Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Holiday Fun!

Wow! I can't believe its end of term already! Our term classes are ending but we have some awesome classes planned for the holidays!

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday 3rd October - 10.30 - 12.00pm / $12.50
Small Canvas with Owl

Come and make this cute little owl to either hang on your door or in your bedroom.
We will be painting so please wear old clothes!

Wednesday 3rd October - 2.00 - 4.00pm / $25.00
Silhouette Frame

The wood meaasures 12x12", and you can choose from 8 different designs! We will be painting and decorating the wood in your favourite colour - and you can choose paper to match from the shop.

Thursday 4th October - 2.00 - 4.00pm /$25.00
Tea for 2 Canvas

Enter the world of Mixed Media! You will learn to layer, paint, stamp and create a great background. If you have a heat gun please bring it along.
This class is best suited for year 4 upwards unless you have an adult (or older brother/sister) to help you.

Friday 5th October - 2.00 - 3.30pm / $25.00
Dress Forms

Create 2 Dress Forms. (Above image is just an example). We have a selection of kits / papers to choose from. When booking please let me know if you would like to make the base white as I will spray paint it for you before the class. Any other colour can be painted on the day.


Please ring me on 0408 913684 / or come in store to book in for any of these classes.

Art Journal Classes

Good Morning Everyone!

As a lot of you already know we are holding Art Journal classes this term.... below is a little more information:

Getting Started with creative journaling
 Creative Journaling is whatever YOU decide it is!

 It can be to express ideas, develop your creativity, record special moments & times in your life or to simply help you work through some of the challenges life brings.
You don't need to know how to paint or draw artistically to art journal, you just need to know how to hold a pen, press the plunger on a spray bottle, have an interest in getting creative and be prepared to have fun and get your fingers inky!
This six week course covers techniques and ideas to help you on your journaling journey. You will learn lots of cool & fun stuff including.....
Creating backgrounds & building pages using spray inks & paint, adding interest with simple artful lettering, building up depth & dimension on pages with gesso, stencils and stamps, emotive journaling tips for using art journaling as self expression, combining collage concepts into your journaling pages.  
Classes start 15/10/12 weekly on Monday night 7.00pm - 9.00pm (ish) for 6 week course

Kit & class overview will be supplied on payment of course fees.  
Please call Marijke for bookings or queries on 0408 913684 /


Monday, 3 September 2012

Mixed Media Classes

Hello! This post is well over due.....sorry it has taken me so long!

Last term Jenny taught a 10 week course in mixed media, this term she was going to repeat the course but unfortunately for us she now works full time at Suncity Christian Church in charge of the children's ministry. So a BIG congratulations to her, but it did mean she no longer had time for the classes.

Luckily Fiona was willing to take her space.

Fiona has over 10 years of experience in teaching craft. She used to teach at TAFE and has also been published in national craft magazines. Fiona has brought her own flair to our mixed media classes and they have proved to be very popular.

Due to demand Fiona will also be teaching the popular Saturday's class on Wednesday from 11.00 am till 2.30pm (finishes in time for school pick up!).

You can sign up for one class or all classes - pick and choose the techniques you want to learn. Join us this Wednesday and learn various techniques using alcohol inks. You will make up to 5 finished projects (3 with instruction from Fiona, and 2 freestyle). Class costs $40 which includes all product and expert tuition.

Come and see me in store or ring me on 0408 913684 for futher information.

Road Trip to Dowerin.....

I have heard about the Dowerin Field Days, and have seen the ads on the TV every year but I always thought it was just for Farmer's.....boy was I wrong!

It is a HUGE massive event with lots of different stalls. Yes you do have all the machinery there, there is also a sideshow alley, petting zoo, lifestyle pavillion and that is only what I had a chance to look at.

Last Tuesday Dad and I drove down to Perth (day started off well - no power so we couldn't even make a cup of coffee!). We stopped at one of the service stations along the way and had some coffee (won't be doing that again - didn't taste that nice). I noticed my back tyre was a bit low but dad reckoned it was only because the car was so full of stock, so we continued on our journey.

When we reached Perth we picked up our hire car and took mine to a secure parking place.
It started raining just as we were transferring all the stock from my car to the camper....and just when we finished the sun came out again :) Driving one of these things is a whole new experience I probably could have done without. But I did it!

We headed to Dowerin which is around 200km inland from Perth. We arrived in Dowerin around 4pm, unpacked the car and set up our stall. It was then time to park in the Caravan park (adjoining the grounds).

The camper has 2 double beds, one upper bunk and one lower.
top bunk.

 There was a great atmosphere in the camping grounds. Bonfires, laughter and happiness.

The next mroning was an early start to finialize the stall.
Table 1
It was great meeting so many new people, including some ladies from Geraldton, Mingenew and Dongara. I enjoyed helping the men choose gifts for their wives. One gentlemen bought a gift for his wife, then noticed that we were form Geraldton - he said "You're not the ones one Flores Road are you? I have spent hours outside in the car park there while my wife shops!"

Suprisingly we sold more here than we did last year at the Melbourne craft show! At 5pm on Thursday it was time to pack up and start our journey home. We made it to Perth by 8pm, then when we picked up the car saw that I had a flat tyre. Changing the tyre was easier than I thought it would be - but it did mean we could only drive 80km per hour. (do you have one of those space saver spares in your car too?). Stopped in Cataby for a 10 minute nap (its way to dangerous to drive tired!) and woke up 1.5 hours later! Finally reached home at 5am. Just in time for a shower, unpack the car at the shop and pick up the kids for school.

We then had a busy day at the shop with Amber unpacking all the new Christmas stock.  We have 3 new collections:

There are also lots of new wood flourishes, bling, wood items + lots more.
Which collection is your favourite?