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Ok, fine.

Well, we’re pretty far away from the new shop being actually finished, but I suppose we’ll open anyway. We can cut fabric, so . . . .
You guys have been incredibly patient, so I’m hoping you’ll also be tolerant of things disheveled and un-cute until a later date. We will have a big party once [...]

Where are my kneepads from highschool volleyball when I need them?

Laying the floor has been an interesting challenge. I’ve done it a couple of times before, but not this particular ‘floating’ style.
I listened to all the research about underlayments, but then wasn’t happy with the uneveness once a good chunk was down, so we scrapped it and started again – ugh.
Today, I’m down to the [...]

Slowly, but surely

We’ve had some road blocks. There’s some core issues with the new space – electrical and plumbing – that have nothing to do with us. They’ve slowed down the process quite a bit, but I’m crossing my fingers they will be resolved soon. I guess I should have calculated more buffer time for this type [...]

Taking a breather

I will liken this day to a sewing project, gone wrong.
You know when you’re trying to get something finished last minute – for a gift, or a party, or whatever deadline you’ve set for yourself? Then, stuff just starts going wrong. Like when you sew something on backwards 3 times.
I always tell my students that [...]

Whew!

Friday is our last day to get everything out of the old shop and we’re down to those annoying, odd stacks of randomness. The Coffey Bros Moving guys did a great job today and it was nice to have someone else move some things for a while.
The new shop has a long way to go, [...]

Goodbye to the old shop

We started packing up the shop today in Bucktown. I’m SO excited to move to Lincoln Ave, but man, it’s hard to move! Needless to say, we have a TON stuff!
I don’t think I ever took a video of the current location, so here it is. If only I had one of the ‘before’. I [...]

TNS Progess

We’re Moving!

After 7 years in Bucktown, I have decided to pick up our little golden shop and move it down the way – to 3738 N Lincoln!
While we will miss certain aspects of our current location, we just want to be more visible and accessible to you guys. Often enough, people from our own neighborhood will [...]

Our New Website

We just launched our new website – and, what an experience it has been!
First, I’d like to give props to Tony Piscotti and Emily Johnson who designed our original website.
7 years ago I never dreamed how important a website would be for us. Tony and Emily, a web designer and graphic designer/illustrator respectively, offered to [...]