Friday, December 16, 2016

new year, new schedule

Our favorite new years resolution?? 
Get in touch with your creative self!! 
And we have a great line up 
of creative offerings to fit that bill!
(sign up online via paypal or drop by the shop to reserve tickets for workshops and events)

January & February 2017 
Workshop & Event Schedule:

First Friday 1/6
4:00pm to 8:00pm 
Make and Takes start at 4:00. We’ll be crafting sweet little snowmen (the kind that won’t melt!) 

Saturday 1/21- 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Vintage Valentine Exchange and Craft Day
A fun day full of lots of glitter, hearts and crafting love!! 
We’ll exchange handmade Valentines then craft a collection of lovey things full of sparkle and vintage flair. 
**(each attendee will need to bring handmade valentines for the number of participants that will be attending).
Cost: $45.00

First Friday 2/3- 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Make and takes start at 4:00. We’ll be crafting mini matchbox Valentines and creating
pretty shimmery candles. 

Wednesday 2/8- 6:00pm to 8:00pm- Wine.Paint.Create! Night
Join us for a fun evening of painting, sipping and relaxing. 
We’ll be creating a painted piece that will be a perfect handmade w/love gift for your Valentine or use for February d├ęcor around the house. 
Cost: $45.00  (Includes, project & supplies, wine tasting and light apps) 

Saturday 2/11
12:00pm to 2:00pm- Shabby Valentine Shadowbox
A sweet presentation piece with a shabby chic paint application and a collection of lovely trinkets to display. 
Cost: $32.00

3:00pm to 5:30pm- Tin Tile Heart
Learn how to create a unique and truly authentic vintage style finish
to a faux tin tile heart.
Cost: $27.00

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

December 2nd & 3rd...

Our much anticipated 
holiday event is almost here!!

Please join us for 2 packed days of 
holiday delight and festive inspiration.

We have a star-studded vendor list that includes artisans of all kinds:
mixed-media art
visual art
collage & assemblage
vintage curation
glass works
candles and more!! 

Friday December 2nd kicks off our event AND
is First Friday in Old Town!!
shop hours: 11:00am to 8:00pm
First Friday hours: 4:00 to 8:00pm
We'll have vintage, handmade, home decor & gift shopping, 
glittery make and takes and 
hands on holiday floral projects.
During First Friday hours join us for our hot cocoa bar & refreshments, 
a birds eye view of Santa's arrival in Old Town
and warm up next to our festive bonfire in the garden. 

Saturday December 3rd will be a continuation
of our Friday festivities, with new make & take projects offered, 
fresh stock added and more! 
shop hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm    

We've been planning and 
preparing this premium holiday event for months 
and can hardly wait to reveal all that's in store!

This event is going to be so much fun 
and so perfectly festive!
See you there (with bells on)!! 

stay tuned for 
details & info on our 
early elf giveaways and
detailed miti schedule.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cookie Exchange

(update: this event is SOLD OUT)

 It's that time again!

Our annual cookie exchange is fast approaching. 
Time to select the treats you want to share and get baking!! 

How it works:
-bake a  1/2 dozen cookies to bring and share per participant (we'll have 10-12 participants)
-bake 1 dozen to share for the day 
-provide the title & recipe for each participant (recipe cards or print outs)
-bring a bag or box to take home all your fresh baked treats!
-prepare to get crafty & have fun!
(REMEMBER: cookies must be home-baked!)

 Our DIY craft for the day is an amazing 3 tiered centerpiece you get to customize!! 
We'll paint, distress and glaze a metal 3 tiered stand 
that makes a great holiday centerpiece or home decor statement piece.
We'll decorate our completed stand with customized 
accessories including candles, glittery goodness and 
fresh seasonal greens. 
 Once the holiday season is over you can change out the decorations
 to compliment the current season
or use your stand as a handy organizer!

Our cookie/craft days are always filled with
sweet treats, lovely friends, holiday cheer
and creative fun!
We hope you can join us!

