Monthly Archives: February 2018

Custom Keepsakes from clothing by Once Upon a Time Creation

Organizing our new Once Upon a Time Creation custom keepsake shop with Carrie’s Essential Services

We moved into a new shop for the creation of your custom keepsakes!

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We LOVE it…the new space doubled our work area, has amazing natural light, easy parking, and it is adorable. It is an old carriage house with beautiful hardwood floors, built in cabinets, and old house charm. The last tenant did a wonderful job updating the lighting and giving it a clean, simple look with white paint and naturally finished floors. It’s the perfect place to create your custom keepsakes!

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The keys were in our hands in December, but we were too busy with holiday orders to even think about moving. So in 2018, we spent the first week or so building new work tables and moving everything in. We were so anxious to open that we started hosting client consultations and creating right away.

Custom keepsakes from clothing by Once Upon a Time Creation

We are fine tuning how we use the space as we prep, sew, photograph, and gift wrap your keepsakes. Each day we test out what works best, feels the most comfortable, and provides an efficient work environment.

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There were some things that just naturally worked, such as how to position the work tables and sewing machines. Then there are others that took a little tweaking (like where to put the pillows, zippers, ribbons, thread, and other supplies).

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After things were initially set-up, I still felt inefficient and not quite sure how to best utilize our “behind the scenes” area, which we never had before. That’s where Carrie from Carrie’s Essential Services comes in.

Once Upon a Time Creation Custom Keepsakes behind the scenes

Carrie came in on a Saturday morning, listened to our process, what we needed to store, and toured the space. She asked questions about our growing team, supply chain, and the steps to a keepsake creation. She then offered several suggestions that made me think about things differently. 

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Everything is now clearly marked so we can identify when we are low on supplies, set an efficient production schedule, and keep the shop nice and tidy. Thanks to Carrie’s help, we feel more organized which allows us to concentrate on what we love…meeting you and creating your keepsakes.

For more information about Carrie and her services, please visit Carrie’s Essential Services.

To learn more about custom keepsakes made from the clothing you save, please visit Once Upon a Time Creation.