Well. It’s been over a month since my last post. Do you think I can earn some sort of blogger award for the longest time between posts? I do, however, have somewhat of an excuse. (Of course I do!) There have been some significant changes going on with myself, and Owl at Home Creations. Some of which I needed to keep quiet for a while and I didn’t trust myself to NOT blog about them.
A few weeks ago on a Saturday, I decided to take the plunge and rent a spot to sell my painted products. I picked my spot and signed the agreement. On Sunday I was contacted by the owner of a super cool shop. She asked if I wanted to sell my furniture in her place. Then, Monday morning I walked into work and found out that the company I worked for, the company I loved so much, the company that employed some of my favorite people on earth, was closing. My first reaction was that of sadness. In the afternoon of the same day while applying for unemployment, reality set in. I’m going to need some sort of income. When I started putting the pieces together, I realized that the timing of renting the space and being contacted by the other shop were true blessings. Although I am still very sad…..I am also keeping positive and considering this an opportunity. We will see where it goes.
For now…here is where it is……….
The shop where I rented my space is called Painted Farmgirl and Friends. It is located at 3700 Chicago Drive in Hudsonville and will be opening on April 27th, 2013. This place is the former Jerry’s Country Inn Restaurant which has sat vacant since 2008. Needless to say…it needed lots of work. The girls opening the place (Jana-Painted Farmgirl and her shop stylist Kathy of White Swan) are doing a great job. An amazing transformation is taking place and there are lots of neat ideas in process. Not to mention, they are sweet and fun to be with.
Since this was going to be my first ever vendor spot…I wanted something small and manageable. There were several open booths….and this one dingy, dirty, dark 6’x11′ room.
Yep! You guess it. I picked the dark room with the most work to be done. It’s coming along. I’ll post more on that later.
Hammer and Thread, located at 6610 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, is the other shop where I will have select (bigger) pieces for sale. It is a REALLY neat place. Not only is it a shop featuring unique handmade items from various artists, it is also an old fire house which is being used as a museum complete with old fire trucks! More on this later too.
This is my friend’s sweet boy enjoying one of the trucks. He got to ring the bell too! Fun!
So, my last few weeks have been filled with lots of news and change. Some sad, some exciting…but I’m looking forward to seeing where it all leads.
PS. I do have some other news that I want to share….but the time isn’t quite right. Keeping my mouth shut is HARD!