Etsy Shop

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wooohooo Let's Party....Where Bloggers Create Party

My daughter Kaylyn Gray is working on a new painting and she is able to do this in our new shop/studio/gallery...........
We each have our own cabinet for supplies.......this one above is mine.....to the right is our gift wrap station........
This one is Kaylyn's........
This is the other side of this space behind the store........I thought by now I would have the space all cleaned up ......but, it is a work in progress......last night I had it set up with chairs.....So, we could fit 8 people back there for classes.  I want to buy the big red magnet boards at IKEA and use it for big inspiration boards.......and I have picked out curtains for the doorways too......We are going to paint the side walls too.  I wanted to be in the space for a while before I made any of those important decisions......so, I hope you come back to see how it all progresses.......
This is the best part.....last night was our opening and we celebrated with Etsy and had a craft party.....we made cute little booklets you can see in the last post.....
We had fortune cookies and rice krispy treats that looked like sushi.......they were a hit.....all of those were gone by the end of the night.  We had about 40 guests attend.  It was so much fun!!! 
And you even brought flowers..............thank you!!!!!  My husband brought the orchid.....my friends who came all the way from Pennsylvania brought the arrangement and my friend from college who is generously going to help me with the walls.....she is a mural artist...brought me the hydrangeas.  So this is a before and after party......It is a dream come true....I hope you become a follower so, you can see the store as it progresses.   Thanks for coming........I will be a busy girl for the next few days........I don't attend a party without leaving a comment.....so, I can't wait to see how long it takes to leave comments on 400 blogs.  I love to hear feedback.....so please, I know you are making a lot of visits, but I really value what you think......let me know by leaving a comment or better yet become a follower!!!!!!  Let's get this party started!!!!!!

39 comments:

Diana P. said...

I can't wait to eventually get down and visit the shop. I'm still working on getting everything I need to open my studio, lol! BTW, sushi-shaped crispy treats...awesome!

zandra said...

Looks great! Sorry, I missed it. Maybe this week.
Hugz,
Z

Tattered & Tender said...

Hey!
Congrats- I didn't realize it was also your opening!

Good luck Geralyn- So glad I came. The store is fab and I know you will be successful.
I became a follower.
;-)
Follow me too- OK?

Queen Bee said...

Love your space, love your cards and the food looked great!
WOW! How fun having a beach right there! Living in Arizona, I do not see too many beaches!
Queen Bee Studio

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh! I'm in dreamland! Congrats on the opening my friend. Wish I lived close!

Very inspiring indeed.

Thank you for visiting me Geralyn...

Love to you~

Rebecca

Pat, A Remade Life said...

Wow--Love your place and your blog!! You are an inspiration to those of us who are still 'infants' in the blogging department--lots of love to you and your's!! Pat, A Remade Life

Natacha said...

Your shop/studio is amazing. I love it! So much space to create.
Thank you for visiting.
Greetings from Luxembourg,
Natacha

Lori said...

Congrats on your new shop. Wishing you and your daughter lots of success. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

Gypsy Fish said...

Just beautiful! I love the peep hole...
hugs
Beth

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing space you have created! You have inspired me to add to my own crafting area.

I adore all of your storage solutions.

Sherry said...

So many things to be excited about.Congratulations! I decided to follow your blog so that I could check back to see how things go. I enjoyed my visit.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Geralyn,

Thanks so much for coming in to visit with me and for your kind comments.

Congrats on opening your shoppe...What all are you offering there??

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie

craftyles said...

Love the space in progress-that brick wall is to die for. Cute invites in the last post.

Roberta said...

Congrats on your new space! Love the brick walls and the blue cupboard. I so agree with you for waiting and "feeling" your space before rushing in and doing something that you are not completely sure of. It's great that you can have room for 8 for classes/workshops. I can't wait to see it all done and what you all create in your beautiful shop. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Karen Valentine said...

