My New Studio

I’ve put the word out (to the universe, mainly) that I’m looking for a little studio here in Vancouver. What I need is really tiny compared with the 2500 square feet we had before. Now that production is mainly on Vancouver Island, Audrey and Jes house most of the materials (like 250lbs of wool a month) at their home studios. It’s pretty cool how it’s all worked out.  I need a place to sew quietly, do doll hair and dress them and do stuff like shipping, photos, paperwork. My first priority was to settle down here into a new rhythm and see how my week looks like as compared to when we all worked together.

Well, I saw an ad on Craigslist. 4 hours old. 4 bedroom character place off Commercial Drive (super sa-weet neighborhood I grew up in) that, get this, has a studio in the back. What?!? Did I put in a cosmic order for this or what? I quickly emailed knowing for sure this place was mine and the lovely owner told me that there were already 2 families ahead of me looking at it. No problem – I just knew this was my place. So I  gently emailed the owner again laying it all out there. The area. The house. The STUDIO. That I can have Acorn my dog there (but not in the studio around the dolls).  Well, as you can guess by my blog title – I GOT THE PLACE!

We’ve owned homes for the past 15 years or so, so the elation of getting the place you wanted as a rental was pretty sweet. It feels nice to not have to worry about the roof, or the hot water tank or anything like that on a place. Especially since we already have our Cobble Hill home to look after (until John finishes school – then we sell).

So .. this is the studio! Cuteness! I can’t wait to get some planters around there …

And the inside .. maybe I’ll do classes in here!

And – this is the cutest.  A little sleeping loft for when Brooke or Brandi come visit. With a little kitchen to make tea. (PERFECT)

August 1st is my move in date. Until then, I am in this pretty tiny 2 bedroom apartment with dolls everywhere. It’s good right now, but I’m a bit nervous for space once the boys come here when they finish school. I predict lots of time at Nonna’s ;).

I had to share – I love when things just unfold like this <3

All the best,
Christina

Trisha - May 13, 2015 - 9:20 pm

I feel like jumping up and down too! For you!! You deserve all the wonderful things that happen to you, because you sowed the seeds. Whatever you want to call it…luck, karma, God, the universe…YOU do great things…so your rewards shall be great. Congratulations!

Genny Martin - May 13, 2015 - 9:37 pm

Congratulations Christina!! So happy that you found such a magical place! ❤️

Sharyl Henry - May 13, 2015 - 9:54 pm

Christina – this is sooo sweet. It literally looks like an adorable little “doll house.” Bamboletta perfect and enchanting. I am loving your journey as it unfolds! Again, thank you for sharing with all of us. Love & Hugs, Sharyl

Tanya Wellburn - May 13, 2015 - 10:15 pm

Hurrah! I just knew your place would find you :) (Your story is SO much like when we bought the house we are in now….so thrilled for you!!) And the bonus of not having to juggle owning two homes at the same time will be well worth it.

Your studio looks wonderful and just the perfect set up for you. Congratulations!

Kim Giovannini - May 14, 2015 - 5:10 am

How wonderful!! It looks beautiful, and just waiting for music, tea, and dollies. Congrats on your new space – it’s perfect. <3

Brooke - May 14, 2015 - 7:48 am

I love how there’s a place for me and the little one! Love you to pieces ladycakes!

Launa - May 14, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Love it and so happy for you guys

Karen Murray - May 18, 2015 - 9:16 pm

I am so happy for you cosmic nurturing

June - July 22, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Did you say classes? I live in Chilliwack, but would make the trek out to learn from you. :) Love your studio. How blessed you are. I am sure you miss the Island sometimes though.

June

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