Sunday, 22 January 2012

We Are Open!!!

So here we are at last.  Our doors opened to our lovely customers for the first time on Friday.  We hoped people would like what we done to the shop but we never thought the response would be quite so amazing.  They loved it.  :o)
Come on in and have a little look around and see what we've been up to during our brief period of blog silence.

Here's Sandra on Wednesday with our fab delivery of Stylecraft yarns.

Oh and this is me with the same bundles of yarny goodness.  Were we excited?  Just a little bit. 

On the same day we rreceived another delivery of haberdashery including these bolts of candy-coloured craft net.

With the help of my mum, and many others we managed to get it all checked off, priced up and out on display.  Then it was time to primp and titivate to make the shop look as cosy and welcoming as we'd dreamed.  We were moving tables and chairs around 5 monutes before we locked up on Thursday night.

The it was Friday.

Opening day.

This is front part part of the shop where people can sit in comfort to browse through our knitting, crochet and dress-making pattern books.  We also have copies of other crafty books that customers can have a flick through for inspiration.  And of course we will hold our workshops and crafty get-togethers here.  

 This is the counter area. 

Ta-dah!  The rainbow wall of Stylecraft yarns!  We have Special DK in a riot of colours (£2.10 per 100g ball), Wondersoft Baby in DK(£3.55 per 100g), 4 ply and 3 ply(£3.99 per 100g) weights, Special Yarn with Wool in 400g balls (£9.25) and Special Chunky (£2.30 per 100g).  It is flying.  After 2 days of trading we need to order more very quickly so if you have a particular shades you'd like us to get in shout now.  :o)

We have scrummy buttons, 

pretty pearl-headed pins,

shirring elastic in a range of lovely shades (fab for making button bracelets with),

and spotty ribbons - we <3 spots!!

This is my possibly my favourite bit of the shop - the button pick 'n' mix counter.  Kilner jars packed with fabulous buttons in every shape and colour you can think of.

So there you have it.  That's us.  Now we're open we'll be posting all the time with information about new stock deliveries, workshops and other events plus tutorials and links we think you might like.  Don't forget to find and 'like' us on Facebook for regular updates too.



  1. It looks superb and so exciting. Best of luck to both of you. May your shop be stuffed with customers every day!

  2. oooooh, I'd have been that excited too!! Rolling around in all that knitty loveliness, am so very jealous and so very pleased for you at the same time! x

  3. PS: Are you doing online sales too?? x

  4. It was lovely to see you both on Friday. Lots of luck and see you soon. x