13 April 2009

What I have been doing lately........

Hello :)

I thought I would do a quick post, just so everyone doesn't think I have fallen off the planet.

Bec and I have decided to relocate our store - so we finally found somewhere to go. The new store is under renovation, and for the last week we have been working very hard to get it ready for our big move!

With the help from some wonderful people we have moved a wall - (big task) to make room for workshops.

We have been painting for days, we are in the process of laying tiles on the floor and working out what is going to go where!

I'm excited about the new store, it is so open and spacious. After being in Fremantle with no free parking, we will have 200 car bays for customer use, right outside the complex - and there are gorgeous shady trees too :)

So after 6 years of trading, we are finally getting what we originally wanted - space for workshops, free parking for our customers and ourselves, lots of visibility as we are going to be on a major traffic bearing road and next to a busy supermarket - so it's all good :)

I completed some art cards a couple of weeks ago, but haven't found the time to scan and upload them yet - but will try to get that done this week.

While being so busy with the store, I am also missing my one on one trades, so if anyone would like to trade with me - please let me know your link to 'available for trade' ATC's :) and we can organise something.

For now, I have to go get organised to go back to the new store....... More painting to do, more tiles to lay...... this has been Easter long weekend - 4 days off normal working hours - and we have worked, but thats the name of the game when you own your own business!!

When the shop is ready, we then have to pack all our stock - heaps of it!! and then move all the fixtures and fittings to be installed in the new store....... whew, i'm exhausted just thinking about that..... but that will be when it's 'really starting to take shape' - so I'm looking forward to that.

When the new store is open, I'm sure we will all see our hard work and the effort, energy and exhaustion will all be worth it :)

Back to normal trading at the current store on Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter xo


  1. Congratulations on your new location!! Sounds like a lot of work, but so totally worth it! You've got to post some pics! I'd love to see the process of it going from renovation to opening day!

  2. So glad to hear about your new location and really looking forward to the new plans you have in store for your customers.


  3. There will be so much to do! It sounds absolutely ideal though and you will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel

  4. Oh Lorri we went through all of this in October last year and i know how tired you must be,BUT it was the best thing we ever did as now we are busier than ever and the place is so big.
    You are bound to do well and our thoughts and love are with you along with lots of good luck and glitter.If anyone can do it you two girls can you are stars.
    Robert Gordon and Harry xxx

  5. Oh Robert,
    Thanks so much for your kindness, support and faith in us :)
    It's always a worry taking a risk like this - but we hope to do what we have always wanted to do. So even though the new store is not huge, it fits us nicely.
    Carparking, classroom and more designer retail - so fingers crossed.


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