Friday, 13 July 2012

Our new website is LIVE!

After almost 18 months of blogging on 'The Next Stitch' I'm now saying goodbye and moving on over to blog on my fab new website where I will operate my new Haberdashery, Fabric and Yarn shop from.

I started this blog when I decided to work part-time in my previous career as a physiotherapist. I felt like I needed more creativity in my life and I started this blog, really as a log and diary for myself to chart my creative endeavours.

Over time I started to realise that I wanted my career to be centred around my creative passions. At the same time we were at a cross roads of deciding what to do with a property my Husband had bought several years ago. That's we we came up with the idea of turning the property into a Haberdashery shop. Over several months the business idea was developed, planning applications were put in place and a new scheme for the building was designed. 

We have got a lot of work to do the the property bring it back to life again but I just know it will look amazing when its finished! As with any building work these things always seem to take longer then you will think. So in the meantime we have had a fantastic website made and opened up a little online store to spread the word about our exciting new creative venue which is in Moseley Village, Birmingham. 

So head on over to and follow our journey as we renovate this fantastic building and grow our new business! 

Thanks to everyone who has visited and followed me on this blog and I hope you will join as I take a big step and move on up! 

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Renovations - part three

It's that time of the week again for another little instalment of how all the renovations are progressing at the new business premises for my Haberdashery, Fabric and Yarn store in Moseley Village, Birmingham. If you missed part 1 and 2 then you can check them out here and here.

It has been more stripping back recently. The stripping seems never ending at times but we are back to brick in quite a lot of places now slowly getting there!

It was a little sad to see the floor up in this room as it would have been a gorgeous floor back in the day. Unfortunately it had wet rot in one corner and dry root throughout most of the other floor joists so it had to go. 

The plaster was really quite damp in this particular corner as the roof at that section has been letting quite a lot of water. You just had to touch the plaster and it would fall off. We started poking it one afternoon and it got a bit addictive!

The plan is to get the scaffolding up around the front within the next few weeks and then roof repairs and the Mock Tudor cladding can be repaired and re-painted. 

The online shop will be opening next Friday (13th July). Our web address will be so be sure to stop by next week and take a look around and the goodies we will have on offer!