July update

Holy heatwave!  I hope this wave is over sooner than later. I really don't function well in the humidity. Good news! I have clay on the way. It has been soooo difficult to find proper miniature quality clay since the pandemic started. I buy my clay from Germany and it was hard getting stuff shipped from countries on lockdown.  I went to my local Michaels Craft store last week and the polymer clay section seems to be undergoing a major rehaul. There was a lot of liquid Sculpey products and molds and not a lot of solid hard clay :( Canada Post seems to be shipping to more overseas locations now and counter service in my small town is slowly getting back to normal. It doesn't look like I will be doing any craft or miniature shows this year. More time to plan for next year I guess. I was really looking forward to the "Art in the Park" shows. I hope you all have a happy and healthy July!  Stay safe!

Food - Town of Petrolia Covid-19 Pandemic cookbook

Bridgeview Park Petrolia - Photo by Redwoodretro  During the pandemic, the Town of Petrolia in Lambton County, Ontario, collected local recipes and put together this cool little online cookbook. Recipes like Easy Quarantine Pizza, dill pickle dip and lots and lots of desserts (because it seems a large percentage of us rediscovered baking during quarantine :) Check it out! Petrolia 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic cookbook

Happy Canada Day

Wishing you all a very Happy Canada Day!

Miniature Dollhouse Printables - Summer Fun

Miniature printables with a summer theme.      Ice Cream Truck - This site run by Parents magazine has so many sweet printables and activities for kids including this adorable Ice Cream Truck. Picnic Baskets Check out this fairy garden with a Circus theme Click here for a really cute Flag Holder

Genealogy - Canada - Manitoulin Island Residents 1838

Found these notes in an old binder from when I was researching the Tobermory area. I believe these are from Manitoulin Church Records

May Shop update

May 18th Shop update - I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I'm starting to list miniatures this week in my eBay store.  I'm still a little nervous about shipping delays but letter mail service seems to be improving so fingers crossed :)

1918 Spanish Flu Clippings

Newspaper clippings from 1918 Most of these are from The Greater Toronto Region and Ontario