Saturday, June 29, 2013


Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.
~Author Unknown


 In a world of computers and social media I still love books. A place to escape at any time, to travel around the world while never leaving your home. Vintage books hold a special charm.

 The story inside the pages is not the only story they tell. The wear on the cover, the slight musty smell of the pages- Who has read this book before, where has it been...




 
“I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
J.K. Rowling
 
 
 
Vintage books are wonderful additions to decorating and not just for bookshelves...







 
Books are art  in so many ways...
 
 



 
 
 
 


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Funky Junk & Treasures sale was a huge success this year. Although it was an overcast day the rain held off and did not deter the crowds. Many arrived hoping for treasures and left with wonderful deals on furniture and accessories. If you had the misfortune to have missed this event, you will definitely want to watch for next years sale. In the meantime here is a sampling of what you missed this year...













  























Monday, June 17, 2013



Time is counting down, as the pixies are madly working to finish all the funky junk and vintage treasure for our 3rd annual sale.
 
We are excited to announce that this year we have a new vendor. Joining Vintage Pixie Studio and Black Cat Antiques this year, is Mustang Sally Vintage. You may have discovered them already, at the Home and Garden Show or many of the pop up shops they have had throughout the spring. Denise carries a large selection of vintage clothing and jewelry.
 
Of course Black Cat Antiques will have a unique eclectic collection of antique items.
 
Vintage Pixie Studio has been scouring all across the area for cool and funky finds and we are very excited about everything we have for this years sale!
 
A gathering of re-funked  junk *  industrial chic * flea market finds * vintage and antique furniture * up-cycled chic * vintage clothing and jewelry * altered art supplies * ephemera * steam punk * altered art supplies * artisan re purposed collectables and many more such treasures...
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
10am- 3pm
132 CUMMING STREET
 
brought to you by;



Mustang Sally Vintage
 


Friday, June 7, 2013



 
 
Join us for one of many and varied D.I.Y. workshops
 
Have you already taken a mosaic window class, and would like to make another one with us. We now offer repeat students a discounted price to join us at a workshop.
Receive a window and all your glass (including lunch)for $70.00 instead of $95.00.
for more details enquire at the studio.
 
Space is limited, so don't delay. Register early.
You aren't considered registered until you have paid in full.
All classes are non refundable. All workshops are for ages 16 and up.
For more details on workshops stop into
the studio to see class samples.
 
 
Sunday April 6th
10am-4:30
$95.00
Create this the adorable Bunny using basic needle sculpting over a wire armature. All materials included as well as a light lunch.


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Mosaic Window
Sunday January 26, 10am-4pm
Monday January 27 6pm-7:30pm
$95.00

By far our most popular workshop.
All skill levels welcome.
Create a stunning picture to hang in
a window and have light shine through.
You choose the design, we show you how
to create it.
You will be provided a frame allowing
for a 10"x10" picture.
All materials supplied, including a
light lunch. Students are required to
have wheeled glass nippers
(available for purchase at the studio)


Fibre Art Journal Cover

$59.00
Sunday February 16, 10am-4pm


In this delightful workshop you will create a removable journal cover utilizing numerous techniques. Students will be taught basic needle felting, free motion embroidery, and ribbon embroidery. Students require a sewing machine that will drop feed dogs, and has a darning foot, You will also need a variety of colours of thread and a felting needle.( These items are available at the shop for purchase) All other materials supplied. A light lunch will be provided.



