Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Le Grande-ish Tour

We're IN the new place! The new address is 3/99 Helen St Northcote Vic 3070.
The new phone number is +61 (0)3 9078 5896.

When I work out how to set up the fax without it picking up on every voice call, we'll also have a fax on that number. Failing that, I'll let you know the fax number at a later date.

The bookshelf was the first thing set up, to make the place look like home....
The classroom is still a little stark, but I'm LOVING the flooding natural light and the split-system air conditioning!!!! I need one more table and some pictures on the walls. When the room is filled with people doing creative things, it will be full of colour!!

The sewing room.... well... it has a little way to go. We overlaid the Persian rug to protect the new carpet from the sewing machines and all the mess I'm likely to make with them, but we're yet to rearrange the machines and straighten out the rug.... sort out the cutting table and a stack of boxes.. set up the patternmaking computer.....
The office is functional, even if not completely unpacked or tidy. That's Vireya (below) there, working hard, sending out internet orders (while I swan about taking photos).
The showroom is all set up,with all the patterns and bits you usually only see on the website.
You're welcome to drop in to shop anytime between 10am and 5pm, Tuesday to Friday. (Mondays are always a tad too busy with the weekend's internet orders...please don't drop in then). Just ring the doorbell and we'll let you in!

On the weekend, we tested out the multi-purpose nature of the building, hosting a birthday party for the wee girl. It was a "Thomas the Tank Engine party with craft activities".... as requested by guess-who.

...and I'm yet to finish cleaning up the craft table debris in the garage....
If you're looking for a venue to host an art/craft group event (with or without the Thomas the Tank Engine theme), I'm happy to hire out the space. Email me with any enquiries.
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Next on the list is scheduling my classes for next year. We have to move HOUSE in the next couple of weeks (!!), so I'm afraid the pre-xmas workshops I was hoping to do are now looking awfully like a complete impossibility. Stay tuned for the 2011 schedule.

18 comments:

Kirsty said...

Thomas? What?

I was just going to ask about Superfrog but I see he came along after all.

The space looks fantastic!

Fiona - Pip'n' Milly Creations said...

Awesome!
Love the fabric of the kids' hat at the edge of one of the pics.
Moving house, too? Poor thing!

CurlyPops said...

That looks just like my favourite type of the birthday party. Hope the wee girl had a fantastic time!

rachelmp said...

Looks fantastic Nikki!

Handmade said...

Awesome

Fer said...

How exciting! I'm glad it's all coming together, but I guess you won't be truly satisfied until it's done. :-)

Leanne said...

Congrats.....I wish I lived close enough to just drop in for a look.

our shabby cottage said...

Wow, it looks great Nikki! The space looks so comfortable to work in too.

mammajoy said...

Congratulations! The space looks amazing and I'm jeolous of all that natural light.

ambette said...

Woo hoo! Very spiffy indeed!

Annie said...

Looks just perfect Nikki, good luck with the house move.

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Lookin good! I'm sure you'll get colour on those walls very soon.

Fun party - and you seem to have survived, well, near enough!?

The only thing wrong that I can see is the bookcase - it's far too small, you need another one, a bigger one - more books! :D

meli B said...

You've done so much in such a short time. Can't believe you managed a birthday party in the midst of it all. It all looks fantastic.

kathbritt said...

Looking lovely Nikki. Can't wait to hear about the classes in 2011!!
Cheers
Kathy

Cass said...

Wow it looks great, can't wait to check it out next time I'm in Melbourne

clare's craftroom said...

Congratulations ! I am hours and hours away from you but I'd love to drop in ....one day .

Four Gambel Girls and a Guy said...

This is AWESOME...congrats!

Allison said...

You're moving house as well? Jiminy Crickets it's busy busy busy all at once for you.

And the wee one is off to school next year??

So many changes. I hope you are remembering to b..r..e..a..t..h..e..

Stay sane!