Its time to post again. The weeks are flying by aren’t they. Its hard to believe that December is nearly upon us.
Last week I joined our Sue’s in a Crochet workshop open day. I have tried to Crochet so many times but never succeeded. I could quite happily sew and quilt all day long however its impossible to keep carting my sewing machine home every night so it was time to try something new, something I could sit by the fire and watch the soaps at the same time.
So this time I was determined to learn how to Crochet and after a few false starts I manage my first granny square. I know its not much however I’m very proud of myself 🙂 I aim to make a small blanket…..fingers crossed.
But the main event this week was definatley Swadlincote’s Christmas lights switch on.
We have lots of events throughout the year outside our shop. We are in the perfect spot to enjoy all of them, however the light switch on is most definalty my favourite by far.
In the daytime there were choirs form all the local schools in the area, we had a bit a Salsa lesson and in the evening live bands played….
Along with the fairground rides and food, craft stalls.
We were in prime position for the firework display ……
Then it was time for the switch on ……
Late night opening meant we met even more new customers, so it was a pretty amazing day.
Thank you to everyone that has visited us online and in store, your support is absolutely amazing 🙂
Next week…..we have a huge wool order arriving and some more Christmas fabrics.
Lets have a run down with lasts weeks shenanigans –
The week started off with my Mother itching to get festive, which meant it was Christmas window dressing time. She’s done a fantastic job ……..
On Wednesday we had a meeting with a new fabric supplier. I’m pleased to say we are now official stockists of Timeless Treasures and Dear Stella fabrics. However our first order isn’t arriving in England until January/February time…….Boohoo. BUT the fabrics we have ordered will blow you away I promise 🙂
Thursday evening, the Sewing Studio was alive with learning and laughter. Our Christmas Applique Cushion was full of creativity, everyone made gorgeous cushions to take home with them. This is without a doubt my favourite part of my job.
As we speak I’m working on next years workshops. I’ll let you know ASAP but it looks like its going to be a fab year in the studio.
So on to Saturday – the workshop open day was amazing. we had crochet & knitting, patchwork and free motion, Christmas decorations and lots of tea and cake…….and I mean lots of cake.
Heres a few pics of things that were made…..
Next up is our Sue who’s yet again been making gorgeous things, however this time its mermaid’s tails.
Also this week gift vouchers are back in store and online, perfect Christmas presents….
We’ve had so much fun this week in the haberdashery. Its been a busy kind of week even with the poor weather.
I had a gorgeous present from one of my lovely customers Yvonne at Crazy Creations.
With Halloween out-of-the-way we now have our sights set on our first Christmas in our new home. Mum couldn’t wait to get the Christmas decorations out. She’s been busying away with the window display.
Now on to the first part of our Christmas list.
If you are stuck on what to put on your letter to Santa this year, then never fear we’ve got a few idea’s for you.
Well that’s the end of part one. I hope its given you some ideas.
Its been a brilliant week, thanks you to everyone who visits us, its show much fun and we really appreciate your support.
Have a super super weekend and we will see you bright and early Monday morning 🙂
I know many of you follow our updates on Facebook but I also know that a lot of our followers don’t like Facebook.
So this post is for everyone who’s not had updates this week 🙂 x
This week our new range of craft kits started to arrive. Its was the knitting that started to arrive this week with adorable rabbits and cute dogs/puppies.
We’ve also had the first of the handmade Christmas decorations arriving ready for Rainbows Hospice and lots more being made 🙂 If you feel that you could help us with this donation please feel free to contact me.
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