Hello all. No I have not succumbed to a lurgy or joined the foreign legion (although I could get into that pressing lines into the backs of their shirts thing)
The simple reality is - stocktake over Easter followed by opening A SECOND SHOP.
In the matter of stocktake - a HUGE thank you to my many darling local friends who turned up to count the heck out of stuff for us on Good Friday. Joy, Madame O, Sarah, Shell, Tommy, Eileen - so many, you guys totally rock.
As for the matter of THE SECOND SHOP, WELL! It's been as exciting as opening the first, without that awful feeling of having just ruined my life that my inner critic brought to the first proceedings. My inner critic is now sitting on the couch knitting, with cat's arse lips saying, "Well, young lady, you always do what you want, I wash my hands of you" HALLELUJAH!
My second shop, to be called Made Marion (not Made on Marion) is in the other end of the city. Our shop is in the arty, alternative quarter, whereas the new one is in the business and government district. This also means that there are many many many women who knit, sew and do needlework, and a few guys too no doubt. Currently a few brave souls march up our way at lunchtime, but we were getting begged regularly to open a second shop. The previous owners had a shop down there too, and so we know it works.
And it opens on 15 April. Currently the space doesn't actually exist, which is ...exciting? A wall is yet to go up, carpet to go down, paint to be painted and plastering to be plastered and of course not in that order.
Soo, come 15 April, Made Marion will be at your service (should you live in Wellington!) at Shop 1, Level 2, Capital on the Quay, 260 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
Hmm, not that short a post really. I am looking forward to getting on with my black and white border fabric, my winter makes for the Sewlution Jar, and working on my lectures for HandMade in June.
More on that, later! :)