So, here it is folks. Isn't she pretty?!
We've signed a 1 month lease. I am calling this a one month pop up shop. Given that Finch can take wing like I think she can (haha- take wing...), we'll be signing a longer lease.
We'll be doing a Kickstarter campaign to secure the funds we need to make this a permanent location with top of the line machines for the classroom as well as for sale- more on that later.
Now for the gushy details: The building was built in 1790, at the time that George Washington was president. It has always been retail, but at one time, the owner's family lived upstairs. The space hosted a grocery store and the owner also had a dry goods shop across the street (isn't that fitting?!). You can see from the photos that it has wonderful light and an awesome exposed brick wall as well as a beautiful bay window for great window displays (yes, folks, I'm hunting down some pinspiration for that project!).
I'll be posting about our hours sometime tomorrow, but we hope to be open 6 days a week starting this Tuesday! You'll have lots and lots of opportunity for shopping and sewing time. Hooray! Please spread the word! We want to stick it out right here!!
Lastly, please indulge me in publicly thanking a few very important people for helping me along the way:
Spencer- marrying you has been the best decision I ever made. Thank you for always being so excited about my dreams. I couldn't do it without you.
My Parents and Grandma- You taught me the value of hard work. You encouraged my creativity spirit in every direction I chose. I love you.
Modern Domestic + Bolt Neighborhood Fabrics- You made me see the light- thank you for setting the bar so high. I'll be ever reaching and ever thankful for the moments I spent with you. You ladies rock!
Mrs Figueroa- You were the first one to tell me that I could do this. I'm so proud to call you my friend. Thanks for being there.
Anna Haller- You are amazing- thank you for being one of my first customers. Thanks for your undying enthusiasm. And thanks for your help- I look forward to having you around for this journey!!!
the DCMQG- I love you guys. Thanks for hanging out and reminding me that what we do is special.
the Town of Leesburg- You're a really special place. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms.
To all the rest of you who have told me that Finch Sewing Studio is exactly what you were hoping for- thank you thank you thank you!! I can't wait to see you in my new space!
xoxo Nicole (and the Finch <3)