Wowers, I really can’t believe we’ve just passed 30,000 followers on Facebook. Pretty amazeballs, I still find it quite astounding that we’ve picked up such a following along the way in such a short space of time. We certainly owe a lot to the power of modern social media so we always like to mark the occasion, and this one is no exception.
There will be 10% off everything in the shop until Sunday and there’s also a chance to win this mega craft hamper worth over £250! Every order placed until Sunday will be entered in to a draw to win this fantabulous prize. Full details and what is exactly in he hamper can be found here.
This has been such a great promotion, who can refuse bargains that start as low as £1.98?! Well it’s about to come to an end folks so grab these half price Burda paper patterns whilst you still can as at the stroke of midnight they return to full price. You can shop for Bargain Burda patterns here. Enjoy!!
Oh my! This new collection “Sausalito Cottage” from Lakehouse might be too pretty for words. Designed by Holly Holderman, Sausalito is actually a city in California with pretty hillside shoreline and this collection certainly nods to kicking back and relaxing through the summer months. Images of the garden are throughout; there are flowers, butterflies and bees buzzing around. I think this collection would make a beautiful feminine quilt and it’s vintage feel would be great for clothes and homely makes.
The collection is available here. What would you make with it?
There are only a few days to go until our next open day, will we be seeing you? It’s this Saturday. We are excited to be showing off a big re-org of the warehouse and hope the changes we’ve made will make browsing even easier. We’re open from 10am-4pm so there’s plenty of time to get lost in our fabric filled warehouse. There will also be lots of tea and cake for you to enjoy and keep your other half happy.
Each open day we have people come from further and further afield, last time somebody came all the way from Wales! Bonkers… I’ve updated the open day info page with some local attractions so if you do travel a distance there are some ideas for making a day of it
Many people choose to come first thing and afternoons are usually quieter, so I would recommend coming then if you want to avoid the crowds. Also, if you want to collect Plush Points on the day, please make sure you have registered with us online in advance. If you can’t make it this weekend, our next open day is 30th August, so not too long to wait.
I do enjoy putting faces to names so if you make it do please come and say hi! Hope to see you on Saturday.
We’re having a flash sale on Robert Kaufman Kona cotton and there’s 20% off until this Monday. Kona is the go to brand for solid colours and comes in over 270 shades (we stock the lot!) so you’re bound to find the perfect hue you need.
Grab ’em quick, this promotion is bound to be popular
**Update** Unfortunately events conspired against us as we weren’t able to move in to the space as we’d hoped in September but I’m really please to say that after a lots of hard work behind the scenes things are back on track and we are hoping to announce a class timetable for Spring 2015!
I did say last week that things have been a tad hectic at Plush Towers, one of the things keeping me very busy is the planning and organising for the upcoming sewing workshops which we are looking to start in September. I’ve been very busy behind the scenes choosing furniture, sewing machines, meeting up with class teachers and all sort so other bits and pieces.
We are taking the office space above the warehouse which is currently occupied by our landlord. It’s so bright and airy and we’ll have oodles of space to play with. I’m hoping that as well as the area for the sewing machines we’ll have big cutting tables which will be perfect for big projects like curtains and quilts and if I get my way we’ll also have a sofa area to kick back and relax, socialise, drink tea and eat cake! I’m hoping that alongside the classes we’ll have drop in sessions and other more informal meets. We’ll also be hiring out the space for other local activities. I’ve already had interest from a local yoga group so if you’re near to Edenbridge and need a space for a club or activity then get in touch!
So far I’ve lined up lots of beginner classes as well as some quilting, dressmaking and pattern fitting and some children and teen classes. I hope we’ll have a final timetable drawn up within the next couple of weeks and you’ll be able to book in for a class but until we actually sign the contract I’m reluctant to put the classes up to be booked but here’s are a few to give you a flavour of what we’re planning…
Free Motion Embroidery
Sewing with oil cloth
Make a Ripstop Backed Out Door Cushion
Make A Fabric Basket
Make Perfect Fit Jeans
Perfect Pattern Fitting
Stay tuned for updates! As soon as we’ve signed the paperwork for the new space I’ll be publishing the timetable. I hope you’re as excited as we are and do get in touch if there are specific classes you’d like to see.