Local Buys

Macramé redux, Tooth Fairy help and hummingbird feeders on our radar.

March 19, 2019 | | Made in the Hills

Not your grandma’s macramé

Shelburne fibre artist Tanya Kobayashi taps into the macramé resurgence, creating intricate wall hangings, pot holders, yoga mat holders, keychains and coasters with a Topanga Canyon vibe. She sells by custom order under her The Knot & Needle brand. Watch her Instagram account for fanciful items such as this wall hanging of a fluffy snow cloud. (Up to $75, The Knot & Needle)

Soft landing

There are times the Tooth Fairy finds it tricky to peek under pillows when relieving children of their baby teeth. Grand Valley maker Christine Taylor has come up with a charming solution: tooth pillows. Kids hang them on a doorknob, hook or bedpost so the Tooth Fairy can do her job efficiently. ($22.95 each, Christine Taylor Designs)

Garden art

Potter couple Mary Lazier and Mark Tichenor worked together to create a series of brightly coloured hummingbird feeders for sale at their Red Hen Gallery in Mulmur. Elastic cords laced though the feeders offer a perch to the miniature marvels so they can rest their busy wings – and you can catch a glimpse of them in repose. ($80, Red Hen Gallery)


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Tralee Pearce is the deputy editor of In The Hills Magazine.

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for commenting, Alison! The poor Tooth Fairy really does face some challenges, eh? We loved this idea, too. Made in Grand Valley, to boot!

    Tralee Pearce on Mar 21, 2019 at 10:04 am | Reply

  2. Loving the tooth fairy pillow idea…. while on a sleepover at my house, one of my nephews kindly taped his tooth to his wrist – a fun challenge!

    Alison Hird from Caledon on Mar 21, 2019 at 9:59 am | Reply

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