We are an inclusive community living out Christ's love and care for the world.
Everybody- and we mean EVERYBODY - is welcome.
For about 20 years, the Ethel Wilson Women’s group of Cordova Bay United Church has sponsored the On the Ridge Christmas Craft Fair. This year we are unable to gather in person due to Covid 19. Our many crafters have supported us through the years and we would like to offer them support in promoting their talents.
As we can’t meet in person, we have made it easy for you to connect and order directly from our 2020 vendors. Below you will find a graphic, a description and contact information to the On the Ridge Craft Fair artisans. We hope you will support our skilled artists through on-line shopping for well-crafted products.
Scroll down to browse through the vendors’ information on how to contact them. Any sales transactions will be directly between the buyer and the vendor; Cordova Bay United Church will not be involved in the on-line sales.
Thank you for visiting our site. We sincerely hope you enjoy the talents of our many On the Ridge Craft Fair talented crafters.
2 Clamorous Rooks – Pat Wiles and Janice Brown
The 2 Clamorous Rooks, Pat Wilkes and Janice Brown paint fun whimsical – eclectic Art in watercolour and acrylics on new and recycled wood, paper and canvas. We will also take orders to paint commission pictures.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or
on our Facebook page - Clamorous Rooks.
Blue Heron Art - Suzanne Heron
The Calendar: A unique celebration of Victoria and the Pacific Marine Circle Tour. Each month includes stunning original paintings by renowned local artists; tidbits of information; a recipe from a brilliant area chef; weather; events and holidays; and plenty of room to write.
Baby's First Year: Memories and milestones of your baby’s first year are held inside a calendar that starts when the baby starts. Each month includes space for a photo, milestones to look forward to, plenty of room to document special moments, and pictures of familiar west coast animals and scenery.
Growth Chart: Introduce the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest while creating a permanent record of your child’s growth. In both inches and centimetres from 2′ to 6′- 6″ (60 cm – 198 cm). It’s great for the whole family!
Cards - Scenes of our favourite places, blank cards or Christmas cards ("Wishing you a very merry Christmas!")
You may contact me through http://blueheronart.ca
Designs by Birgitte - Birgitte Meagher
I especially like to work with natural fibers such as mohair and wool in monochromatic colours weaving shawls, blankets and fabric for jackets etc. I make knitted jackets, scarves and toques and also jackets with woven bodies and knitted sleeves. Christmas comes at the dark and dreary time of the year, and I, as many, feel a great need to decorate and brighten my home. I embroider red hearts with angels, Santa’s (Nisser), stars, flags etc. and hang them around the house.
Please contact me through email: designsbyB@shaw.ca
Dragonwear – Judy Bishop
Dragonwear specializes in knitted hats for adults and kids, shawls, cowls, scarves, ponchos, socks (regular and yoga), toys, tea cozies, flat rat cat mats, tiny Christmas ornaments, gloves and fingerless mitts in colours and shapes for everyone. Hand knit in wools and synthetic yarns. Also hand dyed and spun yarns from sheep, alpaca, llama and even dog and cat wools.
Check my web site for many more items. www.dragonwear.ca
Duck Soup Mosaics - Trish Collins
At DuckSoupMosaics studio, Trish creates one of a kind Mosaic Fine Art, Decorative and Garden Mosaics – and provides workshops from The Basics to Specialty Mosaics.
For craft season, using mostly glass and fusions, she offers decorative pieces for the home and garden - mosaicked glass Lotion/Soap pumps, Oil/Detergent bottles, Lanterns, Bird-houses and the perfect gift for “Persons With Everything” – unique Mosaic Garden Rocks – great for winter weatherproof color! All pieces are created in time-tested traditional methods to be attractive, functional and long-lasting. She welcomes commissions.
Trish is honored to have been awarded First Place in the 2020 Pacific Northwest Glass Guild competition for her piece, “Silver Linings”.
Earthen Vessels Pottery - Nancy WallI enjoy creating classic vessels that bring dignity and beauty to the domestic rituals of daily living.
Tableware items are made from a porcelainous clay and include casseroles, pitchers and tumblers, teapots, cream & sugar, mugs, serving bowl sets, pie plates, rice/noodle bowls, butter bells, trays, Ikebana vases and more.
FOOD SAFE GLAZES. May be used in the oven, microwave & dishwasher.
You can contact me at: www.gobc.ca/NancyWall or 250-479-3524
Elements Pottery - Kris Jeffery
I create both functional and decorative pottery. I love to create one of a kind big bowls, appetizer sets, mugs and eye-catching pendants and vases. My decorative pieces are mostly wall hangings using beach wood and beads to hang my crafted feathers, leaves and hearts, from. I also enjoy making big masks of old gnarly faces, suns, moons, all for outdoor or indoor decoration. I can be reached by text or phone 205-920-6386 or by email - email@example.com
German Stollen – Carola Trigg
I am selling our amazing Authentic German Christmas Stollen prepared by my dad, a third generation german pastry chef.
Ingredients: Almonds, rum, raisins, marzipan, lemon/orange peel, yeast, white flour, butter, vanilla, salt, buttermilk, eggs and sugar.
They are $25 each.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 250-881-3008.
We are happy to deliver – social distancing and masks in effect!
Heron Rock Glassworks – Tony Theriault
Whimsical Stained Glass Art pieces. Most pieces are created using the Tiffany style of Stained Glass as well as Copper Overlay where Molten Solder on copper foil is textured as cooling on art glass. Many pieces are mounted on beach wood or wood and others are framed for hanging or freestanding.
