Monday, August 20, 2012

Treats From PEI

Here are some of the fun things I picked up while on Prince Edward Island. By the way, I've learnt it is customary to say on PEI, rather than in PEI. Don't ask, I just do as the Islanders tell me. Anyway, let's talk about this beautiful little bull hand-made out of a single piece of leather. He was created by Paige Harris of Harris Leatherworks. We came across her stall at the Charlottetown Farmers' Market, and it turns out she is a friend of our friend Catherine, so of course that made the transaction all the sweeter.

I think Paige was a little scared by my crazy face. Nevertheless, check out Paige's work at  

I'm not a knitter, however these handy little knitting kits were too sweet to resist. And if I follow the directions correctly, these balls of wool should turn into two cute sheep, like the ones pictured below. If I do it right, I'll post the pictures of the finished product on the blog. If I don't, there will be a post called Silence of the Lambs, accompanied by my tear-stained face.

Our friend Catherine was kind enough to take us outside of town to the The Great Canadian Soap Co., where they make a variety of products out of goat's milk. I picked up Rose and Water Lily scented soaps and a Raspberry Lip Balm.  Also I'd like to point out that our rug was hand-made in Iran by goat herders, and that image in the corner of the rug is a goat. Keeps things on theme.
To see a list of products, check out:

Last but definitely not least: the organizers of the Palmer Conference at the University of PEI were kind enough to give these beautiful clay mugs to all of presenters, speakers and moderators. They were made specifically for the conference by local PEI artist Michael Stanley. Thank you so much for this lovely gift guys, I'll treasure it. You can see more of Michael's creations here:

While there was nothing purchased here, no object to hold and possess, the short time spent on Brackley Beach was most definitely my favourite treat in PEI.

Thanks for visiting.
~ (Good) photos by Chris. ~


  1. Looks like you had a lovely adventure on PEI! I've always wanted to go there. It looks like a lovely place!

    - Samantha

  2. Oh, I had a little sheep kit like that when I was much younger. The one I had just used pipe cleaners for the body, so it wasn't as nice as this one.

  3. that leather bull is so darling! i want to get one for my baby niece!

  4. Everything is so cute!! Love your photos!! Great blog! Would you want to follow each other!?


  5. Interesting post, everything is so cute.

  6. we had a client at PEI before and i always wanted to go!! heard it's a lovely place!

    Sandy a la Mode


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