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WORKSHOP: stampy valentines

3 Feb

coming to RareFunk is the “My Stampy Valentines” from Scrapstar originals

Personal Note: Brenda the owner of Scrapstar Originals is fantastic!! not only is she super talents but an encouraging and excellent teacher. She offers party packages too so check out her site (above)

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help us gather supplies

27 Jan

hello friends,

if you are local to the KW area i am putting a request out there to help us gather supplies for the craft workshops to be offered at this year’s Bloomin Earth Eco-Fair (april 16th). The things we need are simple, as they are generally things you would toss in the trash or recycling bin, and even though i am obsessed with collecting and organizing these things in my own home… i just cant gather the quantity i need on my own.

we need:

  • cardboard food boxes – cereal, crackers, kraft dinner etc.
  • tin cans of any size – soup can, pop can, tuna even
  • scrap bits of metal – things like screws, bolts, nuts, broken (but not too sharp) metal thingys
  • buttons beads and bobbles – this kinda covers anything tiny, colourful and plastic (or wood).  our bucket usually consists of lost barbie shoes, broken hair accessories, beads of all kinds, buttons, sequins, toy accessories but we seem to be using it all up with our home crafting
  • beer bottlecaps
  • yarn (i know there are lots of uses for this one out there… so only pass our way if you really arent going to use it)
  • sheets, pillowcases or fabric you dont want

the event is in April, but  i wont make you store these things for that long. just let me know when your full, and i will have my errand fairy (aka husband) come pick them up.

just to make sure everyone else is as excited as i am… i have to share the final product your recycled items will become. for bloomin earth this year re-make-able is offering free workshops for all ages to make recycled dolls, nature masks, tin can robot statues and then you can play in the giant building blocks area to make a house, a maze or even a statue of yourself.  Eeeek so excited i cant seem to sleep — and its still 3 months away!

Live Figure Drawing in Downtown Kitchener!!

9 Feb

Homer Watson House and Gallery
Live Figure Drawing in Downtown Kitchener!!

Tuesdays: 7pm-9pm
February: 23rd-March 23rd

156 King St (ground level), Downtown Kitchener
519-748-4377

$10.00 cash only, paid to facilitator
Be on time as doors are locked at 6:55pm

*Nude Model present each session.
*Participants required to bring own supplies
*Easels and drawing boards available
*Instructor available to assist when required

Students Welcome (must be 18 years or older-contact Homer Watson House for more information)

Organized By: Ann Marie Hadcock

for more info or contact event organizer

Fight Moths with Craft

11 Jan
Location: Heartbeat 960 aka 960 Queen St. West (between Shaw and Ossington)
Time: 1-4pm Saturday, January 16th

The ladies over at Church of Craft have noticed there seems to be a moth problem in this fair, yet chilly city where favorite sweaters and socks are breezier than they should be this time of year. Instead of scrapping them, mend them with the age old technique of darning!

The Toronto Church of Craft is hosting a darning workshop with wool connoisseur Becky Johnson. Bring in your old, your haggard, and your much loved woolens and learn how to make them wearable for another season of deep freeze.

We’ll be congregating at Heartbeat 960 – 960 Queen St. West on Saturday, January 16 from 1pm to 4pm.

Drop on by, and mend! We’d love to see you out of hibernation!