De-Stash Starts Tomorrow!

the lovely ladies of flock spent much of the last week tagging, rolling, bagging and pricing fabric, tools, beads, boxes, crafting books, paper…the list goes on!  the big de-stash event (see earlier posts) starts tomorrow and is the ultimate place to shop for great deals on crafting supplies, courtesy of about 20 of flock boutique’s designers and friends!  don’t miss it!

just to give you an idea of a few of the things that are up for grabs, i have taken a few pics.  for more sneak peeks and pics of stuff at it comes in, check out our event page on facebook here! see you tomorrow!  (-:

 

 

this will look great on my wall…

so….i know it’s not going to make me very popular to talk about something that i just bought which is lovely and fun and sure to bring great joy to the guests who filter through my living room…and then say that nobody can have said piece of loveliness except me.  but that’s what i’m going to do today.

i bought this great piece of fabric art, stretched over canvas, at flock yesterday.  it was a one of a kind piece, handmade by the lovely robyn of shibang design.  robyn is an amazing fiber artist, art-educated at NSCAD, and her work is a complex and beautiful collage of fabric, thread, tuile and various other bright and unusual pieces. i have one of her clutches and one of her laptop sleeves (which garners a lot of attention every time i pull it out at a cafe).  this is the first time robyn has ever sent us a piece to lovingly adorn a wall.  and i bought it.

so robyn…you can’t leave all of the special people who read this blog without canvas wrapped fibre art of their own. right? right.  please send us some more love!

xoxo

bridget.

Lace Inspired Loveliness

as many of you know, i’m not much of an afternoon blogger.  i tend to get up early in the morning, go into the shop when it’s calm and quiet and wandering around looking at all of the pretty things.  i then usually find something that makes me smile, take a pic of it, and share it with all of you.

today though, my day got off to an early start, followed by much chaos (surrounding the impending de-stash which is getting crazier, better and more exciting by the minute) so i didn’t have a moment to stop, think and share.

then i ran into christina who excitedly showed me pics of a new collection of jewellery we just received! sheena hand casts her jewellery using bits of vintage lace. isn’t that lovely?  these pieces are so unique, i can’t wait to go into the shops and see them in person.  maybe i’ll see you there!

xoxo

bridget.

 

Workshop is 6 1/2…Let’s Party!

Sometimes it seems like there is so much going on at Workshop that I can barely keep it all straight…and right now, half way between the end of our crazy Trunk Sale and the beginning of Flock’s fantastic De-Stash, Christina has decided to throw Workshop a birthday party!

The funny thing is that…Workshop is 6 1/2.

Past 6, not yet 7, but Christina doesn’t care, she want an excuse to have a bunch of raffles, give everyone discounts, and eat birthday cake!  Not a bad plan, actually…!  (-:

So, as part of Apartment 613′s Support Local Month, we are throwing an Unbirthday Party for Workshop (at Workshop) on Wednesday, Nov 16th from 5-8pm!  We are partnering with 2 of our favourite local businesses, Raw Sugar and Pascale’s Ice Cream (the best ice cream ever made, ever) for an evening of food, fun, and more fun!

De-Stash Sneak Peek: Buttons & Wool!

Bags of great fun buttons, $3/bag!

Raw Wool...sooo lovely! $3/bag

oh, what a day!  i spent yesterday wading through the huge pile of de-stash items our designers have been dropping off…and what an event the de-stash is going to be!  sooo exciting!

in fact, the way i look at it, it’s a good thing that i’m de-stashing my studio.  you know, to make room for all of the new goodies i’m going to acquire! (-;

don’t forget to visit Flock’s classroom space Nov 1st-14th for a room full of great crafting supplies!  more information about the sale can be found here:

http://www.workshopboutique.ca/blog/a-few-of-our-favourite-things/the-great-crafting-de-stash/

Winter is a great time for Crafting!

