Guess how I spent my Saturday? No word of a lie dear readers, I spent it playing with my destiny.
You see, I can now reveal my BIG NEWS!! The news that had me scrubbing the bathroom floor, resigning my day job and spending my Saturday on a play date.
MrC and I are taking over a business. It is a ....drumroll.....CRAFT & SEWING SUPPLIES SHOP!!!! I shall pause now while the natural envy you are experiencing settles down......................can I keep going now? Good (teehee!!!)
Today I went and helped Les the current owner as he was by himself and had SO MUCH FUN!! Cake decorating supplies for a fantasy 21st cake, ribbon and flowers for a bridal favour, spiral steel boning for a corset remake, wool and needles to knit a snood, and so many more. Wonderful people who came out in a STORM to get their creative needs met, so many folk happy to hear that the shop wasn't closing when Les and Dianne retire but carrying on. It was exhilarating. For me to get this taste of my future, and to hand over paper bag after paper bag of possibilities.
So, Dear Readers, Goldings Handcrafts in Marion St, Wellington is closing on 23 March and on 1 April, Made Marion will open for business. Two classrooms - one enclosed and one open to the shop with studio space, a couch or two to sit and knit or handsew, tea, coffee and laughter, and every fabulous item known to womankind for sale too. Seven days a week.
It's my destiny. We dated, we fell in love. :)