Saturday, 28 September 2013

I have a Plan

Morning lovelies I hope you are all having a creative weekend.  I have been baking oat cookies with cinnamon, such a comforting smell. I have also been hatching a plan for my fabric shop.  I have to start small because I am small ( only 5 ft) ha ha but seriously I want to take it one step at a time and get it right.  I know what I like and use but I have to find out more about you.  What you sew, the notions you use, the tools you might need, and your taste in fabric design.  I would really appreciate your input please give me your thoughts.  I am going to be listing some quilting cottons both prints and solids as well as some organic fabrics and waddings over the next week in my online shop so keep an eye out for new options. I really hope this is the start of a new adventure and I hope I can tempt you into joining me.
Happy Sunday.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

A New Quilting shop?

I all I think I can say that Summer is over we have had a fabulous few weeks, lots of beach time. I have had a full on schedule of farmers markets and local shows to keep me going and it has been lovely.  I enjoy the people contact its good to chat with like minded people it sort of gives me more energy.  My business is developing in ways I never imagined and I feel like I am at a bit of a cross roads at the moment should I carry on just the same, making and selling at the same venues the same products or should I take a step in another direction?  I have been considering for quite a while whether I should have a shop to sell fabric and supplies but then we moved to Guernsey and those thoughts had to take a back seat but now I feel a little more settled I am thinking again.  So I hoped that you could all give me a wee hand with my thoughts. Do you think a shop is a good idea?  should it be internet based or actual shop? Guernsey is only a small island so I am not sure it could support an actual shop. What would you like to see in your dream quilt shop?  fabric types? notions? tools/equipment?  etc etc. what type of feel would you prefer? traditional/modern/vintage?  I want to know.
I really appreciate you taking a minute to give me your input.
Happy Monday.