Wednesday, July 29, 2009

All moved!

Well we survived the BIG Crafty Capers move this past weekend despite the heat. Why on earth did we pick the hottest week in the last 100 years to move??? Good timing!!
Anyway here are some misc. photos taken the day of the move and some pictures of the new shop all put together as well. Gigantic Thanks goes to all my painters and movers (in no particular order): my mom, Michelle, Georgeann, Sheila, Mary, my Dad, Phil, Kim, Kathy, Lolly, Sue, Lorri, George, Randy, BJ, Richard, Diana, and Judy. Let me know if you helped and I've forgotten to mention you!! I could not have done it without you! You are the best!

We are now open for business with lots of new stock. This week we have received orders from Impression Obsession, Penny Black, Dreamweaver stencils, Glitter Ritz, Be Creative tape and Ranger inks. We are expecting a few more orders in the next few days including an order from a new company - Flourishes!! We're very excited to see these stamps in person!!
We're also working on a class schedule for August if there are any classes you would like to see please let us know (and also if you prefere day or evening classes).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Crafty Capers moves this weekend!

Well the pink paint is all gone. Someone has said she is now craving chocolate chip ice cream because of the new color!
The final finishing touches are going in as I type this. The shop is getting a final clean tomorrow. We start moving in Saturday!
Just a reminder tomorrow July 24 is the final day Crafty Capers is open in it's Lantzville location. We reopen in the new and improved location (2137C Bowen Rd, Nanaimo (near the Northfield exit)) 10 am Tuesday July 28. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

One week until the move!

Renos are still underway and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Most of the slatwall is up, the floor is pretty much done except for one problem area, the lights are up and the painting is underway. Don't forget the last day the Lantzville store is open is Friday July 24 10 am - 5 pm. We are closed for moving July 25, 26 & 27. We open at the new location (2137C Bowen Rd, Nanaimo phone 250-585-0022) Tuesday July 28 at 10 am. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

More shop updates

Sorry no new photos. I forgot my camera on Saturday when I was in last.
Renos are coming along a little slower than I had planned but since I cannot do any of the work I should not complain. Basically, the floor is done. The slat wall is being installed. The new lighting is done. We have a new phone number 250-585-0022. The line was installed yesterday but there is no phone yet in the store. Painting is being done as the slat wall is being installed.
Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to say hi and offered to help out!
Hopefully, I can get some new photos in the next few day.
Don't forget we open in the new location Tuesday July 28. Once again the new address 2137C Bowen Rd. Nanaimo.
Don't forget to stop by the new store. I've been busy putting in orders so we will have lots of new products to see.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Crafty Capers is Moving!!

Crafty Capers is moving! We are open in our Lantzville store until July 24. We are closed July 25-27 moving products new and old into the new location at 2137C Bowen Rd (near the Northfield exit and Pipers Meats and Tailor to Go). Since I am not cardmaking due to my surgery I will blog the renovations at the new store. As you can see the previous tenents left the space very PINK! We're correcting that!

The floors were also very nasty with mystery stained carpets and laminate floors held down with duct tape!

The space is broken up into 3 rooms so we took out a door and made the opening bigger (thanks Phil and Dad!) We ripped up all the flooring today and removed a bunch of chair rail. We also make fun of the bathroom and wondered why on earth people in the '60s had such ugly medicine cabinets and then were horrified when we discovered a bunch of used lipsticks and rusted screws in said medicine cabinet!!

We loaded up Phil's truck with the nasty carpet, a chair rail, mystery cords, and duct taped laminate floor! We also moved in a bunch of slat wall in preparation for painting. Lots going on! Thanks to today's helpers: Kim, Lynn (Mom), Bill (Dad), Phil, Colin, Kathy and Hayley.

I'll post more photos as we progress. Tomorrow the new floor is being laid.