Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Classes week of February 17th

Sunday, February 17, 2019
                
Prisma Pencils w/Sharon             
2:00 - 5:00pm
Class fee $20
Does your coloring still look the way it did when you were a child??? Try spending a few hours with Sharon and learn a few tricks to help add a more professional and finished look to your coloring. Techniques for coloring and shading will be discussed and practiced.

Monday, February 18, 2019
                
Birthday Cards  w/Sharon        
10:00am – 1:30
Class fee $25
Everyone can use a stash of birthday cards so that when the occasion arises, a handmade card is ready and waiting! There will be a wonderful variety of cards, including several cards that are appropriate to give to boys and/or men. Participants will receive FIVE card packets. There will be time to work on cards in class, but those that do not finish will have instructions so the cards can be finished at home. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
                
SMASH BOOK JAM w/Celeste    
10:00am – 1:00pm
Class fee $22
Have you ever wanted to put all of those photos and mementos in a book? Come and SMASH with Celeste. You will create a beautiful book of memories personalized for the occasion or person. Each month a new lesson is presented that covers such things as creating pockets for those mementos, fancy attachments, making a beautiful book cover, finishing the spine and other techniques just too numerous to list. This class just might be scrapbooking on Steroids! Smash Book Jam will be offered the third Wednesday of the month from 10:00am – 1:00pm. The cost is $22 (each month) and most materials are supplied. You must bring your own photos and smash book.



Friday, February 15, 2019
                
Water Color Painting (chicken)  w/Lisa
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Class fee $30
Lisa is a wonderful watercolorist and has the patience of a saint as well as a knack for teaching. She does provide templates for the projects so that participants can focus on learning how to paint with watercolors and NOT worry about drawing the images. Class size is limited to SEVEN participants and a minimum of THREE participants is required for the class to be held.


Saturday, February 23, 2019
                          
Journal Jam w/Terry              
1:30pm – 5:00pm
Class fee $22

Terry Peattie conducts these monthly workshops, which currently consist of two groups (one group meets on the third Sunday, the other on the fourth Saturday of each month) with 10 members each. Each month a 2-page spread project is presented and taught involving various mixed media techniques. Those who are not regular members of the fixed groups are able to sign up to attend as a “guest” in the event that a regular member is unable to attend. Please contact Sharon or Terry if you are interested in signing up to have your name added to attend (possibly) as a guest.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Relay for Life Fundraiser - February 27th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!! There is going to be yet another Relay for Life fundraiser, but this one you won't want to miss! 

The City of Alachua team has planned a fundraiser at Tony and Als Restaurant in Alachua on Wednesday, February 27th. Team Cootie Coo Creations is going to CRASH that fundraiser (actually we will support it full throttle) by hosting a Coo February Birthdays Celebration at 5:00pm that evening at Tony and Als. The money raised from people eating there (a donation that will be made by Tony & Als) will go to the City of Alachua team, but Team Cootie Coo will have its OWN private donation jar at our reserved table(s). 

Any member of The Coo Family who has a birthday in February is invited to join us in asking for "Donations to Relay for Life in lieu of gifts for our 2019 birthdays". Of course. EVERYONE is invited to meet us there and join in the celebration/fundraiser, but we will all be going "Dutch treat". 

So far Sandra Tipping Bass, Katie Avram and Sharon Kantor are known February birthday girls...who else out there is a February Babe? We expect a great turnout and will be reserving tables, so please let me know if you plan on joining in the fun! Donations for this fundraiser will be accepted ALL MONTH at The Coo, so feel free to plan on attending, make a donation and have a great time!!! Shane Bowlin will be making the birthday cake(s) and her cakes are GREAT!!! Write it down before you forget, Wednesday, February 27th, 5:00pm, Tony & Als in Alachua, Florida!! Donations made in the form of a check should have checks made out to the American Cancer Society. Thank you! Hope to see you there! Whoop whoop - what a hoot!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Classes week of February 10th

Sunday, February 10, 2019
                
Journal Jam w/Terry
1:30 – 5:00pm 
Class fee $22
Terry Peattie conducts these monthly workshops, which currently consist of two groups (one group meets on the third Sunday, the other on the fourth Saturday of each month) with 10 members each. Each month a 2-page spread project is presented and taught involving various mixed media techniques. Those who are not regular members of the fixed groups are able to sign up to attend as a “guest” in the event that a regular member is unable to attend. Please contact Sharon or Terry if you are interested in signing up to have your name added to attend (possibly) as a guest. 



