Some unique Christmas gifts Muskoka Arts & Crafts style
KIN OF CHRISTMAS ELVES.
Naomi Brinkhof will have her handmade gnomes on sale at the Muskoka Arts & Crafts show this weekend.
November 23, 2012
BRACEBRIDGE - The Bracebridge Sportsplex will be busier than usual this weekend as shoppers, hungry for that special Christmas gift, make their way to Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 32nd annual Christmas Show and Sale.
The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 24 and continues until Sunday, Nov. 25.
Gift givers who want to present their loved ones with something you just can’t find off the rack will be checking out 25 of Muskoka Arts & Crafts most festive members’ work.
If handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts are your idea of the perfect Christmas favour, you’ll discover pottery, sculpture, felted fashion accessories, leather and fabric bags, photography, jewelry, paintings, knitting, musical instruments, wooden model steamships, quilts, wood turning, basketry, weaving and quill boxes at the show.
While the children are counting the days until Santa arrives, snuggle under a hand-woven blanket by Wilma Antaya as you read delightful stories that have been beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Bews. When the big day arrives, dress them up in hand-knit scarves, hats and dresses by Lyn Bradley.
Send a message of love to your sweetheart with a gift of jewelry designed and made by Shelby Hodson Crook, Karen Hunter, Peter and Mi-Shell Jessen, Erika Harris and Karen Fish
Make a fashion statement with one of Karen Foster’s hand-sewn fabric purses or relax in style with comfortable and stylish leather moccasins by Margaret Betchel. Sashay around town in a shawl by Carolyn Misener.
Set your Christmas dinner table with pottery made by Lisa Parsons, a quilted table runner by Patricia Lalonde and granite trays, coasters and lazy Susans by Gil and Christine Moore.
It’s accessories that make the room, such as soapstone sculptures by Ron Leach, photography by Trent Woods, baskets by Ise Soja, gnome sculptures by Naomi Brinkhof, beaded dragonflies and mirror pictures by Krysia Bower, Muskoka steamships by Chuck Allbon, paintings by Pat Whittle or turned wooden bowls by Sue Pritchard.
As your company gathers around the old yule log, play the season’s favourite tunes on musical instruments by Michael Woodside or Sheila Keppler.
And for that person who has everything, surprise them with teacup bird feeders or porcupine quill boxes and pictures by Henrike Clement.
The 32nd Annual Christmas Show and Sale takes place on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bracebridge Sportsplex, located at 110 Clearbrook Trail. Admission is by donation and there is plenty of free parking.
For more information visit Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ website at muskokaartsandcrafts.com or call 705- 645-5501.
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