The Formosa Craft Show and More on Sat. Nov. 14, is the perfect venue to view and purchase beautiful items created by crafters and artisans from the area. Many returning exhibitors will dazzle you with their quality products and the new vendors will show their unique creations. There is something to be enjoyed by everyone.
Mildmay’s Jackie Danko has Scentsy candles and Grace Adele purses for every occasion. Trish Norman will wow you with her fine candles, and also from Palmerston, Angie Christensen has cute toddler headbands and Sharon Martin has fabulous flannel bibs and blankets, plus bench warmers.
Included in beautiful items are hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, tea cozies, baby clothes, rag quilts from skilled knitters and sewers; Clara Cowell of Fordwich, Cyndy Dodds, Walkerton, Grace Shill of Wingham, Cargill’s Sherry Wilson, Barbara Bailey of Wiarton and Lynn Timperley of Fordwich.
Looking for gorgeous fashion accessories? Check out the beautiful beaded jewelry from Jeri-Lee Davis of Hanover, wonderful wooden gems from Nicole Gagnon of Walkerton, Paisley’s Cathy Lund has unique handmade necklaces and scarves, and lovely beaded works from Cheryl Skingley of Kitchener.
Local Formosa artisans and creators include; Joan Borho with 18 inch dolls and her magnificent, handmade 18 inch doll clothes, Billie and Taylor Martin have delightful hair accessories, Lauriss Detzler with pretty pottery, unique tea cozies by Shelley Hallberg and of course, tasty treats from Brenda Voisin’s preserves and maple syrup collection, plus the famous Formosa Lioness Christmas Cake is ready for you to savour.
And who can resist Harriston’s Ron Galbraith’s sweet handmade chocolates? And Maggie Coutts’ baked goods, including gluten free items.
Gifts for everyone on your Christmas list include; interesting Usborne books from Ruth Chapman of Hanover, stylish handmade purses and handbags from Durham’s Debbie Ferguson, Willard Huehn of Hanover has lovely crokinole boards and wooden children’s furniture, Irene Markham of Goderich has knitting and fashions for your favourite Barbie doll. Perhaps you could win a gorgeous quilt after purchasing a CWL draw ticket!
New to the show is Bruce Clavette of Lucknow with quality, handmade wooden pens, each with a personal touch.
For your home or someone special, there are Pampered Chef products from Dianne Schouten of Mount Forest, joyful stained glass ornaments from Durham’s Marion Shannon, bright lighted glass blocks from Judy Swift of Fergus, paintings and amazing aprons from Holyrood’s Sharon Stein. Plus, Rachel Walden of Clinton has a great variety of ornaments, teddys, angels and twig decorations. Luxurious leather products, such as belts, keychains and coasters are available from Nancy Walter of Lucknow. Melanie Spitzig of Cargill has gorgeous children’s boutique apparel and Hilary MacAuley of Walkerton is bringing her array of soap products.
For the four legged friend, Hanover’s Debbie Schenk has catnip mice and Kathy Scott can personalize your pet’s special tag.
While you are browsing make sure to take notice of our Sponsor Board – these generous donations from local businesses help to contribute to our community. Many thanks!
The Formosa Catholic Women’s League will be providing delicious snacks and light meals all day in the “Country Cafeteria”.
This wonderful event has something for everyone. See you there!