update


My newest "model"! 

I haven't named her yet ... any suggestions?

Shop for more infinity scarves in my etsy shop "ennadoolf".

Countdown to Christmas 2016

Countdown to Christmas 2016

As of the date of this post, Christmas is less than 3 months away.

For those who like to avoid the rush,
for those who like to avoid the crowds,
for those who vowed last year to start earlier,
for those who need to find the "perfect" gift,
and for everyone else!
This is the time to start.

Julie and Blu at the blog "The Blu Print" have started a weekly series to help with just that!

Head on over to The Blu Print and check it out weekly to see what new treasures you might find!

Here is what was featured in Week 2:

September 26, 2016

Shop Local: Suetables

Shop Local: Suetables

Our philosophy:

we believe that style and substance go hand in hand.

that fabulous accessories can be fierce and inspire you to

love and celebrate who you are

that jewelry with a message can set your intention to

create a beautiful world.

that charms stamped with a special word reminds you to 

shine your light.

we believe that these moments of pleasure

add up to a life well lived.

welcome to suetables.

Contact Angela locally.

September 24, 2016

Saturday Spotlight - From My Garden

Saturday Spotlight 

From My Garden

1. What is the name of your shop or business and what do you sell?
The name of my little business is 'From my Garden' and I make gourmet jams, unique jellies and yummy chutneys etc from what we grow in our garden or sourced from local market growers.

2. Where are you located? or where do you sell?
Located northeast of London, a couple of km west of Thorndale
I sell my products at the Masonville Farmers' Market in London, at the Thorndale Community Farmers' Market, at Fanshawe Pioneer Village general store and at various festivals and events in the London area.

3. Do you have your own website/store or online link?

4. How long have you been doing your craft/art and how did you get started?
I have been canning and preserving produce from our garden all my married life - 45 years. I was taught by my Mum and my Grandma.  Six years ago I decided I certainly wasn't getting any younger, so I quit my day job to do this full time and have never looked back or regretted it. :)

5. Who or what inspires you to create?
I don't know!!
My Mum was an artist and a wonderful gardener. My sister is a very talented florist and my Dad was a great entrepreneur. So I guess creativity is in my blood :)

6. Do you listen to music when you work, and if so what kind?
TV is never on when I am in my kitchen cooking and if I turn on the radio which isn't very often I listen to the CBC.
While I am in my garden I want to be one with nature and while in my kitchen cooking - I am planning out my day or the next one or I get some of my best ideas while stirring .

7. What do you like least/most about your craft?
My days in the gardening and harvesting season are usually long 12- 14hr. I do get very tired but that means I sleep good at night, ready to up & at it again at 7am the next morning.
I am very thankful that many people love what I make and that truly makes me proud at what I do.

8. Describe your workspace?
It depends on what has to be done. 
Outside in the garden - planting, weeding, harvesting
In my kitchen - cooking with wonderful aromas filling the whole house
In my little office - labelling jars, organizing my products and getting ready for the market

9. What is one of your best moments as a crafter/artist?
The satisfaction that I am creating something delicious, wholesome and people enjoy what I make

10. What advice would you give to anyone thinking about starting their own craft business?
With a great idea, research and lots of hard work dedication. But you got to LOVE what you do and don't expect to get rich. The rewards are what you feel inside. :)

September 22, 2016

Shop Update: PatternsAndSuch

Shop Update: PatternsAndSuch

What's in that Girl Guide cookie carton? 

Files like I thought? 


Gotta add them to my PatternsAndSuch shop on Etsy quick!

September 20, 2016

Shop Local: Origami Owl

Shop Local: Origami Owl

Tell your story with a meaningful, customizable Living Locket.

Choose the Charms that represent your passions, memories, dreams and the things you love and capture them in your Living Locket.

Contact Kelly at Origami Owl.

Shop Local: Magnolia & Vine

Shop Local: Magnolia & Vine

Our beautiful customizable jewellery and accessories inspire women to look and be amazing. 

Whether it’s creating unique pieces to express your personal style or starting a profitable business by selling products you love, we are excited to help you be yourself.

Contact Roberta Kirk locally.

September 19, 2016

Shop Local: Thorndale Community Farmers' Market

Shop Local

Thorndale Community Farmers' Market

The day got off to a rainy start but that doens't stop the vendors at 

Stop by to visit on Saturday mornings!

Made by Melanie herself - this young entrepreneur makes these fun and durable shopping bags herself! 
And she may be branching out to include project bags for knitting or crochet - talk to her at the Thorndale Community Farmers' Market