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.
Did I mention I have a bit of a fabric obsession too? I wish I could name the periodic table the way I can recall fabric ranges. It's a love affair between me and my fabric . Problem was, the fabric I loved I was having trouble finding in the UK , some of it was from older seasons and some of it I just couldn't find anywhere except overseas. So I've had enough of that!
I've tried to fill my store up with things not necessarily available everywhere, but all freaking awesome. I would use every single one of my fabrics happily. They are the most rockin' fabrics around.
Most importantly, above all we want to be the best in customer service, full stop. You need any sort of help or advice, ask a question, whatever it is we will answer you promptly and without any hassle. You have come to visit our site so your already awesome,we're going to treat you as such. Your a champion!
The aim of this blog is to keep you all updated with what were doing in the shop, sewing projects were creating, announcing new stock that arrives, other exciting things going on or if were just chillin' and dancing. Please sign up to our newsletter ,we wont inundate you, we will keep it to weekly..there or thereabouts. It would be awesome if you also joined us on our various social media sites too like Instagram, Pintrest, Twitter and Facebook. You can also listen to our Spotify playlist & immerse yourself into a virtual shopping experience!
I hope we have brought the cool into sewing. Taking out the twee and making it more rock n roll.