Allow me to introduce myself, I am Andy or Andrew, I don’t really mind either although when my lovely wife calls me Andrew it usually means I am in trouble.
I am the latest member to join this amazing team and I look forward to the task ahead. I would like to think that they just wanted me here for some eye candy but alas this is not the case. I won’t bore you with the details of my duties, but you will be relieved to know that all future designs and creativity will remain with Tracey and will not be part of my remit.
Hello everyone, I have some great news about our new premises. After much deliberation and discussion and the purchase of countless match pots, we have chosen a colour for the walls.
We have one wall that has so many colours on it from these little match pots it looks like a patchwork quilt. I think it looks lovely and if it was up to me, we would get some more of these little pots and do the whole wall in different colours.
However, as my wife often reminds me, I have no idea when it comes to wall colours and so consequently, I am no longer allowed to go into decorating shops unaccompanied.
Our trusty joiners Pete and Ian have been busy putting up walls to hang our stamp collection and Kev and I have been busy painting. We now have almost one room complete.
We have had extended discussions and lots of samples regarding a floor covering for this room and yet again we have a decision and fitting has been now been completed. This is our largest room and it will be the main office and packing area.
Two more rooms are almost ready for carpet and if we can keep up the momentum on the decorating front, we will be scheduling the fitting of the floor covering for the shop and showroom area very soon.
There is still a lot to do but we are edging closer to the mammoth task of moving in.
The next room for us to tackle will be Tracey’s office and studio. We have some painting to finish and then Pete and Ian are back later this week to put the studio part together.
I will keep you updated with further progress.
Hello everyone, I hope that you are all well and many of you are enjoying creating some exciting designs with our latest new stamps. I have been absolutely amazed at the images that have been sent into us and shared on our Facebook page, Instagram and Pinterest.
There is a lot of excitement in the Lavinia office, plans are afoot to move to much larger premises. After a long and extremely frustrating period contracts have now been signed and we now have the keys.
We have a lot of work ahead of us before we can complete our move. The prospect of decorating will be a daunting task. With so many creative people in the Lavinia team just agreeing a colour scheme will be a challenge.
Our new unit will have a lot more space and we are very much looking forward to including a shop, gallery and a fantastic new studio for Tracey.
We get so many enquiries from our customers asking us if we have a shop that they come and visit and we just can’t wait to say “yes, we do now.”
We have some other exciting plans for our new unit, but we will keep that quiet for now and update you as we get closer to our opening. The first hurdle for us all is agreeing what colour paint will be going on the walls and then we must agree on carpets, it’s a daunting thought and my mediation skills are likely to be tested.