Saturday December 10th
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: $48.00

Seating is limited to 12 participants.
A $20.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat.
You can use our convenient PayPal link below
 to reserve a seat or drop by the shop.

(please call the shop to 
be placed on our wait list)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas at the Cottage

Save the Dates...

A truly delightful experience awaits!
Join el&em and friends for a magical, 
festive, vintage & handmade Christmas. 

Take a stroll thru a winter wonderland as the 
cottage & grounds as transformed with Christmas merriment 
and special guest vendors bring their 
unique treasures and style to the cottage. 

Our special guest list is growing! 
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram 
for vendor introductions and event updates.

Special Guests include....
Gwendolyn Babbitt Designs
The Queen's Rubbish
Mack & Momma
Ravencraft Glassworks
Petala Flower Farm
JB's Farm & Factory Finds
Kimberly Poloson Designs
and more!

Dates and times:
December 2nd & 3rd 
Friday: 11:00 to 8:00
Saturday: 11:00 to 5:00

Saturday, October 29, 2016

First Friday

November 4th is First Friday!
Old Town Main Street 
will be a buzz with fun and Fall festivities!!
  • visit the vintage shops for unique home decor inspiration
  • delight in yummy offerings from local eateries
  • and join us as we unveil our new classroom space!
We've been working hard designing and 
customizing our new space just for you!
Come check it out and create this month's paint and take too!!

Our paint and take this month features a 
"Thankful" theme.
Choose a burlap or muslin bunting foundation
then stamp a thankful greeting of your choosing. 
These sweet custom banners are perfect for Fall mantel decor, 
hostess gifting, Thanksgiving table centerpieces
and more. The neutral color palette is perfect for every style & home! 
Each bunting is only $6.00 to create. 

First Friday hours:
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Our paint and take project starts 
at 4:00 and runs till 7:00 (or while supplies last).

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Winter Break Day Camp for the KiDDoS!!

We have an awesome 
Winter Break Day Camp 
coming this December to el&em!
 3 days of wintery, glittery, crafty fun to fill the school break time, 
enjoy some creative play and make
handmade DIY gifts for family & friends. 

December 19th, 20th and 21st
12:00pm to 4:00pm
$55.00 per day 
(sign up for all 3 days and receive a $5 per day discount!)

Each day features 1 focus craft project and 1-2 smaller projects.
Projects created will have a seasonal theme.
We also provide yummy snacks, juice & H2O, 
silly games, and lots of laughs and fun!!

Projects created make great handmade gifts 
your child can wrap and give with 
love & pride of making it themselves.

We will have a DIY gift wrapping station 
at the end of each camp day so all 
the special creations can be a surprise for family and friends.

**The age range for our day camp is 7 and up.

**Our camps fill quickly, so please reserve seats ASAP. 

**We are limited to 10 campers per day.

You can quickly and easily purchase tickets below or drop by the shop. 

Daily Option- $55.00 per day

Choose Day:

Full 3 Day Option- $150.00 ($5.00 per day discount)

See you in December...with bells on!!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

2nd Annual Funky Junk Owl Workshop

Join us Saturday, October 22nd 
for our 2nd annual 
Funky Junk Findings Workshop
Create a Funky Owl or a (new!) Black Boo Cat!!
We use repurposed materials & textiles, 
add in fun, upcycled junk findings & trinkets 
to craft truly unique creations 
and we have a hootin' good time too!! 
Cost: $15.00
 (to create 1 owl or 1 cat)

This is a Drop-in style workshop, 
with projects starting on the hour (12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00).
You may drop in for any of the hourly time slots, 
please arrive 10 minutes before the hour to get a seat in that hour's group. 
We can accommodate 14 per hour and 
seats are available on a first come, first serve basis (after pre-purchased ticket holders). 
If the 14 seats are filled for the current hour 
you will be placed on the list for the next hour. 
You will have approximately 45 minutes to create 
and then your seat will need to be 
released for the next group. 
You are more than welcome to complete more than 1 project, 
but please only do so if you can manage it in the allotted time frame. 

