Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December Whirligig Workshop!

~ December Whirligig Workshop! ~
"Make your tree this season be a whirligig"

Sign up now for the December whirligig workshop at Hutch!  Pictured above are a few gigs that were made by participants in a recent workshop.  Wouldn't you like to create your very own whimsical wind spinner for your yard.  Don't let your new year be whirligigless.  I know that December is a particularly busy month for most but making a gig on a Saturday can be a great stress reliever.  It could also be a great gift for a special someone.  The workshop is a hands on all day fun fest and all the structural and  mechanical parts are supplied for you.  All you need to bring is the fun stuff to attach to the structure and  catch the wind.  A distictive" Topper" object is also required.  Give me a call as soon as possible if you would like to sign on up.

Whirligig 101
Date: Saturday, December 17th
Location: HUTCH in La Conner
Age Level: Ages 14 and up *Must be able to handle a power drill.
Time: 11:30am- 4:30pm
Cost: $85. for a single spinner
         $100. for a double spinner


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Upcoming Workshops!

~ Workshops for the Holidays at Hutch ~

December 14th & 16th
1pm-3pm (2 hrs.)
Cost $20.

"Holiday Repurposed Paper House Ornaments and Garland Making at Hutch"

Participants bring their old book pages, magazines or photos to cut and assemble, creating little magical house tree ornaments and string garlands.  *Book pages, magazines and photos need to be at least 9 inches in width and 7 inches high to fit our die cutter.

This can be a family affair or sign up with a good friend and spend a couple of fun hours making special decorations for your home or a gift perhaps.  These are not difficult to make but I would put an age level of 12 or so on this one.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Black Friday"

~ Trees, Trees, Trees ~

Well, I'm not crazy about pushing Christmas on people before the Thanksgiving turkey is cold but I just wanted to get the word out that over the next 2 days at hutch (November 25th &26th) the first 5 in store customers that spend over $25. will get a repurposed cardboard table top tree as a bonus.   This doesn't apply to our on line store customers.   I have them in natural, cream, green and aqua.  They have lots of little shelves and nooks to display your favorite holiday smalls.  See you tomorrow.  I open the door at 11am.


~ Happy Thanksgiving ~

Happy Thanksgiving to all the wonderful people out there that appreciate what hutch is.  I am thankful for all of you every day.  Our doors will be open tomorrow"Black Friday" and Saturday.  Stay tuned this evening for a fun "Black Friday"special.  Avoid the big stores and enjoy a relaxed day of shopping in La Conner.  See you soon gobble gobble!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Mrs. Picklefish"

 ~ Mrs. Picklefish ~

Sometimes coming up with a title for something is really challenging and other times it is super easy.  I've been working on the whirligig at hutch for a while now, using it as a demo gig during workshops.  One day a woman mentioned that a fish mold that I had painted dark green looked like a pickle and she was right about that.  A while later, when I was playing around with putting a coffee pot on the top, I inverted it to see how it would visually work.  I saw it as a head straight off and "Mrs. Picklefish" was born.  She is a single rotating gig that measures 26" tall from the base and 14" wide and deep.  It will be for sale in our etsy shop as soon I figure out what the shipping costs will be.  I guarantee that this gig will spin like crazy. In the meantime, check out some of the fun vintage finds that Kristin just found for the shop!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

When it rains, slugs come out to play...

While it's true, there are a TON of slugs in the NW, they aren't all slimy & gross. Really... they aren't. There is a particular variety that comes from the attic of your favorite grandma & hutch studio. They are sweet, cozy, & extremely lovable. These three slugs have been made from vintage chenille bedspreads & sauntered out to play today. 

I made my very first slug for our son, Sayer when he was about 6months. It became his favorite lovey & is very well traveled & loved. Since then, I've been making them for KLTworks. I just made these this weekend exclusively for hutch studio. It seemed fitting as the weather is quite rainy & blustery. They are currently in the hutch studio etsy shop.  
Hope everyone is having a nice & cozy weekend! Just thought I would pop by & say hi. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Hutch Saturday Event"


This Saturday, November 5th is the middle of the annual Art's Alive weekend in La Conner.  That just so happens to be the weekend we reopened our shop as Hutch 2 years ago.  To celebrate our Hutch anniversary we will be having art demonstrations throughout the day.  From noon to 2 pm I will be demonstrating the process of how our whirligigs are made and from 2 pm to 4 pm the creative Kristin will be demonstrating her magical technique of making continuous line drawings in thread using a sewing machine.  Whether you are a quilter, artist, or candlestick maker, you will find this to be an amazing thing to watch.  If you've visited Hutch in the past it will be great to see you again  and you know where to go if not just look for the whirligig fence and the balloons on the right right as you enter the town of La Conner.

See you on Saturday!
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