Hi Dear Friends! I’m happy to tell you that our shop is open! We have been so busy these last months, so now you know why I haven’t been sewing lately. Please welcome to ‘Trikimia’!
There is still very much to do until we can say (if ever) that the shop is ready, but we are on a good way and can finally say that we are open. We had already even few lovely clients, so lets hope the summer will be good.
Every day something change and we add NEW things. Also in these photos I see that many items are missing that we have put around yesterday. Also I see some things that I like to change some where else.
Upstairs is mainly fabric things, quilts, pillows, tea cosies, bags etc. The baby quilt hanging on the fence, is now on the wall and the ‘Kids Game’ quilt is on the fence; it gives more colour and happyness.
Back corner is mostly working space but we shall fill the selves there, too.
Yesterday we had the air condition installed, so the big boxes are out from the corner and I have put there some of my sewings. When the weather will be warm enough, we shall have all the doors open and then unfortunately that corner will be behind the door. Front of our shop is a restaurant; they have tables in the garden surrounded by lovely old houses.
On the doors we have boards with glass and frame and they are filled with rosaries = ‘kombolois’. They will be seen from inside when the doors are open. On the walls outside, both sides of the doors, we shall have two more boards, filled with jewelries. The ‘sea glass’ sign you see on the floor in the second photo, will be hanging outside from the blue, iron base.
Also we shall have a table with chairs outside where tired tourist can rest and read about sea glass … or husband can wait when wife is visiting our shop. We have made also one stand with a board which we can use in or out, perhaps to show some photos of sea glass and our Works in process.
In every free moment we make bracelets and other jewelries. ‘On the other eye’ looking around the shop and thinking how to continue and to improve the look.
Most of the things we have made during the winter, are now in the shop. Few things are still waiting some finishing details … for example I don’t have yet stones for the ‘play mats’ (you remember the mini quilts with drawstring bags?).
Season is just beginning and first tourists are here. Tomorrow is first of April and the charter flights begin in few days. Now we have been in the shop half day but from the next week we will be open all the day and hope to see you!
If you are in Chania or plan to come here for holidays, remember to come to say hello! Our shop is in the old town of Chania, next to the old Venetian harbour so it’s very easy to find.
Our Shop’s address is Agion Deka 21, Old Town, Chania. This street is between the harbour and the big church on Halidon street.
One day we had a lunch in the harbour and I quickly took few photos for you. Here is Chania’s beautiful and famous lighthouse.
To leave you with a colourful and nice scene, I thought sea glass would be perfect today.
I hope you enjoyed the first tour in our little shop! I would love to hear what you think!
And not to ‘forget’ the sewing and fabrics totally, I can tell you that there are marimekko fabrics and zippers on my sewing table, waiting for someone to make them a bag. I like my ‘idea-vision’ and hope to put it into practise soon. Also some very exciting fabrics were dropped into our mailbox yesterday, but they need to have their own story.
So hope to see you soon again! Thank you for the comments! You write always so friendly, happy, fun and sweet messages!