Sunday, 1 July 2012

What's Been Going On..?

It really is 3 months since I last wrote a blog post!!!  I can't believe it.  Huge apologies but we've been so incredibly busy as more customers have discovered The Sewing Shop...  No bad thing but it has meant that our  plans to dominate the wonderful worldwide web have faltered somewhat.
But now all that can be rectified as I have a lovely little laptop.   So I can sit in the bosom of my family in the evenings and post on the interweb, rather than sit on my own in the cold and lonely back room tethered to the desk top PC.

But enough waffle. 

Enough apologising.

What has been going on in those 3 months, you ask?

Well we've got more stock.  Much more stock! 

Our two shelves of cotton fabrics have now expanded to five, with designs from Michael Miller and Riley Blake amongst the many beautiful bolts. 

Cupcakes and Polka Dots
We have many more colours, textures and weights of Stylecraft and King Cole knitting yarn and fabulous patterns from both companies. 

We have just take delivery of the amazing Hooked Zpagetti.  A new European craze for lovers of knitting and crochet on a BIG scale (more about this in the next day or two). 

Our range of ribbons is growing all the time.  We now have grosgrain, patterned, spotted, striped, sheer, floral and patriotic as well as the standard double faced satin. 

We have some gorgeous patterned bias bindings - great for making bunting or edging hemlines, placemats, curtains, etc.  Some even have a lacey edge.

Our workshops have been going great guns.  We have now added various fabric techniques to the range of crochet classes we offer.  Our Simple Applique Cushion Cover has been very popular and bunting is not just for the Jubilee so you can still come and learn to make this cutie.

We post details of all of our workshops on our Facebook page and, in future we'll keep the website updated more regularly, so they'll be listed on there too.

So that's a very quick catch up.  Over the coming days, weeks and months we'll bring you more regular updates of what's going on in the world of The Sewing Shop.