TGIF and my son… Taylor Makonohiuk

 

artist Renee Mak

TGIF and my son… Taylor Makonohiuk.

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TGIF and my son… Taylor Makonohiuk

TGIF!
As I sit and sip my coffee, I realize that February is quickly coming to a close.
The Iowa blizzard of last night is already puddles on the pavement.
Another year has passed me by…
and another one is about to begin.
I have a birthday tomorrow, and this one crept up on me so quietly
that I almost forgot about it altogether!
What do I plan on doing?
I believe I’ll paint.
Paint the day away!
xoxo
On a separate note…
my son just turned 20 and is living in LA.
He’s chasing his dream, living in the land of fun and sun,
and singing his little heart out.
I really miss him. I’m so proud of him.
I wipe away a tiny tear as he sings one of my all-time favorites.
Here’s a little something to brighten up your Friday.
Follow this link to hear him sing….
or copy and paste the link below.

xoxo

As always… today I’m linking up with the lovely painters

Changing Blog Locations!

Just a quick note…

all future posts can be followed at

www.fussitup.blogspot.com.

I’ve hesitated but here are the reasons for switching over to Blogger.

The time it takes to do a simple blog post is cut drastically with Blogger.

I’m not sure why but I think it has something to do with WordPress’s

embedded editing software.  I feel like it’s always fighting my creativety

when it comes to how I’d like my post to look… including something as simple

as changing the font!  Wordpress even edits my html… which defeats the purpose of using html in the first place.

WordPress also allows spam bloggers. Almost every time I post I receive a comment from a WordPress blog that is just an advertisement

with a WordPress address.  This has never happened with Blogger.

The bottom line is…

blogger is quicker, runs smoother as I create posts, handles

“fake” blogs for me

and doesn’t fight my creativity.

Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

WWW.FUSSITUP.BLOGSPOT.COM

{THIS ADDRESS WILL SOON BE

WWW.FUSSITUP.COM}

XOXO

New Class Listings!

_________New Class Listings…_________

Mixed Media Collage Painting!

Learn how to create a fabulous Mixed Media Collage painting

using acrylic paint and recycled items like used
 gift wrap, bubble wrap, and even a Starbucks coffee sleeve! 
This workshop includes all of the materials, easy
step-by-step instructions and each student will leave
with a finished piece of artwork ready to hang on the wall!
Middle school through adult students are welcome.
(Price includes cost of materials).
Taught by artist Renee Mak at 
 Fuss It Up! Designs Art Studio
222 1/2 5th Street 
West Des Moines, Iowa  50265
Thursday 6:00 – 8:00pm March 1st Tuition: $40

OR

Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 pm March 10, 2012 

Grab a friend and register now!
Credit card or PayPal accepted!

Enroll here!

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 Vintage Photo Pendant Necklace 

Do you love the look of old photos and all things vintage? Now you can learn how to turn

vintage photos into fabulous pendant necklaces in this easy to understand, step-by-step workshop! Each student

will leave with several finished pieces

and the knowledge to create more at home!

Taught by artist Renee Mak at 
 Fuss It Up! Designs Art Studio
222 1/2 5th Street 
West Des Moines, Iowa  50265
Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00pm March 8th Tuition: $30
Grab a friend and register now!
Credit card or PayPal accepted!

Enroll here!

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Fabulous Key Pendant Necklace

with Vintage Jewelry!

Learn step-by-step instructions on how to create a fabulous key pendant necklace featuring vintage jewelry! Student will leave class with a completed necklace, instructions and supplies to make more at home! Middle school thru adult
students are welcome!  All supplies
included but feel free to bring
your own vintage key or jewelry to use!
Taught by artist Renee Mak at 
 Fuss It Up! Designs Art Studio
222 1/2 5th Street 
West Des Moines, Iowa  50265
Saturday 10:30 – 12:00noon March 17th Tuition: $34
Grab a friend and register now!
Credit card or PayPal accepted!

Enroll here!

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 To enroll in any of these classes or

view more, please visit

Fuss It Up! Designs Art Studio Class Schedule

Classes and Workshops!

Classes and Workshops!

"Hope" Vintage Jewelry Key

Here are some of the classes I’m

currently teaching and where!

Classes offered through West Des Moines Community Education:
LEARNwest Winter/Spring Catalog 2012
LEARNwest Catalog

Trash to Treasure~

Mixed Media Canvas!
Wednesday February 1, 2012

7:00-9:00pm

Create a fabulous mixed media collage painting using acrylic
paint and recycled items like used gift wrap, bubble wrap,
and even a used coffee cup! This workshop includes
all the materials, easy step-by-step instructions, and you will leave with a
finished piece of artwork ready to hang on the wall!

NEW!

 Vintage Photo Pendant Necklace 
Wednesday February 8, 2012

7:00-9:00pm

Do you love the look of old photos and all things vintage?
Now you can learn how to turn
vintage photos into fabulous pendant necklaces in this
easy to understand, step-by-step workshop!
You will have fun creating two to three pendants
using vintage photos, glitter, words, and a tiny
bit of bling! All supplies are included and
each student will leave with instructions
on how to make more necklaces at home.

{for prices and registration to these classes,

click on the picture above or call

(515) 633-5001 to register}

Classes offered through Waukee
Community Education

Winter/Spring Catalog 2012

Fabulous Key Pendant Necklace

with Vintage Jewelry!

Tuesday February 7, 2012

6:30-8:30pm

Learn step-by-step instructions on how to create a fabulous key pendant necklace

featuring vintage jewelry! Student will leave class with a completed necklace,

instructions and supplies to make more at home!

Middle school thru adult students are welcome!

