16 April 2010

Shop Handmade launch TRIUMPH, fun, sales, media & treats

Greetings all,
Wow, this post only took 4 hours to do, with so many images, so i hope you enjoy.  The Shop Handmade launch was delightful.  Lovely media & VIPs, light bulbs flashing, champagne corks popping & microphones capturing comments . . . all round electric atmosphere.  Rachel & Julie should be so thrilled with the results & i wish them plus the 90 odd & counting designers they represent in Shop, all the very best!!

Team Shop Handmade - Tiana (IT), Tania (writer), Ros (admin), me (sales), Vanessa (markets), Julie (owner), Rachel (owner), Lisa (stylist) + gorgeous somewhere behind the scenes, Kerrie (markets)
i managed some shopping between cheese cake, chit chat & giggles . . . starting with some Tania McCartney magnets from her Riley book series for my boy (who saw them on my last blog post & said they would make him so happy) plus another Bloss doll, Gifts Created snail, Red Stitch Designs pin cushion owl & a Yardage Design tea towel . . . love love love!!

A super sweet note from Nic at Yardage Design, very much appreciated!!

Fabulous Anna-Maria from The Shopping Sherpa came along too!!
We wore aprons with all black & killer heels, special mention to how fabulous Ros from Rosalind Grace Designs looks, serving up the delicious food from pARTy cakes all night, while 9 months pregnant!!  All the best Ros with your next baby, you're allowed to deliver now, the Shop is open for business!!  Ros will also be busy replacing all the stock she sold tonight.  Have great weekends everyone, love Posie

34 comments:

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Wow thank you for the wonderful post and for being the most fantastic friend. All of this really could not have come together with our you!!!!

love love love
Rach

Purple Paisley Patch said...

How exciting! The shop looks fabulous and it certainly looks like everyone enjoyed the launch. :-)

Corrie said...

oh my gosh! I need to spend time looking at every photo! it looks stunning, so upmarket and chic! definitely not like any other handmade store I've ever seen before

well done! I hope you girls get a little rest at least!

love love love all the pictures, well done to you!

corrie:)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Brilliant!! Looks like it was a load of fun too. I'm so pleased for everyone, it's going to be a wonderful success...

yardage girl said...

WOW - great post - thanks so much for taking so many pics and posting them so quickly. What a thrill to see my little things in such a lovely space! Looks like it was a wonderful night! Best wishes for the first open day - I've emailed all my Canberra friends - so excited for you! Nic

Steph said...

Wow the shop looks awesome! And all those photos Posie...phew!! :)

frangipani designs said...

OMGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!! that looks so amazing, your shop is absolutely delicious!!!! Congratulations, you gals ROCK!!! Hope you all had a wonderful opening night and I wish you all the very best in your business venture!
C. xx

Rosalind said...

Thanks for the special mention! I wondered if I was going to have the baby last night - couldn't sleep! But it may have been the buzz of the night, sore back and too much sugar from my dessert bar! ha ha GREAT photos!

Miss Prudence said...

So where is this shop!
I will visit in June when I am in Canberra visiting my family..Canberra oh so needs more colour (I am an ex-Canberra girl so I say this with knowledge ) in its shopping to match its uniqueness......nice work girls!!!!

bravo

Christina said...

Oh, look at all those photos! Looks like it was a great night. And look at all your goodies! I don't think I could have resisted either.

Do you have a flickr account? You could have maybe uploaded all the pics to flickr all at once and then used the photos web address to upload them into blogger. I think that would be heaps faster. Then you can out just a few on the blog too and just link to your flickr page. Just an idea. :)

plushka said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for the pictures! The shop looks wonderful:)

Kate said...

Wow!! Amazing!

Gifts Created said...

OMG it looks amazing thanks for the photos can't wait to see how things go!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

What a great night and a pleasure to meet you in real life. Am stealing the photo, btw :-)

Thea said...

Congratulations! Another positive step for the local + handmade. x

Tracey said...

Wow Posie that looks freaking awesome. I love how handmade has gone from drab to posh and this shop certainly shows it. A bit reluctant to put my hand up for a Canberra posting previously, but all your pictures of the beautiful handmade sceen have made me change my mind! I want to come to Canberra. x

Lizzie said...

WOW and WOW!! Thanks for the fabulous montage of your night, it all looks amazing. I know where I'll be stopping the next time we're in Canberra. Thanks for sharing and so glad it all went so well for you, now, have a great weekend I reckon you deserve it!!
Lizzie
xxx

Wynona @ ivy designs said...

*sigh* wow, looks divine. can't wait to visit! thanks for sharing the great photos!!!

Kylie said...

Congratulations:) Looks like a hit - I though about opening a little spot there but I dont think that I could knit fast enough to fill it or keep it stocked:( Looking at small little scale at the moment:)

Jen (Melei) said...

Congratulations! It looks absolutely amazing :)

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Congratulations on the triumph of opening night. It all looks fabulous and I’m sure it will be a huge success.

The Handmaden said...

Thanks for sharing so many beautiful photos!

Posie Patchwork said...

Thank you everyone for your support, it was a blast & i was soooo excited to go back this morning & buy a bunch more goodies. So beautiful in store, the atmosphere is gorgeous, love Posie

Julie said...

What a wonderful idea. Everything looks lovely. Thanks for the tour and good luck with it all.

clare's craftroom said...

What a very full post with so many beautiful photos , I can feel the excitement just looking at the pictures . All the very , very best with it all , lots of fun !

Tania McCartney said...

GORGEOUS post, as always, Jen! Wasn't it a triumph! And us in our gorgeous outfits and aprons, schmoozing with bubbles in hand and making our designers SHINE!

Don't forget to check out the Shop Handmade blog for even more fab photos and fun, including our latest 'social pages' post!

http://shophandmadecanberra.blogspot.com/

Love ya, Jen - you're a treasure.

Txx

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

How exciting!! Congratulations to all involved!! Fabulous pics xox

Brenda said...

Hi Jennie, I have been stitching my fingers to the bone all day, there should be more little owl pincushions in stock early next week.

Thanks so much for all your gorgeous pictures, you have done such a wonderful job sharing all that has been going on in the shop....everything looks sooo beautiful.

lisa :: the red thread said...

It looks sooo fantastic, unique and gorgeous!
Congratulations to you all and I hope it's a huge success... how can it not be?!

moose and bird said...

So many amazing photos. You must be so excited to be a part of such an adventure. Have fun. xo

Market Girl said...

Great photos Jen, that is amazing. 4 hours OMG!!
We are so excited that is has all come together. Thanks for all your fabulous help.
xx

Off The Peg said...

Wow! The shop looks amazing, if I am ever in the Canberra area I will drop in for a looksee. Thanks for stopping by my blog too :)

Missy_Minzy said...

awesome post, Jen! Exciting and happening store in Canberra! :)

Andrew said...

WOW!! Thanks for the fabulous montage of your night, it all looks amazing. I know where I'll be stopping the next time we're in Canberra.