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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

So happy!

Hello friends
This is me - Christine who is probably the most happiest Christine on the planet right now!
I have some brilliant news to share with you...it is all about having a special crafty place!
And this is it!
I love my little VT (Victorian Terrace) but it does have the disadvantage of being very SMALL! 
For a long time I've been crafting in my conservatory and dining room, storing boxes under my bed, under the boys' beds, under the stairs..well you get the gist!  It's been a bit of a squeeze to say the least!
Out of the blue an opportunity arose for me to rent this space.
So this is my new crafty place...bare but bright!  I have so MANY plans to share with you.
It is situated in Gravesend, Kent - the Heritage Quarter in the High Street.
I would love you to follow me as I decorate, organise and embellish my craft studio.
Once I have adorned it with much pinkness, flowers and butterflies, I have 
great plans which involve classes, lots of tea and homemade cake!
My studio is accessible by car, bus, rail and it is opposite the Ferry Port too 
(if you happen to live in Essex). 
There will also be opportunities for those that live a distance from Gravesend with on-line kits being available.  Videos coming soon too, so everyone can join in.
Please stop by my blog to see my studio progress...I'm trying to convince the boys that yes, I do need more fabric bunting, pretty pictures and twenty thousand butterflies!
But here is my Mitchell (my eldest) making a start on cleaning the carpet...!
I'm off to do another little happy dance!
Take care friends.

47 comments:

lestim said...

Hi Christine, WOW this place looks great, I live quite close, so will definatly be joining some of your classes. Fantastic! Best wishes, Lesley

Bea said...

How fab Christne having such a dedicated fab space especialy when you can make it as you want from scratch. Enjoy the journey/process

scottish crafter said...

Great news Christine now you can really spread your wings, can't wait to see how you decorate your space. Yes you do need pink and butterflies. Wish I was like Lesley and lived close enough to visit when you get operational but look forward to seeing the kits you supply and everything else.

Good luck

Wilma

melanie said...

Thats fantastic news I don`t think you are from me ,I`m having a happy dance at the moment Have just heard from spellinders so hopefully soon I will have My G.C Fixed I so do miss it ,The cuttlebug is not the same thanks for your help Melanie

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
congratulations on your new craft space and venture. I hope it is very successful. I will do a happy dance for you too. Well done to your Son I think it's your Son for helping with the work. I look forward to your pics of how it gets decorated with Pink Butterflies. LOL. Have a great crafty sunny day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Georgina said...

How wonderful Christine! I am so thrilled for you in your new space and venture. Wish I was closer to come and join you for visits and classes. looking forward to seeing your decorating. very best wishes, Georgina in KAlgoorlie.

Elizabeth said...

Oh Christine, I am SO happy for you too. It sounds a fantastic opportunity and you deserve all the success. It is so nice to hear good news instead of all the bad.
Am loving all the ideas you have about your future plans. I would absolutely LOVE to come to one of your classes but live a fair distance away so would be difficult to organize - not impossible though. Can't wait to hear about for the kits you are planning.
Hope you are not too tired after all the "happy dances" you must be doing...hehehe. Think you will be on cloud 9 for a long time and who wouldn't be in your shoes?
Take care
Elizabeth x

scrappyjen said...

That looks exciting. jenx

nmty said...

Hi Christine, this is great news for you. I am sure the classes will be amazing. It is lovely when you have a new and exciting project to work on and i wish you every success in your venture.

Looking forward to the on-line kits and video's.

lv norma

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, I can see why you are so happy,this venture looks great,looking forward to seeing your photos of the decorated studio and hearing about classes etc.
Good luck in all you do (but I am sure you don't need it). x.

Susan Flynn said...

Brilliant news Christine - I wished I lived closer I would love to come to one of your classes! I am looking forward to seeing the transformation take place! Hugs Susan x

PS do you think your son would come and do my carpets next????? xx

Susan Flynn said...

Brilliant news Christine - I wished I lived closer I would love to come to one of your classes! I am looking forward to seeing the transformation take place! Hugs Susan x

PS do you think your son would come and do my carpets next????? xx

nattyboots said...

How exciting Christine for you and for us,im so looking forward to seeing how you transform your space as the weeks go by .
We have a camper van and go on a few journeys each year so who knows maybe i could pop in and say hello if im passing as i would love to meet you .

Its nice to see your handsome son getting in on the action too.

Elaine H X

Oksana said...

Wow! This space looks wonderful, so light-perfect for crafting! Wish I lived closer as would love to come to one of your classes! Will follow your decorating journey!x

Liz Thomson said...

So jealous of that space as I work in a cramped spare room.Wish you were closer still look forward to seeing how you get on over the weeks x

Nandita said...

Hi Christine. I was soo happy for you this morning that I had to leave my first ever comment! I wish you every success in your new crafty space, and look forward to seeing how you decorate it :) Crafty hugs, Nandita xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What an exciting venture you are facing it must be a trifle daunting though. I live in Sheppey so I will be visiting if the access is Ok as I'm not very mobile.
I look forward so seeing the transformation and wish you every success.
I bet you can't stop smiling.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hazel said...

Wow Christine this is great news. Cant wait to see the progress. Good luck with your new space, im sure it will be full pretty soon lol xx hazel

alex said...

What an amazing opportunity, and not too far from me, I wish you all the luck in the world with your new venture, I am so looking forward to following your progress :-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, congrats Christine!!! The space looks amazing, you are going to have sooo much fun doing it all up! Wished I lived closer:o(

Can't wait to see how it will all take shape!

