Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas House Tour

Once again this year I am participating in the Christmas House Tour (November 12th, 13th) put on by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. This year I will be decorating the lobby of the Art Gallery. Tickets are now on sale at the shop or any of the other participating shops. It is a fabulous event and great way to kick off the season, as well as finding great decorating ideas. For more info. check out the Thunder Bay Art Gallery web page.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Classes and more Classes

Well once again I have been a bad blogger. Workshops have come and gone and I have posted nothing. I find myself frantically preparing for Christmas at Vintage Pixie and everything else has suffered, but I am sure you will find it worth it. In the mean time here are some pics from the past classes.

Fibre art workshop:

Peter Pumpkin Head:

Sculpting a fairy:

stay tuned- I promise to post again soon!
until then pixie giggles and faerie wishes...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Finishing Projects

Sometimes it feels as though projects will never get finished. You start with such enthusiasm, and as other jobs disrupt you and day to day life just gets in the way, you become disenchanted with that excitement for the new design or creation. Your mind has moved on to all kinds of new ideas that you want to start but your current project is there to remind you it is waiting to be finished. This happens to me almost on a weekly basis. Sometimes my self  discipline kicks in and I finish the started project, and other times said project gets pushed aside to wait until excitement is renewed. I have, however discovered that there are those special times when you force yourself to do something you don't want to, that wonderful things happen. A while back I posted some pics on W.I.P. Wednesday of what I was then calling brownies. Because the holiday season is fast approaching I felt I needed to work on Christmas items so they became elves instead. A wonderful thing happened- I love them.
this is how they began

and this is what they became...

 these little fellows are so cute and versatile. they are small enough to sit in your hand. they have a bean bag style body that allows them to be positioned  and can be tucked into any little spot including in a tree. These elves will make their formal debut at the Christmas house tour at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
Now I need to go back to Halloween mode as I prepare for this weekends workshop. I will post some pics of the class and the last class of fibre art soon. Until then pixie giggles everyone...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Outdoor Fall Decor

We now have available for your fall decor pumpkins and straw bales. The pumpkins are $5.00 each for assorted sizes. The straw bales are $10.00 each. If you are interested in the straw bales, give us a call so we can assure we have them on site for you. (807-622-9627)