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NEW items HOT off the artists fingers!

  • Aprons by Bernadette Woods these are totally cute fun colors & shapes, perfect for all the holiday cooking coming up!
  • Twilight Locker Boards by Jennifer Eskridge yep, that’s right, now you can have a little piece of Edward, Bella, Jasper, Jacob and Alice in your locker or at your office desk!
  • Hand-touched Giclee prints by Amy Komar there are wonderful trees and moving colors to carry you off to far away places!
  • Photo cards by Gretjen Helene Photography she has captured many facets of Alaska that we all know and love, be sure to check them out…

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First Friday Schedules are ready!

We did some planning recently and planned out the themes for some of our upcoming First Friday events.  We hope you can join us and help our artist celebrate their pieces!

September:  Baby Stash (more info below)

  • Artists: Tammy Brock, The Stashettes, Monika Hebert, Susi Doyle Larson and Nettie Larson
  • Extras:  Numerology by Dana
  • Music:  Mariah Ver Hoef

October:  Art Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness  (more info below)

November:  Holiday delectable edibles!  (Just like last year we will feature those who make edible goods, we will take pre-orders for the holiday season.)

December:  Glass – all things bright & shiny!

January:  Winter Watercolors

We are also looking for music for our First Fridays!  So if you play, want to jam, hang out or know of a band that needs some extra playing time…  We have great acoustics here, lively atmosphere & would love to hear from you!  Please forward our email thestashalaska@gmail.com or phone 45-STASH.

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Non-Profit Line Ups for Fall!

We will continue in our effort to give back to our community by supporting more non-profits for the Fall.  Please help us spread the word!

  • August:  School Supplies for kids in need, all supplies will be donated to Nordale Elementary School!  Please bring in extras from your shopping trips to donate!  🙂  (We need MORE!)
  • September:  Diapers & Wipes recipient TBA.
  • October:  Silent Auction of Art Bras for Breast Cancer Detection Center  (more info on this below)

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Art Bras:

The time has come for us to think about Breast Cancer Awareness month here at The Stash!  Last year we were part of the window decorating contest, and this year we will feature a silent auction of Artful Bras, made by our fabulous Fairbanks artists!  🙂  Is this something you are interested to participate in?  Please let us know, we are open to accepting Art Bras from you too!

What is an Art Bra you ask???
“An art bra is basically an artistically decorated bra; an embellished bra. Art bras are fun – they are popular items for artists to make for Breast Cancer fundraisers. What you do is take a regular bra – usually padded – and cover it with fabric or beads or paint – or all three plus whatever else comes to mind. Some art bras have a theme, some are serious, some are funny, some are just decorated and given a name.”  Ask the Crafter

Please contact us for more information, as well as to sign up!  We need to have a good picture of how many bras we will be working with.  This will be our featured medium for October First Friday, and BCDC of Fairbanks will be the recipients of our October Non-Profit.  All proceeds from the silent auction of these bras will be donated to them.

Check these sites for ideas!
http://www.fijicancersociety.org/Bra%20Gallery.htm
http://www.quiltersofsc.org/artfullbras/artfullbras.htm
http://artbrashow.blogspot.com/

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Whats HOT right now:
Some things around here seem to fly off the shelves…  They are ever changing and fun to watch and see what is HOT right now around town!  (these are in no certain order)

  • Erinn Hatter jewelry
  • Crib Crinklers by Patti Shechter
  • CD by Mariah Ver Hoef
  • Gretchen Whitman candy
  • Lauren Hughes earrings
  • Brandalion Beads earrings

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Baby Stash!

There is something new coming to The Stash, or rather a ‘new’ line of goods!  It is called Baby Stash, and these are items made by our artists that are geared directly towards the children in our lives.  All items that are in this line will be ‘exclusive‘ items only sold here at The Stash!

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Upcoming!  Upcoming!  Upcoming!

Fall Schedule is coming soon!


Class Name:  Summer YogaDescription: The Stash yogi, Rachael, will provide a relaxing beginning level, hour long yoga class.  Bring your mat and be ready to breathe!

Date: Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

Cost: $10 per class $15 per private lesson

Supplies:          All supplies provided

Age Appropriateness: 13 & up

Class size:        5 person limit

Teacher:          Rachael Brechan

Supplies: Bring your yoga mat!


Class Name: Beginning SewingDescription: This is about sewing basics, tools patterns and methods.  We will cover hand sewing, basic embroidery stitches, and the beginning of machine sewing.  All students will leave with a finished project

Date: By appointment only

Time: 6 hour class (broken into 3 segments)

Cost: $125

Age Appropriateness:      8 and above

Class size: Private class

Teacher:            Various teachers available

Supplies:           All supplies provided!


Class Name: KnittingDescription: Come deal with your knitting “issues” in a one-on-one environment. This is an excellent opportunity to get started on a new skill, or to get help fixing a heinous knitting emergency.   What ever you decide, it’s all about you!

Date: By appointment only

Cost: $15 per hour

Age Appropriateness:      8 and above

Class size: Private class

Teacher:            Caitlin Winebarger

Supplies:           All supplies provided!


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FLATlogoNOWORDSHi all!  Hope you are having a beautiful summer thus far…  It has been a while since we sent you an email, so thought it was about time we got caught up!
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First Friday Schedules are ready! We did some planning recently and planned out the themes for some of our upcoming First Friday events.  We hope you can join us and help our artist celebrate their pieces!

August:  All About Acrylics

  • Artists: Amy Komar, Erinn Hatter and Tammy Holland
  • Extras:  Numerology by Dana

September:  Baby Stash (more info on this below)

October:  Art Bras for Breast Cancer Awareness  (more info on this below)

November:  Holiday delectable edibles!  (Just like last year we will feature those who make edible goods, we will take pre-orders for the holidays.)

December:  Glass – all things bright & shiny!

January:  Winter Watercolors

We are also looking for music for our First Fridays!  So if you play, want to jam, hang out or know of a band that needs some extra playing time…  We have great acoustics here, lively atmosphere & would love to hear from you!  Please forward our email thestashalaska@gmail.com or phone 45-STASH.

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Non-Profit Line Ups for Fall! We will continue in our effort to give back to our community by supporting more non-profits for the Fall.  Please help us spread the word!

August:  School Supplies for kids in need!  Please bring in extras from your shopping trips to donate!  🙂

September:  Diapers & Wipes recipient TBA.

October:  Silent Auction of Art Bras for Breast Cancer Detection Center  (more info on this below)

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Art Bras: The time has come for us to think about Breast Cancer Awareness month here at The Stash!  Last year we were part of the window decorating contest, and this year we will feature a silent auction of Artful Bras, made by our fabulous Fairbanks artists!  🙂

What is an Art Bra you ask???
“An art bra is basically an artistically decorated bra; an embellished bra. Art bras are fun – they are popular items for artists to make for Breast Cancer fundraisers. What you do is take a regular bra – usually padded – and cover it with fabric or beads or paint – or all three plus whatever else comes to mind. Some art bras have a theme, some are serious, some are funny, some are just decorated and given a name.”  Ask the Crafter

These will be featured for October First Friday, and BCDC of Fairbanks will be the recipients of our October Non-Profit.  All proceeds from the silent auction of these bras will be donated to them.

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Sale Items: All canes & walking sticks were just marked on sale!  They are beautiful and make great gifts…

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Baby Stash! There is something new coming to The Stash, or rather a ‘new’ line of goods!  It is called Baby Stash, and these are items made by our artists that are geared directly towards the babies in our lives.  All items that are in this line will be ‘exclusive‘ items only sold here at The Stash!  We are in need of a nice crib or cradle for this area of the store.  Have one you don’t mind parting with?  Saw one at a friends?  Please let us know!