You may also pre-purchase a ticket and
request a specific time slot (see below). 
Pre-purchased ticket holders are placed
on the top of their requested hour list
(in order of purchasing).

Our drop-in style workshops have been so popular 
and we thank you for your patience 
as we work out the best possible flow.

Pre-Purchase {Funky Junk Owl} tickets here: 

**our 12:00 time slot is SOLD OUT

choose time slot:

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall at the Cottage

Fall is in full swing at 
Fun events, workshops and a NEW way
to join us for making & crafting!!

 We have so many fun things for your Autumn decorating needs, great gift ideas 
and new handmade finds too. 

Fall Signs are restocked and available in many color choices
and fonts. Each sign is hand painted and locally made!

Our favorite color palatte for Fall-
(all colors by Dixie Belle Paints)
Drop Cloth
Hurricane Gray
Mud Puddle
Butter Cream
Chocolate and
Midnight Sky
all with a wash of 
Grunge Glaze

All colors are in stock for your DIY projects & upcycles!

We also have a NEW way to get your DIY on!
check out our 
offerings now available!!
This new option allows you to pick a project AND a convenient 
time & date!!

Whether you missed a class that you really wanted to join, 
our scheduled date conflicts with work or family events or 
you just want to be a "maker for a day" our
 DROP IN DIY options are 
perfect for:
-a super fun girlfriends craft day
-extra special mom & me time
-handmade gift making
-a crafting zen day just for you! 

makers making!!
The DROP IN DIY projects offered are a combination of past workshops, 
all-time favorite & most requested projects, seasonal fun and more! 
Our DROP IN DIY menu will grow and change thru the months & seasons so be sure to 
check back often to see what's new! 

Happy makers sharing their fabulous DIY creations!
modus operandi is a bit different from our usual workshop setting.
You will be provided a kit that includes all the 
supplies to create your chosen project. 
Tools and all items needed will all be available and at the ready while your creating. 
You will also be provided with either a step by step instruction sheet or a 
video tutorial to follow. Drop in DIY's are not instructor driven so you can work at your 
own pace...take your time or get it done quick! Just another perk 
of the DROP IN DIY option!
 Of course there will always be someone available to assist if you have questions
or need a hand. 

denise@el&em... on Instagram: “Fabulous DIYer's in the studio today. #DIY #sign #workshop @elandem1942 #studios #fun #create #paint #stencil #DixieBellePaint #muddaritaville #handmade is #best #porchrules #BeTheGood”:

We have a full kitchen available so 
you can bring a snack or lunch.
Our refrigerator, microwave, coffe maker, tea and water are all 
available for your use. 
You can bring wine for a girls wine night too
(an ID check will be required).

diy | vintage | home on Instagram: “wine, paint, create night was a blast!! We custom designed, hand painted and stenciled subway art signs. Such fun decor pieces or what a fabulous gift!! Join us next month, October 21st @elandem1942 for another WPC project. Link in profile for more info. #wine #paint #create #nights #goodtimes #goodfriends #Fall #DIY #decor #subway #style #art #workshops #getcrafty #fun #friends”:

We are thrilled to offer this new way
to DIY!
So grab a few friends and head 
on down to the cottage for some crafty, good fun soon!!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Pumpkin Palooza set!!

Pumpkin Palooza 2016
We had such an overwhelming response to our
September palooza offering and so many requests to 
repeat, so we are!

We had only one lonely pumpkin remaining
so we'll need a little time to stock up and re-set.

We'll have everything ready for another Drop-In style event
Saturday October 8th
(while supplies last)
Drop in at your convenience
to create 4 handmade, ever-lasting designer pumpkins 
perfect for home decor and gift giving this 
Fall season. 

