Welcome Lovely Caroline!

I think it goes without saying that we adore new designers…I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to dig into a box of beautiful handmade things they had never seen before?

It’s paradise, trust me, just paradise.

So yesterday, a little box arrived by Worskhop & Flock‘s latest love, Caroline Villamarin.  It was full to the brim with beautifully hand made fabric studs, brooches and giant paperclips (cause who wouldn’t need one of those beauties?)!

She also sent a bunch of her goodies to give away (another one of our favourite things!) so keep an eye on our Facebook pages (Workshop, Flock) & Twitter (@ws_boutique, @flock_boutique) for the next week or so and some of them could be yours! (-;


The Ladies of Workshop & Flock

Tastes of Wellington West & Our Lucky Winners!

It’s entirely possible that Tastes of Wellington West is my favourite day of the year…when else to do have a steady stream of fantastic people through your shop, hundreds of kids pushing the limits of pipe cleaner art just outside, and full licence to bring your daughter to work and let her and her friends run wild handing out balloons and running up and down the shop staircases?

Madness, plain and simple.  Good old fashioned awesome crazy heart stopping laughter inducing madness.  I loved every minute of it. (-:

On top of all of that craziness we somehow managed to run a contest and here are the winners:

- Winner of the Draw Me A Lion Colouring Card Set: Amy Lawley

- Winner of the Colour Me Postcards: Helen Cleasby

- Winner of the Seahorse print by Eufemia Bella: Heather Fogo

- Winner of the $50 Gift Certificate for Flock: Lucy Starnino

A huge thank you to everyone who came out: you made our day!  We are so happy to be in such a fun-loving, supportive neighbourhood! (-:


The Ladies of Flock

WIN This Black Drop Designs Pendant!

Looking for something unique  to go with your new summer outfit?

We have just the ticket!

Meet Jade Pellerin, of Black Drop Designs.  Founded in 2008, Jade has been combining her love of jewellery and photography with her line of original and affordable photo jewellery. Each piece is completely handmade, featuring both nature and city inspired photography. We love how her pieces are simple but still make a statement.

Doesn’t this pendant look great on Mary?

To celebrate this fabulous new addition to the shops, we’re giving away this pendant! Check out the widget below to enter for your chance to win. Contest closes Thursday at midnight. Good luck!


The Ladies of Workshop & Flock

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* We’re Giving Away a $50 Gift Certificate! *

The sun is finally shining and Flock and Workshop are both packed with super cute summer fling dresses and great separates in all kinds of patio-perfect styles and colours!

That makes this weekend the time to pop by (while walking with an iced latte and chatting with an old friend) and see what our fabulous Canadian designers have been up to!

Personally, I have become Annie 50 obsessed this season – I’m not ashamed to admit that I have even bought the same dress in two different fabrics…when I love it, I really take it to the limit! (-:

So…in the spirit of Spring, we’re giving away a $50 gift certificate to use on a great splashy new frock at one of our shops! Enter today using the Rafflecopter widget below! Contest closes tomorrow (Friday, May 3rd) at midnight.

Have a happy, crafty, family and friend-filled, fun, sunny weekend!


The ladies of Workshop and Flock

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Silk Screening Genius PEACH BERSERK is doing a TRUNK SHOW at FLOCK Feb 2nd 12-5!

Many of you may know Kingi’s iconic shop Peach Berserk in downtown Toronto!  I know that I have personally gawked at the amazing creative genius’s work and hit the changeroom in her shop!

So – it is with extra excitement that I announce that Kingi is coming to Ottawa!  She’s doing an impromptu TRUNK SHOW in the Flock Boutique gallery space on February 2nd from 12-5pm!

At the same time she will also be running one of her fabulous silk-screening workshops in our basement – spaces are limited, see info below for how to register.

On Saturday during the trunk show we will also be doing giveaways and other fun things, so make sure to mark it on your calendar and head down to Wellington West to check out the most amazing extreme silkscreened dresses and accessories on the planet!


Bridget & Christina


Here’s what Kingi’s up to in her own words:

“We are packing up our most gorgeous new silk party dresses (hoodies, cotton dresses and silk skirts too) and taking them on the road!

Trunk Show details:

I will be showing new, crazy, colourful, printed party dresses!  My swatch books (with 150 of Peach Berserk’s prints!) will be on hand, so you can create with me a gorgeous, custom designed Peachy dress of your dreams (in your choice of style and silk colours)!

It is the perfect opportunity to order a special dress for an upcoming party, prom, graduation, wedding ……whatever event is special to you!  And, I will be bringing a selection of super cute printed hoodies, skirts, cotton dresses, silk scarves and more!


