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May 17, 2017

It’s been a year!

May 11 2017 IT’S BEEN A YEAR!! We made it through our first year… intact! There were a few times I thought OMG what have I done!!! There were so many new things to learn , and I am not even talking about the language…..and looking back over the months, I am not sure where
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July 10, 2016

Some observations

Some observations….. Things grow here! Plants… people.. life! People are curious about each other….they are out on the streets, they look at you, in the eyes…you are closer to the earth here, closer to nature, even in the houses, there is no glass in the windows, just mosquito mesh and bars to keep out the
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April 30, 2016

First month in Nicaragua

Where to start? This month has been a crazy whirlwind blur…..we arrived safely , dogs too, after a 5 hour wait in customs to get the dogs out, but that’s another story! We settled nicely into Casa Bamboo, on top of a hill , great view but costant crazy wind, my hair looked like a
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March 22, 2016

Blog #1- Artist in Retreat- Nicaragua

Welcome to my blog! This is my first “blogging” experience, and I am grateful for a casual platform to be able to tell other people about our adventure in moving to Nicaragua. I have so much to say! Divesting vs Investing: Strange thing getting rid of all your possessions that you have carefully stored away
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August 14, 2015

One week to Kids’ World and art for kids at the CNE

Bring your kids to the CNE and enjoy the best art program ever! It’s free with admission to the CNE from Friday, August 21 right through till Labour Day (Monday, September 7), at the Dufferin Gate entrance… on Kids Street. Bring your children, grandchildren – any kids who would like to try felting, beading, painting,
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June 22, 2015

Last chance for Dundas studio felting workshops

Last Chance! Spring has Sprung, the Grass has Riz, I don’t know where my next house is!!! I have sold my current house/studio and will be moving to new digs in August. Until then I am running the last 3 Saturday workshops in my beautiful studio in Dundas. June 27, July 11 & 25th. Hope
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January 23, 2015

Felted jacket workshops in Dundas, Ontario

These are some of samples of coats/jackets that have been made in a two day workshop. They are made from high quality Merino wool plus embellishments.We made a specific pattern for each piece, sizing from something in your current wardrobe. The colours that you would like in your coat will be ordered in for you.
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Learn to felt and stay the night

If a trip to Dundas, Ontario for one of my felting workshops seems like a long trip, here’s a great solution. Book an overnight (or two) stay, and relax after all that hard work felting. Our fully equipped top floor, 1 bedroom apartment, sleeps 2 comfortably + has a pull-out couch. Quiet, treed street with
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December 9, 2014

Felted Christmas gifts – open studio

December 10 and 17- Wednesdays December 13 and 20- Saturdays My Studio is open these days for you to come and make your gifts. Pay as you play! $35.00 flat fee for a half day + fibre costs! Please let me know if you are attending…upstart_407@hotmail.com Happy Holiday season to all! Sue

November 26, 2014

Christmas felting workshops help you create gifts to treasure

A hand-made gift — when those hands are yours — is something they’ll really appreciate. Create them at our Christmas gift elting workshops. You’ll go home with a scarf/table runner, a 3d vessel/purse, and a needle felted tapestry. (Not to mention your own gift — the basic knowledge of how to wet felt and needle
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