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