Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Time Flies!

Where did the time go to in the last two weeks? Everyone and I mean everyone has been working like mad to get things ready and I am still in panic mode today!

Justin took this picture last night of the coffee shop, we have our training at 3pm today on how to make coffee so you will have to excuse our coffee making abilities on Saturday!

Today we start the big move carting all the stock over to the premises.

This is Ruth and I working until 12:30 last night recovering some chairs we found at the Eco Store for $5. It was loads of fun and we manged to come away injury free - well except when I dropped the chair on Ruth's head!

We have a brand new range of gorgeous home decor prints in store and these will be up online soon too!

I think the staple gun is my new friend!

This is me getting paitning - I know unusual! I had grey paint all the way down my sleeve by the end ,but the counters look good now! Many many a night spent in there until 1am! 

There we go all finished! The sewing machines of course won't be there but they will be replaced with yummy french pastries - which I have to choose today :)
How do you love our CHCH bricks - a special type that does not require our staff wearing hard hats behind the counter!

Here is the other side, with the soon to be fabric and craft supplies. I love the table in the window - a perfect place to craft together! Holly, Treena and Juliet got busy yesterday painting picture frames too which also came from the Eco Store - new life ♥ :)

This is Paul putting up the signage - I do love our signs! Let's hope that little fingers won't be scratching it off! 

So we are almost all good to go for our Saturday launch, do be easy on us as it is a huge learning curve but we are super excited to finally have a craft haven in Christchurch! 

The Make Cafe - 355 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
0220 179 296 - Kirsty for all enquiries


  1. SUPER DUPER exciting!! I wondered what was going on when I drove past the other day! Can't wait to pop in when you open!

    :) Hazel

  2. VERY exciting! All the best for this Saturday!

  3. Its been so awesome to see it all happen! So excited for you opening :D

  4. Congrats Kirsty, this is an awesome achievement on your behalf, can't wait to pop in & have a cuppa :)

  5. I have been thinking of you guys so much! So excited! Can't wait to come see :).

  6. Looks fantastic! Have been peering in your wonderful windows when I go for a walk in the mornings. I keep forgetting to come in when you're open though - must write down your opening hours and bring my 12 yr old crafty daughter in. :)