Hi Everyone,

I kicked off the week with a spring clean in the Sewing Studio…..at one point it looked like a bomb had gone off. Fabric everywhere !!!!! But I got there in the end and now it looks slightly more organised.

The Cutting Table
Chill out corner …in comfort with magazines AND the kettle
The sewing table where the magic happens …. huge table with lots of space 🙂
The new addition…..the bookcase packed full of projects, wool and threads


After I had finished, my next job was too unpack all of the new stock…..Bliss 🙂

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Gorgeous additions to the Haberdashery.

So now its time to get creative….

Our Sue is first up with this fabulous blanket…..


Then the first workshop of the week…..The Knicker Party.

This workshop is great fun, such a laugh and you get to be creative and make your own knickers.

We all had an amazing time and I can’t wait to do it again in May.

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The next evening the second workshop began but this time it was the turn of appliqué cushions.

The ladies had to design their own appliqué picture. They designed, cut, bonded the designs before making it into an envelope cushion.

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The kids sewing bee is also going great. The younger groups are finishing the tapestry/needlepoint pictures  whilst the older group are getting to grips small projects, this time they made fabric headbands and beautiful bows



Its been another great week  and it looks like another busy week next week with the workshops and more deliveries.

Thanks for all of your support, have a fab weekend and I’ll see you again next week.


Ami xxxxx

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This week has just flown by………Probably because I’m getting older ( I celebrated my 35th birthday on Sunday )

This week has been super busy as always. So lets take a look back on this weeks fun.

In no particular order –

Lets start with our Sue….

Progress report on the crochet workshops

Our Happy Hookers
Our Happy Hookers

The ladies our continuing with the crocheted jumpers and making good progress….. even though all we can hear is laughing 🙂 I have it on good authority that they will be modelling their makes once finished and will take part in a photo shoot (me with a camera).

Sue has also been a busy bee preparing projects for the children in our sewing bee……and look 🙂

Meet Myrtle & Albert
Meet Myrtle & Albert
Our little sewers (8-12yrs) have also been busy in the Sewing bee. Designing and making these gorgeous little needle cases.

I'm so proud of them
I’m so proud of them

On our adults quilting course this week we have concentrated on piecing our blocks together using chain piecing, basting and even a little bit of quilting was started…..everyone is making great progress.

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Sticking with the Sewing Studio whilst we are on the subject….

Our new machines arrived. Four of the fantastic Singer Ones have now entered the room. Great machines. I have been putting one through its paces over the last month and also been tried on some of our adult classes to make sure they are user-friendly and up to the job…..I pleased to say they passed our rigorous tests with flying colours.

Singer One
Singer One

Anyone wanting to have a look at the workshops available, dates, times and booking just pop over to our website…. have a nosey

And finally

I made that – Campaign.

Meet our very loyal and long time customer Caroline. Caroline hasn’t been sewing that long really but you wouldn’t guess by the quality and originality of her makes. Caroline suffers (like many of us) with having the confidence to admit that she does a fantastic job. Below pics our Carolines latest makes using an old handbag and shopping tote. I absolutely love them…..Cant wait to see what see up to next week…..Keep them coming Caroline x

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So that’s it for another week.

I’d like to thank everyone that supports us both in-store and online, Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Have a fab weekend and I’ll see you Monday morning.



A week in the life of a Haberdashery