The altered book workshop with Dawn was a great long day of great techniques. We started the day by altering an old encyclopedia of war. We tore out pages and glued a lot. then the painting and embellishing began. We learned about 12 different styles of pages. At the end we were left with a bunch of pages ready for further decoration and so much inspiration. We are going to do more like it each month. So join us then and make your own book.
Soap Making and Aroma Therapy class was on Sunday.
we learned to make soap with nourishing ingredients from scratch on Sunday. In this hands-on class, we made and took home some soap, and we used a variety of essential oils, make six different tub fizzers, an aromatherapy roll-on, and a bath n’ body oil. It was so fragrant and fun.
If you missed it do not fear, Cheryl will be back in May for a Pampering Biody Care workshop. (and if you bring your mom you get an extra little treat). Sign up on today to save your spots.
Tami and the kids made so many amazing valentines today that it was hard to stop the kids and send them home. Fun! They started with a bit of Gelli printing and moved into some stamping and creativity went crazy. If you missed it join us next Saturday at 1:30pm. Register under workshops. And if you can't make it come in and get a kit to make some at home with your kids. This is how valentines used to be made. See you Saturday.
Welcome to our FAT PAINT welcome sign class. Learn about Fat Paint, colors and whys you can add color and Fat Paint into your life and home. See you at our next workshop.
Join us for an owl workshop or book a party with your friends to make owls.
“Every Time You Spend Money,
You’re Casting A Vote ForThe Kind Of World You Want.”
– Anne Lappe
With every credit card swipe or coin drop you have the ability to influence businesses decisions. Talk about power in the people! So the question to ponder is not always what to buy, but where to buy it and who to buy it from. Currently global markets thrive, but not all workplaces implement environmental initiatives, use safe materials, or provide healthy work conditions for employees.
This means, as those living with the privilege to choose where our money goes, we have a responsibility to learn about the greater issue, and the courage to ask the big questions. In the interview article from NPR.org Shopping With Your Values In Mind David Sirota offers perspective on the pros and cons of BUYCOTT, a new app that allows the user to scan a barcode and find out information on its business affiliations or political contributions. Check about the app here. This article opened my eyes to a lot, including the incredible ability for marketing agencies to bend the truth, take your money and sneak unethical business under your stamp of approval. Read more here: Greenwashing Index, 8 Green Products That Aren’t Green.
Another one of my favourite finds was an initiatives called locoBC – a growing alliance of local companies working to grow local economy. Read their latest blog “The Impact of Online Shopping on Local Businesses” for some eye opening stats like: 2 out of every 3 dollars spent online by Canadians goes to a U.S. retail website. http://locobc.com/
4 LOCAL MERCHANTS I’D VOTE FOR ANY DAY
MORE FEEL GOOD, DO GOOD GIFT IDEAS
What’s at the top of your shop local list? What great businesses do you love in Burnaby?
Join the conversation in the comments below.
Light up the Heights DECEMBER 3RD Muckabout is a part of the Heights and we are making snowflakes. Free workshop.
12 to 5p.m.
‘Tis the season for shopping and celebrating, and there’s no better place to do so than on the bustling sidewalks of the Heights!
With a focus on shopping locally for the holidays, the Heights Merchants Association hosts a sidewalk festival, with carollers, the Man in the Red Suit and his helpers, all while Heights merchants offer holiday specials all day long.
Join us as we Light up the Heights along Hastings Street at our Trees Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at Burnaby Fire Hall No. 5 (4211 Hastings Street). Enjoy Valley Bakery cookies and hot chocolate with City dignitaries, festive characters, holiday carols, and Santa Claus himself!
Muckabout with pottery and stuff