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Therapy! Yep, you read it right!  The Stash is now offering Therapy sessions (aka UFO Night)!  You bring your project & a dish to share and let the session begin.    RSVP so we know how many to expect…  Wednesday, August 19th from 5-8 p.m.  Cost is $5 and be sure to bring what supplies you need to work on!

Upcoming!  Upcoming!  Upcoming!

Class Name:  Pixies, Fairies, and Wee Friends

Description: Jennifer and Miriam will teach you how to make your own tiny fairy dolls and wee folk from wrapped wire bodies to create posable pixies and woodland wee folk that will make wonderful playmates for you and your fairy friends.

Date: Wednesday, August 5th from 3-5 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person or If you book both classes at the same time a special rate of $ 25.00 for both classes is available.

Age Appropriateness: Ages 5 to 105

Class size: Space is limited (10 children under the age of 10) no more than 20 total

Teacher:          Jennifer Eskridge

Supplies: Supplies are included; we will use l felt, chenille stems, wooden beads, and simple embellishments.  Finished Pixies are about 3 inches tall. If you would like to bring items to include in your design remember to keep your wee folk’s size in mind. Found treasures that often make their way into designs might include: Gems, Pebbles, Feathers, Shells, etc


Class Name:  Mixed Media Self Portraits for Kids

Description: We will begin with an introduction to the materials, a brief historical perspective of self portraits, and a few thoughts about why this is a valuable practice whether you identify as an artist or have never picked up a crayon.  The class is interactive, the process is often playful with participants working together to generate ideas It is intended for artists of all levels, it will include some basic instruction on the scale in regard to the human body as needed or desired, but will not focus on this information, instead focusing on the creative process.

Dates:   Wednesday, August 12th from 3-5 p.m.

Cost:     $20 per person

Age Appropriateness: age 8 and up

Class size: 5 person limit

Teacher:          Jennifer Eskridge

Supplies: All supplies provided.  Please bring duplicates of any photos you may want to incorporate in to your artwork. (Photos are optional)


Class Name:  Summer Yoga

Description: The Stash yogi, Rachael, will provide a relaxing beginning level, hour long yoga class.  Bring your mat and be ready to breathe!

Date: Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.
Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Cost: $10 per class $15 per private lesson

Supplies:          All supplies provided

Age Appropriateness: 13 & up

Class size:        5 person limit

Teacher:          Rachael Brechan

Supplies: Bring your yoga mat!


Class Name: Beginning Sewing

Description: This is about sewing basics, tools patterns and methods.  We will cover hand sewing, basic embroidery stitches, and the beginning of machine sewing.  All students will leave with a finished project

Date: By appointment only

Time: 6 hour class (broken into 3 segments)

Cost: $125

Age Appropriateness:      8 and above

Class size: Private class

Teacher:            Various teachers available

Supplies:           All supplies provided!


Class Name: Knitting

Description: Come deal with your knitting “issues” in a one-on-one environment. This is an excellent opportunity to get started on a new skill, or to get help fixing a heinous knitting emergency.   What ever you decide, it’s all about you!

Date: By appointment only

Cost: $15 per hour

Age Appropriateness:      8 and above

Class size: Private class

Teacher:            Caitlin Winebarger

Supplies:           All supplies provided!


Hi…  Just wanted to let you know about the upcoming items that we have going on here in the shop for this week and next.
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New Product!
Wow, spring has sprung and so have our artists!  We love it…  There is a LARGE amount of new products in the store.  Seems that everyday a new artist comes our way.  Everything from pottery, jewelry, watercolors, purses, etc.
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May Sale!

Many of our artists have made a point to mark some of their goodies down!  Just in time for Mothers Day, Graduations, Weddings and all that comes along this time of year.  So don’t delay in checking these items out as they won’t be around for long I am sure.

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Punch Cards are now in!

The punch cards are completed & have arrived!  These make the perfect gifts for classes, yoga sessions, sewing lounge hours.  So be sure to ask the next time you are in for yours…

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Therapy!
Due to the extreme beautiful weather, we are going to post-pone Therapy sessions until the snow falls again!  Who wants to be inside when we could all be OUT doing fun things with out having to wear a coat!  🙂  So keep your eyes peeled for more on this in the future.

