Friday, May 27, 2016

Tax Free - Retrofest Weekend

My favourite weekend of the year is here! It is Retrofest's Sweet 16! Join the Paper Pickle and Homebaked Kitchen for tax free shopping. The ENTIRE STORE is tax free. 

I will also have a fun tag make and take all day SATURDAY using Prismacolor Pencils and the new Power Poppy stamps (which are all ideal for colouring).  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Give the store a call or stop in if you are interested in these great card classes!

Cards by Debbie

Join Debbie as she shows you how simple card making can be. You will work with one stamp set, and various inks and stencils to create three gorgeous cards. Perfect to have on hand for any occasion. 

Dates:  Wednesday June 1 1-3pm OR Wednesday June 8 6-8pm
Cost:  $20+HST
Requires Supplies:  scissors & adhesive

Cards by Pauline

There is still room in Pauline's Cheery card class.  Learn great watercolor techniques and pick up colouring tips from our in house pro. 

Dates:  Wednesday May 25 6-8pm OR Wednesday June 1 from 6-8pm
Cost: $20+HST
Required Supplies:  scissors and adhesive

Don't forget this weekend is favourite weekend of the year.  Downtown will be hopping!


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10-5
Sat - 10-3

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Incredible Colouring and Technique Class by Pauline!

Ok are these cards not the cheeriest things you have ever seen?    I love seeing all the colour.  If you are looking for a fun night out, join us!  All levels of crafters welcome.  Pauline will show you a fun watercolor technique, improve your colouring/shading skills and make you smile and feel great about yourself!  All that in a two hour class?  You bet!

Dates:  Wednesday May 25 or Wednesday June 1
Time:  6-8pm
Cost:  $20+hst (includes a sweet treat from Homebaked Kitchen!)
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies:  Gamsol and stomps, various colours of Prismcolor Pencils (for list - pop by store)

Please stop by in person or call the store to register (519.351.5220).  Hope to see you soon.  More classes to follow.


Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello Pretty Girl!

Say hello to my new friend. Isn't she all pretty?  She is soft and huggable but be careful....She could blow up under extreme pressure (but who doesn't?). But I love her. She has incredible sense of style with her cream, pink, black and gold fringe. Even her adorable bunting is "en vogue".


It's hard to see here but she is BIG....and I do mean that with the utmost respect. She certainly gets noticed wherever she goes. 

She came into my life Sunday where she attended a very special baby shower. She wanted to see the store and she has fallen in love and will not leave (we get that a lot!)

If you want to meet this pretty girl, stop by The Pickle. As you can see she is very photogenic and would dress up any photo shoot or party. 

Appearing this week only!  Stop by and say hi!


PS....Detail - Balloon Kit (available in pink only $12.99 and I went to Pizzazz in Chatham to fill ($10). 

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It's ALL Happening!!

Well hello there.  We've been friends so long that I'm sure you know my patterns by now.  No blog posts for weeks?  Yep.  That means this girls has been up to some SERIOUS business!  Wedding stationery is being created with care.  Charity events (Zonta) are being thought out and successfully executed.  New orders are being entered and added into the store.

Today I'll share some of the new products now in stock at The Pickle.  I don't know WHAT happened but it all arrived at once and I mean A LOT of product is here in time for Mother's Day, birthdays and Retrofest, etc.  Got an itch for a little daytripping or a walk downtown?  NOW is the time!

Memorybox & Poppystamp Spring Release

This was an incredible release.  Great underwater dies.  Adorable baby dies.  And as always, beautiful florals and butterflies.  Have a look at just a few that have arrived!  Note, these are not to size....many are larger/smaller than they appear here.

Stamps - Magenta, Power Poppy & Penny Black
So much has come in that I think I need to do another post tomorrow to do these stamps justice.  But for those who love to stamp and play and colour, here is a little teaser for you.


Beautiful Magenta stamps have arrived.  You guys loved them so much, I HAD to order in more.  And the timing was perfect as there was just a new release.  These are the perfect stamps for those who like to play.  I had fun using these on my Zonta card last weekend (photos to come).

Power Poppy
Incredible Card by Katie Sims -  Power Poppy Designer

Power Poppy Stamps is a new line to the store.  Many of my friends have been telling me about this company for years and I finally gave in.  Over a dozen new sets are here - perfect for the person who likes to colour.  These designs with matching sentiments are awesome!

Penny Black

Penny Black is another company we have been carrying since the beginning.  I have brought in some great cling stamps including this design by Mo Manning.

I'm so exited about the amazing new product in the store.  Stop in and have a little look for yourself.  Homebaked Kitchen also has great NEW gift ideas including:  pencil boxes and wraps, gorgeous tea towels, aprons, mugs, canisters and more.  We've got you covered for gifts for special people!!

Enjoy the sunshine!!

Store Hours
Wed-Fri - 10am-5pm
Sat - 10am-3pm