We have just arrived home after a massively busy day at the shop. The final thing to do is put the curtain up to cover the bare wall on the right. That should be done tonight and we will be opening at 9:30 am tomorrow. We have a few bottles of bubbly and some nibbles to celebrate. Fingers crossed we get some customers!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
The stock is out.... well nearly
And its looking a little tidier......
Dresser in..... albeit empty!
The die cut decoupage is stunning!
Well tomorrow is the final day! I have soooooo much to do, and my chip and pin machine has been delayed!! Ahhhhhhh.... and it was all going so well lol. Anyway.... will get some final pics tomorrow and keep you all updated.
Thank you all for your kind posts!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Posted by That Craft Place at 21:12
Friday, 27 May 2011
I am so excited. I have had an incredibly busy day today at the shop. It still has a long way to go, and only 5 days to do it in...... but..... THE SIGN IS UP!!!. I have put lots more on the shelves but still oooooodles to put out.
Glitters, glues and Mica Mists
Adirondak, Watermark Resist, Distress Ink, Archival, StazOn, Versamark, Big n Juicy etc.....
Decoupage, Heat Flower Forming, Templates.....
Promarkers, Papers, Quickie Glue, Zig, Core'dinations, Stickles etc....
The poor BT Man who was there for AGES!!!!!!
And at 4pm...... the sign went up!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE. It feels real now.... and VERY scarey!
Posted by That Craft Place at 20:58
Thursday, 26 May 2011
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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Friday, 20 May 2011
I thought this would be the perfect card to enter into the Stamp Something Challenge.
The Challenge is "stamp something with beachy colours"
I have coloured it with my watercolour pencils and kept the image really simple. Its such a lovely stamp, by Faye Whittaker in the Joanna Sheen range.
I hope you like it.
Posted by That Craft Place at 22:01
Every box I open I keep "oohing and aaaahing" as I want it all. Danny keeps saying, "put it back", its to sell, not for you to play with lol! Then he just raises his eyebrows and leaves me knee deep in goodies that I am about to sit and price.
I have been stroking the Grand Calibur and the dies, drooling over the stamps and picking out the distress inks I want. There are so many ranges coming in that I can't keep up with it all. I am too excited looking at it, instead of pricing. I am sure the novelty will wear off........ (yeah, right! lol)!
These pics are just the tip of the Iceburg....... my poor house...... and still much more to arrive!
It doesnt look much, but the gaps in the boxes in the first picture are all I have managed to price!!!!
Still to price.... That Special Touch of Mica, Crafters Companion, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart, DoCrafts, X-cut, Fiskars, Ranger..... oh gosh, I could go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by That Craft Place at 16:58
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Today was the first day of painting in the shop and I am, excuse the language..... knackered!!!!
It starting to look bright and clean...er and I can visualise where all the goodies will be going. I have a big table to go at the back for all the fab craft classes. I am now terrified that I have enough stock to fill it.
You probably cant see the difference, but there is one, I promise!
Posted by That Craft Place at 21:13
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
For all of you who follow my blog, I just have to share this news with you!!!!
I have the keys to my very own shop. I am going to upload the photos with a progress report so you can all see the changes take place......
Before "That Craft Place" sign goes up......
Before the windows are cleaned!
Before the holes are filled.....
Before Bob's done the plastering...... :-)))
Before I began painting.......
Before the lino goes down!
At least there's a loo!!!!!!!!!!!
"TO LET" no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will keep this updated so you can see my progress.....
We open on 1st June..... the website will follow shortly.
So exciting.......but so SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by That Craft Place at 21:24