Over the weekend, I went out to support my fellow makers and local small business owners at the annual Fall Handmade Market. I was extremely excited to go to this market, not just because I thought it was a weekend sooner than it actually was and had to hold on to that build up excitement for over a week, but because it was being held at a local winery. I had never been to a winery, despite having lived in the Niagara Region for six years now, and I was quite looking forward to going out to one and shopping for some seasonal things.
It was a hot, wet and gloomy day, but that didn’t damper my mood in the least. I was determined to get some mittens and a pretty soup bowl.
I couldn’t find any warm winter mittens that I liked (we’re only just coming up on fingerless glove season) but I did come away with a gorgeous soup bowl from Shed Pottery, three bars of goat’s milk soap — including an amazing lavender licorice scented bar — from Liv Simple Farms and some faux druzy earrings from Designs by Amber.
All in all, it was an excellent way to spend a soggy Friday evening.
Handmade Market will be back for the Christmas season on November 13, 14 & 15! Visit www.handmademarket.ca for more info.
Photos 2 & 4 by me. All others by Matt Harrison.