Work space has changed over the years. You know how you hear people start business in the garage. Well, mine started in a room above the garage.
Working from home... 2007-2011
Look at me! I was hard at work watching Barney.. I was SO young back then... :D
We owned a 3 bed room home and I have already converted one of the bedroom into a workspace for my freelance design work. That room was where I used to work most of the time until I started getting large volume order. Then I started having a major problem...
My clocks literally started to take over the entire house. It started from one room, dining room.. then the entire hall way and part of the living room. I knew I needed more space but already paying high cost to put my daughter in daycare plus paying for our health insurances I was not confident enough to take on more expenses for a new space and overhead that comes with it.
But that's when my beautiful friend Erin contacted me and asked me if I wanted to share a space. I was working mostly alone so I loved the idea of being able to have a studio mate. It happened so synchronistically and out of the blue but it was exactly what I needed at the time. So we moved over to downtown Overland Park in Kansas.
Studio in Overland Park... 2011-2013
It was great sharing space with Erin even though she may not have liked how messy my side of the space was. What can I say.. I am good at making messes! A lot happened during this time. If I remember correctly this is when I received wholesale inquiry from the Land of Nod. It was something else to see a buyer reaching out through my wholesale inquiry form online. Land of Nod has carried my products from 2012-2017.
I think this was the first Land of Nod Catalog that my fawn clock was in...
The Bauer Building... 2013-2015
After Erin decided to let go of her studio space, I needed to find a different space. That's when Ashlee told me about the space that they are renovating at the Bauer and I jumped on the opportunity. My space was located inside the wood shop on the first floor of the building. I ended up creating a mini loft space for my daughter to play on. I inherited Erin's awesome 4'x8' table which I still use every day.
I'm back working from home now... a different home because we moved in 2015.