Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lucky Number Three

I spent most of my free sewing time last week making this Oliver + S Fairy Tale dress for my little girl.

Then the inevitable happened. This little girl who melts my heart on a daily basis with her big hugs, long sentences and shining smile turned three.  We celebrated with a unicorn party filled with pink, purple and sprinkles and the little lady, who wanted a crown and not a tiara to go with her dress, did not want the party to end.  I have to say, if someone threw me a party like that, I wouldn't want it to end either.

Happy Birthday, C! You're now the lucky number three!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Only 1 Week Left to Take Advantage of September Early Bird Pricing at Waffle Kisses Studio

For many of us, September marks the beginning of new adventures, either for ourselves or our children.  It's no different here at Waffle Kisses Studio with the start of a fall schedule in full swing.  If you're looking to get crafty or creative with your sewing and you live in the Ottawa area (or even if you don't, but you know someone who does), we've got a little something for everyone in September.  There's even a full range of kids classes, for ages 5 right through to 17, making their debut.  You'll find them at the end, so be sure to read on. And if a you can't pass up a deal, make sure you register before August 31st to take advantage of early bird pricing (and make sure you get a spot).

We're starting the month off with two four-week quilt classes, one geared towards beginners and the other intended for those who have a little experience with sewing.  As always though, if you're interested in a class and don't think the level would suit you, please let me know.  Accommodations can always be made for any level.  Also, if you want to learn something that's not on the schedule, get in touch.  These classes are here to work for you!  Plus, there's always the bonus perk of Waffle Kisses Studio students receiving 10% off class supplies at Mad About Patchwork.

***Early bird pricing on all classes and workshops is as listed and is effective until August 31st***

Fall Maple Baby Quilt or Wall Hanging (36" x 36") - Adult - Beginner/Intermediate - Wednesdays, September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st - 6:30 to 9:30 pm - $120 (materials not included)

Fall Maple Block

Improv Wonky Log Cabin Quilt - Adult - Intermediate/Advanced - Thursdays, September 11th, 18th, 25th and October 2nd - 6:3o to 9:30 pm - $120 (materials not included)

Improv Wonky Log Cabin Block

In addition to our great classes, Waffle Kisses Studio offers a variety of workshops, most of which include materials.  Sewing, snacks and a finished project at the end!
Scrappy Leaf Coasters (Set of 4) - Adult - Intermediate/Advanced - Monday, September 
15th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm - $50 (materials included)

Scrappy Leaf Coasters

Fall Bunting - Adult - All Levels - Friday, September 19th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm - $45 (materials included)

Fall Bunting

Appliqued Linen Project Bags (Set of 2) - Adult - All Levels - Sunday, September 21st, 6:00 to 8:00 pm - $45 (materials included)

Appliqued Linen Project Bag

Infinity Scarf - Adult - All Levels - Tuesday, September 30th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm - $30 (fabric NOT included)

Infinity Scarf

And finally, the workshops everyone has been waiting for - kids!
Let's start off with our youngest age bracket, ages 5 to 8 and our new "Sew With Me" workshops.  Each young sewist at heart brings along mom, dad or guardian and completes a project as a team. These workshops have been so popular so far that there are two time options on the same day, a morning and afternoon slot.

Sew With Me Doll Quilt - Ages 5 - 8 With Adult - All Levels - Sunday, September 21st, 10:00 am to 11:30 am - $25 (fabric NOT included)

Sew With Me Doll Quilt - Ages 5 - 8 With Adult - All Levels - Sunday, September 21st, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - $25 (fabric NOT included)

Doll Quilt

For our next age bracket, ages 9-12, this month we're offering something for the mother-daughter teams.

Infinity Scarf - Mother/Daughter (Ages 9-12) - All Levels - Sunday, September 21st, 12:30 to 2:30 pm - $30 (fabric NOT included) - only 1 mother/daughter spot remaining!

