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Self Sufficiency for the Modern World

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January Guest Teachers

E-dacious Wheat and Dairy Free


E-dacious is back with  some great wheat, dairy and nut free baking classes.  Dee is running a 5 part series on Sundays from 1 to 4 PM to get you geared up for a new way of baking.

January 5: cookies

January 12: wraps and pancakes  

January 19: muffins

January 26: pizza and flatbread

February 2: loaves, breads and a bonus brownie

Each class is $27 + HST.  Sign up for all or only the ones that catch your interest. 

Visioning for 2020


Spend time on you!  Come and create a vision for a goal that you are going to achieve in 2020. It can be health, finance, work or self focused growth.  Join a group of like-minded individuals for two hours of uninterrupted time to create your vision board and set yourself up for success.

Let Clare Mitchell guide you through an interactive workshop where you will create images, words and other inspirational thoughts on one vision board – creating a roadmap of success for your upcoming year. 

This workshop is 2 hours long and has 2 date options: January  11 or January 14.  The cost is $40 if you register before December 31, 2019 and $45 after December 31, 2019.

Learn to Sew Series starting this month

Kids Ages 6 to 12


 An 8 week series on Tuesday evenings 7 to 8:30 PM.

All supplies included.  $175+HST

starts JANUARY 21

Teens & Adults


An 8 week series on Thursday evenings 7 to 9:30 PM.

All supplies included.  $350+HST

starts JANUARY 23


Kids Craft: T-shirt skirt


turn an adult sized t-shirt into a skirt

January 12, 10 AM to 12 PM

Ages 6 to 12 

All supplies included.  $25+HST

Kids Craft: taxidermy bunny


make an adorable faux taxidermy bunny for your wall

 January 26, 10 AM to 12 PM

Ages 6 to 12  (younger ones may need adult help)

All supplies included.  $25+HST

Nailed It


 Fans of the Netflix show know all about the fun of baking challenges. For those who don't you're in for a creative event like no other.  We give you a baking item to copy and you try and recreate it in the time allotted.  Voting, giggling and bragging rights handed out at the end. 

January 25, 10 AM to 12 PM

Ages 6-99, those under 10 may need adult help

All supplies included  $30+HST

January's PYOP (Pick your own project) options

January is a great time of year to reflect on the past year and make plans for the one ahead.  Why not learn a new skill, like sewing?!  Every month we offer 6 different projects for you to try with us.  

We supply all the materials and guide you through every step until you go home with your very own hand made thing.

Almada Robe


A gorgeous robe for those lazy winter days.

COST: $75

Bean Bag Chair


A great addition to a kids room, or TV space, these chairs are adult sized.

COST: $60 without filler, $100 with

Cowl Neck Scarf


There's more winter to go, so a warm scarf is a must have!

COST: $30

Sensational Soups


Hibernation is starting to set in, make sure you have some hearty soups to sustain you.

COST: $45

Refashion: men's shirt to peplum top


A re-purpose project that's a quick way to a custom top.

COST: $45

Sweater Mittens


Keep those hands cozy with some mittens made from re-purposed sweaters and fleece.

COST: $25

Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)

We have various dates throughout the month for you to come and sew with us! There are evening, daytime and weekend slots. Our goal is to be flexible in our hours and project offerings!

If you need to bring the kids, you can! We have a sitting area, some books and toys to entertain them while you sew. Or you can involve them in the project!

You can bring your own project (that means supplies like fabric or specialty notions like zippers) and we’ll help you through it / show you how to use the sewing machine. We have big work tables too if it’s space you need! Experienced sewers will be on hand to help you out.


  • Clothes that need mending or altering
  • Pillows you’ve been meaning to make
  • Curtains you want to shorten
  • Baby blanket you’d like to make for a new family member

COST: $15 +HST per hour or part thereof.