Handmade in Canada! Little Scotia is an Art Studio based in Midland, Ontario.
"Little Scotia is a name that evokes a certain atmosphere and feeling. A down east, "Come-On-Into-The-Kitchen" Friendly. A real sense of community and one-on-one interaction, with a sense of humour and adoration. That's the relationship I have with what I create and with the people who purchase my art." - Lori Petroff
We create collectable, playable, and heirloom quality dolls, toys, miniatures and art with a modern down-home twist, and a punk rock attitude.
You can find traditional dolls, sock monkeys, and old fashioned dollies with a twist (or two!), paintings on gallery wrapped canvas and Art Trading Cards, as well as playful and Badly Behaved Embroidery, miniatures and vintage treasures.
Due to the limitations during the Covid-19 situation, we have moved all of our gift items to our Facebook page for better monitoring. We offer local delivery in the Midland Ontario area, or porch pick up, but are unable to do any shipping at this time.
Every handmade item is made or hand-saved by Lori. If it's a piece created from scratch, or a saved piece that Lori has added a twist or snark to, each piece comes to life and has a story to share!
New items released online once a month, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Join our newsletter or follow along at Facebook for the newest releases.
Currently, we are creating pieces we adore and commissioned work from the cottage house in Midland Ontario, Canada, and offering them on our Facebook page for delivery or pick up.
Art Showings and Events for Little Scotia
Our last show was at Three Crows Speak Studio in Orillia Ontario. "Badly Behaved Babushka" opened with a meet the artist event on June 29th, 2019, from 1 to 3pm, and ran all summer long until August 27th. Featured wooden matryoshkas with sass, badly behaved embroidery, soft dolls and more.
Little Scotia strives to maintain GREEN practices! Using recycled and thrifted goods in making new toys and jewellery, and when necessary, buying new supplies from individual artisans in Canada and the United States. New polyester fiberfill made in Canada to stuff all of our toys. Upcycled items are often included in Little Scotia pieces, giving new life to old things.
Little Scotia 818 Dominion Ave Midland Ontario L4R1S7 705-527-9934