Yay! We did it! 5/5 or 100% whichever way you want to spin it TLG has been recognized and recommended! And all the thanks to you all who have written such kind reviews, we truly do appreciate you all helping, and supporting as we grow our little dream.
I hope you all come to our open house this weekend, we will have some goodies, lots of smiles, and new things to show you! Can’t make it this weekend? That’s ok, we have our hours posted on the Website and we are pretty flexible and can arrange by appointment!
It’s a Friday and TLG will be participating in the 20th Annual Christmas Gift Tour right here in Campbell River. We are so excited to host this open house, to visit, share, you know… get into that Wintery Christmas Spirit! Consider yourself officially invited!Where? 2277 Upland Rd. Wildwood Creations will be set up with their beautifully handmade children’s clothes, unique and oh so sweet as well as the talented Moment In Time Photography!
We will be there: November 15 12-8pm Saturday 10-5pm Sunday 10-4pm
TLG will have some Jelly Fish, Sea Urchins, Tidal Balls, Beach Memories, Spinner Rings, Earrings, Perfume & Oil Bottles, Sea Stars, Pendants, Ebb & Flow Tumblers all on display!
Vicki and I went to Nanaimo this past weekend and spent three days at Beban Park. participating in the Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair – success! Oh my goodness, I ate the best peach danish, melt in your mouth short bread… had some soup and drank some tea too. I saw some incredible pieces of pottery – a tea pot to die for. Bird houses, jewellery made of refurbished trays. The talent was awesome. Vancouver Island has so much to offer, I wonder sometimes if we are this hidden gem in the world and so many don’t know about us yet.
We had so much fun, we saw some familiar faces and met new friends. It was a quiet ride home, the two of us were exhausted but oh so grateful. Thank you Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair for hosting such a great show, and to all of you that love and support us as always! We truly do have so much gratitude in our hearts!
And a special shout out to the two guys behind the scenes of TLG – Vicki and I may do the glass work but we are nothing if we don’t have the wood and metal works, or the beautiful displays from Glen & Dakota.
Have a wonderful Monday, Vicki and I are spending the day in sweat pants, and drinking coffee with our feet up!
Fast approaching is the Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair and Vicki and I have been busy preparing, finishing, brainstorming, list making, and of course watching 90 day Fiancé. This show is in less than a week and are we ready?! Ah, heck ya we are! Why? Because we have Glen on team TLG who ensures our displays are made and painted. It’s truly a family affair. We are excited, its been awhile since we set up and we have some new things to show as well as the classics like TideLines, Driftlines, Jelly Fish, Tidal Balls… what’s new? Chakra! Silver Jewellery! That is all I am saying.
Friday November 1 12-7pm
Saturday November 2 10-5pm
Sunday November 3 10-4pm
TLG has signed up for the Campbell River Gift Tour this year for home based businesses of the community and I think it would be fun to have a mini market at TLG out in Oyster River. There is room for 4-5 Tents, more if need be. We have two interested vendors – more is always better!
It would awesome to have a potter, knit/crochet, cement, wood, glass, or home baked goods, anything hand made! There will be a fire pit set up for warmth and there are trees to protect us from wind, and weather. Its 3 days, November 15-17. Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-5, & Sunday 10-4. Email us if this is something that interests you or maybe pass it on to your talented friend!
Vicki and I were thinking of putting on some mini classes that weekend! What would you like to see?
Things are happening, there’s lots of movement and some intense energy around TLG lately – which we couldn’t be more grateful if we tried. Vicki and I were conversing yesterday over breaky (which please note I, Toni Johnson made) about everything that is coming up, what we need to do to prepare, and well… we are busy. And I get to blow some glass!
We are really excited about attending this years Nanaimo Professional Craft November 1 – 3 at Beban Park Center. So that means we need to make a few things! And quickly too.
Vicki and I made a new friend Iona at the French Creek Collective, its a beautiful local boutique shop on Shoppers Row with home decor, supplies, lessons and now carries the newest edition to the Tidal Ball collection as well as the Air Plants from yours truly. If you’re looking to treat yourself or looking for a gift check this shop out!
I have had such a great week in the hotshop! The weather has been amazing, the glass has been cooperative, and my mind is relaxed. What else can a girl ask for!
Glass is becoming more and more harder to find. The glass I use is no longer made – and most would think its just glass! I have some old wine bottles you can have. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. So – instead of panicking (again) I have done what I should have been doing all along was sort my clear, and recharge as I go using half new glass half upcycled. But anyone who knows me knows I am a bit of princess. Regardless, I spent a day sandblasting the seconds and charged the furnace with the used glass. Not only did it clean up my shop a bit, it freed up my favorite bowl and has allowed me a few more days of blowing with nice, clean clear glass!
My week has been spent making Tidal Balls, some pieces for some Garden Art, and well terrariums. I want to create functional. I wanted something new. Sometimes – a nerd moment I will walk the garden centers, and look at all the beautiful plants. I even bought a few for my balcony when I saw the air plants. Then I found myself on Pinterest. Anyway – I tried it. I like it. I call it the TidalPus. You know like the Octopus but Tidal for Tideline… I’ll stop. These plants are misted a couple of times a week – no dirt, no fuss. My kind of plant!
Want to see them in person? Vicki and I will be at the Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden Show June 23 & 24!
What else have I been up to? Memorials. I have met some beautiful people that have shared their stories of their loved ones with me. I feel grateful I can create these treasures for people and maybe help a bit with the healing of their loss.
This week I did some with color, and some without. All of them turn out beautiful.