 
 
Sculpting a Faerie

Sat., February 22, 10am-5pm
Sun., February 23,  10am-5pm
$200.00  (tool kit $25.00)
 
 
In this workshop you will learn step by step techniques to sculpt a female figure in polymer clay. We will sculpt the head, hands and feet. and apply them to a wire armature. Polymer clay will be provided. Students are required to have a basic tool kit for sculpting. (kit is available for purchase) This workshop is for all skill levels. A follow up workshop will be offered at a later date which will cover painting, costuming and wings. A light lunch will be provided both days


Jewelry class two
Thursday February 27th
6:00-9:30
$43.00

In this class you will learn the mogami cane technique in polymer clay while completing 2 pieces of jewelry


Mosaic Monogram
Sunday, March 2, 10am-4pm
Tuesday, March 4, 6pm-7:30pm
$95.00
 
Monograms are very trendy in today's decorating. In this workshop we introduce our own unique take on this decorating trend. You will learn basic mosaic skills. We supply your letter of choice, tiles and adhesive. Students are required to bring glass nippers. ( we do sell wheeled glass nippers at the studio) Sunday will be spent designing and mosaic-ing your piece. A light lunch will be provided on the Sunday. You will return Tuesday evening to grout and polish your design.
 


Mosaic Box
Sunday, March 9th 10am-4pm
Tuesday, March 11th 6:00pm-7:30pm
$85.00


In this workshop you will learn basic mosaic skills. We supply your wooden box, tiles and adhesive. as well as a light lunch Students are required to bring glass nippers. ( we do sell wheeled glass nippers at the studio) Sunday will be spent designing and mosaic-ing your piece. A light lunch will be provided on the Sunday. You will return Tuesday evening to grout and polish your design.

 



Open Mosaic Night
$15.00 per night
 

Wednesday March 19
6:00pm-9:30
Wednesday March 26
6pm-9:30pm
 Wednesday, April 2, 6:00pm-9:30pm

Wednesday April 16
6pm-9:30pm
Wednesday April 23
6pm-9:30
Wednesday April 30
6pm-9:30

 You asked and we listened. We will hold open mosaic nights for those of you who have previously taken a mosaic workshop and would like to work on your own projects. We provide the space and the guidance if needed. You are responsible for your own materials (available for purchase at studio) You must register in advance to attend an open mosaic night.


Fibre Canvas Workshop
Wednesday February 19th,   6pm-9:30pm
Thursday February 20th, 6pm-9:30pm

$68.00

 
In this workshop you will be working with fibres to create a gorgeous work of art. You will learn basic needle felting, simple free motion embroidery and bead work. This is for all skill levels. We provide the supplies and students require a felting needle (available for purchase at the studio) . On the Thursday evening students are required to bring  a sewing machine with assorted threads that is able to drop feed dog. Please know how to operate your sewing machine-we don't teach sewing

We are very excited to welcome a new instructor to Vintage Pixie Studio.
Linda Huffman is an extraordinary local artist who works in numerous mediums.
 

 Linda will be teaching 3 workshops on polymer clay jewelry.
 
Take just one class at $43.00 or take all three at an reduced price of $110.00. (6 completed pieces)
Jewelry class One


Thursday February 13, 6:00-9:30
$43.00

In this workshop you will create 2 pieces while learning the extruder technique. Assorted colours available.
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Jewelry class three
Thursday  March 13, 6:00pm-9:30pm
$43.00
In this class you will learn three polymer clay techniques.
The Skinner blend, inclusion and stamping, all while completing 2 pieces of jewelry. 

 


Needle Felted Mouse

Sunday March 16
10am-4:30pm
$85.00
create this adorable mouse using basic needle sculpting over a wire armature.
materials supplied including a light lunch. Students are required to bring felting needles
(available for purchase at the studio)

 

Resin assembled pendants
Sunday March 23rd
12:00pm-4:00pm
$54.00

In this workshop you will create funky pendants using assemblage and collage techniques. You will also learn basic soldering and resin mixing. All materials supplied


 

For more information on all of the wonderfully creative workshops we have lined up for the winter months, drop by the studio. There is something for everyone. Of course there are always new creations and vintage treasures arriving daily.



 

 

 
 

For more information on upcoming workshops come by the studio
 
Don't forget to stop in the studio to see all the new and wonderful holiday  home d├ęcor and accessories. New items appear daily.