Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just In

We just received Tim Holtz's new Christmas Stamps in the store. We also have the Tim's Ideo-ology line in. We still have spaces for the Christmas Open House in the morning. Check out the website under Mini Workshops for the info.

So last night I learnt that I really should only offer two ornaments at a time for a mini workshop. All the ladies were really great and patient but unfortunately as easy as the ornaments always look they are fiddly. But I am sure I will not learn because usually the ornaments are grouped in threes that I always pick. I plan to continue doing ornament classes monthly, and card making workshops.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Decision Has Been Made

Finally, I have decided on the projects for the Christmas Open House on December 13th, we will be the same thing for the morning and afternoon. Here is a picture of two of them, there will be a third which is an ornament. You can go to the website to register.

If you are the parent of a teenage daughter then I am sure you have heard of the phenom that is 'Twilight'. My daughter and here friends went to the Midnight showing on Thursday, and then they all crashed at our house. Seven teenage girls, thank god I wasn't home and my husband got to listen to them all day yesterday. I think it was a fair trade since I was driving his parents to Whitby.
They were going with their son and daughter-in-law to Italy last night, to attending the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona in which my Mother-in-Law's brother lost his life. In 20+ years of being part of this family my in-laws have never travelled and here they are going to Italy. My father-in-law was just thrilled at the red coats they were given as part of the group, on the back it said Canada and Ontario. They looked like part of the Canadian Olympic Team.

We got some new papers in the store the other day, well were always getting something new in because I just can't contain myself and am always shopping. Here they are.
Don't forget to come into the store for gifts or gift certificates for you crafty friends or loved ones. I am sure Odette or I can certainly help you put together the perfect gift.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Well I finished the Maxine Thomas piece I was working on. Here is a picture of it and I have put it in the schedule on Nov. 30, just go to the website under workshops.

Now to figure out what to do for the Christmas Open House on December 13th.

If you haven't stuck your head out the door for a few rays of sunshine, get out there while the getting is good.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


So here it is the time of year when we all start to get anxious about Christmas and shopping and getting things ready. We put so much pressure on ourselves to make everything perfect for our families. I find myself wanting to paint everything new thing that I see in books and magazines, I also want to make cards and do some scrapbook pages. I totally missed October, don't know where it went and here it will be mid November next week.

I am working on a Maxine Thomas piece to slip into the schedule at the end of November, probably on a Sunday. It is a oval piece on legs with a picture of a basket with a couple of ornaments in it, a snowman and a candle. It would be a great piece to put on the mantel. I can't tell you the last time I did a Maxine Thomas piece, so I am really enjoying.

Odette and I have been kicking around ideas for the Christmas open house, that's were the registration is on the house you just pay the supply cost.

There's the front door, have to go take care of the customers.

Till next time, enjoy this great weather we are having.