Archive for November, 2012

Meet the Baker – Ruby Rabbit

November 30th, 2012


With a passion for food and a flair for creating smiles, owner Galaxy Phan founded Ruby Rabbit in 2011.  Gluten intolerant herself, Galaxy ventured off to make the world a happier place. 
Ruby Rabbit is committed to providing delicious gluten free food made with natural ingredients. Products are baked from scratch and are free of preservatives, and artificial colourings and flavourings.  The result – real food with great taste.  
This Sunday from 1-4 pm at the Goulbourn Museum, Ruby Rabbit will be offering crowd favourites such as pumpkin spice, banana coconut and lemon cranberry bread. Come visit us and take a leap of taste!

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Meet the Baker – Bez Gluten Free

November 30th, 2012

Bez Gluten Free makes gluten-free baked goods that taste like the real thing. Their kitchen produces sweet loaves such as banana bread, brownies, tarts, cupcakes and cookies
“We have two goals: One to have our goodies taste just like the real thing and secondly, to make gluten-free affordable so our products are priced similarly to other high quality items,” says Samantha, one of the owners at Bez. “We pride ourselves on our quality so gluten-eaters and not just those who are gluten-free, can enjoy them.”
Treats from Bez Gluten Free will be available at the Museum this Sunday, December 2 from 1-4 pm.

To find out more about Bez Gluten Free visit their blog or facebook page.



 

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Meet the Artist – Claude LeBel

November 30th, 2012


Claude LeBel has been turning wood for over six years.  He is an active member of the Valley Woodturners in Ottawa and has acted as an assistant instructor for the beginner’s woodturning course offered by the club.

Having studied under world-renowned woodturners such as Mike Mahoney and Jimmy Clewes, Claude is passionate about his hobby.  His artistic flare adds to the beauty and uniqueness of his creations. Form and function are important elements in his designs. He believes that not only should his creations be nice to look at, they should be used and enjoyed as well.

With just over six years’ experience, Claude considers his passion for woodturning a “work in progress”. However the beauty and creativity of his pieces would suggest otherwise.
 

You can find Claude’s work at Uniquely Goulbourn: Art & Craft Sale on Sunday December 2, 2012, from 1-4. 

For more information about Custom Woodturning by Claude LeBel, email him here.

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Meet Artists Melissa Bolton & Julie Lemoy

November 30th, 2012


Melissa Bolton and Julie Lemoy will be among the artisans peddling their wares at the Goulbourn Museum this Sunday.
Melissa, an upper level doctoral student in psychology, uses jewelry making as a creative outlet and relaxation tool. “I enjoy both the tactile process and being afforded the ability to attend markets and shows to meet new people and liaison with local artists.” 
Melissa’s wide range of handmade jewelry ranges from $5 to $45.
Julie is a familiar face at the Museum’s Yap & Yarn sessions and will be selling her knit wear at the Art & Craft Sale. Her selection includes baby clothes and blankets, scarves, ladies wear, children’s wear and dog coats.

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Meet the Artists behind Fine Fibre Finds

November 29th, 2012


Julie and Vivianne started Fine Fibre Finds as a recycling project a few years ago to see if they could do some good for the environment and for themselves. They carefully select quality sweaters and enjoy taking apart, washing and measuring the yarns for their next life. They hand wash the fibers with organic soap and air dry each skein to keep it environmentally friendly.  As a result, Fine Fibre Finds can offer recycled yarn and fibers at a fraction of the cost of buying it new ( 25-50% less ).
Julie, Vivianne and their fine fibres will be at the Museum on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 1-4 pm for Uniquely Goulbourn – Art & Craft Sale.
For more information about Fine Fibre Finds, check out their website or drop them an email.  

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Meet the Artist – Clare Gallant

November 28th, 2012


A desire to raise her children as naturally as possible led Clare Gallant to start making soap and other bath and body products.  Clare is dedicated to keeping her products as close to nature as she can, while at the same time creating luxurious products that pamper and nourish one’s skin. A consumer of handmade soap for over twenty-five years, she founded Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap and has been producing her own products for seven years.  Although certain products are regularly available at craft shows and by appointment, Clare welcomes special requests and custom orders.  
For more information about Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap visit her website.  
Clare’s Old Farmhouse Soap will have a booth at Uniquely Goulbourn – Art & Craft Sale being held at the Museum from 1-4 pm this Sunday, Dec. 2nd.

