Thursday, April 30, 2015

A day comes in the springtime
When Earth puts forth her powers,
Casts off the bonds of winter
And lights him hence with flowers...
~Dora Read Goodale
This is my favorite time of year. It is a time of new beginnings, rebirth and promises. A romantic at heart, I love bringing romance into my decorating (nest), especially in spring.
Whether with fresh tulips in bunches throughout the house, ruffled and light linens replacing the heavy blankets of winter or fresh light pastels introduced to brighten up a room. a romantic touch throughout embraces the spirit of spring...

photos found on pinterest

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As the last of the snow melts away from my garden signaling winter has passed, I begin to get a warm fuzzy feeling inside. The craving for spring starts me thinking of light colours, fresh flowers, green things and warm sunshine. It is a time to open the windows and let the warm breeze in, update my decorating and start planning the garden season.
In deference to the promise of spring,
Vintage Pixie Studio is having a sale, this weekend only.
15% off all birdhouses and jewelry
We have returned from our buying trip, and found some great vintage treasures. You are sure to find something to your liking.
 The studio is now open for our regular hours

Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays 11am-5pm
Check out our blog to see all the great workshops
we are offering this spring and early summer.
Space is limited, so don't delay. Register early.
You are not 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 visit our
blog or stop into
the studio to see class samples.

With Mother's day approaching, visit us at the studio to see the delightful and unique additions to our shop. New items arrive daily. Everything from vintage treasures to new and original creations. You are sure to find something special. Remember to keep us in mind when planning your own creative projects. We have an excellent selection of exclusive embellishments, great for that special project or to add to your stash.
The warmer weather brings with it the promise of new
beginnings, longer days, and a renewed interest in creativity.

We are closed this weekend and next. Visit us at the
Home and Garden Show this weekend in the Coliseum building at the C.L.E
.Show hours are :
Friday, April 10, 2015   4pm-9pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015  10am-6pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015     11am-4pm

Then we are off hunting  & junktiquing the following weekend looking for fabulous finds to bring you.

We will reopen on Thursday April 23rd, 2015.

Something to look forward to...
Here is our later spring early summer workshops.
There is something for everyone

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina    

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Join us for one of many and varied D.I.Y. workshops.
A great Mother's day gift can be the gift of a shared experience.
Bring her to a workshop and spend a fun and inspiring day with her. 

The studio will re- open for our regular hours on Thursday April 23rd, 2015
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays 11am-5pm

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 visit our
blog or stop into
the studio to see class samples.


Soft sculpture fairy

Sunday May 24, Sunday May 31
In this 2 day workshop  you will create a fully clothed fairy and learn how to needle sculpt a face and sew articulated fingers as well as many other tricks I have learned over the years.   Students are required to bring their own sewing   machine and sewing kit and have basic sewing experience.
Wed. May 27. Tues.
June 2 6:30-9pm
make and wrap 10 wonderful bars of traditional soap using the saponification process. You will learn how your choice of ingredients affects the quality of the soap you use every day . 1st evening ....soap kitchen;  2nd evening soap cutting and wrapping.


Beaded Cuff
Tues. May 26  6pm-9:30pm
In this fun class you will create your own piece of jewelry in your choice of colours.  You will learn some wire manipulation and beading techniques.

Mosaic Window
Wednesday June 3, 6pm-9:30pm
Thursday June 4, 6pm-9:30pm
Monday June 8, 6pm-8pm

Back by popular demand. There is nothing more stunning than sunlight streaming through stain glass. In this workshop you will learn to create and mosaic a basic design to hang in a window. We supply your frame, glass and adhesive and safety glasses. Students are required to bring glass nippers. ( we do sell wheeled glass nippers at the studio) Wednesday and Thursday will be spent designing and mosaic-ing your piece.  You will return Monday evening to grout and polish your design.


Mosaic Monogram
Sunday June 14 12pm-4pm
Wednesday June 17  6pm-8pm
With letters so big in home decor these days this is a fun piece to create while learning basic mosaic skills.


Garden Dragonfly
Wed. June 10 6pm-10pm

Sculpted with a weatherproof clay on driftwood and wings designed with wire, this fellow is a hit in every garden.

Garden Stepping Stone
Thursday June 11
Our unique  spin on the garden stone, using crash glass and paint. You can customize  your colours and design.

Cobblestone Birdhouse
Sunday June 7, 10am-4pm
These whimsical cottages beckon to the birds or   perhaps the fairies in your     garden. All materials supplied including a light lunch.

Mosaic Toadstool
Tues. June 16 6pm-9:30pm
Wed. June 17, 6pm-8pm
A colourful addition to any garden, these funky fungi are a great way to try your hand at mosaics. No skill necessary.
Crash Glass Bird
Tues., wed., June 23,24
Mon., June 29 6pm-8pm
 A fun and unique spin on mosaics, recycling crash glass

Large Mosaic Bird
Thurs., June 18,25
Mon. June 29 6pm-9pm
This workshop is geared to those that have previous mosaic experience. You will learn a new technique for grouting difficult 3d pieces.