Ravenswing is finally here! And we’ll be running two workshops in the morning: massage therapy with Sage Wellness at 10 AM and sweet little terrariums using upcycled water bottles at 11:30. Visit ravenswingottawa.tumblr.com/workshops for all the details.
It’s going to be a beautiful Sunday morning.

photo via blomsterverkstad View high resolution

Ravenswing is finally here! And we’ll be running two workshops in the morning: massage therapy with Sage Wellness at 10 AM and sweet little terrariums using upcycled water bottles at 11:30. Visit ravenswingottawa.tumblr.com/workshops for all the details.

It’s going to be a beautiful Sunday morning.

photo via blomsterverkstad

Les Ateliers presents Hearts and Crafts: A Ravenswing 2013 Craft + Karaoke FundraiserFriday, February 8thShanghai Restaurant / 651 Somerset St. W.9 pm / $10It’s almost  Valentine’s day! Show your love for Ottawa’s Independent DIY scene. Ottawa’s Queen of Karaoke, China Doll, will be hosting us for an amazing night of “love” themed karaoke and crafts. 
Les Ateliers will be presenting two mini-workshops. Make a Valentine for your sweetie or a beautiful gift for someone you love. Play Ravenswing’s Love Bingo for a chance to win some of our amazing prizes. 
Make stuff! Sing your heart out! Win prizes!

Les Ateliers presents Hearts and Crafts: A Ravenswing 2013 Craft + Karaoke Fundraiser
Friday, February 8th
Shanghai Restaurant / 651 Somerset St. W.
9 pm / $10

It’s almost  Valentine’s day! Show your love for Ottawa’s Independent DIY scene.

Ottawa’s Queen of Karaoke, China Doll, will be hosting us for an amazing night of “love” themed karaoke and crafts.

Les Ateliers will be presenting two mini-workshops. Make a Valentine for your sweetie or a beautiful gift for someone you love.

Play Ravenswing’s Love Bingo for a chance to win some of our amazing prizes.

Make stuff! Sing your heart out! Win prizes!

Les Ats is super excited to be collaborating with Idle Hands this year to help put on their 2012 Holiday Edition sale! The craft fair takes place tomorrow at St. Anthony’s off of Preston from 10 AM - 5 PM and is $3 to get in.

On top of all of the incredibly talented vendors who will be there, The Girlfriends will be DJing, Spins and Needles will have a Holi-DIY print station, and we’re putting on 2 mini paper ornament workshops - one at 12 pm, one at 2 pm.

Come visit us! We’ll be in a little craft and music annex by the entrance.
Event details here.

Check out the super pretty clove oranges Lauren made in preparation for Handmade Holidays! A whimsical way to make your home smell delicious over the holidays.
Make these guys and more with us at The Daily Grind this coming Wednesday! View high resolution

Check out the super pretty clove oranges Lauren made in preparation for Handmade Holidays! A whimsical way to make your home smell delicious over the holidays.

Make these guys and more with us at The Daily Grind this coming Wednesday!

'Tis the season… for crafting! And for community, too.
On Wednesday, November 14, Les Ats is proud to present Handmade Holidays: an evening of festive crafting in support of Ravenswing DIY Fair. We’ll be holding 4 mini workshops from 7 pm to 10 pm at The Daily Grind (601 Somerset St W). Come learn how to make scented fizzy bath bombs (essential oils provided by Purple Urchin!), whimsical paper ornaments, clove oranges and faux-quilted ornaments, and how to design the sweetest holiday greeting cards you ever did see.
Each workshop is $5. Join in at any time and take as many workshops as you like!
All proceeds go toward Ravenswing 2013  - we’re raising money to better say thanks to the incredibly talented musicians that contribute to making Ravenswing such a special event for Ottawa.

'Tis the season… for crafting! And for community, too.

On Wednesday, November 14, Les Ats is proud to present Handmade Holidays: an evening of festive crafting in support of Ravenswing DIY Fair. We’ll be holding 4 mini workshops from 7 pm to 10 pm at The Daily Grind (601 Somerset St W). Come learn how to make scented fizzy bath bombs (essential oils provided by Purple Urchin!), whimsical paper ornaments, clove oranges and faux-quilted ornaments, and how to design the sweetest holiday greeting cards you ever did see.

