Opening a quilting & fabric shop is not as easy as one might think. Around every corner is a new form to fill out, a new person to call, a new color to pick out and a husband to ask a favor from. Frankly, I'd rather deal with the IRS than ask my husband to add another project to his list of things to build for our shop. I suppose it's his fault after all....... he is a carpenter and we love his work. He is set to build us a shelving unit to house our new fabrics, a cutting table to mimic my beautiful bathroom sink that he built for me and an office partition to hide away all of our business stuff. It's not too much, right? Yeah, I better kiss some major booty around here!
One of the best parts to opening our place so far is the choosing of the colors. Actually, next to picking out our fabrics............ it is the best part! Here is the color of our walls.......
It is a bit darker than the photo above portrays it as........ and we love it! Our logo is being worked on as we speak and the colors we have chosen are turquoise, red & chocolate brown. We chose the brown because we like it, but also because the building we are in is a historical one and the floors and baseboards are brown. See:
So, why not incorporate it right? Right.
I found our web-site designer and will begin on that project next week....... there's lots of organizing involved in that one........ and I've been designated the web-mistress by my two partners........ fine by me. I sold my Plumtickled patterns for years and ran my own site, so the experience is already there. The domain name: www.plumtickledfabrics.com has been purchased and parked and the rest will be taken care of very soon! HOotie HOotie HOOooo!
Today, we had our very first fabric representative visit us! It was a bit nerve racking at first............ but I must say that Mr. Brian Cox of Timeless Treasures was a very pleasant, fun and helpful sales rep and put us at ease instantly! We went through tons of samples and then began the process of elimination. We had three piles............ the maybe's, the definite yes's and the definite no's! We ended up ordering about 42 bolts or so of really great stuff! So hard to decide, trust me! Next, I'm off to finish our application to Free Spirit/Westminister Fabrics so we can stock our shelves full of Denise Schmidt, Heather Bailey, Heather Ross and Amy Butler. Then off to Moda for some Three Sisters, Urban Chiks, and more. Of course we are ordering from Alexander Henry, Michael Miller, Hoffman and Kaufman too! Can't wait to get these awesome jewels in!
Oh, let me know of any lines you would like to see in our shop and on our web-site and I'll see what I can do! It's hard deciding for others when all you want to order is stuff for yourselves!!!
Well, off to get supper started and the night begun. My Angel of a Husband will home home in a few hours and still need to do a few things. I also have my Snickers Resisters meeting to go to at 7pm. I'll be weighing in and hopefully see a loss this week. I've been cutting back some...... okay...... alot. I haven't had a Dr. Pepper in almost two weeks!! For those of you who know me...... it's like heroin and I NEED it running through my veins to feel normal. Thank god for Wild Strawberry Crystal Light in a Styrofoam cup with lots of ice! (I'm recycling my cup over and over...... just in case you're wondering..... I love the earth too!). Lotta..... I haven't posted my weigh in's in a while but will begin on Tuesday mornings from now on! Uh, promise!
I'll be back with more news on our shop as it progresses.......... I truly hope we will be a place you'll want to visit and enjoy!