Time to... Create Nova Scotia

Time to... Create Nova Scotia

As Margaret Atwood once wrote, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” It’s a time to busy your hands.  

Dirt isn't the only option though. You may prefer ink to soil. Or perhaps you're of a practical bent, and about ready to get started on peak gift season with homemade delights for loved ones. With our Time to... Read collections, you've got a lot of options to help you unleash your inner artist, whatever your chosen palette. 

Colouring Books Are For Grownups

Colouring is a means of flexing your creative brain, by making colour decisions and interpreting a beautiful image, completing it your way, and being proactively playful. More importantly, it’s a defiant act of non-productivity. It may be a while before you can do this again with so little guilt. Indulge your beauty muscles.

Nova Scotia Colouring Book, by Yolanda Poplawska, celebrated illustrator of the Theodore Tugboat series, features the province’s famed must-see features, from coastal villages to the expansive Annapolis Valley and stunning Cape Breton Highlands.


Plant a Little Garden

Gardening is not only a way to create beauty and food, it also benefits your heart, reduces stress, builds self-esteem, and provides vitamin D, something we’re all a little starved for come spring.

Elizabeth Peirce’s Grow Organic is packed with practical advice for gardeners, from where to buy organic seeds to which vegetables grow best in Nova Scotia, and is rounded by profiles of inspirational local gardeners.


Stitch and Knit

Two books from Newfoundland’s Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott provide some of the most popular tips for creating knitwear. As the authors themselves say, “knitted gifts are treasured in Newfoundland, whatever the season.”   

Saltwater Classics covers the body, toe tips to top of head. LeGrow and Scott have collected and expertly recreated some of Newfoundland’s most beloved knitwear, sprinkling in heavy doses of creative flair. You’ll find stunning, unique patterns.

And anyone north of the 42nd parallel is sure to appreciate the stylish and authentic mittens in in Saltwater Mittens.

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