Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CHANGES AHEAD:

2013 has been a year of constant changes.
I think all for the better, at least that's what the goal is.
So here's the most recent one:
I will be closing my studio at COTTAGE Vintage Home the end of July
and will offer only private in-home classes/parties of 4 or more.
Occasionally I will offer classes at Camas Antiques, CrackerJack Vintage,
Shabby Nest and possibly other locations.
This is all an attempt to simplify life a bit,
you know - "Work smarter, not harder."
My home and family need some serious attention right now and I can't 
do much when I'm never home so I will be creating from my home studio,
focusing on ETSY and even doing a few shows again,
once I get my home in order.
I will still have my spaces at
CAMAS ANTIQUES and CRACKERJACK VINTAGE
and I'm working on a line of jewelry & accessories for Raylene's
new shop in Sellwood, SHABBY NEST.
That being said, I need to get rid of a lot of larger pieces so let me know
 if you see anything you like. Here are few of the items:

 SHABBY BLACK DISPLAY CUPBOARD W/LIGHTING $425
(67 1/2" tall x 15 1/2" deep x 76 1/2" wide)

WHITE CUBBY W/METAL BASE $130
(61" tall x 16" deep x 36 1/2" wide on a 12" high base)

WORKBENCH W/DRAWER $40
(59 1/2" tall x 24 1/2" deep x 48 1/2" long)

GIANT FARM TABLE $425
(31" tall x 38" deep x 131" long)
LONG NARROW SHELVING UNIT $48
(32" tall x 12 3/4" deep x 72 1/2" long)
IRON SPIRAL PLANTSTAND $38
(52" tall)
 SOFA TABLE $65
(30" tall x 17 1/2" deep x 48"long)
DARK BLUE WARDROBE/TRUNK $63
(closed measurements are10" deep x 18" wide x 30" long)
VINTAGE YELLOW METAL KITCHEN STOOL $50
 
As usual, most prices are negotiable.
I will also be clearing out a lot of pieces at home so
 I will be having a couple of yard sales in August but I'll keep you all posted.
Oh, and I will definitely be at the
COTTAGE FLEA MARKETS in August & September!
Stop by and visit Billie whenever you're in the neighborhood,
she always has the most awesome treasures!
I will certainly miss her but I'll be sure to visit often!
xoxo, Chris/Momma
 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MAY/JUNE Classes & 1ST SUNDAY FLEA MARKETS!

Well it has certainly been a busy couple of months!
We have many things planned at the COTTAGE like...
Flea Markets, European Container Sales, and Creative FUN!
So here's the schedule:





 
“For May & June it’s
All About France!”

Paris Romance: Josephine’s Junque
Metal-etching and found elements assembled
to create an original necklace.
RE-SCHEDULED DATE:
Tuesday, May 14th




Tuesday, May 7th from 6-9pm

#PRJJ $33.00
All materials and tools included





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Romance of France
Candle Light & Flowers
French ephemera, vintage jewels,
fabric scraps and lace will be used
to embellish a 10” glass candle holder.
You will also create scrap
fabric flowers with accents.

Sat., May 11th from 1-4pm





#RFCLF $31.00

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Moulin Rouge Fascinator

In this class you will decorate & embellish

a tiny black hat with feathers, jewels,
appliqu├ęs, trims and handmade flowers
and then attach it to either a headband, clip or sash..
All materials & tools provided along w/snack.
Wednesday, May., 22nd from 6:00-9:00pm
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Queen of France

“So you think you are the queen of France, do you?”
 

Create a crown and it will be so!
With wire, glue, ribbon, flowers, buttons
and jewelry bits, rusty coins & keys,
vintage ephemera and more.
*Materials included along with special snacks!

This could be a crazy party!




Saturday, June 1st from 1-5pm 
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Paris Romance: Bijoux's Baubles
In this creative 3 hour workshop, 
 

you will learn basic metal etching
and patina along with some creative
assemblage to create
Your very own romantic necklace
with assorted metals, jewels,
vintage bits, frozen Charlotte and chains.
*All materials and tools provided
along with snacks!
Wednesday, June 5th from 6-9pm
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THIS CLASS JUST ADDED!
Room for 3 more students!
FABRIC SCRAP FLOWER Class!

Sunday, June 9th from 11am - 1pm


#FSFC $29.00.  All materials and tools will be supplied

along with a healthy snack.

In this class you will learn many different techniques for making beautiful flowers from scrap fabrics.

You will leave with 3 finished pieces,

either brooches, hairclips or bands, etc.
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NUTS & BOLTS & LEATHER
Perfect for Father’s Day gifts!
Etched brass washers accented with gears,
watchworks and industrial scraps are
attached to a leather cuff to form this
strong, chunky accessory.
All materials and tools provided.
Snacks, too!

