Monday, September 22, 2008

Fused Glass Windows - September's Class

This is Nancy's window with all the pretty flowers and buzzing dragonfly. Cutting those wings looks tricky but it seems these ladies have figured it out.
Lynn found some tumbled blown glass that she had picked up ages ago and this added some great dimension to the shatter look of the pattern. This looks even better close up.
Jacyln's window has the cattails and dragonflys and she even put real pebbles in with the glass which really adds some neat texture. This is really beautiful and suits this old frame so well.

This is Colleen's second time making a window. All the tumbled glass and glass buttons surrounded by the textured and opalescent clear glass looks spectacular when the light goes through it.

Beth and Gupka (hope I spelled that right!) worked together on this one. Very pretty and fresh looking with the various tones of blue.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hypertufa Workshop Fri. Sept. 26th

We are going to have another Hypertufa class before the weather gets too chilly and we are going to do it Friday September the 26th 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

For anyone that has taken the hypertufa class before you are welcome to come again and make something else at the cost for the materials. This will probably be $10 unless you are making something much bigger than a birdbath.

For first timers the class will be $25 and everyone needs to bring a form to build on. A form can be a peat pot or shallow plastic bowl for a birdbath or other plastic containers.
Call or email me if you are interested in registering for the Hypertufa class.

Fall Colours

The view on the Black River is always quite gorgeous but in the fall it really is spectacular. It doesn't seem possible some of the colours of the trees. They seem to glow and look more like an incredible painting than be real.

I was browsing through some old photos from the first fall that we were here and found this one and thought it was worth posting again here.

If you ever needed an excuse to come to the County I think this photo will give it to you. This photo was taken in October 2007 so in a few weeks this will be our view. The colours aren't quite here yet, but every day they change.

Scarecrow Festival October 11th!!

It is that time of year again for the Scarecrow Festival!! It is going to happen this year over the long weekend of Thanksgiving, Saturday October the 11th, which is when the Black River Cheese Factory sells the last of it's ice cream for the year. (The raindate will be the following day, Sunday the 12th).

From 10 am to 4 pm we will be offering all the materials to "Make Your Own Scarecrow" with a $20 donation going to the Regent Theatre in Picton. The Regent Theatre is run entirely by volunteers and is a hardworking organization that needs strong community support to keep running, so come out and support our heritage theatre.

We will also be having a BBQ with hotdogs and drinks available for sale along with facepainting by the Crafty Crone.

It will be a fun family day at the barn!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Milford Fair 2008

Well we did it! We had a entry for the Milford Fair parade and we had a booth at the Milford Fair. It was alot of fun and we met lots of new people and had lots of regular customers drop by. ( My sincere appologies to the ladies that went to the barn for their biscotti and found it missing and had to come all the way to the fair to get it! I forgot to leave some with Brianna, whoops!)

Lucky for us friends of our daughter Leah were raising goats for their 4H club so we asked them if they would come along and parade them at the fair. I quickly called the Crafty Crone (aka my mom) and requested 3 red goat coats to be made. She of course took it an extra step and made the red hats out of the scraps of material that were leftover from the coats. Tim made some Galloping Goat t-shirts for everyone to wear with our logo on it and had a large sign made for our little red wagon. Voila! It was a parade float or whatever you call it when a bunch of people and animals walk in a parade! Tim is already planning to improve our parade float for next year, though whether or not we can locate some goats to borrow again might be tricky.

Quinn, our son walking beside Tim decided there was no way he was wearing one of our hats, too cool for that. After all his friends were all going to be watching him... sigh. What happened to that little boy who dressed like Harry Potter for 2 months straight when he was 4 with the cape, glasses and wand everywhere we went? And I mean everywhere we went, on the subway and streetcars in Toronto where we were living, walking to school, walking down Queen street to visit Tim at work, well actually on Queen street he actually looked pretty normal in comparison to some of the characters you find there!!LOL Soon, I imagine, he won't want to be even seen with us, weird people that we are, and of course totally uncool.