Our November Schedule is out!  Now is the perfect time (insert pics of yourself, sitting cosily by the window, snow falling outside, glass of wine nearby, knitting your own sweet christmas gifts) to start crafting!  i can almost guarantee that crafting is the most fun way to spend winter evenings, so sign up for knitting or block printing and get the creativity flowing!

Here are the dates, call Flock at 613-695-0834 to register!  All classes will take place in Flock’s fantastically newly muraled classroom space.

Knitting for Beginners $59+hst

Tuesday Nov 1st,8th and 15th, 6:15-7:45pm

Flock’s fabulous Caddy Ledbetter (co-author of Mother-Daughter Knits) can teach anyone to knit!  She has created a casual, informal beginner class where you can learn the basics of knitting. Students have the option of knitting a pair of arm warmers or a scarf, so go ahead, sign up and make your own winter accessories! Yarn and needles are included.

Intermediate Knitting $59+hst

Tuesday Nov 1st, 8th and 15th, 7:45-9:15pm

Caddy has made this fun intermediate project-based knitting class for those who have knit before but want to learn new skills like knitting in the round, purling, increasing and decreasing while making their own fabulous legwarmers or a hat! Yarn and needles included.

Block Print your own Gift Wrap and Cards! $48+hst

Thursday Nov 10th, 6-9pm

This is the season to put your own stamp (literally!) on the gifts you give! The lovely and talented Anne will teach you the basics of block printing: you will carve out your own unique design and then print it onto paper and note cards.  All tools, inks and paper provided.  You will leave with 10 sheets of your own unique wrapping paper and a variety of cards. So crafty!

 

January Classes (for early birds and people who know that classes make great gifts!)

Knitting for Beginners $59+hst

Wednesdays Jan 11th, 18th and 25th, 6:15-7:45pm

Caddy can teach anyone to knit!  She has created a casual, informal beginner class where you can learn the basics of knitting. Students have the option of knitting a pair of arm warmers or a scarf, so go ahead, sign up and make your own winter accessories! Yarn and needles are included. 59$

Intermediate Knitting $59+hst

Wednesdays Jan 11th, 18th and 25th, 7:45-9:15pm

Caddy has made this fun intermediate project-based knitting class for those who have knit before but want to learn new skills like knitting in the round, purling, increasing and decreasing while making their own fabulous legwarmers or a hat! Yarn and needles included.

Laura Laura is Back!

for those of you who loved laura fauquier’s mini collection this past spring, you’ll be happy to hear that she’s doing it again!  this super cute a-line skirt has the sweetest pocket details – tiny pieces of laura’s own weaving!  we only have 4 of them, drop by this weekend!

tomorrow will be the most perfect of days…

i know many of you have been waiting patiently for Melow’s new collection to arrive at Workshop and Flock…and we just heard that it will be arriving today!  how exciting!  melissa always creates such a lovely mix of classic pieces, we’re chomping at the bit to open this particular box – i can guarantee that half of our staff will be there for the box opening!  so…box should come in this afternoon (go canada post!), a few hours to steam it all and put it out…which makes friday the perfect day to drop by and get the best selection!  see you then!

xoxo

bridget.

 

I can feel the weather changing…

this morning i was waiting in my yard for a fridge to be delivered. since my house is a bit off the beaten track (really, it doesn’t front on a street), i had to flag down the big moving truck so it would be able to find me.  this only took about 10 minutes, but since it was early in the morning and i wasn’t quite yet dressed for the day, i was freeeeezing!  from this moment forward it’s going to be leggings, boots, arm warmers and a scarf – i mean it!

so, having now made the commitment now to dressing in a seasonally appropriate way, i thought i should back it up with some purchasing. this morning, i’m headed to the shop and i will be buying one of these lovely and fun, uber interesting, handmade in montreal, boiled wool scarves!  we have them at both shops, in a number of great colours – and i love how they make a statement!  and, in my case, the statement is: look out fall, here i come!

Not Just for Kids

take a look at the masterpiece i made last night…! well, masterpiece might be a strong word…but the process was very relaxing and yogic. why did they ever stop making these?  (-: