We Barn Girls have been busy little bees lately!
The Christmas rush caught us off-guard, and before we knew it, it took everything we had just to stay on top of orders and requests. It was a nice problem to have!
Now that things have calmed down, we've found great ways to occupy ourselves. Besides gearing up for Valentine's Day and Spring (still a-ways off, but we can't wait!), we also started discussing ways to expand our storefront. This lead to a lot of debates, pondering, praying and calculating before we reached what we think is a great resolution.
Our dear friends at Cottleville Crafts Etc. made us an offer we just couldn't refuse. In exchange for working a set number of hours inside the store, we've been given an entire room and then some to call our own. It's a very exciting step for us as we both work toward our goals of making this business something substantial.
The space is cozy, well lit and has lots of great features. We took some before and after shots to share with you, but we would love it if you would actually stop in and see us. Here are a couple of peeks to get you going. The full album is on our Facebook page.
It is so nice to have plenty of wall space for all of the canvases, as well as lots of shelves for all of our smaller goodies. We'll be adding lots of new designs in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our Facebook pages and Etsy pages. Also, we are working on the first edition of our newsletter, and we would love it if you would sign up. Just go to www.povertybarn.net and enter your email address.
We look forward to a long-term relationship with Cottleville Crafts, Etc. and we appreciate all that they have done to help us get our little business off the ground.
Here's to a great new year for all of our friends!
Valerie & Jesse