Looking Back At 2018
We started 2018 with our January Pop Up Sale being held at a new bigger venue Cogges Church Hall, the move was reasonably successful but sadly the Church committee decided the hall was not to be used for commercial ventures, therefore
this became a one off venue. We returned to the Methodist hall in March and were quite pleased to be back, best part having Huffkins over the road for our sandwich lunch!
Dressmaking has once again proved popular and I am always surprised how much our sewers achieve in just 8 weeks – Well done to them all
Another big surprise was the success of our childrens clothes Saturday workshop, we had a full house with some staying all day whilst others did half a session, this lead to more Saturday
We have to thank everyone for being patient during the year when first Claire’s Husband was ill for a couple of months followed by several weeks of her being ill and unable to function properly. We had to juggle the classes and orders were delayed, so we thank you all for your patience. They are both very well now and hope their health we continue to improve in 2019. Lastly one of our immediate family members passed away suddenly in November, this left us in turmoil, having to cancel the planned Pop Up Shop in and once again we had to apologise our lovely customers to bear with us and change dates of classes. Everyone was very kind and we have now caught up!
My favourite challenges this year were the border challenge and the Princess and the Pea soft toy for my Grandaughter
Of course we did lots more things far too many to talk about here, I have just selected a few of my favourites. We are really looking forward to 2019 to meeting lots of new people and helping them to love sewing and fabric the way we do, we will also be moving to a new website that we hope will be more user friendly. As a result we are asking for your help to clear some of our stash by taking a look at our Biggest Clearance sale yet starting on line on the 29th December, with a Pop Up Shop on the 5th of January. We really want to reduce the amount of stock to transfer to the new site, this will then give us more time for sewing and watching the Sewing Bee when it starts in January.
All that is left for us to do now before starting on the Mince Pies is to say……………
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you all for your custom
Diana and Claire