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Friday, 26 March 2010

Will you join me???

(logo designed by gem, )
Patch Fabric and Haberdashery is a new website which will provide you with a one stop shop for fun fabric and fabulous trimmings.
you can find it here....and the website is open now selling fabulous ribbons and trimmings for all crafting purposes, with a shop full of fun fabrics following in May. Patch will be stocking fabrics by Michael Miller, Clothworks, P&B Fabrics and Red Rooster.
(Here is a teeny peak of some of the fabric....)



So how do I know about this new venture???? Well...Patch is my new baby!!
It was time for me to go back to work....time for me anyway, if not the rest of the family. It has all happened so quickly, the idea is not 'quick' thats been floating around in our conversations for the past couple of years...but I am still spinning a little!
I have stepped back slightly from plan A...which involved a pink painted shop with a huge pine table in amongst the fabric and trimmings, where people could come and chat and craft...but plan B is still a big committment for all of us, financially and time wise, but one I believe is worth it, thankfully my lovely husband thinks its worth it too, as did our bank manager!!!
My 2 eldest boys have agreed to share a bedroom for another year while we see where the business goes so I have an office......come store room!!
I have had a very unenjoyable few weeks choosing stock..purchasing stock...taking delivery of stock...as you can imagine lol!!! Unfortunately, the fabric takes longer to arrive than I anticipated, so I am just going to open for ribbons and trimmings until they arrive...of course you will be the first to hear!!!
But here we are...nearly...ready to rumble.
I have learnt more computer skills in 2 weeks than the last 2 years, I hope my website is straight forward to use.....
I'm going to be blogging over here too. And I would love it if you joined me.
I hope not to neglect DollyDollop too much!!! But bear with me over the next few weeks!! Of course I'll definately be back on Monday to announce the giveaway winner.........
I hope you'll come over to Patch and see what I'm up to...the champagne is on ice lol!!!
xxx

30 comments:

Pooh's Abode said...

All looks wonderful - will definitely be ordering tonight.....good luck in this venture
Viv
xxx

charl said...

how exciting.. really made up for you love.. doing somthing that you enjoy aswell .. im going to make a visit today to the site.. so im sure i'll get me purse out somtime!!!
well done hun
charl
xx

CraftyHelen said...

Well done you - it is as much as I can manage to get a stall ready for a craft fair! I wish you every success with your new venture. I have placed my first order and can't wait for the fabrics to come into stock. xxx

TheMadHouse said...

I just wanted to wish you the best of luck and I will be haivng a little browse later when I have time

VintageVicki said...

All the best Claire - shall be having a closer looksie later :)

bekimarie said...

I am so proud of my dear friend, quite proud of you too ;)
Seriously, wishing you all the luck in the world, you're on your way to that little pink shop :)

Beki xxx

gill said...

this must be so exciting for you (scary too i expect!!)
but i love haberdashery so i'm off to have a look
good luck in your new venture
gill

gill said...

claire
..waving madly... the link isn't working...
gill

Isobel said...

Oh Gosh, how exciting! I am just going there to check your new venture up!
Lots of luck to you!!
xx

A Country Girl said...

Hope it goes well - looks like a great venture. Will have a good look!

made with love said...

Oh Claire, good on you. Well done and the very best of luck. You are living my dream :)
I am off now to take a closer look at some of the gorgeousness I have just seen.
All the very best, looking forward to seeing how you get on,
Rachael xx

Country Style Living said...

Good Luck with your new venture. Will go and have a look now!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Good luck with your new venture!!! I'm off ro check out the fabrics!!!
xxxx

Isobel said...

Just to let you know that your shop looks amazing and that I have already lost myself there. LOL
Thank you so much for offering such wonderful things to purchase.
xx

Itch2stitch.com said...

how exciting for you! I feel excited thinking about it! I have just gone and taken a look, and have bookmarked it, so I can go back and revisit. I love the stock you have chosen. Great taste! suzie xxx

Miss Hetty Rosepepper said...

I wish you all the lucjk and love in the world Dolly, you will be a huge success (you already were to me)

God bless,

Hetty xxx

Mary Poppins said...

Looks beautiful Claire.

Good on you form doing something about it, I know there may be many of us with dreams, mine of course being a super duper film star ;0) but with the busyness of life etc never follow them. So am well chuffed and sending you hugs and kisses and good wishes for your lovely, new, and exciting adventure :0)

X

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Just beem for a lookie, this is going to take off like hot cakes! So look forward to fabrics arriving... hurry up!

The English Writer said...

Fantastic! Good luck, and please save me a glass of those bubbles, Karen x

Rachel said...

Wow, Claire, it looks fabulous! But, goodness, you managed to keep that quiet! Congratulations and good luck in your new venture, I'm sure it'll do really well, especially once all that lovely fabric arrives!
Rachel xx

LittleGem said...

Just placed my very first order :D should have really been up at 7.30 to be the first order ever!!
Well done you for all the hard work, and thanks for the little mention ;) I seriously CANT wait for the fabric to arrive!!!! xxx lots of love gem

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Wow weee! How exciting. Good for you.
All the very best of luck.

driftwood said...

good luck with your wonderful adventure, xxx

LoloDesigns said...

Had a look at the site this morning and it's just full of loveliness, well done you! Here's to lots a sales for you, looks like us bloggers are going to be poorer now teehee! xx

MelMel said...

Lots and lots of luck....hope it goes very well for you, lovely to se someone realise a dream!xxxx

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

It's looking really good. I hope it all goes well for you. No shortage of ribbon ... did you have an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open it, I wonder?

Wishing you the success you deserve.

Shannon said...

Good luck with your shop! I nosed around your web site, and it looks lovely. I wish I wasn't way on the other side of the ocean; might me a bit silly to pay s/h for ribbon. But you do have some beautiful bits...

BlossomAndRoses said...

It looks fantastic Claire, well done for taking the plunge! I will be sure to stop by whenever I need to restock!

Hope you have a lovely weekend

Natasha x

englishteacup said...

I love all the ribbons I have just started some new projects and they need lots of ribbons so will be looking thought all of yours to see which ones I want to buy. will be praying for you that things go well and you sell lots of stuff. Have a great day. Englishteacup (Lynne)

Florence and Mary said...

Congratulations and good luck to you!

Victoria xx