Whether you are creating handmade happiness yourself, or just giving it, there is no doubt that it is a wonderful feeling when you give a handcrafted present! At our little shop we have gathered bunches of lovely goodies to inspire you to give a handmade treasure this year. If you are making your own crafty [...]
Archive for 2012
Okay, we’re ready! We had a fabulous soft opening and are so thankful and appreciative to all the family members and friends that came out to support us and see what we’ve been working so hard on. Over the last few weeks we have tweaked our check out system, rearranged a bit of furniture, collected [...]
Fact: Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Proof: I never really planned to open a retail shop! It is something I’ve thought about doing in a fantastical daydream sort of way….and I did think that at some point it might be fun, but I had never PLANNED on it in a concrete sort of [...]
A little closer to our opening! We are shooting for April 27 and 28 for our GRAND OPENING! We’ll be doing a giveaway and have D’lishious goodies, too. More info coming soon!
Here is a NOT very exciting look at our current mess. Amazingly, it’s only been 2.5 weeks since we started this project so I think it’s safe to say we’ve come along way – BUT, there’s still a very long way to go!
Since we’ve started this move/new project, there haven’t been many days that either Dave or I could spend the ENTIRE day working on the new space. It’s a little tricky with the kids having so much going on. We really could not have Baby Leo with us while we were slopping trays of paint and [...]
Now that the flooring has been started, it’s time to begin thinking about other important tasks that I have yet to begin. Like putting a sign out front! For the last week, I’ve had some silly messages scrawled on our front windows to entice folks to peek in the front windows. I put just a [...]
Now that we have all the walls covered – it only took two coats of primer and a five gallon bucket of paint – it’s time to start the floor!!! I chose a highly rated, but rather inexpensive wood laminate. My whole goal for our space is to create the look of a vintage beach [...]
This weird blue spot is now a lovely doorway to my future office – thanks to my husband and his skills with the mean looking saw!
I’ve gone from crying “my eyes! my eyes!” in regard to the bright colors the studio was painted when we started working to cyring “my arms! my arms!” now that I’ve spent 2 days with a paintbrush. Well, actually with a roller – but part of the building features 10 foot ceilings so even on [...]