Hello and welcome to our very first blog post!
As most of you will know, we had another big 'first' this year, and that was the opening of our little studio and shop in Morningside on the 1st of April (we know, we know, ridiculous day to open, but it was no joke).
We'd love to say it was always in the grand plan, but this time last year, we were still part time Paper Paraders, and it took a couple of strange turns of fate in the autumn for us to decide to jump in with both feet. We looked at one retail unit (yep, just the one), took it, and spent exactly a month up ladders, on our knees, paint stained and stinking of white spirit to get it ready for the grand opening. Lesson learned; choosing the right shade of white is no picnic, with many a day spent fretting over paint swatches and whether they possibly looked a bit pink or a bit blue in the wrong light.
With favours from friends and family maxed out for the foreseeable future, we thought it was probably about time to open the doors and ply people with prosecco until they bought something. And of course, have a wee celebration ourselves...
Now we're here, our first quarter done and minimal casualties, well, one smashed light and a very sore head, but we made it through without falling out, passing out or checking out so we'll chalk that up as a success. A lot of the time we feel out of our depth, up the creek and into a bloody great ocean with not a paddle in sight, but seriously, we are so glad we took the plunge.