2/2/09

We're Live!

The Red Velvet Art website is up and looking gorgeous! More items will be added throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening party on Friday so be sure to check back often.

I spent Sunday in the shop with Elsie, Jeremy and friends getting items tagged, making sure kits had instruction sheets, and generally enjoying the happy atmosphere. We met a ton of cute girls (and some of their significant others), passed out cupcakes, and schemed about what we could realistically finish before the big event this Friday.

My favorite part of the shop is a free standing 3-D tree that Elsie designed to display smaller items. It's gonna have a listening station to showcase local and favorite indie bands. I also love the vinyl floor map, wooden clouds, and the art installation featuring Elsie's latest work.


A few of my favorite things from the website:

'All Dressed Up' by JJ Harrison.

Heart Shaped Sunglasses!
The Yellow Journal
Spring Pillow Kits
'Ta Da' by Pretty Little Thieves

I'm starting in on a stash of embroidery hoops tomorrow. They have been patiently waiting for me to sit down with them but, alas, I had the screen printed pillows to tend to and the canvases to prep, and the monster head bands to finish. It feels so good to see things in the store and online that we've been working on for so long. The sleep deprivation will continue for a few days more as we prepare for Art Walk on Friday but being on this side of the opening has given me a second crafting wind of sorts. If you have any third or fourth winds to spare, my address is...

Be sure to stop by Elsie's blog and tell her how proud you are. She's been working so, so hard on this little dream. She deserves a pink, hard worker, first place ribbon or something.

25 comments:

cheray natalie said...

Congratulations girls!!
The store looks absolutely amazing!!
goodluck with it all xxx

Steve Rodli said...

Here's some WIND to spare and I'm throwing in a hug for ya toooo. Thanks for putting in the RVA.com link. I still can't get to typepad blogs, so if you want to -you can tell Elsie to google red velvet art . com and it should be listed under [celibrating red velvet art on Flickr]. Happy happies. Joyce

Carrie said...

oh goodness rachel!! the online shop is AMAZING! so much lovely goodness. many congrats to you ladies, such wonderful stuff. thank you for the continued inspiration. big hugs!

julio n carla said...

i'm in love with everything! too exciting!
whoooooosh! here's a wind or two! <3

i am super proud of both of you... you show that dreams do come true!
xo!

Sandy said...

It looks so great Rachel. You did a great job. You deserve a huge pat on the back. I bet you are sleep deprived.

The shop sounds so cool which I'm sure it is in person. The website looks great. I left kuddos for Elsie too.

Alex Mason said...

It looks fantastic! :)

Liz V. said...
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Liz V. said...

Everything looks wonderful! Thanks for the pictures of the shop! I want to visit someday but the website is sooo great! Congratulations!!! I hope the next few weeks aren't tooo wearing on you :]

smauge said...

The Website looks amazing, the shop is beyond words. One say I'll save up enough to fly over and see it for real. Well done girls.

TheresaK said...

Congrats to you & Elsie both!! I love your journals. They are gorgeous!

anne esquibel said...

Wow I had a look at the online store it looks fantastic. It's amazing. Such cute things and great plans for the future in the store. Can't wait to visit it next time I am in town. Keep up the awesome work!!

Mandi said...

yay! The online store looks fab!

margot said...

CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! amazing amazing, the site is gorgeous!!!! am going to order some stuff now!!!!

waysideviolet said...

the website looks fabulous!! good job ladies!!

Holly said...

the store looks awesome. hope everything goes well on friday!!

Vivianna said...

Oh...The shop looks so lovely! I am just so happy for you and Elsie. Great work!

Lisa said...

It was so great to see the store on Sunday and meet you guys (we were the 3 from Jefferson City). I'm so excited for all of you and can't wait to see what else you have in store for us! Thanks for all you do, you are such an inspiration!

Kara said...

oh my.

rva=awesomeness.

Toni Brockliss said...

The shop and the website looks wonderful.
I love the art wall. It's beautiful.
Goodluck with everything. You will be awesome.

J for Jendetta said...

AWESOME!!!!! I am soo happy for all of you!

hollysarah said...

the site looks soooo good!! I wish you guys all the best!! xoxox

OpaqueSkies said...

The journals are really nice. The site is adorable, and simple.

I might stop through on Friday.

Good work ladies.

Emma said...

Congrats on the new store - wish I was a little closer - would be stopping by but half way around the world.... Will just have to admire via the website - Best of Luck for Friday, Hope everthing goes well.
Emma

Jill said...

Congrats! The store and the website look wonderful. Do you think you guys will be offering scrapbook kits on the website? I can not tell you how much I miss my Red Velvet Scrapbook Kits :-(

Toxic Brit said...

This all looks very cool, good to see some positive news in this climate!