So when Rainbow Waters began, it started in my living room with a tiny wooden shelf, on top of it a sewing/embroidery machine and beneath it lay a few yards of fabric. We moved a few times, and we grew. Eventually, I decided my business would be better off in my bedroom so that the mess wasn't in my living room when people walked into my house. Slowly, in order to make room for the business I started getting rid of personal furniture to make room for business furniture. And this worked for a long time. I had 6 machines, a large cutting table, thousands of yards of fabric and much much more. :) In mid-2009, I hired my friend Bonny to help me with a co op and liked her help so I decided to ask her to help me full time. She said yes! :) Bonny helped me to organize my business, use the little space I had better and she cut all fabric. She has been amazing!! Anyways, why this long sappy post over a sewing studio? Well, for a long time, Bonny and I would search craigslist for offices, studios & store fronts, dreaming that one day we would have one. We would dream of how we would decorate, where the machines would go, the space we could have for the kids to play. We never thought that dream would come true so soon!
One day, I was randomly searching craigslist again, and I came across this studio that was on someones property, gorgeous views, hardwood floors and the price was really right! Something I thought I could pay if we really budgeted the business. I decided to email him on a whim, it was a long shot this place was still available since this price was way too good in San Diego to last. It was! We decided to look at it, we still were not sure if we would apply, everything was happening so fast. We were still nervous about the logistics and if we could make it work not sewing from home. We saw it and we fell in love! We HAD to make this work. He had other offers, so things had to work out just right for us to get the place. Well, we got it! :) So with that, I am going to end this blog post, and we will be doing blog posts of our progress of painting, moving in & setting up the studio. And at some point, I will post some before pics of all the years of Rainbow Waters in the home. :)
We are so so excited!