Each workshop is $5. Join in at any time and take as many workshops as you like!

All proceeds go toward Ravenswing 2013  - we’re raising money to better say thanks to the incredibly talented musicians that contribute to making Ravenswing such a special event for Ottawa.

This is some serious Girlfriends related business.
The Girlfriends will be at Victoire playing some of our fave jams tomorrow from 2 - 6 pm in order to demonstrate how excited we are about the inaugural ARBORETUM fest.
Our friends behind ARBORETUM are highlighting Ottawa’s creative side: this city is home to incredibly talented musicians and criminally delicious eats. ARB is going to bring it all together in one amazing outdoor festival on September 15th - check their website for the full run-down.
This is where ALL IN GOOD TASTE comes in. In support of ARBORETUM, this weekend, Victoire and Town are showing their love by donating 15% of their sales to the festival. There’ll be jams (courtesy of us at Victoire’s Dalhousie boutique on Saturday), a silent auction the likes of which you’ve never seen before, and ticket giveaways. You should come.
For further (/official) deets, check out the facebook event here. View high resolution

This is some serious Girlfriends related business.

The Girlfriends will be at Victoire playing some of our fave jams tomorrow from 2 - 6 pm in order to demonstrate how excited we are about the inaugural ARBORETUM fest.

Our friends behind ARBORETUM are highlighting Ottawa’s creative side: this city is home to incredibly talented musicians and criminally delicious eats. ARB is going to bring it all together in one amazing outdoor festival on September 15th - check their website for the full run-down.

This is where ALL IN GOOD TASTE comes in. In support of ARBORETUM, this weekend, Victoire and Town are showing their love by donating 15% of their sales to the festival. There’ll be jams (courtesy of us at Victoire’s Dalhousie boutique on Saturday), a silent auction the likes of which you’ve never seen before, and ticket giveaways. You should come.

For further (/official) deets, check out the facebook event here.

Reeeeeeecap: We loved making teacup candles on Saturday at Purple Urchin!

We brought a salmagundi of what we thought would be way too many teacups (and other compelling vessels - owl creamer anyone?) but there was such a great turnout that every last one was turned into a candle.

Thanks to Sarah and Rebecca of Purple Urchin for hosting us, and to FestivAsia for inviting Les Ats to host craft dates in some of our favourite spots in Chinatown.

And a reminder that although we won’t be hosting any more workshops for FestivAsia this year, they’ve still got lots going on! You can check out their schedule in this post. We’re especially looking forward to our friend DJ Chris International spinning at Raw Sugar, Django Libre’s gypsy jazz stylings, crocheting with Justy Dennis, and more of Julie Cruickshank’s amazing sidewalk chalk art.

Today!

We’re making soy candles in china teacups as our second and last free workshop for FestivAsia this afternoon at 3 pm on Purple Urchin’s patio. Bring your own teacup or use one of ours, but do be sure to drop by!

As if this isn’t lovely enough already, we’re bringing lemonade. Dream patio craft date.

Here is but a smattering of the delectable sushi our master chefs crafted with felt yesterday on Sushi 88's lovely little patio! Making felt sushi while eating real sushi in the sunshine = pretty much the best way to while away a Saturday afternoon.

The next free patio workshop Les Ats is doing for FestivAsia will be making candles in china teacups! We’ll have a few teacups on hand for you to choose from, but you can bring your own if you have a specific one you’d like to convert! August 4th at Purple Urchin, 3 pm. (And if you haven’t checked out Purple Urchin’s luscious line of handmade soaps, body products and more, you should!)

Sneak preview of some of the felt sushi we’ll be making as part of Chinatown’s Festivasia tomorrow! Hope to see you there! We’ll be maki-ng maki (and more)! The workshop starts at 1pm on Sushi 88’s patio - 690B Somerset St W. The workshop is free, but space and supplies are limited, so come earlier rather than later! View high resolution

Sneak preview of some of the felt sushi we’ll be making as part of Chinatown’s Festivasia tomorrow! Hope to see you there! We’ll be maki-ng maki (and more)! The workshop starts at 1pm on Sushi 88’s patio - 690B Somerset St W. The workshop is free, but space and supplies are limited, so come earlier rather than later!

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