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See ya later October!!!! Nice knowing you…… and heeeeeellllooooooooo November!!!!
After a crazy October with the store being open every day, we made a decision to resume opening just 2 Sundays in November since we are already away one weekend with our first away retreat this year. Well, that idea lasted less than 48 hours as all the teachers scrambled for their choice of dates and times to offer you their classes. As it turns out, weekends off were just a passing thought and we are once again open every day in November with classes every day of the weekends so that hopefully you can get to do some fun stuff amongst your real world duties.
Before we say good-bye to October, we have 2 more classes:- Sharon is resuming her Friday morning class tomorrow and Jo is teaching her mini album in a box on Saturday.

Then we move onto Sunday….. 1st November and we kick it off with our first pop up Artisan and handmade market from 10am – 4pm.
We have over 20 local artisans who are bringing their home made items to sell so you can get your Christmas shopping starte. We will also welcome Beautiful Crazy – a coffee van borne from the fallout of Covid job losses so we are excited to support this wonderful young couple in their new venture.

You are welcome to support the coffee van even if you’re not shopping with us on Sunday.

We have lots of new and amazing classes coming up and we will share more details in upcoming newsletters and on our Facebook Page.
Remember you can always visit our facebook page as it is a public page and you don’t need to have an account, you just won’t be able to comment or request things online.
We have now also launched our new website where you can find details of all the classes (they’ll be added over the next few days for November) as well as some products to purchase or pre-order. All our kits are also there so hopefully this helps those of you who can’t get in store to shop. Obviously our store is too expansive and busy to put all products up as turnover is too quick to maintain a website as well so if you see other items you want, you can just call us or add notes to your order.

We also had the fun loving Natalia from Stella and Dash back with cabochon earring classes at AP2C on:Saturday 14th November, 2.00pm-3.30pm andSaturday 12th December, 10am – 11.30amClasses are $35.00 and include everything to make 4 pairs of cabochon earrings.These make great gifts and are lots of fun to do. Click here to pop to her page to book a spot.Stella and Dash will also be selling at our Artisan market on Sunday if you wish to talk to Natalia about her classes and maybe get yourself a couple of new earring sets for upcoming “Socialising”!!!!

Jo joined us in October with her hanging advent calendars and this Saturday Jo finishes off the month with a mini album in a box before sharing some amazing new exploding boxes and albums in a box with us for November.
Jo also joins the staff in store to help you with your enquiries and purchases so say hello and introduce yourself as she learns the ropes!
Here are her upcoming classes for October…….
Exploding box class – Thursday 19th November, 10.00am – 2pm ~ cost is $49.50
Exploding box class – Thursday 19th November, 6.30 – 8.30pm~ cost is $49.50
Fold out album box class – Sunday 29th November, 10.00am – 2pm ~ cost is $57.50

Our Uniquely Creative Sunday with the gorgeous Jo Herbert and Yvette Fanciulli was absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for anything more – these ladies were just wonderful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their day.
In November, Yvette will join us for a trio of layouts day where you will create 3 single page layouts each featuring different tips and techniques.

10.00am – 3.00pm – 3 pages with Yvette Fanciulli – $75.00
Please bring some lunch as we will have a short lunch break. Kitchen and fridge facilities are available for you to use.
The fabulous Deb and Sue team have the next 4 weeks’ class samples in store for you to see so pop in and check them out if you’re thinking of trying some card making. These fun and relaxed classes each Tuesday start with fresh home made baking and lots of chats and laughs. This is as much a social outing as a card class for those who attend. Every Tuesday morning, 10am – 11.30am ~ $16.50 (includes your full kit) just byo tools and adhesives.

Finally, we would like to welcome Susan who is bringing patchwork, quilting and sew and chats to AP2C.
On Monday’s Susan will offer a 6 week medallion course in Patchwork and quilting. Beginners are welcome.
You can bring your own fabrics or buy some from Susan.
Here’s what Susan has to say about herself and her upcoming workshops at A Place to Create.

“I have been quilting for over thirty years. I quilt by hand and machine. Both methods have a strong draw for me as patchwork by hand is so portable and can be done anywhere at anytime, good if you are not in a rush to see the end result. patchwork by machine is great for getting it finished in a limited time.  I have tried most methods and like both traditional and modern quilts. I am always ready to try out a new method.
I have owned my own patchwork shop and taught many, many classes as well as running retreats over several days.  I have participated in workshops with both Australian and overseas tutors. I love to pass on my craft to others and enjoy seeing people grow with confidence week by week.”
This session will be held on a Thursday and is for finishing off those UFO’S.  IT IS NOT A CLASS but Susan will be there to help with advice to get you over that sticking point, or just come along and sew in company with others.Chat and Sew is $10.00 and runs from 10am – 1pm
Next Year Susan would like to hold a RETREAT in February, so if you are interested please contact her directly as numbers are limited.
All sewing enquiries should be directed to Susan by calling on 0422 283 301 however there are samples of Susan’s work in store you can see or you can meet her at our upcoming market on Sunday.
All of Mel’s classes will wrap up this month:
Saturday 7th November, 9.30am – 12.30pm – Dreamscapes
Saturday 7th November, 1.00pm – 3.00pm – Storyteller
Thursday 12th November, 9.30am – 12.00pm – Storyteller
Thursday 12th November, 12.30pm – 3.00pm – Limited Edition
Saturday 21st November, 9.30am – 12.00pm – Limited Edition
Saturday 21st November, 12.30pm – 3.30pm – Dreamscapes
And in December we will have one Saturday catch up day where you can come along and finish off all your pages from classes during the year with Mel. Details are in your groups.
The calendar is best viewed on a desktop screen however it should allow you to zoom in on your device. Alternatively try popping to our new website by clicking here, you should be able to click on the calendar and enlarge it and even print it separately to the rest of the newsletter by using a right mouse click and print or save image and then print.We will be adding all the information for each class there over the next week or so.
Pauline will also be rejoining us early in December with cake and cookie decorating for both kids and adults so keep an eye out for these or follow her on facebook at @The Copper Whisk.
Please note that all classes require pre-paid bookings.
All Stella and Dash earring making classes (and she’s added some fab ones including polymer clay) need to be booked through her website – https://www.stellaanddash.com.au/ and it’s so easy to navigate.
For all new sewing and quilting classes, the 6 week medallion course and new Sew and Chat sessions, please contact Susan to make plans and payments.Ph: 0422 283 301
If you are unable to attend a booked class, please contact the store or organiser (in the case of our visiting teachers) to discuss options for a class kit or rescheduling if available.
Ph: 3851 2200

We also have a very important SAVE THE DATE for our Artisan pop up market on Sunday 1st November.
We ask everyone to please respect each other’s space at this event and appreciate your understanding if we need you to wait a few minutes extra to allow everyone to maintain safe distances where possible.
Thanks so much for reading and we hope you have had a wonderful October, and are excited to see November filled with so many fabulous classes

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