At long last! It has been too long since I've posted here...our summer has been wrapped up in this studio, our baby, it has taken us months to put it together and preen it and get it just so. My studiomate Lisa and I signed the lease in May, and spent the next several months building out the space. I learned so much during this process that I simply didn't know...exactly how to build a kitchen ex nihilo, for instance. We are sharing the space with Golden Apothecary and renting the back office to my friend Jenna, who has a therapy practice. Our neighbors in the building are Annie Williams, Emil Erwin, and Nisolo (dangerous). Thus far, we have enjoyed every moment of settling in here.
This is our little makeshift retail area. We don't actually have store hours, and I rarely have much yarn in stock, but we are open by appointment if you'd like to come in and shop or say hello! Just email any of us if you are in the area and want to come by!
This kitchen was our biggest labor of love. This is where Golden Apothecary primarily works, concocting all of their wonderful and delicious-smelling creams, oils, and lotions. We installed basic base cabinets from Home Depot, the countertops came from Southeastern Salvage, and our stove, refrigerator, sink, and hardware were pieced together from various sources online. We did this kitchen on a tiny, tiny, tiny budget, and I'm still a little bit in shock that it all came together like it did.
These last few photos are of Jenna's office. She truly has a gift for bringing beauty to a space and it has been such a joy being able to collectively breathe life into these walls with this group of women. Rarely are we all here together...our schedules are very different and one or more of us is inevitably traveling at any given time. But there's a brightness and a sweetness each lady brings and it is always here. We all love this place.
All of these photos were taken by the brilliant Lean Timms of Lean and Meadow when she was in town last month. I love it when Lean is here and I hate it when she has to go back to Australia. Thank you, Lean, for the beautiful photos and for being such a sweetie all the time!