Monday, September 27, 2010

Packing and More Packing...

Almost all the shop orders have been packaged and mailed out.

Now to tackle packing for our move!
Matt has done most of it so far.

Hopefully the kitties will love their new digs. This will be the third move for Dex and the sixth for Suki!

I would gladly trade places with Dex right now. But there will be time to sleep after the move...

I hope.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Feeling the Love... Seriously, Thank You!

I came home from the vet's yesterday - Suki needed a booster shot as her annual vaccination was done in 2 parts - and found a pleasant surprise in my inbox: a couple of sales in my shop and a feature in yesterday's Etsy Finds!

Seriously, the timing could not have been better. After slow sales had me questioning the future of my business - whether or not I wanted to keep doing it, that is - this little bit of exposure certainly reminded me why I do what I do. Not that I do it for the sales. But every time I make a sale, it makes me giddy to think that someone out there likes what I've made and wants it.

So thank you to all who stopped by my shop and added me to your favorites. And thank you to my latest customers. And thank you to those who take the time to include me in your treasuries, like these great ones.

I've been packing orders as much as I can in the last 24 hours and just started to pack for our move today, too. So much to do but I'm trying not to freak out. I will be closing my shop for at least a week starting September 30, though possibly sooner.

Anyways, Happy Sunday night! Will post again in the coming week.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We're Moving!

I'm so excited!

We got the house we put an offer on a few weeks ago and will be moving in t minus 3 weeks. Now we just have to
pack, pack and then pack. And tend to all the business that is involved with moving. Yuck!

Our place right now is such a mess and I'm feeling a little jumbled as well, so I like to look at the photos of our new place to calm myself. That's a peek of our new kitchen above.

Isn't it adorable?

Although I had dreamed of an all white modern kitchen, this one has such charm to it, that we couldn't help but feel at home in it. And that was our take on the whole house, really. After months of house hunting, this was the first one that we could picture ourselves and Whitney growing up in.

A few more photos...

Funny enough, we didn't see any photos of it beforehand - the seller's real estate agent was a bit lazy, I'm told - so we weren't expecting much when we went for the viewing. But it certainly worked in our favour, because we did not have to contend with other offers - phew! - and have a bidding war.

I am forever indebted to my parents who again helped us get this house... we would be renting for many more years in Toronto, if not for them. Their only worry - and ours somewhat - is that the house will be a money pit, as it is most likely a century old - but fingers crossed that it isn't. The previous owner supposedly got a better job offer - though in Montreal - so I think that's a good sign of house luck.

Anyways, I am eager to decorate. While we are pretty happy with most of the paint colours, the bedrooms require a more personal touch. Whitney's room awaits!