Monday, 31 August 2009

Latest on the Shop

Its been a busy few days. The flooring finally arrived Friday lunchtime and I was at last able to start putting the fabrics on the shelves at 2pm that afternoon.

Steve had put the slatwall on the walls that morning and everything was starting to take shape.

We finished at 8pm that night…all of us very tired and hungry. Thomas had been very patient, bless him.

Anyway this is how the shop now looks

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It was great to open at last on Saturday morning and a big thank you to everyone who turned up on Saturday and the last couple of days.

Steve worked in the shop today and even managed to sell a quilt for me!

Now back to reality and get the latest fabrics photographed and on the website which is in need of an update…..must make another to do list !

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Day 2

We didn’t seem to achieve much today but Steve did manage to put my new cutting table and counter together.

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As you can see we needed more flooring and it was supposed to be delivered today but never came so an afternoon was wasted while we waited for it. Most frustrating.

Tomorrow will be more productive… has to be !

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Day One of the Transformation

Steve set off early this morning to start laying the flooring and what a fantastic job he has done so far. He even had time to put some of the shelving up!

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I have put a couple of the entries for this year’s Quiltette Challenge in the front windows and they look wonderful hanging there, makes it look like a quilt shop already!

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More pics tomorrow…….

From this to a Quilt Shop….

We now have 3 days to turn this empty space into a fantastic quilt shop!

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Steve started work first thing this morning laying the flooring and Thomas came home a day early to help out. He is busy sorting out all the thread cabinets for me before helping me colour code all the bolts of fabric.

The shop front sign was done on Monday so its all official now!

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I’ll post further photos of the transformation over the next few days

Sunday, 16 August 2009

New Facebook Page

As well as being able to follow me on twitter and receive short updates, I now have a facebook page for you to keep up to date with all the goings on in the shop. You need to be a member of facebook but once you are there you can search for Crafty Quilter and become a friend.

I’ve been busy getting ready for the Festival of Quilts next week and will have lots of new fabrics for you all to see. Do come and say hello if you are going to the show.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Shop Pics

Here are a some pics of the shop for you all to see. They are "before" shots as I don't get access to start converting it to a quilt shop until the week before it opens. Its currently being used as a pottern painting studio.

This is the front of the shop. It has a lovely little bay window. I'm just waiting to meet the sign writer so I can get the shop name done above the shop front.

The rest of the photos are of the inside of the shop from each corner. It has some nice semi-circular windows on one side which will let in natural light which is sooo essential for choosing fabrics and as you can see its a good sized shop.

Steve and I went over during the week to do a proper measure up so we can start planning where to put everything and we are also in the process of buying all the right fixtures and fittings. We found a fantastic counter/cutting table last week and that is being delivered in a few days.
Its all very exciting.............