DIY pumpkin choices include:
Shabby Farmhouse Style
Fun Fabrics

Purchase tickets below
$25.00 (4 pumpkins)

metallic/mercury glass finish pumpkin

sweet little velvet pumpkins
a gorgeous Fall color palette

our farmhouse style pumpkins add perfect texture to a Fall mantel

Check out the fun from our first Pumpkin Palooza....

a wonderful mom & me crafty day!

a girl's day out- lunch, then pumpkin making! A fun Fall tradition.

a beautiful bounty!
Hope to see you
October 8th!! 

Can't make it?
We have all the pumpkin making supplies available
in the shop!
We're happy to help you gather everything you need to 
host your very own pumpkin palooza at home.
Simply drop by the cottage {wed-sat 11-5}
 and ask a helpful el&em crew member
to pull everything together. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Save the Date for this fun FALL Sale!

Saturday Sept 24th
The FALL Sale at the Manor Grange

We are so excited to be participating in this annual event
hosted by our sweet friends at 
Burlap & Bows & Little Bows and Arrows.

Where: 17901 NE 72nd Ave
When: 10:00am to 5:00pm
What: home decor, handcrafted, re-purposed, 
Fall & Christmas, baby, gifts and more!! 

at the cottage we will be hosting our annual 
Oh the neutrals and textures of Fall!! I'm so torn between the vibrant, rich & cozy traditional Autumn color palette and this... Warm neutral, monochromatic tones, combined with strong, textures. So I'll do both!! #i❤️Fall #shoptalk #shopviews #shopgirl #Fall #vignettes @elandem1942 #vintage #style #rustic #farmhouse #warmth #cotton #branches #pumpkins #antlers #clocks #scales #cloches #cuttingboards #woods #rusty #findings:
This drop-in style workshop features our famous farmhouse, shabby pumpkins
 and a multitude of other fun DIY pumpkins
 to craft for all your home decor and gifting needs!!
Drop by between 12-4 (while supplies last)
cost: $25.00
Design 4 pumpkins of your choice:
 ***pre-purchase a pumpkin palooza ticket here and get 1 FREE pumpkin of your choosing!!

We hope to see you Saturday the 24th at the Grange, 
then the Cottage!
Happy Fall!!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Workshop News

We've got some great workshops 
on the agenda to round out the Summer months 
and transition into Fall
A little something crafty for everyone...
a couple fabulous woodworking DIY projects, 
a couple mixed media delights and a super fun mom & me ART day too! 
Check out our schedule & samples below and 
we hope to see you for a workshop at the cottage real soon! 

Saturday August 27th- 11:30 to 1:30
Fixer Upper DIY Boot Tray
Just in time for all the Fall mud & muck, a DIY boot tray for your foyer or mudroom!
Using the classic Fixer Upper style as inspiration, 
we'll create a rustic, farmhouse boot tray great for home or makes a great gift!! 
cost for this workshop: $55.00

Saturday August 27th- 3:00 to 5:30
Vintage Bits Snippet Rolls
Vintage lace, fabrics and findings come together for these fabulous spool rolls!
Layer and stitch yourself a true mixed media masterpiece!
We included sample inspiration photos from Pinterest
 (one Denise designed for Graphic 45 and couple other gorgeous inspiration pieces)

Cost for this workshop: $38.00

Saturday September 3rd- 3:00 to 5:00
Gather Sign
Another "Fall is in the air" & Fixer Upper Farmhouse inspired project. 
Join us in crafting a DIY "Gather" sign to adorn your Autumn abode.
 Looks lovely in the kitchen, dining room, den or upon the mantel.
 Learn our easy technique and you'll want to make them 
as gifts this coming holiday season too!!
cost for this workshop: $36.00

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

wine, paint, create!

We have a cool new wood & paint project 
for our July 13th WPC night. 

This project features a multitude of fun & useful techniques to learn 
and new products to try:

- chevron pattern masking
- chalk paint color combinations
- gel staining
- glazing
- foiling 
Get hands on with all these skills while creating a fun & trendy frame/display piece. 

As with all our WPC nights, we also serve lovely local wines and 
tasty appetizers too!

Join us!
Wednesday, July 13th
6:00PM to 8:30PM
cost: $40.00