ENTER TO WIN these great Earrings, handmade by local designer Jasmine Virani!

Many of you ladies likely know the work of Ottawa designer Jasmine Virani (you can also find her on facebook).  Her collection is subtle and lovely, handcrafted in sterling silver, with just the right amount of accents.  If you have ever had the opportunity to meet her, you would also know that she is a about as nice and happy as you can get!  But did you know about why Jasmine is so special to us, here at Workshop and Flock?

Years and years ago (circa 2004), Christina, Jasmine and I met while selling our handcrafted goodies outdoors under those sketchy looking tents at the Byward Market.  Every morning, coffees in hand, we’d unload our stuff, set up our tables and tents and settle in for a long, hot day on the asphalt…

Needless to say, chit chat was the name of game and the three of us spent an uncountable number of hours hanging out on plastic lawn chairs and getting to know each other.

So, anyway, 8 years have gone by and Jasmine is now a celebrated local jeweller with a collection that is so unique I want every piece. And best of all, we’re giving away one of her fabulous pairs of earrings!

To enter:

1. LIKE our facebook pages (if you like both Workshop and Flock you will receive 2 entries)!

2. If you already LIKE both of our pages (thanks!), then COMMENT on this post (on the blog or on facebook) and you will be entered!

Our fun contest closes Friday, March 2nd at 5pm!


The ladies of Workshop and Flock

So many new things…so many more on the way…

the ladies at both flock and workshop have been out of their minds with all the great stock that keeps showing up on our doorstep!  the hold bin is bursting and i recognize most of the names on the slips…therein lies the best perk of the job!  (-:

and the good news, of course, is that it’s not going to stop any time soon!  this great floral top should be coming in on thursday…i’m super excited to start adding a few pieces to the hold bin too! (-:

Happy Heart Day.

This morning I was woken up at 6am by my 4 year old, balancing a tray of chocolates in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, while singing “Happy Valentine’s Day to You!” as loud as she could, in the tune of happy birthday, of course.

I must admit that Valentine’s Day has not been on my radar for the last decade or so…my husband is not the chocolate and flowers type and i’m more the drink champagne with the girls type.

But this morning was different.  Our four year old made us all wear red and pink (quite entertaining trying to find either red or pink in mine or my husband’s wardrobe) and she stood behind her dad giving clear but definitive directions while he carefully poured batter into the pan to make heart shaped (well, kind of blob shaped) pancakes.  Kinda fun…

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone out there…today is the only day of the year where eating chocolate out of heart shaped cardboard boxes from the drugstore is perfectly acceptable.



Valentine’s Day is for Mommies Too! (-:

Check out the fun, crafty event we’re doing for valentine’s day!  Hope to see you there!

Wanna Learn to Crochet?

Take our new Class: Sips & Slips: Crochet Basics!

Tues March 13th & 20th 6:30-8:30pm, $50+tax

Who says crochet is just for Grannies? Let Sandra D teach you the basics of crochet as well as how to make all kinds of super cute crochet accessories (think flower brooches and circle beads!) in this two-part beginner’s workshop! Colourful wools, a crochet hook, fun patterns and a home made instructional handout are all included!

To sign up for our new crochet class or any of our other winter classes, please call Flock Boutique at 613-695-0834.

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