whoo, what a whirlwind weekend! We had our little sneak peek open house this past friday, to give people a glimpse into what we are doing with Red Shoes. Just a peek To let you see what we are turning the shop into, which is 3 working studios. my studio, and two of my girlfriends studios. a Couture seamstress and apparel designer, and a custom lamp, and lampshade maker.
The night went very well, we had a lot of positive feedback about what we are doing so that was a great thing to hear!
Here are a couple of photos of what we have going on.
not a ton of pictures, too busy socializing and having fun at the open house, but you can get a little feel for it here. more pictures will come soon when we officially re-open sometime this month, probably towards the end of April.
lovely flowers from lisa at pot and box!
pillows, pillows, pillows,
I sold a bunch of them on Friday, and I usually never have them for sale online because it's hard to keep them in stock in the store, but since i'm not officially open yet. I have put some up for sale online if you are interested, you can see them here :)
she will be able to custom make any kind of lampshade for you too in papers and colors you choose!
they really make a room pop. truly.
yes, i'll eventually get around to it ;-)
Mary had her adorable little studio set up where she makes the cutest childrens things out of recycled sweaters, and also will be available to do custom sewing for Adults as well. beautiful stuff I tell ya.
All And all the night just glowed, we had a great time, and it felt good to get the shop doors open again. we know people have been anxiously waiting, and honestly, we are working as fast as we can to get them back open for good. so please bear with us, it will be worth the wait.
On another note, the same night as our open house, the streets were filled with luminaries from the annual Fool moon festival event. Such a visually stunning thing to see. you can check out some of the images here
and see more about the making of the luminaries and giant puppets for the Parade on April fools day taken by my amazing photographer friend, Myra Klarman here
the streets filled with unique individuals.......
So on that note, I am off to spend the day with my girl, spring break started today.
we will probably do something creative later, cuz we just have to make things.
which, if you would like to be creative, I have some classes online available for sign up here. Simple small abstract canvasses to paint, making some jewelry, or some metal flowers....
easy, no pressure classes. check 'em out here
try it, you just might find out somethin about yourself! :)
have a great day!
oh, and p.s.
I know some of you have contacted me about having your work on cosignment at red shoes, and honestly I haven't meant to ignore you or not get back to you, i've just been crazy busy swamped with the shop stuff. so please, if you are interested in doing this, please email me some photos directly to my red shoes email at firstname.lastname@example.org
i'd love to see what you have going on.
we'll go from there.
thank you tons!