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Extra Fabric to donate!

Thank you,  Thank you, Thank you to all who donated material for the lap blanket project for the Fairbanks Alzheimer’s Association.  It was such a pleasure to have so many choices of color & texture to work with.  And as you know, many hands make light work!  BUT that has also left us with an inordinate amount of left over fabric.

Do you know of a cause that is in need of some material?  If so, please email us or call us and let us know so we can contact them.  We would dearly LOVE to share the wealth that we received with this project!
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Hat-Attack! (A day dedicated to crocheting/knitting hats for cancer patients)

Saturday May 9th from 12-4 p.m.

Who:  Anyone interested in joining who can knit or crochet!  Bring your self, a friend, a relative and enjoy a day of hat making. Can’t knit or crochet?  Come and hang out, eat snacks and LEARN how!  Or take a class before May 9th from one of our great teachers at the shop.

Details:  The shop, couches, chairs will be open for all warm bodies!  Please come and bring a snack if you want…  Should be a fun day!

Extras:  Can’t make it to the Hat-Attack but still want to help?  Feel free to drop off handmade hats at The Stash no later than May 31st.

Helpful hints:

  • An excellent source for patterns is www.headhuggers.org
  • Hats knit with brown fun fur are in demand.
  • For summer, any color fun fur is good.
  • Cotton hats for sleeping are desirable.
  • Make sure the yarn you use is SOFT!

For more information, please call The Stash at 457-8274.

Last summer, after we first opened our doors here at The Stash, we hosted our first Non-Profit here in Fairbanks!  This was the beginning of our monthly service projects called The Stash Lends a Hand!

The Stashettes hosted a Knit-a-thon for the Interior Alaska Cancer Association with Soroptimist.  Soroptimist International of Fairbanks is a group of professional women who work to improve the lives of women and children. The local group has an on-going project to knit/crochet hats for women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

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Yoga!

The adult yoga class will now be meeting on Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.  Please call ahead to RSVP so we can make sure we have you down on the list!

We made the paper a few weeks ago!  🙂  Check us out…  They put our photo in for doing the Knit-a-thon, to make chemo hats, for the Interior Alaska Cancer Association.  When we got the paper, we were a bit shocked at how big the photo was (1/4 page of the newspaper), but you can’t tell that here.  Ha!  

The Stash in the newspaper

What do you think?  Did we do okay?

First Friday Trunk Show at The Stash

July 4, 2008

5-9 p.m.

544 3rd Avenue

 

Sisters, Terri Austin & Shelley Doyal will be coming to have a Blue Flamingo Designs trunk show at The Stash!  They make some pretty incredible clothing that you will just have to see to believe!  Terri & Shelley produce wearable clothing made from common household materials, just used in a different way.

Terri mentioned today that they have everything from jackets to complete outfits made from materials that come from stores such as Home Depot!  

So we would like to invite you to come and challenge your thinking in garment production and sewing.  I can’t wait to see what things she will pull out of her hat for this…

Well, It was just a short 3 weeks ago that we opened our doors here at The Stash… Where has the time gone? For me, personally, I LOVE my time at the shop. It goes by super fast and I enjoy our lively space and customers immensely.

So many things to be grateful for too! Like the great partners, Laura & Rachael. As well as the 47 artists that have consigned their beautiful artwork here at our shop! It is an honor to represent such a creative community here in Fairbanks. On top of that, there is a very strong creative youth movement coming through. Actually 5 out of our 47 are under the age of 15, isn’t that neat.

Classes are beginning after July 1st. The classroom is in the process of being finished up. Sewing machines will be available for rent by the hour, the sewing lounge for hand work is up and ready for those wanting a place to sit & stitch. Party rentals are coming up too!