Saturday, June 15th from 1-4pm
 




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FRENCH COUNTRY APRON


Create a simple French country apron




while up-cycling vintage linens & lace.
Add French photo’s & graphics on fabric along
with assorted scraps & bits for original charm.
All supplies included plus snacks!
Thursday, June 20th from 6-9pm
 





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Country French Market Bag

Much like the French Country Apron class




Only this time we’re making a charming
French tote bag, perfect for COTTAGE’s
1st SUNDAY FLEA MARKETS!

Again, all materials included along with
a yummy snack!
Wednesday, June 26th from 6-9
#CFMB $29.00
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*Picture coming soon.

*I'll be posting examples as they are completed.
Billie will be back from Paris this week so stop in and say "Hello" and see what goodies she brings back with her! xoxo, Chris/Momma






Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Almost Organized!!

Well yesterday my friend Tawny and I,
spent the day organizing my work area at
the new studio in
COTTAGE Vintage Home!
Now there is actually room for me to work.
Let's take a look:

And look at all the bits & bobs
for you to use in your creations!
All available for purchase.


Bringing new elements in daily!
*Still spots available for
this Saturdays class
Nesting Garden
EASTER BONNETS
(See March Class post for details)
And we still have the following classes for March:
FABRIC SCRAP FLOWERS
Wed., Mar. 20th
LACE & LIGHT
Thu., Mar.21st
SPRING BUNTING
w/Missy Moore
Mon., Mar.25th
Check the March Class Schedule
from the previous post for photos
and more details.
Remember that we also offer
private classes for 4 or more!
Hope to see you all soon!
xoxo, Chris/Momma
 
 


Friday, February 22, 2013

March Class Schedule

 


First ART CIRCUS Class at our new diggs -
 COTTAGE Vintage Home:


CREATIVE CROSSES
a metal-etching and found elements essemblage to create an original cross necklace or other design.
Saturday, March 9th from 12:30-4pm

#CCC $49.00
All materials and tools included

 
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Wouldn't you like to create your own
EASTER BONNET?
 Make either of two different sized

Nesting Garden
EASTER BONNETS!
Sat., Mar.16th from 12:30-3:30pm
Sml./fascinator size hat
#NGEBS16 = $26.00

You will be learning flower-making techniques as well.
All materials and snacks provided!
 



 
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Back by popular demand
Art Circus Studio will be offering the


FABRIC SCRAP FLOWER Class!
Wed., Mar. 20th (1st day of Spring!) from 6-9pm
#FSFC $28.00.


All materials and tools will be supplied
along with a healthy snack.
In this class you will learn many different techniques for making beautiful flowers from scrap fabrics.
You will leave with 3 finished pieces,
either brooches, hairclips or bands, etc











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LACE & LIGHT

Create your own pair of beautifully decorated
glass candles (one 10" and one 4")
to keep for yourself or give as gifts.


Thu., Mar. 21st from 6-9pm
#L&L $38.00

and includes all materials and tools,
special snacks too!
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Treasure Nest Novel

We create a beautiful spring arrangement
By turning an old book into a caged birds nest.
Your nest could contain an assortment of
Found vintage bits & baubles, ribbon scraps, buttons,
Moss, pearls, flowers, etc.
All materials & tools provided along w/snack.
First Friday, Apr., 5th from 6:00-9:00pm
Or Sat., Apr. 27th from 5:30-8:30pm


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Nest Trinkets Crown
Create a crown fit for the queen of all
feathered friends! With wire, glue, ribbon, moss, flowers, buttons and jewelry bits, rusty coins & keys, vintage ephemera and more.
*Materials included along with special snacks!
This could be a crazy party!
Sat.,Apr.6th from 1-4pm


 
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Nesting Necklace
In this creative 4 hour workshop,
you will learn basic metal etching and patina
along with some wire wrapping to create
Your very own nesting necklace
with assorted metals, wire, freshwater pearls,
beads, vintage buttons, charms,
crystals, twigs and chain.
*All materials and tools provided
along with snacks!
Tue., Apr. 16th from 5-9pm


 

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Forever Nests
w/Christina-Momma

Learn to make a basic wire wrapped nest then
solder it and add eggs of pearls or other beads.
You will then be able to make a necklace
or bracelet to take home with you.
This is a good beginning soldering class.
Materials provided along with a snack!

Wed., Apr. 24th from 6-9pm

 
#FEN $39.00
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Check back for additional classes!
xoxo, Chris/Momma