Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Little Sisters" land roles in "The Sound of Music"!

   A very talented group of people are launching a two week production of "The Sound of Music" in our town. The "hills will be alive with the sound of music" at the Imperial Theatre, in Sarnia, Ontario, from May2-10th. I am sure that cast and crew alike are anxious for the shows to begin, to bring all of their efforts to fruition in front of sold-out crowds! (I will be seeing the performance next week, and am looking forward to it!)
   Because of the number of cast members who are portraying nuns in the show, I was asked to create something to sell at the performances as mementos of the event for cast and theatre-goers alike. "Sister Maria", and "Sister Gloria", along with the other "little sisters" from the "Nun of a Kind" line, will be for sale at each performance, and a portion of each sale will be donated to the theatre.
   Very often, I am asked to create an ornament or nun figure for someone who is starring in a show like this, "("The Sound of Music", "Nunsense", "Sister Act", etc) as a souvenir of that show. When I had a family member involved in shows in the past, it was my job to create a small gift to serve as a souvenir of those shows, so through the years, ornaments were created for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Jesus Christ Superstar", etc. If your group is planning a show, and would like a similar type of souvenir to be created, please contact me through the website, and I would be happy to work with you on creating a special "memory ornament" to suit your needs!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New website for a fabulous artist!

A beautiful new website has just been created by the talented Kate Moran! Her work in micro-macrame is absolutely outstanding, but she is also an accomplished hat designer, and clothing designer. Look for more items to be posted about that as she adds them to her shop!
  To have a look at some of her work, please visit bykatemoran.com, to see the scope of great items she has posted in her Etsy shop. Still a little time to get that unique Christmas gift for someone special!
 Also, visit her Facebook page facebook.com/bykatemoran to have a chance to win the lovely leaf pendant shown above. Be sure to read her 'About' page on the website page as well to learn more about this artist and her process. She has a very famous client, as well....Jason Mraz has purchased three of her hats in the past, and has also shared her work on his Instagram page. It is great to hear about such a talented recording artist supporting the arts this way, and promoting handmade!
  Good luck to those of you who enter the contest!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Back at it!

"Nun of a Kind" is preparing for the upcoming show in Toronto, "The One of a Kind Show and Sale", being held this year from November 29-Dec.8th. A great place to shop for handmade for those special holiday gifts for your family, or yourself! It is a show featuring 800 vendors from across Canada, and is a "feast for the eyes"! This will be my fifth time exhibiting there (I do half of the show, from Nov. 29-Dec.2nd this year) and will be my last show there for the time being. Taking a break from it, but love it and always plan to go as a customer!!
To prepare for such a long "run" of days at a show, the booth has to be "full", meaning months of work preparing. Currently in the collection are over 100 "sisters", as well as a new line of "brothers". Add a touch of Christmas to the items, with a sampling of Santas, angels and snowfolk, plus a variety of ornaments, it means steady time at the machine and sculpting accents for the "sisterhood". Looking forward to meeting former customers and collectors, and visiting with fellow artisans during the time spent there this year!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Taking a break!

Just a short post to say that this blog will take a "rest" for the next several months. So many things to do, and so little time...so am "editing" out some of my past adventures. Will be back at some point, but in the meantime, to keep up with more current "happenings" of "Nun of a Kind", and also "Sticks and Strings", please "like" my Facebook page. There you will be able to see what is new in the "sisterhood", and interact a little easier as well. Also, from time to time, there are special offers and "giveaways"...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en!

Hope that wherever you are, the upcoming news of a huge storm does not affect you, or the prospects of a "Happy Hallowe'en" for the little ones. Pictured here is Mr. Gracin, sporting his "pumpkin head" kidlid. His mother is a frequent local customer, and I thank her for sharing her photos of the ever photogenic Mr. G.!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New additions to the "Brotherhood"....

 Crazy time around here! Lots of things that had little to do with "production", and more to do with family chores, etc. that consumed a LOT of time! However, getting back to normal, and listing the new items that have been waiting to have their fifteen minutes of fame....
Pictured above....part of the "O Brother" collection, for those customers who have wanted something for the men in their lives as well as their "Sisters".... "The Brother Grim", sporting a look to match his name. I can imagine him with a collection of books, perhaps along side "Sister Paige Turner", the reader...
The "Souper Mario Brother" is for all of those guys who love to cook! Perhaps he can make a visit to "The Chew" to visit my favorite "Mario" brother!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012