My Etsy is up and running (okay slowly crawling but it is moving!)
I even have a button on the right you can click on to go directly to my shop or click on the picture above.
Delays are happening on the “Selling Line” due to ”I don’t know what I’m doing” problems.
The plan of getting items displayed for people to buy has been slightly delayed.
My business adviser (nephew) is very busy at the moment but we are getting together next weekend (27th March) to sort out how I am going to sell items.
Now I could set up a site/shop without his help but I want to do it right.
It also gives me time to make more quilts, baskets and mug rugs so you have a wider choice.
Those are the excuses. now for the truth.
I need someone to hold my hand.
So keep watching this space.
It will happen. Just not right now.
This shop is a few steps away from Roding Valley tube station so an easy journey for me to get to.
The website and the front of the shop are not the most inspirational but the shop itself, with the ever helpful Carol (owner), is a great find.
Hundreds of fabrics, most at £10 a metre, with the shop being large enough to pull out bolts of fabric to compare them against each other but small enough to see the different options available.
There is also a good range of jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes by Moda plus a small range of precut fat quarters (quilters will know what I mean.) Carol is happy to cut fat quarters of my chosen fabric if I cannot find what I want already precut.
Carol is also on hand should I want help and advice but she also is happy for me to browse (pulling out and replacing bolts of fabric and in the process disturbing all her merchandise) if I want to be left to do my own thing.
My first port of call is normally the sale fabrics (to the right as I enter the shop), at £5 a metre they are a bargain, as there is usually a good range of colours and patterns.
There are also numerous magazines, books and patterns to look at (drool over) should I ever need inspiration. And a small but adequate range of quilting accessories and threads.
The shop often has groups of quilters and sewers who get together either at the table in the shop or in the separate room at the back of the shop. They are a friendly crowd who are willing to have a chat or to leave you to do your shopping in peace.
I recommend a visit.
One word of warning I always come away with more than I intended to buy!