Birds & Words

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Working on orders!!

One thing that is really exciting about the reopen of the store is the chance to bring on new lines that I didn't have before. Hero Arts makes quality products and the projects I've seen completed with their stamps are so creative and beautiful! I can't wait to get some product in and do some samples.
Every year after Christmas, I am so ready for some bright and pastel colors. I like to age just about everything to get a vintage look, but pastel things get old, too, right? The Hero Arts catalog is so bright and pretty it really gets me in the mood.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What???? That's right!

What's going on with the store?

Are you going to reopen? When?

Are you getting frustrated?

Why is it taking so long?

What do you do all day?

Can you order something for me?

Are you doing workshops?

I miss Rocky Mountain Memories!!!!

These are just a few of the questions I get daily from friends and customers who wonder about what's going on and when the heck we're going to reopen and start playing again!

So here's a little progress report:

The store itself is cleaned out, gutted and ready to rebuild. We are meeting with the construction guys this week to discuss the finish out and I'll know more then. We are planning for a reopen this spring, but I can't publish a date yet. Because I don't know one. And if I knew one, I probably wouldn't trust it to remain unchanged!! As soon as I can reasonably let you know something, I'll publish it here.

The Park Theatre Mall is gone. The slab is largely cleaned up, but there is some remaining debris. The future? Not sure. Sharon plans to rebuild but I don't know what a new building looks like or what the timeline is. I don't think Sharon knows that yet either but, like me, I believe she's working each day to make that happen.

In the meantime, I'm working. I'm working on a new logo, a new floorplan, new furniture for my studio (yippee!), reordering inventory, and more. There's SO MUCH to do. So while we wait for the rebuild, Rick and I are working full time to get ready. Thanks for your questions, your interest, and I hope to see you soon in a newly remodeled store that smells like stinky new paint & carpet. I happen to LUV that smell. :-)