Debby came back from Sardinia looking slightly tanned and very relaxed, and is now off galivanting in Oxford this weekend, but it is her turn in the shop this coming week. We have had an up and down sort of week in the shop, some days have been quiet and others busy. It is of course Malvern this week, and that probably explains the quiet end of the week, but there is no rhyme or reason to busy and quiet times we have discovered.
I have been pootling along trying to get some projects finished, and trying to make up my mind what to do next. I have a bag workshop coming up in a few weeks time, so have been trying to get some samples made which I am happy with. You would think with a shop full of fabric it wouldn`t be difficult to find what you want, but may be there is just too much choice. Anyway I need to talk to Debby she always seems to get it right. I had a customer in the shop a couple of weeks ago who told me in no uncertain terms that Debby is much better at putting fabrics together than I am, and I have to agree, she is right, though it grieves me to say it!
We have had a small delivery of fabric in this week, which is rather nice, and I might even use some of it for one of my bags
I had another of my projects in a magazine this week, the new Modern Quilting. I didn`t take any photographs, because rather disappointingly we were told the publishing company, which has a lot of other magazines titles had gone into administration. However, we have now received a copy of the magazine, it has appeared in the shops, and I have been reading on other blogs that subscribers have received their copies. I have left the magazine in the shop hence no photograph. I don`t know if that will be the last one, it would be a shame if it is because it was quite a good magazine, very contemporary, filled a hole in the market, and of course it was British. My project was - wait for it - a camera strap! I have to confess when I was asked to do it I was a little taken aback, I`d never seen one, nor felt I needed one, but I gamely looked on the internet, and there were hundreds. The next challenge was to make something a little different, which I think I did with a little help from my friend Rosalind who suggested I tried to make it look like a reel of film. Next week I will post a picture of it and you can see what you think. I still wouldn`t use one - it wouldn`t be a lot of use for my little digital camera!The magazine also did a little write up on the shop. Debby has been completing a really nice bag for another magazine - not in the same publishing company - this one is for August, so we will keep you posted on that.
Well that`s it for another week. I am off to see the Olympic torch arrive in Taunton tomorrow, we have got tickets for a celebration at the County Cricket ground - not quite sure what the celebration entails, but will let you know!