Working Studio

So in the City of Calgary retail space is crazy expensive. So our little studio is run out of our home. The studio has it’s own walkway and side entrance. Which means clients are not disturbing the house and all it’s members. Now saying this our little French bull dogs will come and greet you and maybe bring you a gift. If I am home then chances are I am in the studio working. My hours are nuts because well sometimes working into the wee hours works for me. You never know how the work day is going to unfold. Some days the phone is ringing off the hook. Other days not a thing. This week for example Monday was dead. Got a lot done. Today was nuts… to the point of nothing is getting done. That’s okay just means I maybe working until midnight to complete what needs to be done. Wednesday Teaching a one on one class. Thursday a renter is in , so that means I am piecing with a friend so I can finish a class sample which needs to be done for Saturday.  Friday have no idea what’s happening but can guess I will be burning the midnight oil to complete something. Saturday teaching the Elephant abstraction workshop at  a local guild. Sunday is open sew day at the studio. So far only one person has taken advantage of this .

It’s a working studio , it has a fun energy

Christmas is Coming

1st Christmas quilt of the year finished.

1st Christmas quilt of the year finished.

Summer has ended , fall is here and Christmas is just around the corner. In the studio this summer we hosted a kids club. Once a week a couple of little girls came and made a small project which they then took home. Next summer we will be offering this program again because honestly it was so much fun and I think the girls enjoyed it.

The Kids club taught me that there is still a need out there for basic sewing . If you have an understanding of the basics you can create wonderful. Our school system does still offer sewing in the life skills class. But if your like me that was along time ago. So I was thinking…. would anyone be interested in a drop in class every Monday 10-1 & or 6-9 to make something for Christmas? Each week I would post the upcoming project on our facebook page . The Cost would be $40 dollars but that would include supplies and everything. Thinking Homespun Stitching .

Get a start on your Christmas gifts. I know a lot of people go to the local craft sales and shop but honestly there is nothing more rewarding than making something yourself and giving it.

So book your space, let us know what small project you might be interested in. The more input the better. Thinking the first Monday of November is when we will start. And the project will be a wall hanging. I have started designing it and will make it up next week. Each week will be a different project which will be kitted up so yes you will have to let us know if you shall be attending. If you can’t attend but love the kit one can purchase them for $25 dollars.

So consider taking a small class .

And if you have quilts that need to be finished for Christmas  now is the time to get them into the queue. Avoid the Christmas rush.

Also if you need a gift idea for that quilter in your life we are offering  $150 dollar gift certificates for $100 . A savings of $50 dollars. These gift certificates can be used for classes or longarm services only. This sale will be on until Christmas .

This week in the studio this gem was picked up by it’s owner. A Simple wool wall hanging but it turned into something I truly wanted to keep. Hence why I am designing my own wall hanging for our first Homespun Stitching class.