Best Crafter | The Coast Halifax

Best Crafter

Bread and Butter Pottery

Best Crafter

Gold Winner Nicole McInnis, Oh Dina!

Silver Winner Bethany Riordan Butterworth, Bread and Butter Pottery

Bronze Winner Holly Nauss, Promise of a Pearl

Oh Dina!’s Nicole McInnis is shocked to win Best Crafter. “I’ve never even gotten silver or bronze before in this area,” she says, on a break from packing up her popular DIY bachelorette kits bound for a store in New York. She caught the flower-crown wedding trend a few years back (“I’m moving into a more ethereal dry flower phase”), then her Etsy store took off and now she’s swamped. “I came back to Nova Scotia and didn’t think I’d be able to make a living here,” she says. “I was in film for awhile and I didn’t think I could come back and actually do it. I was just trying to drum up business just to live here so I wouldn’t have to leave. And then it actually worked.” Her thanks are of the effusive kind: “I am so, so honoured and surprised. I’m flabbergasted about it, honestly.”