Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Inspired! at the Barracks

Our Shop at the Barracks Fine Craft Shops
Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city, is popular with travellers in the summertime and there is much to see along our beautiful Saint John River.  A highlight of our downtown is the Garrison District which was declared a national historic site in 1964.  Visitors find many attractions and activites here including the Changing of the Guard, tours, concerts, artisans at work, gift shops and live theatre!  Located in Barracks Square is the campus of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, a center of creative and artistic excellence.  The old Soldier's Barracks house fine craft shops in the charming stone arched stalls that formerly held ammunition!

Fun and Funky Stacking Bracelets from Wild Woman Jewelry.

Whimsical magic wands are colorful and unique!

A few years ago, an adventurous and fun-loving garden fairy took up residence in my garden at the cottage and began corresponding with my four-year-old niece.  Esmerelda has required various special tools each summer, magic wands being one such item essential for a proper fairy!  A hunt for sticks with magical qualities ensued and in the dark of night, wand creation began...these handsculpted beaded wire flower colorful fibre wands are now available for fairies of all manner! Drop by and enjoy the magic!

Inspired! is filled with the creative products of seven local artisans and crafters -- we are painters in various mediums, paper artists, soap makers, potters, jewelry makers, knitters and fabric artists.

~ a few pieces from Wild Woman Jewelry

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