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So, does anyone remember I was dreaming of opening a craft shop?

(26 Posts)
Ingles2 Mon 07-Jan-13 13:36:55

Well, I've done it!!!!!
I'm open!!!
grin
It's been a month now and Christmas went well, but blimey it's hard work and that's just on the jaw front from chatting to so many crafters grin
I've tried to take on all the advice I could,.. I have knit and natters and a stitch and bitch, I've got Rowan and Debbie Bliss, lovely french embroidery stuff, fab needlepoint kits and supplies... t'is all very exciting.
And next month, when my website is ready, I'll put an ad on MN...
grin grin

TunipTheVegedude Mon 07-Jan-13 13:37:54

OMFG! Congratulations!

Best of luck with it smile

Ingles2 Mon 07-Jan-13 13:38:00

whoops.. meant to put a linky to the original thread
here

Ingles2 Mon 07-Jan-13 13:38:43

Thanks Tunip....
grin

Ingles2 Mon 07-Jan-13 13:39:19

and of course if you are anywhere near Tenterden in Kent, come and say hello
grin

AnyaKnowIt Mon 07-Jan-13 13:42:25

Do you take orders on-line?

Are you nice to the newbies who are not really sure what they are after? As in a 'I'm think I need a thingy to do a what it called? grin

Stitchthis Mon 07-Jan-13 13:52:51

congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! fab news grin so lovely to hear of some one persuing their dreams

Ingles2 Mon 07-Jan-13 14:09:01

grin
I will do, Anya, as soon as my website is up and running, and if you phone me I guess... and yes I'm very friendly to newbies, mainly cos I'm pretty new myself.
I'm just an experienced hand stitcher, but certainly not an authority... and I don't know a great deal about knitting/ crochet at all.. but my god, I'm learning quickly..
I'm constantly worried that someone is going to ask me an advanced knitting problem and I have no idea what the are talking about blush grin
and thankyou stitchthis
I don't know if this is allowed, but if you have a look on facebook for hoopandloop you'll find me

AnyaKnowIt Mon 07-Jan-13 18:14:31

Wow the shop looks lovely.

Shame I'm 200 miles away sad

Ingles2 Mon 07-Jan-13 20:54:04

Thanks Anya ... T'is a shame you live so far away.

AnyaKnowIt Mon 07-Jan-13 20:57:52

I even googled mapped it blush

TunipTheVegedude Mon 07-Jan-13 21:02:17

Looks really nice Ingles!

upinthehills Mon 07-Jan-13 21:02:43

Just had a look at your facebook page and you have a mighty pretty shop front. I love your logo, it is very classy. Very best of luck with your venture.

AppleOgies Mon 07-Jan-13 21:05:26

Congratulations!

Ingles2 Mon 07-Jan-13 21:05:53

Thanks everyone smile

flubba Tue 08-Jan-13 16:33:45

Looks lovely! You must be very excited about it all

Ingles2 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:03:38

thankyou..it is very exciting, but I am a nervous wreck underneath it all.
Thankfully most of my walk in customers have been so complimentary and positive and that definitely helps calms the fears,
but there are the odd ones who are not very nice when they realise I'm not stuff to the brim with every single item of craft paraphernalia... but I can't let them worry me (even though it does...and it feels oddly personal)

AnyaKnowIt Tue 08-Jan-13 21:52:37

but there are the odd ones who are not very nice when they realise I'm not stuff to the brim with every single item of craft paraphernalia

Haha, Welcome to retail grin and don't let it get to you!

fossil971 Wed 09-Jan-13 10:36:31

It looks fantastic on facebook, just beautiful. I am fainting at your logo and stacks of ribbons. I live 150 miles away too but will be searching you out should we find ourselves in Kent grin. Best of luck for a busy and profitable year smile

Fizzylemonade Wed 09-Jan-13 10:57:03

Congratulations! Really hope it goes well.

When the on-line side of things is up and running post again and I shall be sure to look at your shop first.

Good luck with it all.

nickelbabe Wed 09-Jan-13 15:59:59

grin

i will come and see you soon, i promise - you're open Sundays, aren't you?

nickelbabe Wed 09-Jan-13 16:00:51

you've got books, too, haven't you, not just patterns?

nickelbabe Wed 09-Jan-13 16:04:03

it does feel personal when they can't believe you don't stock something.

like, i'll get someone coming in for books that i finally sold reduced to a pound after having them on the shelf for 4 years and they can't understand why i don't stock them!

Ingles2 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:27:03

awww shucks...you're all so nice grin
and thanks for the wishes for profit...I like those wishes best (examines very empty purse)
nickel I'm shut on sundays in Jan and feb...but pm me and we can organise coffee and cake in costa, and a look at the shop. smile

Ingles2 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:29:28

it does feel totally personal.. a man came in today looking for bottle green bias binding,.. when I told him I didn't have it, he actually sniffed at me!!! like a hrumph kind of sniff!
shock grin

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