Nov 17, 2012

New Arrivals: This Charming Candy, Nerd Jerk and Belly of a Whale

My Sweets,

This month we are highlighting some artists who will be peddling their wares at the EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday show Friday, 11/24 and Saturday, 11/25.

Oct 27, 2012

We Now Carry Sublime Stitching Products (including the NEW FLOSS!!!!)

I've had a craft crush on Jenny Hart for years. Everyone has. She is one of the revolutionaries leading this whole indie craft business explosion that has been going on for the past ten years. While learning how to embroider she was disappointed with the patterns available and decided to develop her own line. Years later, she has over 50 pattern sets, tools, printed and blank textiles, several books and now... HER OWN LINE OF FLOSS.

Oct 21, 2012

The Grandest Opening Of All

A big, hearty, meaty thank you to everyone who came to our grand opening party. We could never have anticipated that response and we're totally overwhelmed (in a great way). Also, a big thank you to all of the local businesses who donated items for our giveaways. Eight lucky people won a big package of stuff from:

Oct 11, 2012

People are Really CURIOUS about What the Heck we are.

Anytime people walk by and see us in the store they try to come in. We had to hang up a sign so they aren't confused when they walk into a half set up shop.

It's a pretty good problem to have.

Sep 10, 2012

Four Days In.... We Have the Makings of a Store.

This thing is shaping up nicely. We have a painted staircase. We have a new, beautiful ceiling color. The upstairs has three coats of bright yellow on one wall and one coat of gray on the other three. Shelves for prints have been installed in the retail space and Lauren Magic Erasered all the tiles. She also painted some cute characters for the front window so people can continue to wonder what the heck we're doing in here.

Translation: IT'S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A REAL STORE.

Aug 16, 2012

Rosalie featured on Etsy's Quit Your Day Job series

Hey folks,

This was kind of cool. Etsy interviewed Rosalie about how she went about quitting her day job and setting out on her own to the terrifying world of selling indie crafts and building freelance websites -- and soon to be: Retail shop ownership.

Read the article and stuff.

Aug 10, 2012

Signage Woes

Geez! Who knew getting a sign for our store would be so complicated! More design reviews, permits, approvals from the market and bids from signage companies. In the end our 12 foot x 30 inch sign will be amazing (and expensive)!

Aug 10, 2012

Lauren's Dad is Making Us Some Fixtures

Lauren's dad is making some of our displays! Here's one of them (almost done: needs the back legs, sign on top, and stain).

Aug 10, 2012

We're Approved. It's Official

WE GOT FULL APPROVAL FROM THE CITY FOR USE AND DESIGN!!! Now we just have to sign the final lease. It was a little intimidating presenting our store design to a board of 10+ people. They even opened it to public comment - though no one had anything to say. The city officials said we had a very thorough presentation.

Aug 10, 2012

The Location is Officially Announced!

Now that it is official, we can show you the store front! The retail part is where the red and white paint is, our studio will be above where the green windows are. We will be repainting the facade, taking all the crap out of the windows and putting up a new sign.

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