Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Artists and Merchandise

We are so fortunate to be receiving new merchandise from our principal artisans. The art of hand made, one of a kind never gets old or monotonous. I want to share with you some of the cool items the Nest has to offer...enjoy!

Banners by... La Naranja Dulce
Journals by... Krispix
Soaps and Body Care by... Di Palermo Body
Ceramic Owls by... The Spotted Owl
Book Marks by...Lynne Carmody

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Customer Appreciation!

The other day at the shop, one of our wonderful customers came in and purchased some terrific bird napkin rings...I casually commented,
"I would love to see how you display them" she so willingly sent us photos of them along with photos of some other goodies she's purchased from us. Thank you Susanne for the beautiful photos!
photos by susanne hayek

Monday, October 18, 2010

Almost November!

Wow, how this year has flown by....Belle's Nest has survived several amazing events! The tragedy is we don't have photos! We were so busy, somewhat overwhelmed and having such a good time, nobody took pictures...ugh!
We've been through a taste of Sierra Madre, what a great event and wonderful cause... The Wine and Jazz walk...WOW! It was a beautiful night, we served Bodega Wine from San Antonio Winery, our food was catered by A&B Catering (delicious!) and the amount of people and supporters was amazing. It was a great time, we are so looking forward to it again next year. If you didn't get to participate, I highly recommend it...there was music in the streets, most of the business' served great wines, and were paired with wonderful restaurants...just a really lovely evening.

Our Dia de los Muertos trunk show was great...you still have time to view the work of Rachel Adams...so eclectic and fun! I just love this holiday and form of art!

Today we had a kids craft class...truly a craft. The class was taught by Elyse Paek. She made Paper Mache pumpkin bowls with the kids...I forgot how much fun paper mache is...we suggested an adult class. The weather outside lent itself to a great fall day putting us in the Halloween spirit. Scroll down as Elyse will continue with fun, hands on craft projects for the kids.
If that wasn't enough...please join us for our very first annual "Belle's Nest Artist Closet Sale" A few of us are getting together to sell our fabrics, notions, clay tools, paper, jewelry supplies, beads, etc...you name it, we may have it! We are cleaning house and hopefully our trash will become your treasure...look out for further details! Date of event is November 8th!

Kids Class...Spider Web

Spooky Halloween Webs!!!
Instructor: Elyse Paek

Make these spooky webs just in time for Halloween.
All materials included in this fun class.

Friday October 22, 3:30-4:30pm
Bean Town Ice cream included after class is over.
$20 fee

sign up early...classes are limited

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Seat Makeover

Upholstery Class
Instructor: Carolyn Ingram
Wednesday, October 20th
Space is limited...please call to reserve
626-355-0200 / info@bellesnest.com

In this class you will learn to remove your chair seat along with the fabric and padding.
You will add fresh foam, cotton and a new layer of fabric and reattach it to your chair.
A simple procedure that seems daunting at first but once you get started, you will feel
like a pro!

You will need:

1 chair - simple w/a seat pad is best.
1 yard fabric (fabric will also be available for sale)
**this will cover at least 4 chairs even though you will cover only one in this class
Decorative trim if you wish
Screwdriver (regular and Phillips)
Needle Nose Pliers
Tape Measure

*Carolyn will help you with ideas regarding stripping, faux finishing and painting also.

Instructor will provide:
Compressor (staple gun)
Fabric and trim available for sale

Paper Mache

Paper Mache Candy Bowl...

pumpkin candy bowl

Involves blowing up a balloon, orange crepe paper (pumpkin skin), glue and lots of fun! Jack-o-lantern features can be scary or funny!!! Once they are done, we wait for a week for them to dry, be sealed then picked up. You will be left with a lovely candy bowl to reuse for years to come.

Class available on two separate days:
Friday, October 15th 4-5:30pm
Monday, October 18th 1-2:30pm
$25 fee

materials included
aprons provided/wear play clothes

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos

Trunk Show Featuring...

Rachel Adams and Rosie Guajardo
Saturday, October 16th

Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos

Rachel Adams

Rosie Guajardo

The work of Rachel Adams is available to preview throughout the month of October...come view her work now.
The work of Rose Guajardo will be available to preview Oct 16th and will be at Belles Nest through Oct. 22nd.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween on the Horizon!

Witches of Clay

Halloween is on the horizon...
Treat your kids to a fun class of clay making witches you will always treasure!
Instructor: Moira Love
Cost: $25

Class Dates...
Friday, October 8 4-6pm
Tuesday, October 12 4-6pm
Space is limited...please call or email to reserve
626-355-0200 / info@bellesnest.com