Where did 2018 GO …
Where has this year gone. It seems to have just flown by this year. I suppose with lots of new and exciting adventures and challenges which have happened for us here at LaceyMays Haberdashery. Not only business but also on a personal note which I shall tell you later.
Our last event of 2018 was very good, shame about the rain but there was a good turn out and customers took full advantage of our clearance table. We also where able to donate a few Christmas item to a local school Christmas raffle to help them raise money for the school.
We do look forward to seeing everyone again at the Barrington Theatre, in Ferndown quite a lot in 2019. We are trying to be your local Haberdashery which comes to you rather than you struggling to find what you are after while walking around some of the shops which have a little bit of Haberdashery.
To let everyone know we shall be open all over Christmas and New Year but as unfortunately the Post Office shall not be open. We have decided that our last post will be on Saturday 22nd December and not to post again until Friday 28th December. this means that the post shall not sit in an empty sorting office, and your product shall be dealt with quickly upon the end of the holidays.
On the 1st January the Post Office shall be shut so once again, we shall send on the 29th December and then start sending out again on 2nd January 2019.
If you cant wait for your items and you live locally to Canford Heath in Dorset and need any items, we are still open in the shop. Seahorse quilting shall be open 09.30-12.30 Christmas Eve, then Thursday 27th, Friday 28 and Saturday 29th December.
We have also been busy looking at our next line up of events that we shall be attending. Some to mention are St Georges Craft Day in February, Dorset Day in March and Forest Holmes Charity Craft event, in March. We are very pleased to say that we shall be joining the fun at Brockenhurst Needlework Festival this year in April, then our first of our
large event shall be the Malvern Quilt show in May. Oh my goodness thats half the year gone already. As we said before we shall be at The Barrington Theatre as often as we can toward the beginning of each month.
On a personally note some of you shall already know this as you may of you follow my personal Facebook page. That I joined Slimming World back in January this year. As I wanted to do something for me and it also helped improve my energy and health. It was a brand new group which I thought would be good as we where all new to the new lifestyle
and over the months we have all done so very well. Out of interest I exchanged the stones weight that I have lost into kilos. I couldn’t believe that the sacks of dog food I used to carry when I was at Pets at Home over in Poole over 15 years ago that is what I had lost in weight.
I also spent a great few days with some close friend from the crafting world, Karen Clare from Minnie Muse www.minniemuse.co.uk and Angela from Polly Allsorts. www.pollyallsorts.com
We went on a road trip to Winchester Christmas market and spent the evenings chatting about life and our plans for 2019.
Looking forward to our next meet up in February at the NEC show STITCHES, the UK largest Trade show. 58 days and counting
All there is left for us to do is wish everyone a crafty Christmas and Happy New year and hope to see you at one of our many events we shall be attending or in the shop or on line in 2019
Wow what a busy but great few weeks we have had. We enjoyed our weekend away to join The Quirky Quilters Group for their two day exhibition. With a stunning range of different quilts. We have shown a picture of the room of quilts. There where several other stalls apart from us attending to add to the whole weekend. With Fabric, leather wool and applique templates or bunting etc as well as a raffle, sale table and a demo table of sashiko, EPP, and skills on a sewing machine It was very busy all weekend and we met some lovely people.
On our return we had a quick repack for an evening at Happy Patchers Quilting Group as they had an open evening with special guest Wendy Gardiner who wrote the last The Greatest Sewing Bee Book. Another great evening, Tuesday was to repack again and get ready for Wednesday afternoon were we spent at Sturminster Marshall Craft fair at the village hall.
The following weekend was a busman holiday I along with my friend and craft demonstrator Karen Clare we helped out our friend Angela Dearlove with her first big show at Create It in Kent with her Whimsical houses, which have been on Hochanda ans going to be on there again in July along with make and takes and workshops. It was a great show and we all enjoyed the experience.
We have some exciting new here at LaceyMays Haberdashery but it shall have to wait till next time as we need to get items complete and the pictures taken to show off our new project.
Meanwhile have a great crafty bank holiday weekend if your not working.