The first day of the new annual Kelowna Christmas Show opened at Prospera Place today. Doors opened at 10:30 a.m., so I thought I’d mosey on over shortly after 11. The long line up to get in moved quickly. I got my hand stamped and found my way into the central arena. It was wall-to-wall people. Who knew it would attract such a crowd! Practically unable to move, I decided to come back later on in the afternoon. Good move, because at that time I was able to talk to a few very interesting vendors.
The first products to really catch my eye, were the beautiful dolls made by Yolanda Robinson.
Not finding suitable dolls to purchase, she started making them for her own children.
Her children requested mermaid dolls that had legs, too, and could be played with as “land dolls” when the mermaid “tail” was removed. I thought this was a clever idea!
It was a particularly cold day and I was drawn to this display.
Karren Ferreira is a self-confessed Yarnaholic. She specializes in colourful scarf yarn made of mohair, wool and cotton with textures that are fuzzy, shiny or funky.
In addition to the fuzzy, compact and colourful scarves (above), Karren crochets practical all-in-one hooded scarves (below). Some are made with alpaca wool.
After having her own children, Alma Gurgol wanted to use cloth diapers.
She began making them with a soft removable liner. She sells these and other baby accessories through her online shop, Ogobumz. ♥
Ruthy Penner upcycles fabric into the cutest little shoes and sundresses.
I asked if she had any with a Canadian design. These ones had a maple leaf button on them. Just a bit bigger, and they might have been good for Buddy Canuck! Check out the nooks website for more (nooksfootwear.com). ♥
Mother Moon Designs also attracted a lot of attention with fleeces and home decor. ♥
If any of these items catch your eye, you still have a chance to buy them in person at the Kelowna Christmas Show tomorrow, Sunday November 24, 2013 at Prospera Place, 1223 Water Street, Kelowna between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.