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Thursday, October 29, 2015

we're making stuff again!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!



It's holiday crafting time again at ellen j goods! And we have a very special collection of ornaments for you to create. Use them as gifts, package trimming , on your tree or in a wreath. 

In this ornament workshop, you will learn how to create a one of a kind rosette using different folding and assembly techniques with vintage papers and trims. You will create a rosette AND a snowflake.  2 ornaments .


Classes will be 2 hours 6:30-8:30pm
Class Fee is $35 and must be paid in advance to secure your spot. Class size is limited due to use of vintage supplies .


DATES:  November 9th, November 16, December 7th

Message, comment or call me to reserve your spot!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Industrial Stools, farmhouse style.


A few years ago on a very cold late autumn day, in a jam packed barn, we came across two vintage industrial stools. I liked the lines, I did not like the ripped and moldy green vinyl. We put them in storage as a "down the road project." 

 A few years ago, my friend Lori  (girlsinthegarden.blogspot.com) sent me a box full of vintage feed sacks from Missourri.  

This week, they came together in a most fabulous way. Let me explain. 

After pulling off the vinyl (yes, it was even moldier two years later) I just got thinking about those feed sacks and what a great contrast they would be to those steely metal frames. 


The foam was actually in really nice shape. 

I gathered up the fabric and started to plan out the placement . I absolutely love the mended patches that you find on old grain sacks and I wanted to preserve that look, yet make sure they would be "seat-worthy."



Where there were patches, I reinforced with machine stitching. I also had to piece some parts together to get the right stripe placement . 



From there it was a simple upholstery job. The metal frame for the back had this row of prongs around the entire rim which grips the fabric and holds it in place. Nice. 


The back of the seat was reattached. Oh look! These were once the property of Roswell Park! 


Once the seat was upholstered, JR wire-brushed the frame and gave it a clear coat. Then everything got put back the way it's supposed to be. 




And now we have two pretty sweet industrial stools...farmhouse style!




Wednesday, October 7, 2015

it's CLASSTIME at ellen j goods

Oh, here we go! It's class time again at ellen j goods and I have put together a terrific line-up of projects for you. These classes are always popular...it's a great time to make stuff with friends,  learn a new skill that you will use forever and ever, and yes, even though you are learning, it's RELAXING AND FUN!

So, here we go:

CHALKBOARD ART CLASS

DATES: 
Thursday, October 15 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 20  9:00am


During the two hour class, you will learn how to create your own chalkboard art! Several designs will be available . All materials are supplied. You will complete an 11x14 piece, ready to be framed, and will leave with all the tips, tricks and sources you need to chalk your world!

Cost is $45, which must be prepaid to secure your spot. These classes fill up quickly! You can pay at ellen j goods via check, cash or credit card OR I can send you a PayPal invoice.Want to plan a date for you and your friends to have your own private class? Minimum of 5 people required.





VINTAGE MUSIC WREATH CLASS

DATE: Wednesday, October 21   6:30pm



Addiction Alert! When you learn how to make this wreath you'll want to do more! it's got such a great look, and it's made from vintage papers!$35 All supplies included.Bring some friends and let's do this! Class time is about 90 minutes
Class is limited to 8 because of limited supplies.

Payment is required in advance via cash, check or PayPal .




THE FABULOUS ART OF DECOUPAGE  
DATE: Wednesday, October 14  6:15pm


It's not your mother's decoupage any more!  During this two hour class, you will learn the secrets to creating an aged look over a wood surface using interesting and fun new techniques.  You will select from a huge variety of papers to create your own look. You'll want to decoupage your whole world!
$60  All supplies included ( even the chair!)

Payment is required in advance via check, cash or PayPal.

VINTAGE ORNAMENT HEIRLOOM WREATH  (Bring your own ornaments)
DATE: Tuesday, November 10  6PM



What a beautiful heirloom treasure! During this three hour class, you will learn how to showcase your ornament collection in a stunning wreath!  Once you create one, you'll want to make more for special gift giving.  Please note, that this class is the one where you bring your own ornaments. I will supply all fillers, and limited amount of vintage ornaments to highlight.

You need to bring the following:

1. Vintage (or new) ornaments in a variety of sizes. LOTS of ornaments...like 75-100 , including small and tiny ornaments. I will supply a limited amount of filler pieces.

2. A glue gun and lots of glue sticks.

Price for this class is $65. MUST be paid in advance via check/cash/credit at the store, or via ellen j goods paypal.

Because of the space involved, only 4 openings for this class are available. FIRST PAYMENTS RECEIVED WILL BE SECURED A SPOT IN THE CLASS!!!! You may also schedule your own class of 4.

VINTAGE ORNAMENT HEIRLOOM WREATH  (All ornaments supplied)
                                                 DATE: Tuesday, December 1  6PM




What a beautiful heirloom treasure! During this three hour class, you will learn how to showcase your ornament collection in a stunning wreath!  Once you create one, you'll want to make more for special gift giving.  Please note, that this class is the one where I supply all the vintage ornaments. I will supply all fillers.

You need to bring the following:

1. A few special ornaments that you wish to highlight., if desired.

2. A glue gun and lots of glue sticks.

Price for this class is $125. MUST be paid in advance via check/cash/credit at the store, or via ellen j goods paypal.

ALL CLASSES MUST  BE PAID IN ADVANCE!  YOU CAN CALL ME ( 716-598-1464) or EMAIL ME ( ellenjgoods@gmail.com) AT THE STORE, OR STOP BY WITH PAYMENT AND/OR QUESTIONS.  YOU CAN ALSO SCHEDULE YOUR OWN PRIVATE CLASS OF 4-5 PEOPLE ON ANOTHER DATE!

More classes will be added soon!