Tuesday, February 12, 2019
                
MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS
A group of mixed media “junkies” who gather on a monthly basis to work on mixed media techniques and ongoing projects. Those who would like to give the group a try are welcome to join (you must make arrangements with Sharon), but everyone must take a turn at teaching a technique at some point. The charge is $5.00 a month.  



Friday, February 15, 2019
                
Water Color Painting (chicken)  w/Lisa
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Class fee $30
Lisa is a wonderful watercolorist and has the patience of a saint as well as a knack for teaching. She does provide templates for the projects so that participants can focus on learning how to paint with watercolors and NOT worry about drawing the images. Class size is limited to SEVEN participants and a minimum of THREE participants is required for the class to be held.


Saturday, February 16, 2019
                
Birthday Cards  w/Sharon        
10:00am – 1:30
or
2:00 - 5:00pm
Class fee $25
Everyone can use a stash of birthday cards so that when the occasion arises, a handmade card is ready and waiting! There will be a wonderful variety of cards, including several cards that are appropriate to give to boys and/or men. Participants will receive FIVE card packets. There will be time to work on cards in class, but those that do not finish will have instructions so the cards can be finished at home. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Class Schedule week of February 4th

Friday, February 8, 2019

Bookbinding Tutorial w/Nadia                      
10:00am – 2:00pm 
Class fee $20
Have you tried to learn bookbinding but keep forgetting how to stitch your book?? Then this tutorial is for you. Nadia Peattie is offering a 4-hour tutorial for those who need some practice and perhaps a bit of help with their stitching. More time can be spent with stitching if covers are already prepared before attending. Paper, needles and binding thread will be available.


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Exploring Alcohol Inks w/Sharon                       
10:00am – 1:00pm 
OR
2:00 - 5:00pm
Class fee $25
Join Sharon for an exploration of the multiple uses and applications of alcohol inks! There will be plenty of time for experimentation and participants will leave the class with a number of unique and beautiful projects. It is time to get down and dirty and see what all the fuss is about! All material provided. 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Mark your calendars for our Shop Local / Hand-made Crafts Relay for Life fundraiser at The Coo on MONDAY, December 10, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. 
There will be light refreshments and an assortment of hand-made items perfect for gift giving or to keep yourself!! 

Rose Gerencser has donated beautiful lap quilts that are $35 each, Chris Flanagan has donated some of her colored pencil artwork, Terry Peattie will be selling some of her creations as well as her homemade jam, Katie Avram will have baskets for sale and the list goes on...hope to see you there!!!!!!

P.S. from Shane:  We are still accepting hand-made craft donations for the fundraiser.

Reminder -- the shop is closed until December 7th. Hope to see you! 



NOTE: Katie will not be bringing all of these baskets,
but they are all available to purchase. Drop her a note
if you see one you would like her to bring.








Thursday, October 4, 2018

October Schedule

Cootie Coo Creations will be closed from October 2nd to October 17th.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Altered Golden Books workshop

Kathy Swoszowski Crumpton's Altered Golden Books workshops are filling up fast, but there are still a couple of spots in both the Saturday, July 21, and Monday, July 23, workshops. Workshops run from noon until 5:00pm and the cost is $35.00. Everything you need EXCEPT 2 copies of a Little Golden book is provided (you even get your own roll of Scor-Tape and Foam Tape). Golden Books are available for purchase at The Coo for $1.00 each. Don't miss this opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind journal/keepsake for yourself or a loved one. Call The Coo to reserve your spot (386-454-8008).







Friday, June 29, 2018

BOOK TOTE w/Celeste

Please join Celeste Beck for an exciting afternoon making your very own purse/tote from a childhood favorite Little Golden Book. Workshop is offered on Sunday, July 8, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm or Monday, July 9, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Minimal sewing skills needed. Cost: $35.00. Sewing machines will be available. Everything but the Golden Book is supplied for this cute purse. This includes the lame (golden side panels), the handles and the lining fabric. You can purchase your Little Golden book at The Coo for $1.00 (used book) or you can purchase your own special childhood favorite online or perhaps find a Little Golden at a local thrift shop. Since your lining fabric is supplied, you must pick out your book a week in advance so the perfect fabric can be purchased. If you have your own book, take a picture of it and email (rceleste.beck@gmail.com) or text to 561-248-8402. Your fabric will magically appear on your workshop day. Contact The Coo (386)-454-8008 to register. 

