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Monday, 28 March 2011

Back on Track

While I was packing orders at home on Friday, Rick the Metal Guy was given the studio keys to finish welding the metal frame for the 2nd screen-printing table.

He kindly placed the wooden boards on top although they will need to be drilled into place. It was great to go in to work yesterday to see this progress.

We decided to make the new table 10 metres long, 2 metres shorter than originally planned, as we really needed the extra space both at the back and at the front where our new studio shop will be. I figure that 17 metres of yardage printing capacity is enough for a boutique screen-printing business such as ours.

Oops, Rick did drill the holes for the registration bar on the wrong side of the table. He's not going to be happy when I tell him but as we have discussed that efficiency has to be improved in this new studio, he will understand. At least he had plenty of practice drilling.

This space will be our new shop front. It still needs some work such as repainting the concrete floors and shelving but I am quite excited about it. You will be able to visit and shop directly from us. Wares will include fabrics & homewares, used printing (& stripped clean) screens, samples and misprints (cheap!) and LOTS of fabric remnants, too many for me to ever list in the on-line shop.

Please save the date! The official Studio and Shop Opening will be Saturday, 30th April so I hope you can come as all who commented preferred a weekend opening. We are located at Unit 1, 6 Jones Road Capalaba. More details to follow closer to the date.

I am still looking for a junior assistant to help in the studio and with packing orders. Do spread the word if you know anybody that can work in the Capalaba area.

16 comments:

Kylie said...

How fabulous, Thea! So exciting - I'm hoping to come along :) Kx

And So I Whisper said...

congratulations Thea! I am sure it is going to be a great shop. Wish I could be there, but I will be wishing you lots of luck from the distance.

A Christy Production said...

So Capalaba hey? That happens to be the suburn I LIVE IN. Where is the shop???

Kylie C said...

Hurrah! How wonderful! We will try to pop along!

Tania said...

Registration schemgistration! What's a little positional inaccuracy? Ahem.

Best of luck with your shop opening clever lady.

Cat Drawings said...

Looks fantastic, Thea. Have fun with it.

Creative Arty Facts said...

Thea - your studio is looking pretty cool! I love your "shop front to be" and have penciled your opening date in my diary. See you soon!

Tiff said...

Oh WOW congrats! That studio is looking amazing! How exciting! X

Bigprint Little said...

WoW! Thea, such exciting times for you ... finally, the studio is all coming together- and it looks fab ... only wish I were a little closer ... I would LOVE to be your junior assistant ;)
Allison x

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Thea, your new studio looks fantastic!! I am so happy for you. What a great space. And the front area is so welcoming and with such a nice view of the outdoors.
Best of luck with the grand opening. If I lived in Australia you know I would be there!

Kylie said...

Off to pop the date in my diary:)
Looking good:)

Tracey said...

Gosh, everything's coming together beautifully. I love the shop front - just gorgeous! :)

Therese said...

The new shop is looking fabulous.I hope we can come along to the opening:)

theoldboathouse said...

Sounds fab thea, so hope I can pop in, cheers Katherine

le@thirdontheright said...

how fab - have you thought of polishing the concrete floors rather than painting - not sure of the process but the end result looks fab ... just thinking ... best le xox ps your outlook is so nice from the shop front.

Thea said...

Polished concrete does look fab but we are still a working studio and need to keep our costs down. I've been looking at cheap vinyl stick on tiles (sounds tacky I know) but they aren't too bad and should be easier to do.

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