Mixed Media Collage Painting!
Thursday February 16, 2012

6:00-8:30pm

Learn how to create a fabulous mixed media collage
painting using acrylic paint and recycled items
like used gift wrap, bubble wrap and even a
Starbucks coffee sleeve!  This workshop includes
all the materials, easy step-by-step instructions
and each student will leave with a finished piece
of artwork ready to hang on the wall!
Middle school thru adult students are welcome!

Pure Silver Charm Workshop!

Thursday March 15, 2012

6:00-8:30pm

In this easy step-by-step workshop, you’ll
learn how to create a .999% pure silver charm
using Precious Metal Clay.
Each student will leave with 1-2 finished pieces
of heirloom quality pure silver… ready to
wear on a necklace or bracelet!  Middle school thru adult students are welcome!

Vintage Photo Pendant Necklace

Thursday April 19, 2012

6:30-8:30pm

Turn vintage photos into fabulous glass pendants
in this easy step-by-step class.  Each student will
leave with 2-3 finished pieces and the knowledge
to create more at home.
Middle school thru adult students are welcome!
{for prices and registration to these classes,
click on the picture above or call
 (515) 987-2761 to register}

These are just the classes I’ m teaching thru

community education.  Classed & Workshops

offered at Fuss It Up! designs will be listed soon!

For private workshops and/or 

parties please comment on this page

and we’ll schedule a time!

<3

Holiday Giveaway!

Holiday Giveaways… check them out and enter now!

Just go to the Facebook page of A Little Bit Of Everything and leave a comment!  Good luck!

TWO GIVEAWAYS TODAY!

Brought to you by
{Remember… to win, you must comment on the Facebook page post
on the link above…}
Good luck!!!

FASHION CAPE FROM MAINSTREAM BOUTIQUE

MAINSTREAM BOUTIQUE
Fashion Cape

Mainstream Boutique is a fun clothing boutique with our main store in Valley Junction.  We sell fun and funky at a price anyone can afford. Our giveaway item, a beautiful fashion cape, is valued at $46. You may also find us on Facebook and in Valley Junction.

 – Cindy Lane, Mainstream Boutique

4 OZ ALMOND CREAM INTENSE MOISTURE HAND CREAM FROM B & B HANDMADE PRODUCTS

B & B HANDMADE PRODUCTS
4 oz Almond Cream Intense Moisture Hand Cream

Our thick, intense moisture hand cream softens and soothes even the driest, roughest, cracked hands. This cream is long-lasting, even after washing hands, as its made with beeswax. Beeswax forms a protective glove to keep moisture in. Cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, and glycerin are added to provide the intense moisture in our best selling hand cream.

At the boutique we offer luxurious handmade bath products including sugar body scrubs, hand creams, body lotions, body butters, tub truffles, shower butters, bath bombs and chill pills.  Also, handmade goats milk, shea butter and glycerin soaps for men, women and children.  Foot scrub and foot cream.  We have gift sets and a Glamorous Girls line geared specifically towards young girls and teens.
– Brooke Reising and Bridget Galligan, B & B Handmade Products

Holiday Giveaway… today only!

Holiday Giveaway… today only!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO WIN!  ENTER BY MIDNIGHT CENTRAL 

TIME TONIGHT TO WIN!

ONE-OF-A-KIND COLORFUL JOURNAL FROM FUSS IT UP! DESIGNS

FUSS IT UP! DESIGNS …One-of-a-Kind Colorful Journal

 

Fuss It Up! offers hand painted clothing & accessories, handmade, one of a kind jewelry, unique gift items, mixed media canvas paintings and classes, workshops & parties! By artist Renee Mak and other very talented local artists!

Our giveaway item is a one of a kind colorful and happy journal designed by Renee Mak. The journal you receive will be similar to the ones shown in the photo.
We are happy to be a part of A Little Bit of Everything Boutiques. You may also find us on Facebook and at our art studio in Valley Junction.

Website: www.fussitup.com

 – Renee Mak, Fuss It Up! Designs

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

A Little Bit of Everything Boutiques’ merchants have decided to give back to our wonderful customers this holiday season with a giveaway of prize items worth several hundred dollars! Winning any of the items is a great way to check one of those important gifts off your list…or treat yourself to something special!

How it works:A different prize will be given away every day from December 19 – 23. Two prizes will be given out on Wednesday! Upon completing the tasks below, you will be entered to win the daily prize.

A limit of one online entry per day is allowed per individual for each separate giveaway.
All posts must be made before 11:59 p.m. CST to be eligible for that respective day’s giveaway.
You must be 18 or older and an Iowa resident to enter.
Winners will be posted on the A Little Bit of Everything Boutiques Facebook page. Winners are responsible for picking up their prize at A Little Bit of Everything Boutiques located in Kaleidoscope at the Hub, 555 Walnut Street Suite 223, Des Moines, Iowa.

Click here for official rules

How to enter:

Prizes:

·           Monday: One-of-a-Kind Colorful Journal from Fuss It Up! Designs
·           Tuesday: Crocheted “Hat of Many Colors” with 3 Flowers from Jelly Bean Dreams
·           Wednesday: Fashion Cape from Mainstream Boutique
·           Wednesday: 4 oz Almond Cream Intense Moisture Hand Cream from B & B Handmade Products
·           Thursday: Cupcake Cotton Candy Top and Petti-Tutu from Maggie’s Rose Garden
·           Friday: Copper & Clay Leaf Necklace from Dandy Designs

Thank you for participating! Happy Holidays!- A Little Bit of Everything Boutiques

New Items Available!

Many new Fuss It Up! design items are now available at our new location

in Downtown Des Moines

in the Kaleidoscope at the Hub!

{A Little Bit of Everything}

Hours are Tuesday ~ Friday 10am to 2pm!

Closed this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving!