Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Where Can You Visit Us?

I know a lot of people (me...sometimes) like to see their fabric before they buy it.  As well as feeling the quality of the fabric (as it does vary from designer to designer) you can never be sure the colour on the screen is the same as the colour you will get...which can be a pain if you're looking for something specific for a specific project!

As well as getting The Sewing Boutique name out there, I like to get out and about to craft fayres so customers can do exactly that...see their fabrics before they buy it!

We've got a couple of fayres booked in so far so if you're local to either Abergavenny or Cardiff, come along and see us!

The first one is in a lovely village hall in Clydach, Abergavenny.  Its their Easter Fair so guaranteed lots of lovely spring makes and easter themed games...oh and us!

We've also booked to go to the Cardiff City Stadium Craft & Hobby Show again in May.  We've been twice before and its always an amazing two days with loads and loads of craft suppliers on one floor and dozens of very talented crafters on another floor.  

Tickets are £4 each and we'd love to see you there!

There are a couple of other events we may be attending too but will list them another time.  There is a "top secret" project underway at The Sewing Boutique HQ that I cant talk about at the moment (dont you hate it when bloggers do that!) but may affect how many craft fayres we can attend this year.  More news soon!!


Sunday, 3 March 2013

First Craft Fayre of 2013

With the run up to Christmas being so busy and January and February being such dismal months, I decided to start back on the craft fayre circuit in March.

The first fayre of the season was the Cwmbran Craft Fair.  I love having a stall here, its full of friends I've made along the way and I can spend a few hours talking crafty stuff with lovely customers!

My layout doesn't change too much, fat quarters folded nicely and all lined up, buttons in pretty glass bowls and all the haberdashery items in jars (thanks Ikea!). Here's a few photos of todays set up, including one of my cheekiest little assistant, who even brought her own till!

Looking forward to next months already!

Friday, 1 March 2013

Happy Birthday To Me!

I say it all the time, "I cant believe how quickly time is going", today is no different when I think back over the last year.

Thing is, exactly a year ago today we opened our virtual doors to the shop....A WHOLE YEAR HAS GONE BY!!  A whole year since we posted this post saying we'd launched, and what an amazing year its been!  Since then we've sent out so many beautiful fabrics, hundreds of scrummy buttons and a fair few metres of ribbon!

Our collection of fabrics has gone from a few lovely florals and prints to nearly 100 different patterns and its increasing every month.

But the shop wouldnt be what it is without you, so thank you, for making the first year of The Sewing Boutique fantastic beyond my wildest dreams!  Without wanting to sound too gushy, I do count myself so so lucky that I can do what I love every single day!

As a thank you, every customer will receive one of these new scrap bags with their order.  Choose between blue/yellow, blue/green and cream/pink.  They will also be available to buy from the shop here but for this weekend only, they will go out free with every order!  

There are already so many exciting things in the pipe line for this year, some of which I dont want to jinx by saying too much too soon, but guaranteed, there will be lots of lovely fabrics and buttons involved!! 

So thank you...and heres to many more years doing what I love and  many more beautiful fabrics!