"Crafting" in glass since the early 90's, my craft has evolved as I play with new ideals, people, places and events that inspire me. Check out pictures of current work and availability. Custom work is always an option if you also have an idea or have something else in mind!
Contact me at : Facebook - Heron Rock; Instagram – heronrockglassworks;
email - email@example.com
Just Gini Jewelry - Gini Foley
I developed my own style in working with bright and colourful beads and incorporating mixtures of glass, resin, metals and any other material that came my way As a result, not being formally trained, I had no rules and new fun jewelry just kept happening.
Most of my customers are free spirited mature women with a sense of fun. I have had customers tell me that I put a sense of joy into my creations and the opportunity to buy something unique. If they are happy, I am too.
I live in Brentwood Bay and work out of my home.
My website justginionline.com shows my style but not all my pieces.
Lillybean Toys - Cathy Oreskovich
Lillybean Toys creates handmade Flip Dolls that have great play value. Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Cinderella come complete with various characters as you turn the doll over. Each doll comes with the appropriate book. As well Lillybean Toys makes sock monkeys which are fun and collectable. The collection includes ballerina cats and monkeys, pirates and super monkey all in different sizes.
More photos and prices are available upon request.
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 250 886-4028.
Lilykins Design - Shirley Obersteller
The ideal tote bags for your everyday needs made with 100% durable Quilting Cotton/Canvas with contrasting lining and eye-catching designs. Choose from magnetic snap or zipper closure lots of pockets inside and exterior zipper pockets. Hard base bottom for items that need standing up. Many choices of fabric to choose from. Lots of variety from Crossbody bags and totes to carry on your shoulder. The sizes range from totes to carry laptops/shopping and the smaller crossbody totes for that quick trip out or out walking.
Ideal Christmas present. Orders placed now will be ready for Christmas Contact Lilykins Designs @FB,
Shirley Obersteller @FB or 250 478 0770.
Lisa’s Own - Lisa Newman
As we go forward in these uncertain times, Lisa’s Own is busy pickling and canning for the upcoming season. In the near future I will have my online store available through my website www.lisasown.com - where you can shop and have contactless pick up at my home or when orders are placed I will have a spot where I can meet Victoria customers on a weekly or biweekly basis. There will be fresh baking and goodies and cheeseballs too of course!
You can also contact me by email email@example.com or by text 250-709-9383
Maple Syrup – Chris Chomyshyn
Chris is an Idigenous Anishnabe Member of Wasauksing First Nation who resides in Sooke BC, He travels annually to his traditional territory where he Operates the Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Production for his Community on Parry Island, Ontario. Maple Syrup has been a source of pure, natural and sustainable sugar, Indigenous to North America for Centuries.
Available this Christmas are Maple Syrup in various sizes ranging from 100ml, 250ml,500ml, Maple Cream or Butter in 125ml or 250ml, Soft Maple Candies in 4, 6 or 12 pack. and Maple Lollipops.”
Right now I have no operational website,, however my contact info is as follows:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 250 686 0116
Photo cards - Juanita Jones
My husband is a photographer and I wanted to find a way to showcase his work so I started making photo art cards. I try to enhance the photo by first matching it to a colour mat then adhering it all to card stock. He has quite a variety of photos from scenery, birds and flowers to animals and abstract art.
I sell them for $4.00 each or 3/$10.00.
You can view the card photos by going to flashinthepanphotos.com and clicking on Card Gallery.
Please send me an email at email@example.com if you have any questions or want to place an order.
Silver Rill Berry Farm - Pamela Fox
At Silver Rill Berry Farm, we’re known for our antioxidant-packed Black Currant Concentrate and our award-winning jams and jellies. These are available all year long and make great gifts, especially for the holiday season. Our main crop is black currants, along with red and white currants, red and green gooseberries, josta berries (a cross between a black currant and a gooseberry), cherries, strawberries and garlic. We have a supply of frozen berries and our special summer pudding mixes available all year as well.
Led by Pamela Fox, this local family farm has a long history on the Saanich Peninsula. Pamela’s grandparents came over from England in the early 1900s and loved the area so much, they soon brought over their parents, Pamela’s great-grandparents. Pamela’s father, Stan Fox, eventually took over the farm and delivered milk all over Greater Victoria before starting to grow sweet corn in the early ‘60s. Pamela was able to purchase a piece of the original farm in the Mt. Newton valley.
Victoria Paper Shaper – Adrienne Hughes
My passion is creating, and my mission is to provide you with a product that will help spread joy.
I design and make all kinds of greeting cards, gift cards, boxes, bags, ornaments, table decorations, stocking stuffers and more...all made from paper.
The photos are just examples and custom orders are welcome. Bulk discounts and shipping are available. Curbside pick up and delivery can also be arranged for those in the Greater Victoria area.
Find everything you need at victoriapapershaper.com or call/text me, Adrienne, at 250-588-8282.
Wholey Goats - Laura Smallwood
Wholey Goats goat milk soap is natural, safe, and chemical free. The rich, foamy, lather is gentle and nonirritating. It is great as a face and body wash, shampoo, and/or shaving product.
Try our soap if you have acne, eczema, psoriasis or dry/sensitive skin. The high fat content, vitamin A, natural glycerin and fatty acids found in goat milk are necessary in hydrating and maintaining the correct pH balance of your skin.
Wholey Goats is pleased to offer FREE HOME DELIVERY on a minimum order of 6 bars. Cost is $5 per bar.
Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-213-8897.