Shop Local, Shop Etsy: Picket Fence Handmade

Picket Fence Handmade is a home décor company that specializes in unique, whimsical and humours wood signs. They’ve been in business since 2013 and opened their Etsy shop in 2016 after realizing there was interest in their products outside of the Windsor-Essex region. Stacey Yott, the artist behind the home décor items, likes to keep things fresh and is always introducing new products to the … Continue reading Shop Local, Shop Etsy: Picket Fence Handmade

Local Author: Shay Lee Soleil

Windsor writer Shay Lee Soleil didn’t put her stories to paper until she had to take a medical leave from work. Soleil had just completed her radiation treatment for breast cancer and needed something to keep her mind busy while she recovered. “All these thoughts were running wild in my head and I had to rush to write them down before they were lost,” said Soleil. … Continue reading Local Author: Shay Lee Soleil

Call for Submissions: Windsor Etsy Makers

Windsor Arts and Crafts is looking to post on-going profiles of residents of Windsor who have prominent Etsy shops. If you make a handmade item and have had an Etsy shop open for more than a year – we want to hear from you! If you are interested in being profiled on Windsor Arts and Crafts please fill out this simple questionnaire. If we are … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Windsor Etsy Makers

A Photo Book for a Good Cause

It’s a Dog’s Life: Saving Lives Through the Lens is a full colour photo book following thirteen different furry canines, with a portion of its proceeds helping rescue dogs. The project is the work of Sarnia based photographer Laura Lynn Mclean. She began her photography career shooting weddings and later transitioned to working in her home-based portrait studio. The studio eventually became a pet portrait … Continue reading A Photo Book for a Good Cause

Local Publisher Celebrates Anniversary

Mirror World Publishing recently celebrated their fourth year in business. The local publisher was created by sisters Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred, who are both writers. Co-creator Justine Alley Dowsett had learned many necessary skills of running a press by previously self-publishing her first four novels and working as a producer/business and marketing director for a video game company. “I decided to take what … Continue reading Local Publisher Celebrates Anniversary