Well, friends, its time to have a chat about the shop and where its headed. This is not a post about closing – so don’t think that! I’ve decided to head in a little bit different of a direction though, for the present, to see where it takes me. I will continue to bring you hard to find, fine notions and supplies, but I have decided to stop carrying sewing patterns for the present. It’s possible that I will bring them back in the future, but for now (after a whole bunch of agonizing thought over the course of several months) I’ve decided to stop carrying them. This is good news for you because now those that are left are on sale and they will remain on sale until they are gone. I thought I would let you all know – since I have such a small shop, and at present, this feels like a big decision. But its one that I’m content to make for now.
Whewwwww……now that that is off my chest, let’s have a little talk about what’s come! A few new things have hit the shop since last I updated here with you! First, these magnetic pincushions! I have to admit that I’ve never been really into magnetic pincushions, but I’ve finally been converted. After purchasing one and using it for several months now, I don’t think I could ever go back. The ease with which I can just throw a pin at the pincushion as I’m plowing through a seam is incredible and I love it! And now you can get the same one I love (fabulous powerful magnet and groove for easy pick up) in green or pink. Don’t forget to pick up my favorite pins too!
Simflexes are now in stock. Oh yes. The coolest gadget since sliced bread and now in stock for the having.
Two new sizes of belt buckles. The elusive 1/2″-cher in the Bernadette style. I’m particularly excited about this size as I’ve been keen to make a skinny belt for awhile. Also in stock is the new Sherry (named after my late grandma, mind you) and she’s a 3/4″-cher. Both are way stylish and cute, so don’t miss. Be aware that 3/4″ and 1/2″ belt backing are no longer manufactured. What to do you might ask? Well, any width of belt backing can be cut down to size and it doesn’t make one iota of difference in the finished belt either. Works especially well if you’ve got a rotary cutter and mat, but still works if you’ve just got plain old scissors too.
A few new exciting additions to the patternmaking end of things too. Oh goodness! I’m terribly excited to be bringing you the Clover Double Tracing Wheel (HURRAHHHH!). Have no fear of those Burda patterns any longer! There’s also sheets of wax tracing paper now too – that’s right I said sheets. These puppies are 26″ x 39″ – BIG! Also just in are rolls of medical exam paper – I use this stuff like its going out of style! Great for a lifetime of slashing and spreading. And I’m now carrying Dotted Pattern Paper! Hold the phone! Yes!
If all of this weren’t enough, I just received a shipment of rayon seam binding! Yes! Hip! Hip! Hooray! Tired of that crummy polyester/papery seam binding? Me too! So I thought it was high time I got some of the good old rayon stuff into the shop. This stuff is premium quality and I’ve stocked it in 4 basic colors for right now – I’ll be adding more and more colors too.
So, dear sewing partners in crime, do the bunny hop and hop on over to the shop! I do so hope you enjoy some of the new offerings – there’s even more on their way. I know! It’s crazy! Enjoy!