14 April 2010

My Creative Space 'i'm going to a mega VIP Shop launch' & this is sneak peek!!

Greetings all,
Welcome to a mega Creative Space this week, a little bit of me & a whole lot of super clever people from around handmade Australia who you'll find at Shop Handmade, which opens on Friday in the heart of Canberra.  The VIP launch is tonight (Thursday) & i'm not sure if i'm more excited about putting on those sky high peep toes i bought last month, make up, jewellery & a frock or meeting these amazing designers & media types!!  Goodness, a night out, of the house, without the children.  You know i can go months without even using headlights on the car - such is my exciting night life when my husband is away. 

I have always LOVED making penny wheels/ yo yos & put them on everything from cushions & quilts to headbands & brooches!!
At Shop Handmade you basically lease a shelf/ table top/ rack/ counter space/ wall - or if you're a hog like me . . . an entire wardrobe, the Shop girls display & sell your goodies & you get 100% of the sales.  For me it's like doing a weekly market without the time away from family, hiring a babysitter, set up/ market/ pack up/ unpack . . . plus the benefit of your goodies not being stored & dragged around market to market. 
I took a sneak peek at the Shop today while dropping off the dressing room curtains i made (image next week - note the beautiful red wall paper - that is inside a change room, goodness it's beautiful) & sit back, relax & enjoy the eye candy . . .

There is a BUZZ coming from in here & the Shop is on a fabulous strip called City Walk which is basically a flood of public servants all day . . . find us between the Canberra Centre (Myer Corner) & the Casino.  I'd recommend you park on the street where there is lots of meter parking around Glebe Park or at the Canberra Centre & trot across the road.  Enjoy & happy Creative Spacing . . . i'm pooped, with 5-9 children at my place each day these school holidays, i'm pretty impressed with my output this week so far, not to mention lots of happy & well entertained children.  Love Posie

35 comments:

Kate said...

That is such a great concept for a shop! Have a ball at the opening and sell lots.

Please Eloise said...

Wow... it looks amazing - thanks for the sneak peek! Kate x

Christina said...

Ooooh, the shop looks fantastic indeed. What a great idea. Hope it is really successful for you too! :)

plushka said...

OMG! It looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for the pictures! So much interesting goodies and space is amazing!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

WOW what a great place to sell.

Wish we have something like hat here..

Steph said...

Everything looks awesome!! Wish I lived closer :( Very cool concept. Best of luck and rest those tootsies tomorrow :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

love the sneek peek, it looks amazing!
wish you all luck with it.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I wished I was a lot closer by - it looks really amazing! Good luck ... and have a great time and the launch tonight!!

Megan said...

enjoy your night out with heels and headlights! sounds like you deserve it after such a crazy chaotic week, hope all the organising you have been doing pays off in bucketloads :)

Jennie said...

The shop looks amazing, love the giraffes! Wish we were close enough to pop in - have a great night!

Corrie said...

wow love it! the shop looks awesome and it's not often I use that word! wow so much beautiful stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just never got my act around to applying but plenty to keep me busy here

take it easy and enjoy tonight!

Corrie:)

Tracey said...

Awesome stuff!Hope you enjoyed your night out. Do the headlights still work? lol

Brenda said...

I have some of my goodies in the shop and your pictures were my first look at them ready to go. Thanks for all the lovely shots.....I'm just so excited for all involved.

Prim and Pretty said...

Let me in I need to shop!X

yardage girl said...

Looks amazing - have a brill night!

Michelle said...

Have a good opening!

Rosalind said...

You got some geat photos yesterday Jen! Looks like things are progressing nicely! See you tonight :-) I just want to go shopping myself :-)

Missy_Minzy said...

That is amazing, Posie. Thanks for sharing the sneak peek! And please enjoy yourself tonight cuz you deserves it!! XX

Amanda said...

Insane, I would love to visit..How very cool...Hope you do well :)

Stacey said...

It looks just wonderful! I'm sure it will be a great success. That's a great spot it's in.

Kirsty said...

I love the Shop Handmade idea & hope it goes fabulously for you all.

Anna Bartlett said...

I'd read about this shop, but your photos make it look so fabulous! I hope it's a great success for all of you. Markets are great to start with, but really are not family friendly. You start feeling like you're a 'carni' or something. So what a great opportunity for you.

Dragonfly said...

What a great shop! I'd love to visit.

jorth said...

Must....go....visit!

74 Lime Lane said...

wow ~ it all looks just fantastic!

Tania said...

You lucky, lucky Canberrans! Inspired stuff I say! Enjoy kicking those heels up and have the epsom salts ready for the foot soak when you get home. (can you tell I wear heels as often as the headlights go on on my car?)

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Looks great. We have Handmade Heaven up my way which runs on the same concept - it fantastic and I love having my stuff there and shopping there. Enjoy the opening night.

The Handmaden said...

Looks really marvellous, enjoy your night out!

Catherine said...

Have a good childless night at the opening of the shop. It looks great and some beautiful creations there. Hope you sell lots.:)

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks for ALL your support, really appreciate it!! I've been wearing my heels all day to practise, only as they are new, i can wear heels . . . much to the amusement of the 6 children who i'm babysitting (my 4 have seen this routine before). Felt very Betty Draper making 3 quiches this morning in heels. Love Posie

Steph said...

Everything looks delicious! Would love to spend a few hours trawling through it all :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh those images are amazing..I just want to dive right in!

Flib said...

I spy ... some familiar things. Shop Handmade is looking absolutely fabulous - of course! Thanks for the sneak peek, only one more sleep!

Gifts Created said...

Looks great thanks for the sneak peek.

Violet and Rose said...

Have a wonderful, lovely night. Fantastic shop - maybe one day I will get to see it in the flesh?