Congrats!!! It sounds like it was a huge success!!! I must say I am so envious of your brick walls I can't stand it! I think I will have to move back east in order to find a space with real brick walls! Oh well. Thank you so much for letting us share in your success!
xo,
Karen
My Desert Cottage

Denise said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I wish I had some of my grandmother's hats. I remember them well, but they are all gone. Sad

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Much luck with your new shop...what a great Opening Night Party! Thanks so much for your visit! Love your blog!

curlysusieQ said...

Thanks for sharing your space, it look great. I really like the peep hole.

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

Hi Geralyn,

How fun you get to create with your daughter... I'm just this side of 50 too ( WOW) and love having our daughter home to create with!
Thanks for trying out her hand painted stool's and leaving us a nice note!

Deb~

Terri said...

Such a tease ...but what a nice spead for the party...great start on your painting and I have enjoyed visiting your creative space.

Dorthe said...

Wow you realy got a special studio, there, love it, and the round windows,it is so great,--and love the cute books in your last psot.
Hugs,Dorthe

Romeo said...

Well bummer - I missed the rice krispie sushi treats! Well at least I came by in time to visit and see pictures! Love the brick walls and circle in the wall....oh the potential I see....what fun you are going to have with the evolution of this creative space!!!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

Jeanne said...

What fun to have a shop attached to your studio! Or is it a studio attached to your shop? In either case it's something I have longed to have. I'm green with envy!! Thanks for sharing it with us.
xo
jeanne

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I am so loving your new shop Geralyn! It's one big toy box for both you and Kaylyn!!!!
I wish I lived closer to go play!!!
Love it!

Pam @ Frippery said...

I am so going to get to Jersey! Everything is looking wonderful. I can't wait to see the wall completed. I am trying to catch up on blog visiting. I don't want to miss a thing!

Penny said...

Great creative space. - Take your time getting it your way. Even when you think its all set - you often find something doesn't work like you planned so you have to change it- that;s just normal evolution. All part of the creative process.
Congrats on a new store and creative space and Many years of Good Luck.
Hugs,
Penny

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love your shop/studio, what a great place to create in!!! Congrats on your opening.... I wanted to thank you for visiting our little studio, and for your sweet comments... Blessings~~~Daphne

Katsui Jewelry said...

What a wonderful evolving space and how exciting to have an Etsy party. I wish I would have been able to attend the Minneapolis party but no luck. You are doing a beautful job with your space and heaven only knows what you will have next year! Your brick walls are fantastic and I love your many ideas for storage.

My daughter and I have a "young" blog and would love to have you visit, if you wish. She and I have been making jewelry together for fifteen years but also have other interests. I love vintage paper crafts and she loves vintage fashion...and we both love estate sales!

Thanks for giving us a peek at your creating spot. Isn't this a fun blog party?

Suz
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Sandy Grossman-Morris said...

Hey Geralyn...Love the shop! I am soooo jealous...wish we had one here! The little books and note cards are adorable! Thanks for dropping by "Happenings..." I'll be back for a visit and adding you to my Favorite's List!
Have a very Interesting & Creative Week! From My Little Corner of the World, Sandy Grossman-Morris

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, real party with real food, cool! LOL! It is great that you and your daughter could create together!
I once lived in Long Branch, NJ. Where are you?
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Leah C said...

Love your creative space! A whole store...wow...congrats on your opening:)

Debby said...

Hi Geralyn, you have a beautiful space to create in. Congrats on the store, have lots of fun!!!
Debby

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations on your shop, Geralyn! What a lovely place and space you have!

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful galley, workspace, and stunning artwork! Thank you for sharing.

Niki said...

I love it...and your daughter is so talented!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Congrats and enjoy your new venture. You have a very nice space. Connie

fireythreads said...

love your shop and so glad you shared it with everyone

thanks for the inspiration

elizabeth

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You have a great looking store! The brick walls are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
You have such fabulous counter spaces in your studio...and I love that you can leave things out...undisturbed!

Yes, I am still making my rounds through the participants in Karen's "Where Bloggers Create" event...and having a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your creative space with us. ~Natalie