04 November 2010

Thursday Blog Share: Handmade in Manitoba

Like it or not, it's time to think about Christmas shopping.  I get serious joy from doing my shopping early then relaxing as the city froths itself into a tizzy with busy malls and bumper to bumper traffic.  So it's definitely on my mind right now.

I'm also trying to make a serious effort to buy as much locally as I can.  So this post is for all your locals (or anyone else interested in what Manitoba has to offer - many of these artisans have Etsy shops and online stores).  Whenever I'm looking to find out when the next craft fair is or discover a new talent, I check out Jennifer's blog Handmade in Manitoba.

Jennifer is the true champion for shopping local.  Out of pure interest alone, she keeps an up to date calendar of craft shows and fairs, profiles new artists, products and events plus puts all Manitoba artist's blog and shop buttons on her sidebar.  I personally was so excited to have Jennifer feature Lather Creations and add my button to her site.  It's great exposure for us small businesses and craftspeople in a very targeted market.  Big thanks to Jennifer for doing this!

So if you're thinking Christmas list, pop over to Handmade in Manitoba for some great gift ideas!

Happy Thursday friends!


  1. She sounds really great! I love the idea of getting local stuff. I also promised myself to get handmade gifts this year:) Kisses,sweetie

    Ps: Hope you had a chance to enter my Giveaway!

  2. Love it! As an ex-Manitoban, maybe I can get me a little piece of home? Love your stuff, Lady!

  3. i've been going more local the last couple years + it's such a great feeling. awesome post!

    xo Alison


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