A while ago I was at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and met the editor of Popular Patchwork Magazine. We got chatting about my wee shop and she really liked the sound of it so said she would write a piece for the magazine. I wasn't sure if I should believe her or not, my wee shop is not full of thousands of bolts of fabric like many you see in magazines, only a couple of hundred (at the moment - *hears my husband groan*). I didn't think there would be enough to write about, but she did come over to Barony HQ to do an interview and take lots of photos. I still didn't think she would really put it in the magazine, but the December issue is now in the shops, and there is a little piece on me! It features some of my Moda Flurry Christmas Fabrics and some Christmas Bunting featuring letters cut using my Slice Fabrique. I've never been in a national magazine before (although, I was once on the centre page of the Daily Mail for standing on a plinth for an hour!). A big thank you to Jane.
Friday, 7 October 2011
It's been a very exciting day today. I've had a delivery of some Kona Solids plain dye fabric. I'm not sure plain is the correct word as they are anything but. I have nearly 40 colours all through the rainbow and have chosen them to match my Riley Blake and Moda ranges. It took me nearly a whole day to decide which of 219 colours in the range were the best match, much to Dave's annoyance as I kept asking for his opinion, not that he was much help. Plain dyes have been the most requested thing from my customers so it is great to finally have some. They are great for backings and edgings and can add extra interest to project when used along side patterned fabrics. I also got myself some Robert Kaufman Metro Living fabrics which are very bright colours with white circles on them. They are another great addition to my range. You can see them all in the photo below, or why not pop in for a closer look.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
I've just seen my ad in the October edition of the Crieff & Comrie Quair, it looks really bright and colourful, just what I hoped. If you're in the Crieff area pick up a copy and bring it to the shop during October and I'll give you a 10% discount when you spend over £25.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Earlier this week I had a visit from Nicole from The Strathallan Times who came to write a piece on me for the paper. The Times runs a regular feature entitled Shop Local which showcases independent local businesses in each issue. I picked up a copy (well 3 actually to show my family) tonight. I was a bit nervous about what it would be like but is was a really good full page colour spread with lots of photos. They even included a quote from one of my customers who was in the shop at the time which was really cool. It's not quite "As seen on TV" but I need to start somewhere!
Click the picture to zoom in and read the full article.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
I paid a visit to the Scottish Quilt Championships at Ingleston in Edinburgh at the weekend. I saw lots of lovely fabrics and quilts including one by Brian from Beechwood Quilting which had some fabric from my shop in it. It was great to see my fabric being used this way. While I was there I also attended a demonstration entitled Creating hand look needle turn effect applique by machine given by Eileen Blood. Eileen was very nice and showed us how to create a notebook cover. At lunch I got chatting to ladies from the St Fillans Quilters Club who were there for the day. All in all a great day out with lovely fabrics, quilts and people all round.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Dave's been working on the website tonight adding a page for our fat quarter bundles. He's added photos of each bundle in a slide show. I can't decide if I like it but Dave seems to. You can check it out here and let us know what you think.
Monday, 12 September 2011
OK, I know it's only September, but if you're planning any handmade Christmas presents you need a bit of time to make them. We now have some great Christmas fabrics in stock, Moda Flurry and Riley Blake Christmas Candy. Both are fantastic ranges, ideal for Christmas projects and presents. I think I might use some to make a Christmas Stocking. Why not come and visit and check them out, in the mean time here are a couple of photos to whet your appitite.
Riley Blake Christmas Candy