I haven't been inactive
I have been very busy over the last couple of months.
My time has been taken up researching and buying fabric, then designing things to make. Then building and launching my online shop.
Researching fabric was hard, have you seen how many fabric types there are available. Then to find the right supplier, then what to have. The decisions were endless, and extremely hard for me as I am Piscean.
Hopefully I have now found the right fabrics and suppliers and can bring some great things to you; whether that be through my classes, at my Saturday market or, on my online shop.
At the top of this page you can see that next to the home button is a shop button, click on this and it will bring you to an almost blank page, This page has a button with Shop Now on it. This will take you to my online store. Not everything is on at the moment, but I am updating weekly, so please come along every now and then and check it out.
To help launch my online shop, I am giving a 10% discount to all my customers. For every £25.00 you spend you get 10% discount, use the code Summer18 online and this is valid until 31st August 2018. (This does exclude the cost of lessons.)
Over on my tutorial pages I have put the instructions on how to make this quilt:
A very simple quilt to make and it measures 44" x 49.5". Great weekend project and great gift to give away.
I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a market stall. This is something I have wanted to do for a while, but haven’t had the courage. Last Saturday was encouraging and I’m looking forward to doing more.
With my limited supply of haberdashery, people who have been missing their old haberdashery store welcomed me. It closed in Penistone some time ago and unless you want to travel the (huge) 8 miles into town and pay for parking or a bus or train, people don’t bother.
As always, I did lots of research and hubby helped with building some display. My best seller was definitely my ribbon bundles. At 50p for 3m they were hot cakes! I've been doing some research, and I did what they said, and put these at the front of my stall, I even arranged them into a rainbow. Another success was my zips. I used a picnic basket to drape them and their colours attracted lots of people.
In my stash of finished things, were a couple of bright pink aprons and they were very eye catching. But not for very long! Strange really, as I have had these for over 5 years and up until now, no one has fancied them.
My kits are not selling. But this is something I can work on. As I can include these in further lessons later.
For now, I think I may have the right mix of things. Plenty of habi and a smattering of things I have made. I will try and use up my stash first to make things to sell. But, my resolve broke yesterday as I did buy 10m’s of fabric. Sewing related and Panda related of course!
So come and see what I have been up to and visit Penistone.
I will be attending the market on the following days:
Saturday 15th July 2017
Saturday 16th September 2017
Saturday 18th November 2017
Please come along. Park in Tesco’s car park and we are in the barn.