Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Looks Can be Deceiving

When it comes to just how much fabric it takes to open up a new fabric, quilting, and sewing shop, looks can be truly be deceiving! The boxes have been arriving and stacking up - Hoffman, Moda, Timeless Treasures, Westminster. Lots of top quality bolts freshly rolled and still in plastic. I unpacked them lovingly and arranged them - albeit temporarily - to try to determine the most appealing merchandise layout. When all the boxes were unpacked, broken down, and taken out the the trash, I looked around to what still looks like a fairly empty shop! Oy! I immediately ran home to my file to see what was on order. Fortunately there is still quite a bit coming in, including the whole line of Moda puzzle pieces (a rainbow of basic prints - yummy!). The notions and books should arrive later this week. I got the permit from the city (thanks to the ladies in the zoning and business licensing - so friendly and helpful! I am getting so excited to open! The response from everyone seems very positive. Need to take photos for you.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Building Shelves for Fabric

The shelves are build (although I think and hope I will need a lot more!) The electrician is finishing up little things. We have a phone line. Next week the goodies get brought in! I envision a rainbow wall of fabric. yum!