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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Getting ready for the new courses

I have been pondering for a while on how to improve the work space in the shop, so that we can increase the number of people we can have on each course. After humming and haahing for quite a while, I finally got my act together and with the help of my lovely friend Rick we have managed to change things around.

After moving furniture around and painting over walls that needed touching up, Rick made me a fantastic work table which seats eight people comfortably. It just needs a lick of paint and a nice oil cloth on it and we are up and running.

One thing that made me laugh..... Rick's 'box of tricks', which he reckons contains just about everything and anything that you may ever need. Personally, I prefer my box of buttons, which are less useful but oh so beautiful to feel and touch...

Box of tricks or box of buttons? I know what I'd rather have...

So now I'm getting excited about the courses. I'm preparing for the 'learn to knit' class, since that is the first one I'm teaching. Lisa is taking care of all things 'fabric' and sewing. Sue is at the ready with her hook for some hooktastic fun!!!! Can't wait xx

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Mimi and Cakes said...

Will be popping in tomorrow to take a look at the new layout and table. How very exciting x

Picto said...

It's all looking good, well done.

Jan x

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

It just looks so inviting! I could do with a 'Rick' especially if he can rustle a work table up like that. Good luck with the courses.