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Canada Day Market coming up!

Deb Theilman original art - clothespin leaves

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!  We love Canada, and we hope that is apparent to EVERYONE when they walk into our shop and hear us proudly proclaim that everything they see was made in this beautiful country of ours.  Little Cricket will be celebrating our nation’s 150th birthday in Memorial Peace Park[…]

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Summer of Love

GS Heart painting w 2

With over 150 artists represented by Little Cricket, we thought it would be fitting to Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year by celebrating the many talented Canadian artists we LOVE and are proud to represent.  This summer, each day that our shop is open between July 4 and September 2, we[…]

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Diary of a Shopgirl #7

Diary of a Shopgirl

When you own a shop spring cleaning is not just something you do in your home.  The store demands your attention as well.  Sunnier days means suddenly the dust in the jewellery cabinet is very APPARENT (isn’t the whole purpose of a jewellery cabinet to keep the dust out?  How[…]

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Art Makes Me Happy!

Liz Boulton paintings - purple trees

Art makes me happy… I love my days in the shop, especially the sunny ones, as I look around at my four walls and enjoy all the wonderful paintings that surround me.  I have so much new art in right now for spring – you really should stop by.  Think you don’t[…]

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Garibaldi Art Club Exhibit on Now!

Kerrie STafford - Tulipfest w(Garibaldi ARt Club) copy

Little Cricket is extremely proud to be exhibiting the works of five talented artists from the Garibaldi Art Club for the entire month of April.  Lea Sevcov, Kathy Nay, Stephanie Kendal, Olivia Burrage and Kerrie Stafford have all contributed pieces to this mini exhibit as well as inspired my front[…]

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Spring is officially here!

Janis Eaglesham original art - "Nestlings"

I know, I know….I keep mentioning Spring…but I’m so darned READY for it!  Spring Break with the kids is almost over so I’m back from holidays, I’m putting away the heater in the shop, and putting out anything pastel-coloured I can find!  And it would seem my customers are ready[…]

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Diary of a Shopgirl # 6

Kathleen Tennant Journals

I took some holidays a few weeks ago and as luck would have it, we managed to get in on a tour at the Gibson Guitar Factory in Memphis, Tennessee.  This hour and a half tour, while mostly for my hubby’s benefit (he’s the rocker – NOT me….), was a[…]

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Spring Treasure Hunt on now!

Spring Treasure Hunt Bunny

  Can you find the bunny?  The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s annual Spring Treasure Hunt is on now!  20 participating businesses in downtown Maple Ridge will be hiding Easter eggs in their stores for your young ones to find.  (Don’t worry….they won’t have to dig too deep in[…]

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

Andrea Lawrence weaving - scarves

OK, so I like snow…I didn’t complain once this whole winter. But honestly, I’m ready for Spring.  Time to take the fireplace out of my window, pack up the wooly blankets and scarves and break out the aquas, the pinks, and the yellows!  We’ve got some lovely new artwork this[…]

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