1 Year!

We can't believe how fast this past year has flown by! On the other hand, February 24th, 2012 seems so long ago. At this time last year, the 5 of us, Vicki, Kristen, Michelle, Ashley, and Marie pulled together(in a month) about 50 artists, a handful of thrifted and donated furniture pieces, one awesome sofa, and a lot of paint and enthusiasm. In the last year, displays got changed, Michelle moved on, and the sofa went back to Vicki's apartment to help make room for almost 90 more artist's work from all over VA. The only thing that hasn't changed is the enthusiasm. We still love what we do, the folks that entrust their work to us, and the folks that come in to say hi and shop every day.  All of us have grown and learned A LOT in the last year and have enjoyed watching our artists grow their businesses and get better and better.

Can't wait to see what the next year has in store for us and are still so excited to be a part of a city and community that gets more fantastic every day!

Some snapshots from the past year(Pulled from our facebook page - it's been a trip trying to pull just a few!)

2 days before opening, still frantically inventorying and arranging displays.

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Along with our shop dogs, Lola and Kiah(and now Brownie), we had some great furry visitors(you can call this one Al).

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We partied. Our 6 month and Etsy Global Craft Party was a huge success, bringing a bunch of folks from all around the area to craft, eat some great food from Hubcap Grill and hang out in the great weather. Here's the 5 of us in our photobooth shot with the awesome sign made by one of our great crafters, What the Duct?.

The carpet and the sofa went away, but the great events continue - including singalong time!