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Creative Expressions occ a Colorado Craft-Makers Dream Come True

I, Malika Bourne owner of Heart Felt Play Store am one member of a team of eclectic crafters at a retail boutique, Creative Expressions, in Colorado Springs Colorado. owned by Sandy Tramaglino.

Keep reading for an exciting announcement  after my personal story of becoming part of the team of crafter at Creative Expressions. *

The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene' Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene’ Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

I have always made things with my hands. My Grandmother insisted: “Idle hands were the devils workshop” , but I wanted to play in Santa’s Workshop.

Now a age 65 I still needed to keep my hand busy. I dreamed of a former business I had owned in the 1980’s, Nancy’s Fancy in Iowa. I missed my little shoppe. It was about time I started to make money, again,  with all of my decades of expertise.

In June, this year I joined the team of crafters at a new small gift boutique of crafts, Creative Expressions. My dream of displaying my fun stuff for kids, again, came true.

Rewind to Fall 2015

I do have my Shopify Shop, which is going well, but, I still want to meet people face to face. I love for kids to actually hold a felt or fleece play product in there hands with fascination. So, I started doing Craft Show Events. But…

…I had some big problems with doing events!

  1. I don’t drive any more, due to issues with my eyes.
  2. The city bus won’t let me load a table and 10 boxes of items to sell.
  3. I have to hire friends to take me to events, if they can.
  4. Not too many customers show up at events sometimes. No matter how wonderful a craft is you just never know if a crafter will have people show up to sell to or not.

I was told about a new store that might be interested in my hair garlands. It was in a large iconic hotel in Colorado Springs.

Felt hair garland by Heart Felt Play Store now at Creative Expressions in Colorado Springs Colorado every day.

Felt hair garland by Heart Felt Play Store now at Creative Expressions in Colorado Springs Colorado every day.

 

I I had  met the owner Sandy Tramaglino at events before. Sandy’s Expression hand makes elegant scarves with beautiful jewelry embellishments.

Elegant embellished scarves created by Expressions by Sandy. Images copyright Expression by Sandy

Elegant embellished scarves created by Expressions by Sandy. Images copyright Expression by Sandy

Dreams do come true

The moment I walked into the store at the Hotel I knew…I knew I belonged there as a member of or he craft team …my dreams had come true. Well. almost all of them…

I dreamed of having a shoppe in Old Colorado City…

I loved to walk around the historic district of Colorado Springs. It felt like my small home town in Iowa where people knew your name or face. My son and I had favorite places to shop and grab a bite to eat. It felt lie home and the sidewalks were wheelchair friendly for my son.

Colorado Springs historic area, Old Colorado City, has a home town feel.

Colorado Springs historic area, Old Colorado City, has a home town feel. Image photographed 2013 by Malika Bourne

 

Old Colorado City ( Colorado Springs) is so photogenic. Copyright Malika bourne 2013

Old Colorado City ( Colorado Springs) is so photogenic. Copyright Malika Bourne 2013

Little did I know when I shot these images a few years ago that I would be seeing the same view from the future new location of Creative Expressions the shoppe where I would sell my hand crafted items for kids. I’m now the Marketing Manager for Creative Expressions.

*See the exciting announcement below.

 

*CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS is Opening a New Location in Old Colorado City!

2501 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

More stories about our vendors to be published this week.

See Facebook Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/943090739136284/

Watch us grow. Consider becoming another team member.

Here is a sneak peak at the new location of Creative Expressions in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Creative Expressions before move-in to 2501 West Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

 

Post by Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna Craft Vendor  of Heart Felt Play Store at Creative Expressions.

Heart Felt Play Store is a member of the craft team at Creative Expressions occ Colorado Springs, Colorado in My logo was designed by Toni Garcia of Lets Be Local Colorado.

Heart Felt Play Store is a member of the craft team at Creative Expressions occ Colorado Springs, Colorado in My logo was designed by Toni Garcia of Lets Be Local Colorado.

 

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