Well what a week it's been at The Sewing Shop. The people of Lichfield (and beyond) have flooded back through the doors and welcomed us with open arms. The response has been quite overwhelming. They've loved our refurb. They've loved our stock. They've just loved the fact that there is once more a shop in the city selling yarn, fabric and haberdashery.
We've had so many deliveries this week. We now have Pfaff sewing machines in stock. The Hobby 1132 is a great little workshorse of a machine. Can't wait to have a play with it and we already have one very interested customer. :)
The stands of Gutermann thread arrived from Germany. Hooray and well done Tina, our rep, for getting them here so quickly for us. The rainbow of colours by the front door look gorgeous.
And we've already had our second delivery of yarn from Stylecraft! After the first weekend we needed to re-order. The squidgy big 400g balls of Aran with Wool have just flown and our other rainbow wall - the Special DK - has been rapidly depleted. Order number 3 will be going off to Stylecraft HQ early next week.
For those existing Attic 24 fans amongst you (and those about to be converted after clicking on the link), we've been asked about "Lucy packs". We have all but 3 of the shades Lucy used in her Granny Stripe Blanket and we'll be getting those in very soon. If you would like a pack of all 17 shades of scrumptious yarn then get in touch by email or through our Facebook page. We can post them out to you for £35.00 and free postage and packing.
Apologies for the lack of photos. We've been so busy we've not had time to take any. I'll try to add some in the next day or so. However, this week a friend is (hopefully) coming to take some gorgeous professional ones. Andy (of Peacock Pix) takes the most amazing photos and we can't wait to see what magic he can create with our little shop.
Right. I must now get back to the head-scratching task of planning workshops. We're planning to offer crochet, knitting, patchwork and quilting and all manner of other textile and yarn related classes, but trying to work out the what, when and how is no small task. We'll let you know just ask soon as we have them all sorted.
To kick things off Monday morning is going to see the start of Crafty Coffee Mornings. If you've got that Monday morning feeling and getting everyone off to work and school has left you feeling frazzled, pop down for a cuppa and a cake and a bit of crochet therapy. Hook, yarn, instruction and inspiration as well as coffee and cake are all included in the £5. A nice way to chill out with lovely new crafty friends. Hope to see you there.