Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What a Novelty!

Tuesday was a busy day in the store, with visits from some wonderful people!  It was topped off by a visit from our favorite UPS man and a very large delivery of FABRIC!!

In addition to the most gorgeous addition to our batiks collection and an expansion to our solid selection, we received some really awesome new novelty fabrics!  Imagine the fun you could have with these:
Yum - Yum - Yum

Love these corks!
Hooping it up!
Are you ready for some football?
Soccer balls

Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's a Wrap!

I finally took the time to begin to learn to make garments, thanks to the help of super talented Suzanne N!  (This girl whips up clothes and bags that are fabulous!)  She showed me how to cut a pattern and I sewed it and subsequently modified the length.  It is a learning experiment on my part, as I chose to put buttons on it instead of wrap ties.  Another big challenge?  Choosing the fabric - there are so many fabrics that I would love to wear!!   
We will putting this on as a class at the shop with Suzanne in the teachers chair.  As soon as we pick a date, it will be on the 'classes' page.   

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stonehenge In Boca

Boca may be one of the curious wonders of the world (we won't go there), but the Stonehenge we have is not the leaning stone type - it's fabric!
We have two brand new panels in two completely different color ways, along with a good selection of coordinating fabrics.  If you are not familiar with Stonehenge, it is fabric from Northcott that has the look of natural stone (marble, granite..)  Imagine the possibilities!

Friday, October 7, 2011

All Things New!

The new shop is up and running and looking wonderful!  We are so blessed to have been so well received by all of our friends/customers.  The construction turned out wonderful and looks clean and bright.  The fabric and other merchandise has found it's place and we are slowly and carefully unpacking and setting up the new additions - Koala Cabinets and Baby Lock machines.  We have room to add lots of new fabrics (Houston Quilt Market, here we come!)  Additional cutting tables cuts down on waiting and a classroom has become an informal gathering place for fellow quilters and friends to gather, sit a while and chat.    In other words, it is just what we wanted!!
This web location will be our new online home base.  We will have out blog posts, information on classes and events and sales.  You can link to and from our Facebook page from here, as well as see photos from classes and show and tells and more on our new Flickr site.    I am finding this platform easier to maintain, and thus will be able to better update everyone on what they want and need to know about StitchCraft.

Wouldn't it be great to have an online presence for everyone to stay connected all year round?
What would you like to see included in the new StitchCraft site?  Please leave a comment and let us know!