Sometimes things change quickly. Less than a year ago I set up my own business and started promoting my ventures online. In January I set up an Etsy account, in May I started selling at Yeadon’s bookshop in Elgin and I’ve done a number of craft/vintage fairs since last Christmas.
(Oh yeah, I also had a baby)
It is August now and I have just got the keys to my very own studio & shop space. Eeek! What’s going on?! Am I scared? Yes, I am!
It is out in the sticks and not on a busy high street, so I am going to have to shout loudly to draw attention! Nevertheless, it is hugely exciting and I will be part of a lovely old building housing other creative people who make furniture – and even complete handmade kitchens (the woodworking workshops there would make any joiner drool!). Oh yes, and it has lots of parking space (try to find that in a city!).
It will be my own little work space where I can let my creative juices flow, paint, sew, design, make and also show off and sell my furniture, vintage, unique and handmade homeware and other nice things. I hope to make it a fun, inspiring and welcoming place to be, where people can come and spend some time, find inspiration, join me in creating things – or just catch up over a cup of coffee.
But first things first: redecorating! An opening party will follow. Promise.
Nina’s Apartment will soon be located at:
Today I drove up to Elgin, north Scotland, with a car full of vintage and handmade goodies and got my very own ‘shop within a shop’! It’s fantastic to see my stock displayed inside a beautiful shop amongst thousands of books. Hopefully the customers will love Nina’s Apartment @ Yeadons of Elgin and help it to become a well known place not just for quality books and stationary, but for quality, eclectic homeware too. I will regularly update the stock with vintage and retro crockery and stoneware, fabrics and linens, suitcases, furniture and of course my own cushion designs.
Please pay this wonderful bookshop a visit if you ever happen to be in the area.
I am so excited, I think it deserves a big High Five! Yeehaa!
Nina’s Apartment @ Yeadons of Elgin
32 Commerce Street
Elgin, Moray IV30 1BS