Infinity Scarf

And finally, to complete the Infinity Scarf trifecta, let's not forget about the teens and a special workshop just for them.
Infinity Scarf - Teen (Ages 13-17) - All Levels - Friday, September 12th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm - $30 (fabric NOT included)

I hope you're all as excited about September as I am.  With the cooler weather we've already been having, don't wait too long to sign up for September courses.  Some have already been sold out and I'd hate to see you left out in the cold. As always, if you have a class or workshop suggestion or would like to organize your own private or group class, I'd very much like to work something out with you.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It's Been Too Long

This week I did something I haven't done in a long time...Too long. I finished a quilt! This one is inspired by this wonky strip quilt, but instead of white, I used Essex Linen in black for the large sashing and the binding.  I backed it all in luscious, oh-so-soft Anna Maria Horner flannel from Mad About Patchwork and quilted it in various spacing of straight lines.  Like it?  Me too.  I'm a little sad to see it go.  Maybe someday I'll get around to making another quilt of my own.  Someday in a land far, far away.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

THE BUNTING IS HERE! (Kickstarter Reward #1 Done!)

The bunting is here.  The bunting is here!  Let's all give a cheer...The bunting is here!!!  If you remember back in May when I had a little Kickstarter campaign running to help make my dream of Waffle Kisses Studio a reality, you'll remember that there were all sorts of rewards for people who wanted to contribute.  The first reward at the $10 level (or higher) was having your first name included on bunting that would hang in the studio.  

I had set myself a deadline of the end of June and I don't like to be late on my commitments, so I spent every waking moment of the past 3 nights in a sewing trance..."MUST...FINISH...BUNTING..." was my mantra.  And finish, I did.  This gorgeous bunting with each of our backers names who pledged over $10 now hangs in the studio, draped above the sewcial table.  It's lovely and you're all so lovely for making this happen.  Isn't it pretty?  I'll be getting some, ahem, professional pictures taken soon, so in the meantime, I apologize for the lighting, fuzziness, etc.  Can you spot your name?


Sunday, June 29, 2014

You're Invited: Waffle Kisses Studio Open House

Moving into a new house usually means a housewarming party.  Opening a studio that feels like a second home means a studio open house...So Thursday, July 10th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm I'm personally inviting you to come and check out the studio space, browse the course catalog, enjoy coffee or tea and snacks and see what Waffle Kisses Studio is all about.  Bring a friend.  Bring two friends.  By all means, bring the family if you want.  Sewcial night machine rentals are available that night.  If you'd like to reserve a machine, you can do so here.

Waffle Kisses Studio is located at 2477 Huntley Road, Stittsville, right inside of Mad About Patchwork (look for that business sign on the road) and we're in the second story loft space of The Woodturners.

I hope to see you there! In the meantime, courses in July and August are filling up quickly, so don't forget to sign up for the course you want before it's gone.  See you Thursday, July 10th!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Waffle Kisses Studio Is Online!

My head is spinning, ideas are running wild and I can't sit still.  This excitement can't be contained, so I'll just pretend I'm shouting it from a rooftop instead of writing a blog post: 

Waffle Kisses Studio is officially up and running (online only, but the space will be ready in a couple of weeks).  You, your friends and all of your fellow handmade and quilty enthusiasts can now view Waffle Kisses Studio July course catalog online and register for workshops, classes and machine rentals.  And anyone who takes a workshop or class, or rents a machine in July, will be entered into a draw for an in-stock custom bundle from Mad About Patchwork and a free Waffle Kisses Studio August workshop. That's some serious sewing swag!  We've only got 4 spots available in some workshops and classes, so don't delay.  Spaces are limited.  And there's something for everyone, including hand piecing, quilting, garment sewing and embroidery.  Want to help make the studio a success?  Spread the news and share the handmade love!

I'll slowly be transitioning studio-related blogging to the studio site, so be sure to check in there for studio-related news and updates. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Homestretch

One machine, two machine, three machine, four...Wouldn't we like one or two more? Only tonight and tomorrow night left to help. We're so close to getting more machines. More money = more machines = more room for you!  And I definitely want to see YOU there.  If you've already pledged, thank you!  If you'd like to help, spread the news and check out the campaign.  It closes Sunday morning, so don't be late!  And remember, with each pledge you get handmade loot in return.  It's a win-win for you, me and quilters everywhere!

To pledge, click here.