Monday, 31 December 2012

A Year In Fabrics

Well, its the end of another year.  I've spent the last hour or so reading blog posts of reflection and resolutions, so thought I'd add my two-pennys worth!

I can honestly say 2012 has passed all my expectations....and its all thanks to you, my lovely customers!!  When the idea of opening my very own little fabric came into my head I never, in my wildest dreams, dared to believe that it would all take off aswell as it has.

*Warning - self indulgent post follow!!*

Since we launched on 1st March 2012 (read the launch post here) we have, as promised, brought you lots of gorgeous fabrics, tripling the amount of prints we have to tempt you!  We have attended many, many craft fairs including the two day Cardiff City Craft and Hobby Show (and will be attending again this year in May), we have over 3800 friends over on our Facebook page and over 1100 twitter friends.  However, most importantly we have worked with and served 100's and 100's of lovely lovely customers!!!  

Some favourites from 2012
So what does 2013 hold for you?  

For us, I really hope its much of the same.  We will be bringing you more lovely fabrics (take a look at our pre-order album to see exactly what!), a range of sewing patterns to inspire you, a regular newsletter so you can keep up to date with the goings on here at TSB HQ and we may even throw in a giveaway or two!!

So that, my friends, just leaves me to wish you a happy and healthy 2013!!


from Rhi @ The Sewing Boutique x x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

{Whats New} In The Shop

We have (almost) been inundated with new fabrics coming in over the last month or so!  Not that Im complaining....who would when surrounded by all this beautiful fabric!!  And beautiful it is....

Happy Every After - Riley Blake Designs
Have you ever seen such a perfect fabric for a little princess?  Designed by Sandra Workman for Riley Blake Designs, the princess castles and little dresses would look perfect as maybe a patchwork bedspread.  I have two little princesses who fell in love with it as soon as it was delivered!!

Little Monkeys by Blend Fabrics
Not wanting to forget the boys, how cute is this monkey fabric?!  If you know the words to "No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed" you'll be singing it to yourself after making something for your little one with this!!

Type By Windham Fabrics
A bit of a grown up print in comparison with the others, Type by Windham fabric is illustrator Julia Rothman's debut fabric collection.  My mind has been whirring with ideas since ordering this, and a few people came up with some fab ideas over on Facebook too!  Glasses case with the glasses fabric, messenger bags with the letters, fabric baskets to organise your desk with the paper clip one....too many ideas, not enough time to do them!!

All these are available over in the shop now.

Rhi @ The Sewing Boutique
x x 

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Posting

Its always a bit of a dreaded time of the year for online businesses, but posting around Christmas doesnt seem to have been that bad this year!!  First class has taken around 2 to 3 days, but at least all our lovely customers have had their fabrics rather than them going AWOL (touch wood - a load of parcels went out today so maybe I shouldnt speak to soon??)

Our last posting day before Christmas will be this Thursday 20th December.  Orders made after 2.30pm that day will then go out on Wednesday 2nd January.

So make sure you have your fabric stocked up ready for the break!  You never know, you may even get an hour or two to yourself while the kids play with their new toys ;)

Time is flying by and I'll be honest, I'll be glad when Christmas is finally here! 

Rhi @ The Sewing Boutique
x x