Stuff for people who are still a bit untamed, young at heart and full of dreams.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Can't wait!

Three days of waiting! All walls are painted in our new work shop. The floor paint seems to take ages to dry. Therefore, we're waiting. And waiting. And surfing. Nici has found some amazing leather for her handbags. I'm hunting for complementing ingredients for my necklaces and bracelets. And I have a good time sketching the new pieces for this summer. There are so many wonderful lampwork beads, gemstones and crystals!

Here some of my favourites:

Most definitely, I can hardly wait to start working again!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Day 1 - The Metamorphosis Begins...

Looking down into the actual Boutique section of our new home, it looks as if we never will be able to find our way through all the stuff we've got. But it's not that bad, since the other side, which will house our workshop looks actually quite empty:

And that's were we started today: Ripping out the last bits of carpet, getting rid of cobwebs and dust and finally, starting to paint the walls and the floor. Okay, that was the plan. So far, by this evening, we had half of the workshop's walls painted.

And then Nici and I were crouching on the floor, trying to get rid of the sticky (industrial) carpet tape on the floor. Attacking it with a heat gun left us with no tape but a very sticky surface, a hand sanding machine didn't work, and we finally ended up, scratching and peeling with decorator's scrapers. Looks as if we will be at it for a while...

I'm going to attack that tape with Sticky Stuff Remover; we shall succeed!

Monday, 27 February 2012

New Spring - New Life - New Shop

After a winter without work shop and boutique (apart from the virtual etsy shop, of course), things start moving again.

We found a new place to move in. For those who know the Isle of Arran: We're now just at the feet of Brodick Castle in Claddach. Pooch Boutique will house Pooch by Nici Boni (the most gorgeous handbags you can dream of!), Carol Faichney Mchale (exciting ceramics and most intriguing glass art) and arran gems by Assja B. (my jewellery and accessories).

My new logo

Wednesday is the great day: We're going to move most of our belongings into the new place and start painting, hammering, nailing and whatever it needs to bring the place up to date!!! Simply can't wait to get my tools out of its boxes and start working again.

arran gems business cards

Just discovered the first daffodils flowering in my garden. And a camelia and loads of croci! And the hills show a tinge of fresh green. Life is back to Arran. Spring is definitely in the air! What could be better than starting out new again!