I'm going on some road trips! I must admit, sometimes I feel like I never leave Kakabeka Falls. I'm sure that many of you know that I own an old general store. My home is upstairs and my shop is on the main floor (and the basement - well, we won't even go there - it's my hoarding space). Needless to say, I spend tons of time here!
So, I am thrilled to be getting out of Dodge! I will be teaching milk paint workshops in Red Rock, Fort Frances and Murillo. Okay, so Murillo is the next village over and it's only 9 minutes away, but I'm calling it a road trip because I still have to pack my little green truck with workshop supplies and drive there. So, I think it counts. Agree?
I have lots of photos to share of our upcoming workshops. But, I am going to keep it simple. You can take a peek at our workshop page if you want more details.
For our workshops in Red Rock, Fort Frances and Murillo we are going to paint these signs. You can choose from the word "Believe" or ...
"HO HO HO".
Aren't these designs just adorable? I spent many hours choosing the perfect fonts and surfing the web to find the perfect santa hat images to purchase and then I had all the wood pieces laser cut. I am so happy with how they turned out!
We even figured out the perfect method to add texture and make the "snow" on the Santa hats crackle. (I will be writing a blog post about that soon).
If you prefer an "everyday" sign, we have about 12 words to choose from and a variety of colours will also be available.
In case you are wondering ... We are not offering this workshop at my shop in Kakabeka Falls. Murillo is halfway between Thunder Bay and Kakabeka Falls and it's the perfect venue for a Christmas workshop! (And we will have tons of treats and door prizes - it doesn't get any better than that!)
Our second workshop is a set of three vintage postcard blocks. These reproduction postcards are printed on 100% cotton rag which is a lovely textured paper. This project is just adorable!
We will also be teaching a couple cool techniques to "age" the postcards even more.
You can choose from red, blue or green milk paint for your blocks.
Our last workshop is a planked snowman. Once again, I had all of the snowman "parts" custom laser cut. He (or she?) was super fun to design. We liked our snowman without a mouth, but we will have some sharpies kicking around if you want to draw a mouth on him.
I hope you will join us for a workshop. Warning: If you have never used milk paint before, I can pretty much guarantee that you will fall in love with it. Everyone does!
We have a winner! Everyone who attended our fall or Halloween workshops entered a draw for a chance to win one free Christmas workshop. The winner is Emily Streutker. Congrats Emily!