A fresh new look for Little Scotia!
The name Little Scotia came from my yearning to be "down home", in Nova Scotia. It's where my family comes from, and I've completely romanticised the idea of running away and living in a big home, sewing dollies and making toys.
When we were kids, my mother moved us to Midland Ontario, after living for years all over Toronto, because Midland reminded her of Nova Scotia. We're on the water, there's lots of trees, and I know how to find a great kitchen party.
We have a little cottage house with a bit of yard to garden in. We are steps away from Georgian Bay, and our downtown core is a friendly place filled with small businesses owned by families.
All my family is here in Midland, and so the idea of running away to Nova Scotia had to take a back seat. Instead, I've been creating a down-home feel right where I am. Surrounding myself with family, toys and dolls, music and laughter.
Each piece is handmade by me - I'm Lori - with attention to details and a little magic sing song in the creation. Each doll tells me her story as she's brought to life, each painting has a tune and energy sung into it, each miniature is cooed over as I paint and sculpt.
Meet the Artist
Lori Grace Petroff lives in Midland Ontario, creating a Down East atmosphere right here on Georgian Bay.