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Meet the Artist – Wendy Southin

November 28th, 2012

The main focus of Wendy Southin’s business Dragonfly Dreamers is jewelry created using a combination of metalsmithing techniques. Anything from sawing, stamping, hammering, to riveting and patinas may be used on a single creation. She also creates altered art pieces on canvas, mirrors or other interesting objects with a vintage, grungy look and feel. Wendy’s finished work appeals to creative souls who are looking for that special something that speaks to them from within and has that one of a kind Artisan quality, look and feel.
See Wendy’s work on her blog, etsy blog or follow her on facebook & twitter.

Wendy will have her one-of-a-kind handmade pieces available for sale at Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale being held at the Goulbourn Museum on Dec. 2 from 1-4 pm.

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Meet the Artist – Sheila Cain-Sample

November 27th, 2012


This Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 1-4 pm the Museum will be abuzz with local artisans at Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale. All week we will be introducing you to the Artists and their talents.
 
Sheila Cain-Sample is a Canadian Artist, mother, wife and full time friend to the environment. Sheila works primarily in graphite for the detail and contrast but she also uses coloured pencil occasionally for the depth and richness.  Photo Realism is her passion so photography plays a big part in her creative process as that is where she plans her composition.   
Sheila also sits on the Museum’s Board of Directors and is curating this Sunday’s art show.  See Sheila’s work on her blog, her photography blog, her Etsy site, or follow her on Twitter.

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Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale

November 26th, 2012

On Dec. 2nd from 1-4 pm the Goulbourn Museum will be alive with local artisans, fresh holiday baking and colourful poinsettias. Kids can make a holiday swag out of fresh greenery while you shop for unique Christmas presents made by some of Goulbourn’s finest artists.

Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Show is an opportunity to shop locally for fine handmade gifts of jewelry, art, soap, hand-turned wood, and knitting. The 3rd Stittsville Pathfinders will be selling baked goods and raising money for a trip to Switzerland and there will be two specialty bakers selling gluten-free baking.

Stay tuned to our blog this week for profiles of each of the artists. Hope to see you on Sunday!

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Letters from the Front – Part 8

November 21st, 2012


  In letter number eight, Pte. Sefton Steward of the 77th Battalion has sad news to share with his family at home in Richmond Ontario. The complete letters will be on display until the end of November at the Stittsville Public Library in the Museum’s exhibit honouring Goulbourn in wartime.

France – February 5, 1917
Dear Mother,
                Am just out of the trenches and have some very sad news to tell you which I suppose you have already heard about.  Poor Sid was killed on February 4th while being engaged in a raid on Fritz’s trench.  It certainly is hard news to break to you as I know how the people of Richmond and surrounding country will feel over it, especially Miss Dorras who I am going to write to.
                The rest of our lads are safe, but there were quite a few casualties throughout the Ottawa Valley.  Harry Guy from Stittsville was also killed.  There were also two other casualties out of our own battalion.  It is almost impossible to send any of their belongings home.  Of course, they would be of little use at any rate.
                I am sure this will go hard on you people around Richmond.  There is so much going on here and we get so used to such things that we can scarcely realize that he (Sid) is gone.
                I think we are now done on the front and are going out for divisional rest.  It was kind of a dangerous position we held here.  They have been making these raids all along the line as you will see in the papers.  There is great talk of peace at present as I am sure the papers are full of it.  Heard today that the States declared war on Germany, but it is hard to say whether it is certain yet.  If so, I think it will bring the war to a close shortly.
                Well, Mother, you don’t want to get uneasy when hearing any of these reports as you will always get direct word.  Well, poor Sid is out of all troubles now, the only worry will be to his parents and friends.  Ervie has been very lucky, together with myself.
With love to all,
Sefton

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