Here we are!
Its been quite a journey to get here but we are now open! Unbelievably when I first started my tiny blog The Crafty Mastermind, adventures in sewing and sound a few years back, I never thought in 100 million years I would open a store. No way in this freaking universe. But sometimes the universe kicks you up the arse and gives you a couple of good ideas.
Other times the internet universe makes you want to cry. This happened when I took a break from quilting and went into the scary world of dressmaking. I found it so frustrating to the point of little tears. I had no idea about all the different kinds of fabric, I didn't know about drape or well ...anything. I loved patterns and wanted to make them so much, but I didn't know what was suitable or what sewing needles I needed or if that thread was ok, and so forth. I was self taught because local classes were expensive, not a bit expensive, like freaking loads.
Armed with a Tilly and the buttons book I went bravely into the world, made quite a few rookie fabric buying mistakes, made a brilliant skirt and realised this was all so much harder than quilting. Cue in the good idea.
I'm hoping I have built a website that has made life easier for anyone taking baby steps into the world of sewing , or those of you who go fabric blind going through pages and pages of fabric not knowing if it would even look cool with your project. It's been a labour of love for the greater good. My eyes are tired and I know these patterns better than my closest friends.