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Serendipity Woods Shop Happenings

Whew! What a whirlwind of a July and already HALF of August! Happy Thursday, All. I’m inclined to apologize once again for how long I’ve been away from my CLH Blog, but as is abundantly clear to me now – the early dynamics of having a Quilt fabric business are more than a bit consuming! With that in mind, how about if I don’t apologize, and just get right at what I’ve been up to! Perhaps I’ll categorize a bit as well, so my head doesn’t just explode onto my keyboard in a completely nonsensical manner…

First – A few views of our shop, this very day:

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I can’t decide whether or more excited about all the new fabric we’ve accumulated to share with you, or the clever storage design Superman has come up with, which houses everything in such a versatile way! In case you wondered, from left to right (atop each structure) is Mrs. Peabody Owl, Gracie Elephant, Big Sophie Bunny, and Gloria Bear (oh, and the ever-present Charlie in her newest yellow dress, not wishing to be left out).

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Though not originally intended, we found that not only does the peg idea work great for housing fabric bolts, but also – if we employ a simple 1/4″ smooth board, they work wonderfully as a shelf holder for precuts and other quilty wares.

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Truly, no matter how much my studio begins to resemble an actual quilt shop, all it takes is for me to turn my back for just one second, and my animal friends determine a comfortable spot upon which to perch (perhaps in fear of becoming irrelevant – which, I remind them just in case – is not possible).

Studio photos aside, things have been going really great and we’re learning lots! While Superman continues to navigate brilliantly through the financial logistics, storage solutions, and just cheering me on in general, I’ve been having great fun interacting with so many new and returning customers, as I ship them the treasures they’ve been finding in our little shop.

Especially popular in our shop:

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If you haven’t yet heard, this has been one heck of a FARM GIRL SUMMER! We’ve sold (and reordered, and sold, and reordered several more times) more of Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book than any other item in our shop.  Along with the book, folks have scooped up an assortment of Lori’s Modern Minis precuts as well, since this quilt, by definition, is as scrappy as the day is long – Precuts are working great for it!  In addition, Lori has also collaborated with Aurifil to create a perfect thread collection for use with all of her fabric designs (not just the current one).  We’re enjoying plunking it, and all of Lori’s happy designs into the post for our customers.

One more thing I have to admit – I’ve been bitten by the Farm Girl Bug myself! A few of my blocks…

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We’ve also had some pretty impressive (and unexpected) success with all kinds of patterns in our shop!

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We’ve done our best to select patterns that support precuts, since as we launched our shop – Precuts were some of the first items we stocked. 

While we still put emphasis on selling precuts because they’re so versatile, we’ve started to also carry yardage. Recently, we picked up the whole line of Tree of Life by Sue Zipkin for Clothworks.

While we're still learning about just what will be popular at our shop, Tree of Life was a complete no brainer.  Sue Zipkin's art is beautiful from every angle!

While we’re still learning about just what will be popular at our shop, Tree of Life was a complete no brainer. Sue Zipkin’s art is beautiful from every angle!

Okay – so I think I ought to wrap this post up so I can get some much needed sewing done! Before I do that, I wanted to share one more recent addition to our shop that I’m particularly excited about. To preface, we’ve been thinking about the fact that an awful lot of quilting going on today is of the scrappy nature. So great quality fabrics at great prices for stash building is important to you, and we’re on it! We’re thrilled to introduce a whole dedicated shop section called Serendipity SALE.  It’s all the same premium quality fabric we pride ourselves in carrying (Currently from Penny Rose and Riley Blake – but look for more manufacturers as we go along!), all at $3.00 per half yard/$5.95 per yard.

I’ll bet you know that I’ve lots more I’m dying to spill into this post – but how about if I just hold tight and give you a ‘Next up’ hint…It’s scrappy, classic, and interactive – all at the same time. Stay tuned!

Happy Quilting,

Pam

Serendipity Woods Launch Giveaway Winner!

A Giveaway at Serendipity Woods!

A Giveaway at Serendipity Woods!

Just a quick post this morning to announce the winner of this great bunch of goodies in honor of our launch.  Congrats Christine Brown!  We’ll send out your package as soon as you drop us your address.

Thanks to all who participated!

Cheers,

Pam

A Launch Giveaway for Serendipity Woods!

Good Morning, All…isn’t it a great day for a Tuesday, And a Serendipitous Giveaway? In honor of our Serendipity Woods Shop Launch, we wanted to share with you some of the great product lines we carry at our Serendipity Woods Etsy Shop, along with several great ways to win a great little stash of Quilting loooove (Giveaway guidelines below the photos)!

A Giveaway at Serendipity Woods!

A Giveaway at Serendipity Woods!

Included in this Giveaway: 1 – 5″ Charm Pack/Stacker of EACH of the Following:

Modern Minis Collection

Modern Minis by Lori Holt, for Riley Blake Designs.

Berries & Blossoms by Peg Conley for Clothworks.

Berries & Blossoms by Peg Conley for Clothworks.

1930s Minis by Erin Turner for Penny Rose Fabrics.

1930s Minis by Erin Turner for Penny Rose Fabrics.

  • 1 Jelly Roll/Design Roll/Rolie Polie:
Wish, by Valori Wells for Free Spirit.

 Wish by Valori Wells, for Free Spirit Fabrics.

  • 1 Large 1422 yard Spool of the Most Excellent Thread on the Planet…
Aurifil 50 wt 2021

Aurifil, in color 2021, 50 wt.

  • 1 – 10 count package of…
Wonderclips.

 Wonderclips for easy binding!

As promised, the ‘several ways to win’ part – For each of the following, you’ll receive one entry:

  • Comment on THIS post, with your favorite item in this giveaway stash.
  • Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteLovesHenry
    • Comment on the post there about this Giveway
  • Follow us on Instagram https://instagram.com/pamselkirk/
    • Comment on the post there about this Giveaway
  • Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/SerendipityPam
    • (Do I sound like a broken record yet?) Comment on the Post there about this Giveaway
    • Oh! You could retweet too, let’s make that another way to win an entry

As I count them, that’s 8 opportunities to be entered. Now since this is the very first Giveaway we’ve ever done, I can’t help but want to share the following blurb, with heartfelt sincerity: I don’t ever want anyone to feel annoyed or pressured about a Serendipity Woods Giveaway. For this reason, we probably won’t do them often. The reality is that Giveaways are a great way to connect with more people that make take interest in what I have to share here at the CLH blog and also the items we sell at our Serendipity Woods Shop. But REALLY – what’s most important to me is the ability to connect with quilters like me who fall in love with fabrics and notions and just want to share our favorite stuff about quilting. Of final mention: Please feel free to take advantage of as many, or as few, of the above opportunities to enter this, or any other Giveaway the comes down the pike. This Giveaway – Rules/Guidelines:

  • Entries will be collected through Thursday, July 2, at 12:00am (midnight) EST
  • Open to US Residents only (sorry abroad friends – I promise to catch you on another Giveaway soon!)
  • Winner will be announced here, there, and everywhere On Friday, July 3rd.

I think that’s everything! Cheers and Good Luck, Pam

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