Saturday, 19 February 2011

Packing is underway!

This is what my old workroom looks like right now. We are in the middle of clearing it out. I haven't been able to show you photos of it before as it has always been so full of stock and cluttered... not very photogenic! Not the ideal conditions to work in either, I like everything to be in it's right place and easy to find. I couldn't be as organised as I wanted to be with stock overflowing around me. In my opinion, not the way to run a business!

My parents will smile at this, as they know that it is quite typical of me, I really must have the right conditions to work in! (I take after my Father there). The right conditions for me means having plenty of space to work in and plenty of storage, quiet surroundings, I like working alone, no pets or children climbing over everything or borrowing things. I am sure I could come up with a few more but that's plenty for now :-) After all I don't want to be selling things covered in cat fur or paw prints! A move to new premises makes good sense.

After having worked in this room a while, it didn't take too long to work out that it would not be big enough for my working needs. I liked the feel of the room but it was not practical!

Today we have started packing in earnest and it feels good!

Josephine will be going to the new unit too.

The shelves are beginning to look bare.

We have temporarily cleared the little reading area under the stairs to make way for all the boxes.

Getting fuller

Over the half term holiday my two nieces are coming over to stay with us so it is vital we empty the workroom and have all the boxes organised BEFORE they arrive, otherwise it will be chaos!

For those of you who have asked, the unit is not a shop. It will be my studio and will store all my mail order stock. However, you will be able to visit me when fully settled but it will be strictly by appointment only.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


ahomespunyear said...

Hope the move goes well...hard work...all those boxes. It'll be all worthwhile when you've got more space for work.

Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

It looks as if it is lots of work! I hope your new work space will be perfect for you!

Enjoy your nieces stay!

Lieve groet, Madelief

harmony and rosie said...

Goodness Isabelle, so much has happened since I last popped by. Wishing you lots of luck in your new venture, I look forward to seeing the finished unit.

Kate x

Jules said...

Woweee - I love your 'old' workroom - wish mine looked like that. Can't wait to see the new place. Bon chance x

bibbitybob said...

I agree with needing the right conditions to work in! I'm the kind of person who cleans the kitchen before she cooks.

Good luck with the move, I'm very envious of all that lovely space that you will have and can't wait to follow your progress x

Mary Poppins said...

How exciting for you, I wish you so much luck with it all. It really does look like a super space, and a wonderful idea, I have bits of fabric and flying buttons everywhere in this house !!

Lots of love to you,

Mary xx

Anonymous said...

good luck with the move :) xxx

delia hornbook said...

Good luck with the move, have a lovely half term, dee x

Fågel Blå said...

Good luck!!!!!
Hav e nice week!

jeanetteann said...

oh it is so exciting. I can't wait to see what you do in the new place

Andi's English Attic said...

Hard work but exciting times for you. Your photos were a delight to look at. Thanks. xx

BusyLizzie said...

All very exciting times! Good luck with the move! Lizzie xx