Crafts of Character

Diane Budden's Newfoundland Collectibles

A sampling of products:

Diane Budden's Newfoundland Collectibles
Diane Budden's Newfoundland Collectibles
Diane Budden's Newfoundland Collectibles
Diane Budden's Newfoundland Collectibles

Biography

"Most of my rocks, for the houses, come from Fogo Island where I grew up and my parents still live.  My family helps me by scouring the hills and pits for perfect rocks.  Sometimes you can find them with a ridge that looks like a chimney or a porch.  I love the ones that tilt."

Diane Budden wonders what would possess a soul to paint their home Smurf blue with a pink door.  But it is vibrant colour combinations like this that inspire Budden's cheerful home décor items.  She hand paints each rock to resemble a charming home, lighthouse or church.  Candy coloured row houses – ranging in size from earrings to tabletop decorations and doorstops – are especially popular.

Diane also offers printed products based on her original designs such as cards, coasters and Christmas ornaments.  Ideal for mailing, the Christmas ornaments feature a large variety of delightful Newfoundland sayings and images guaranteed to bring smiles to those living both on and off the island.  Functional and decorative, both coasters and ornaments are made from wood with hand applied prints protected by several coats of sealer.

Upcoming Shows

Wholesale

Atlantic Craft Trade Show 2014 - Halifax, NS, Feb 1-3

Contact Information

Contact: Diane Budden
9 Britanolia Place
Conception Bay South, NL A1X 7M3

Phone: 709-834-2912
Fax: None

dianebudden@warp.nfld.net