For those who love arts and crafts

Where Ottawa - - HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE -

1. INUIT SCULP­TURE SNOW GOOSE Stand­ing only 10 cm high, this play­ful carv­ing of an ea­gle is a highly de­tailed soap­stone statue by Nu­navut’s Al­la­suaq Sharky. For 55 years, Snow Goose has sold ex­quis­ite Inuit and First Na­tions pieces, in­clud­ing sev­eral from Cape Dorset’s Sharky fam­ily of carvers. $185. 83 Sparks St., snow­ 2. NICE MUG THE GIFTED TYPE Part of a cheeky series, this mug let’s ev­ery­one know that there’s no need for talk­ing even af­ter cof­fee. No, re­ally. No opin­ions please. $19.95. 254 El­gin St., thegift­ed­type. bou­tiquewin­ 3. MOD­ERN MOOSE MAKER HOUSE This in­tri­cate pre-cut pa­per kit cre­ates a mounted moose head al­most a me­tre wide. Its dif­fi­culty rat­ing is medium. It comes with a prac­tice kit too so your moose al­ways looks mar­vel­lous. $100. 987 Welling­ton St. W., mak­er­ 4. HOL­I­DAY CHEER WORK­SHOP STU­DIO & BOU­TIQUE Felt or­na­ments for any tree or man­tle this hol­i­day. Made slowly, as they say, these vin­tage sleds are silkscreened in ei­ther mus­tard, turquoise, or white on re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als. $14. 242 Dal­housie St., work­shop­bou­ 5. NOS­TAL­GIC PIN MILK SHOP This enamel pin im­mor­tal­izes one of the best lines from painter and TV per­son­al­ity Bob Ross. The afro-sport­ing host from The Joy of Paint­ing is still a favourite cul­tural icon to­day. $15. 45 Wil­liam St., milk­

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