Screen Printing Workshop Details:

At the Trunk Show venue, we are teaching a silkscreen workshop!  REGISTER NOW FOR THE WORKSHOP (and email us your artwork by January 30th), and we will photoshop the artwork to make it silkscreenable, and shoot it on an individual screen!  (artwork can be photos, drawings, text, found images, or any combination -to fill a silkscreen space of 22”X17”)

We will bring your custom-made screen to the Trunk Show, where you can use our print-tables and paints to print your designs! All inks, fabric, a t-shirt, and our Silkscreen book/DVD are included.

Cost $89 (to keep the silkscreen frame with your images on it will be an additional $29)

Students in the workshop will learn:

How the screens are made

Different, interesting ways to create a silkscreen design

How to print t-shirts and fabric, one colour and multi colour prints.

How to source materials and set up an affordable studio at home (silkscreen studio set packages are available for purchase as well – ask us for details)!

To register/questions, please call Kingi at 416 829 8676

Please RSVP to kingi@peachberserk.com and join our facebook page, and we will have a gift bag reserved for you.

Refreshments provided and amazing door prizes!

Peach Berserk by Kingi Carpenter kingi@peachberserk.com 416 829 8676″


28 Days of Giveaways!

We’ll be the first to admit that no matter how much we love this city, the dead of winter in Ottawa can feel rather bleak and uninspiring.

This winter, Christina and I are determined to keep up our creative spirit, snow or no snow – minus 10 or minus 40.  Are you with us? Cause we have a plan!

How about an entire month of great giveaways from your favourite Canadian designers? That’s sure to put a bit of a bounce in your step en route to the office right? Sure to make your lunch hour a bit more fun?

We think it might. (-;

So, we asked our designers if any of them might be interested in giving something away and we got bombarded with emails back!  Our fab designers are all over it!

Here’s a sneak peek: We’ll be giving away a felted merino wool hat by Julie Sinden, a drape dress by Nude and pair of lovely sterling silver earrings by shop fave Jessie Turner…and that only covers 3 days of our big contest! (-:

The giveaway begins on February 1st, but now would be a good time to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Workshop on Facebook

Flock on Facebook

Workshop on Twitter

Flock on Twitter

Also, independent businesses are always trying to get the word out, so we would really appreciate it if you *share* and/or *re-tweet* this post!

Let the fun begin!


Christina & Bridget


The Great Crafting De-Stash Starts Today!

Join us at Flock for great deals on crafting supplies!  Our entire gallery space is jam-packed with bags and bags of beads, buttons, fabric, yarn, tees for screen printing and much more!  Most bags are between $2-$5…!  We only do this once a year, so come on down asap to get in on the action! (-;

Workshop and Flock, Hitting the Streets!

Late last week, Yalitsa of Bleached Photography took our clothes out for an afternoon on the town!

The clothes had a great time (don’t they look like they are having fun?) especially because they were able to shoot the breeze with all of the great foot-friendly heels at Max’s Show Repair!  Now, that’s a match made in fashion! (-;

Check out her pics: all of the clothes in the shoot are currently available at Workshop or Flock and some of them are even on sale!  Call or come in!  (-:

Calling all Crafters! Join our De-Stash!

Hello Everyone!

After the huge success of last year’s “Great Crafting De-Stash” we have decided to do it again…and with more time for our crafters to prepare this time around!

** What is a De-stash? **

A de-stash is when crafters go into their studios, basements, closets and other storage spaces and clear out crafting supplies that they don’t expect to use in the near future. Then, they sell them for super cheap to clear their crafting clutter (we all have it!) and make way for newer better supplies!  A good de-stash is like a great day at a craft-only value village (wish there was such a thing!) – and superb recycling!  Your old buttons may be just what another crafter is looking for! (-: **

THE GREAT CRAFTING DE-STASH will take place in the gallery space at Flock Boutique from November 3rd – 11th.  We are inviting about 30 of our designers/crafters to participate but we are also looking for other crafters ready and willing to part with their vast stashes, so please contact us at info@flockboutique.ca if you would like to participate!


The Crafty Ladies of Workshop and Flock


175 Teacups + Vintage Furniture = Love.

Just when we thought it couldn’t get better, our fab Tea Cup Sale has partnered with Malenka Originals to bring you lovely repurposed furniture with a vintagy vibe!  Now we’re talking… (-:

The date has also been set: July 7th-15th in the gallery space at Flock Boutique!

More pics will be coming soon but in the meantime, mark the date on your calendar and make sure to pop by early to get first pick…we’ll see you there! (-: