Beeswax Candles: Why I no longer make them

Bee-on-New-England-Aster

One of the most profound changes for me was becoming a vegan rather than only vegetarian. Learning more about the dairy, chicken egg and bee product industries was the impetus. Isn’t it interesting that when one searches for information rather than accepting what you grew up with, one’s thinking often changes?

Smallbones Studio Shop

Handmade Delights and Vintage Treasures (Scroll down for categories) “Leap, and the net will appear” has long been one of my favourite sayings. In 1998, in my late 40s, I took the plunge. I leapt – from Toronto to a simple old heritage home built in 1855 located in a tiny hamlet by a small […]

Shipping & Policies

Welcome to Smallbones I hope you enjoy your visit. Please contact me if you have any questions: jane[at]smallbones[dot]ca. Smallbones Studio is located in the tiny hamlet of Gores Landing in southern Ontario, Canada. Prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Payments are made through PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account and you can use your […]

Winter Rambling with the Infrequent Blogger

window on winter

Winter rambling…
I wonder if there’s a prize for being the most infrequent rambling blogger of all time?
I think as a blogger you’re supposed to post a new article a tad more often than twice a year or so. 😉 At least I don’t inundate readers with unwanted mail!
My biggest lesson from this is that one simply can’t do everything (at least I can’t).

Springing forward as the good life continues

Sourdough Bread

It’s Spring, finally. It was actually over 20°C yesterday and the sunshine was glorious – a reminder that simple living really is as simple as enjoying a warm and sunny day! There are Loons on the lake and ‘our’ Pileated Woodpecker has been visiting. Both of these birds will disappear from this area when all the weekend visitors arrive, with their increased activity and noise. But for now it’s lovely to see and hear them.

Simple Living and Smallbones

I fell in love with my heritage house on sight and decided that I wanted to live within its old walls before I’d even been inside. It was built in 1855 by William McBride, Gore’s Landing’s first boat builder and coffin maker. It’s a small and simple dwelling that retains most of its original character. Gore’s Landing is a wonderful hamlet with its very own open-twice-each-week library in the community hall.

Moving Forward…Smallbones & Me

Jane Weeks of Smallbones Studio

I fell in love with my heritage house on sight and decided that I wanted to live within its old walls before I’d even been inside. It was built in 1855 by Gore’s Landing’s first boat builder and coffin maker. (His photo is in the Peterborough Canoe Museum.) It’s a small and simple dwelling that retains most of its original character. Gore’s Landing is a wonderful hamlet with its very own open-twice-each-week library in the community hall.