Sunday, July 8, 2018
or
Monday, July 9, 2018
1:00pm – 5:00pm 
Class Fee $35

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

MINI BOOK w/Jeannette


Join Jeannette Runyon for another one of her fantastic workshops on creating Mini Books. The theme for July’s mini book will be Graphic 45’s “French Country” and the breathtaking results will knock your socks off. You have to see the book to believe it! Workshops are offered on Friday, July 13, or Saturday, July 14, from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Class fee is $45 and everything you need to make this beauty is provided. Space is limited, so register early! Please bring your own lunch and/or snacks as this is an ALL-day workshop!   

10:00am – 4:00pm 
Friday, July 13 or Saturday July 14th
Class Fee $45
  










Monday, June 25, 2018

LAVENDER WANDS w/Katie


Join Katie as she once again holds here Lavender Wand workshop at The Coo. Participants will be able to make three lavender wands, which are beautiful to look at and smell ever so delightful. Class fee is $35a and class size is limited, so enroll soon.

Friday, July 6th or Saturday, July 7th
LAVENDER WANDS w/Katie  

Friday, June 1, 2018

Flash Sale and June Schedule

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is no calendar for June for Cootie Coo Creations this month. The shop will be open on just THREE days in June: Friday, June 1 (Katie's basket class at 10:00am and $5 Make N Takes from 5:00pm - 8:00pm); Saturday, June 2 ($5.00 Make N Takes from 10:00am - 1:00pm) and Tuesday, June 12, Mixed Media Artists from 10:00am - noon). The shop will be closed for the rest of the month as Sharon desperately tries to clean, purge and organize the shop and then heads off for a 10-day trip to Ireland. 

However, those who are interested may take advantage of the FLASH SALE on June 1 and 2, when everything in the shop (with the exception of gift cards and class fees) will be on sale for 25% OFF the regular price - whoop whoop! 

If you don't make it to the shop in June, you must check out the soon-to-be-mailed July calendar for an amazing array of creative classes!! Let the fun times begin...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Flip-Fold Mini Album Sneak Peek

Join Jeannette Runyon in her fun "Flip-Fold Mini Album" workshop being offered on Monday, May 7, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Class fee is $30 and participants will go home with an impressive 5-page mini album that can hold up to 29 photos. The five pages flip and fold to make an interesting compilation of photos, pockets and whatnots. There are several "themes" to choose from (romance, flowers, beach) and the albums are made using Graphic 45 papers and embellishments. Each album is bound using mini binding rings, which are artfully decorated with small pieces of color-coordinated ribbons. Class size is limited to SEVEN people, so register quickly if you want to claim a spot in this workshop!








Sunday, March 18, 2018

Uupdated Hours for Sunday, March 18th

The shop is open for classes only on Sunday, March 18th. The store is not open for shopping.

It will be open for shopping regular hours on Monday.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Last Fundraiser: Seeking Hand-crafted Donations


Our last Relay for Life fundraiser before our actual Relay event on Friday, April 13, will be at the Wild Azalea Festival in White Springs, Florida, on Saturday, March 17th. Team Cootie Coo Creations will have a booth at the festival and will be selling hand made craft items as a fundraiser. Shane Bowlin and Katherine Rothgeb will be running the booth and are accepting donated hand-crafted items (cards, mixed media projects, sewn items, etc.), all of which can be dropped off at The Coo BEFORE March 12th. If you have any questions or concerns and/or would like to donate items, please contact Sharon at 386-454-8008. Thank you! Remember, United we stand. United we relay.



Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Club Graphic 45

Lorie Weinman and Dot Long tackle another Club Graphic 45 all day workshop. This month (Volume # 2) the collection used was "Raining Cats and Dogs". The projects (both a mini album and treat bag) were not finished, but it was a wonderful day in spite of it getting off to a shaky start! There were fits of laughter, fries from the oven, nutter butter cookies and the good vibrations that result from being around wonderful people - whoop whoop!