fredag 28. januar 2011

Waiting for a new place to stay

I have grown out of the limited space that I have available for my "production", and for years I have wished for a garage/barn with loads of space for me and my crafting business.
imagine the boat being replaced by a garage

In 2010 we finally managed to start the building project,  we deceided to go for a prebuild model from Grimstad Garasjene.
the first day of building

later the same day

- and later that week  the garage was completed - or at least completed enough for us to use it for our cars this winter....just in time before this loooong and cold winter started.
the garage with our house in the background

The ground floor is for our cars, motorcycle, machines, equipment etc

my soon to be studio :)
.... and 'tam-ta-da' the "loft" is all mine. I am planning to have my sewing machines, fabric and everything needed for that part of my business in the part with window facing towards our house. And in the other half of the loft I will have my metalsmith studio.

my metalsmith "corner"

As soon as possible this year, that is whenever the ice and snow has left us and it is possible to start digging in the soil again, we will build a bridge over to the loft.

Building the bridge will be the first step this year towards the completion of the loft.

 If the year turn out as planned, I will be able to start to decorate and move my stuff before the next winter sets in.

lørdag 22. januar 2011

To blog or not to blog

I have kept this blog, but it seem like I never get aroud to post any new stuff - so the question is: Close it, or keep it and hope for better time, energy or whatever I need to keep the blog alive?

I have the same "problem" when it comes to my Etsy-shop, Epla-shop and Flickr-account - I keep them barely alive, but I fail when it comes to being able to add new products and new photos on a regular is not that I don't produce new products - I do! The problem is to get the products out on the internet ;)

Well, I am an optimistic person - and I always believe that I am going to change sooner or later, so I am going to keep this blog, my shops on Etsy and Epla and my flickr account. I might not be the most active person on these sites - but I will be hanging around, and from time to time I'll be adding something new ;)

Today I was able to photograph nearly all the products I've been making lately; earrings, bracelets, bookmarks, rings and necklaces - and all 300 photos has been edited. So, the first 3 steps towards selling my product are completed (1: make the item, 2: photo of the item, 3: edit the photo), only the final step missing - make the item available to your customers!

The optimistic part of me tells me that I will start on the final step tomorrow - so only time will tell if I'll manage it this time ;)

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