Sarah said...

Wow! Christine you must be over the moon! That is fanstastic news for you! I wish you all the luck in the world with your new venture!
Unfortunately, Kent is too far away for me to travel or I'd be there in a shot!

Sarah x

loftylass said...

Oh Christine I am so happy for you and wish you every success. You will have so much fun and I look forward to sharing your journey with you. Kent is the other end of the country for me..... but you never know!!!!
Hugs
Heather
x

Crafty Chris said...

Lovely bright space have fun.
Chris x

Clai01 said...

Hi Christine
I'm really looking forward to seeing your ideas go into this space and seeing it grow and progress and be extremely successful as your designs are lovely. Please keep us posted.

Sue Yorkshire said...

WOW I am well jell!!!!

What a fabulous space bet you cant wait to get it all set up and I will watch the development all the way. Would make a great scrapbook too

Aww Christine I am so pleased for you

Sue xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, I am sooo excited for you!!! What a lovely space and can't wait to see what 20,000 butterflies look like......excited too because I can come to see you when I visit my Son in Kent. Really, really looking forward to seeing how you do it up. Well done, lovely to have some happy news!! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Disco Queen said...

Wow Christine! I look forward to joining you on your crafting journey & seeing your room take shape. It sounds so exciting. Thanks for sharing.

AnneRD said...

Congratulations Christine on getting a new studio. If you manage to produce so much wonderful work from your conservatory, we are going to be treated to some dazzling work when you are settled into your new craftroom. Make sure you leave enough room for Bella! Anne

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Wow, I can understnd why you are soooo excited. I'm lucky enough to have a craft room at home (converted bedroom) it's not much bigger than your conservatory but I love MY space so I'm sure you will love yours once you make it your own. Looking forward to seeng how it progresses.
My sister lives in Essex so may be able to call in when I'm down that way. B.W Carolyn x

Ita said...

Congrats Christin I am so happy for you,will try and follow your progress
Smiles
Ita

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, WOW!!! How exciting for you...:)..Looking forward to seeing all of your stages in making this bare space a fab crafty room..Waiting with anticipation...love Carole..xx

Teresa said...

I am so excited for you and love the idea of pinks and lots of flowers and butterflies and tea!!! I just bought some beautiful pink roses fabric to redo mine by Waverly.
I am sure you are going to have a waiting list a mile long for classes so I wish you lots of luck and can't wait to see how it turns out! Your biggest fan, Teresa

Shirley Davis said...

Congratulations - you don't know me but I would be interested and honoured to follow your space-filling journey! Enjoy. Don't stress and make it as pretty as you like.

Craftychris said...

Wow how cool and exciting is that!! Your space is awesome! I will be very pleased to following its developement - its going to be fab! What a well trained Son you have there too, bless him! I like the idea of the kits and videos for us non locals! Thank you for thinking of us xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - I am soooooo happy for you. I bet you can't wait to get it finished and start on your classes etc. I just wished I lived nearer to enable me to visit. I would put money on it that this space will be FILLED as soon as! I am so envious. Make sure you leave a little space for Bella to have a snooze!!!

Hugs Sue P xx

Carole Z said...

Fantastic news Christine! I am so happy for you, all your plans sound amazing and the craft space looks perfect, lots of room and light! Wishing you every success, Carole Z XX

Laura Scott said...

Christine, long time, no chat, lol, I am sooo happy for you, this place has great potential and I know that you will make it awesome just like you, I look forward to following along with you on your progress, as being across the big pond, I doubt I will ever make it:( Good luck to you, you deserve it!

Janice said...

Congratulations Christine, this is wonderful news! How exciting for you too. As you know I live in Essex, so would love to come 'over the water' to join you sometime. Will watch your progress with your new project. Good luck!
Janice x

Sue B said...

Congratulations Christine on your new crafty venture. I am envious of your new space. Will be very interesting following the progress of it & I bet it will be very girlie & beautiful when its finished. Oh & can I borrow your son !!!
Sue B

Stephenie said...

Congratulations!! So exciting!! I can hear the creative juices flowing!!
Can not wait to see the progress and the final result!

Stephenie xxxx

Sarah said...

That's so exciting!
Looking forward to following your progress with the re-furb!!

Anne-Marie said...

What fantastic news.....how happy are you?....haaaa! Really lookin' forward to seeing what you come up with....loads of details, please!

Hellma said...

So glad you have had this chancs Christine i,m sure you will enjoy your space, glad to see the boys helping out, good luck in your new venture.

Ali W said...

How wonderful Christine, there's nothing like having something of your own that you can build on, and have the satisfaction knowing you have started it from scratch and developed it. I wish you good luck. Look forward to seeing it take shape. Take care Alison :)

Di x said...

Hi Christine
How lucky are you. I wish you all the luck in the world.

My dream is to sell my cards and I am still working on this. You go girl! All the best wishes. You and Bella are an inspiration to me.
Kind regards Diane

Chloe's Nan said...

Wonderful news Christine! I am looking forward to watching your studio evolve with all the girlyness and the online kits (as I live in Wales!) Have a great weekend (goes without saying really doesn't it ha ha) x

LisaK said...

Just catching up with your blog Christine so a bit late with my congratulations! I'm so pleased that you've found your own little crafty haven. Really looking forward to seeing how things progress and all your ideas coming to fruition :o)

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