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Monday, 17 December 2012

It's nearly mine......!

Hello friends
Start of a new week and today should definitely be the day that the new studio/shop
will be mine!  I will not bore you with all the details but the words: landlords and 
new Lease should give you an idea of why there has been a delay!
But - all sorted now and workmen are going in this week and I will be 
flying around with a paintbrush at every given hour except perhaps Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
So this is how the front looks right now (yes, that is my reflection in the window taking the photo!)
Reluctantly, I've told myself to wait until better weather to repaint the front and just concentrate on the inside for now.  I have to be stern with myself - I always want everything done yesterday!
I want to take you all on my new crafty journey/adventure.  
To be honest I would never have thought to embark on this without the friendship and support of my blog follower friends, design teams, fellow designers and of course my family.  
I hope you do not mind coming along??
I will be sharing photos every time I have a minute to grab the camera.
First off this is why I need workmen...no ceiling!  
The previous tenants decided to lower the ceiling, put up all the beams but then left it...
They also left the rather nice Laura Ashley wallpaper but I fear that will not survive new 
ceilings and plastering! 
More photos will follow - today I'm going off to buy lighting - lots of it!
Oh and a Christmas gift or two along the way.
Talking of gifts....don't tell Santa but I've already opened a gift!
Details to follow soon...
Take care friends.

17 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Oh Christine, I am so excited for you, a big step but you will do it. Have fun shopping and I love it when you involve us in your big projects.

Wilma x x

Susan Flynn said...

Huge congratulations Christine its so exciting!! And I'm thrilled to be along for the adventure too!! xx

Lacelady said...

Good luck with your new venture. A big step, and I look forward to following along with you.

Janice said...

Morning Christine
What an exciting day for you, congratulations! Looking forward to following you on your new adventure......thank you for sharing it with us!
Hope you have a fabulous day.
Janice x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Your studio is going to be lovely,it will be a lot of work but I am sure if anyone can do it it's you.
Thank you for sharing photos etc. have a great day. Take care. x.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

ooh bet you are so excited that you have finally got to move in. I am surprised the landlord/ owner didnt repair the ceiling seems a lot of expense for you but will be worth it in the end

Its lovely to see your photos and I am so pleased to be involved in your project even if its just cyber involvment. Pity I dont live nearer I am quite a dab hand with a paint brush

Naughty you opening your christmas pressies already, hope Santa wasnt watching lol
xxxx

Elaine said...

Wow christine how exciting the front is so lovely cant wait to see how it all unfolds. It will all be beautiful. Seriously my lifes mission to come down this year and now you will also have a shop !!! Have fun and thanks for sharing x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Oh, my goodness, that is brilliant news, and I'm going to enjoy every minute of your journey/adventure with your new studio.
Oh dear, Santa will be putting you on the 'naughty list' if he finds out...........
Lots of love from Patricia xx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. how exciting. Looking forward to joining in your adventure.

What was in
the present you opened?

Val in Spain xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Bet you have butterflies this morning
it's always nerve racking until the keys are in your hand.
The shop front is beautiful your bloggers should run guessing game to see comes up with your chosen colour, my guess would be a soft blue grey.
Looking forward to seeing what you do inside.
Enjoy your day.
Lydia
X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
Thank you for the invite, im really looking forward to the journey with you ,though i dont think it will be a long journey as you get things done very quickly.

Shhhhh...... i wont tell Santa

Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, Its so exciting hearing how the new premises is coming along and i love hearing how its going. I had an exciting time on Saturday I got to meet Santa Claus for the first time in my life!! Got to take my neice and 3 god children, it was a bit of a hand full as they were so excited;) Enjoy your shopping. Emma

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine
I can feel the excitement from here, It is going to be great.
I am looking forward to the opening so I can come to more of your classes
Have a good day
Sue x

Ita said...

hi christine Congrats.,and I am so happy for you,and I would love to follow you on your journey.the best of Irish luck to you

Smiles
Ita

hazel said...

Love the new shop and studio Christine, im like you need everything done last week. lol enjoy your shopping xx hazel

Planetsusie said...

Oooooh I cannot tell you how much your enthusiasm is rubbing off! The front of your new 'abode' looks great - so open! And...... Bella can be there ... yay!!!

As I'm typing this I have next door's cat lying under the radiator - they go to work and whilst she has a catflap - she likes the company!!! I am, of course, in my element!!

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I can't tell you how excited I am for you..this looks wonderful! Congratulations! Looking forward to more photos, Carole Z

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