There are some regular things that The Stash will be doing every month, First Friday’s here in Fairbanks are very popular. So we will join in the circuit of the art galleries and feature a new artist or two every month. Rachael will be teaching a kids Yarn-n-Yoga class every Monday & Wednesday. Then as we grow, we will keep adding to the calendar. It would be nice to have some of the local guilds schedule some of their meetings here at the shop.

Back to work for now!

There is a Yarn and Yoga class coming to The Stash!

This will be an open class, for kids who are interested in a beginning crochet class.  There will be 20 minutes of crochet, 20 minutes of yoga, finished with 20 minutes of crochet…

Starting June 23rd!

Every Monday from 6-7 p.m., ages 7-10

Every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m., ages 11-15

All supplies provided!

** Parent registration required to partake in the class!**

 

Knit-a-thon

at

The Stash

for 

Interior Alaska Cancer Association

                                                                    

Soroptimist International of Fairbanks is a group of professional women who work to improve the lives of women and children.  The local group has an on-going project to knit/crochet hats for women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

 

The Stash will host a knit-a-thon for this cause to

see how many hats we can finish by July 11th!

 

The Stash

544 3rd Avenue

 

Friday June 27th

5-9 p.m.

                                                                   

If you knit or crochet and would like to join us in our efforts we would appreciate your help.  Join us at the knit-a-thon or drop off handmade hats at The Stash by July 11th.

 

Helpful hints:

O        An excellent source for patterns is www.headhuggers.org

O        Hats knit with brown fun fur are in demand.

O        For summer, any color fun fur is good.

O        Cotton hats for sleeping are desirable.

O        Make sure the yarn you use is SOFT!

 

For more information, please call The Stash at 457-8274.

 

So before I hear everyone yelling at me, I thouhgt I should post some pictures and a bit of information from our Grand Opening!

Below are a smattering of pictures through the evening. Our friend Victoria did the side walk paintings, aren’t they fun… Her dog, Itchy, sat in the window for a long time and watched them work. She was the cutest.

There are some photos of just the shop for those of you who couldn’t be here to see it in person!

We were packed, over 250 people cruised through & shopped in about 3 hours! It was so cool to see The Stash filled up!

A great big shout out to ALL of you who helped us survive these few past weeks. Rachael, Laura & I are glad to have this hurdle out of the way, so we can get on to better & bigger things.

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It has been 2 weeks since I have written anything on my blog.  Where does the time go?  What has been going on around here…  I think we are stuck in a time vacuum!

In reality, I finally finished my job last week, so that task can be checked off.  Spring Break for the kids is this week. 3/4 of the house (everyone except for myself) has had the flu.  I went to Tacoma, WA to a conference for 2 days, Thane has ‘officially’ gone out on his own as a residential designer,and now has LOTS of creative/interesting jobs to play with and some really cool people to hang with.

There are changes happening, but they seem to be all for the good! 

So as the house was showing again today, we made yet another trip to our local Barnes & Noble…  I know, I know, we should be at Gulliver’s the local bookstore.. But as the kids would say, “They don’t have trains to play with!” so purely for the pleasure of 30 minutes of quiet paroosing (sp?) of books, Thane & I went to Barnes & Noble.

And to what did my wandering eyes find???  The latest Craft magazine!  Woo Hoo…  I frequent their website & blog often, so I was excited to get an actual magazine to put my hot little hands on.  The whole issue is on PLAY!!!  Cool isn’t it?  As I open it up, I always like to read the letter from the editor, her word for this issue was FLOW.  The editor looked the word up on Wikipedia, and their definition of flow is:

Flow is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing,characterized by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity.  Colloquial terms for this or similar mental states include: to be on the ballin the zone, or in the groove.

I like it…  Seems to sum things up for The Stash as well as Thane’s business called Boreal Symmetry.  They are in a flow, a rhythm.  Even though we are still forming the plans as we go, excitement is brewing!  For me bringing the warm fuzzies to craftivists out there & sharing that knowledge & love with others is a wonderful thing.  It creates good energy and a wonderful community. 

Do something today that will get YOU in the flow of things!

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

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