Hi, I’m Sarah…
I love making and creating things, give me the chance to crochet a bag, embroider a cushion or sew a dress and I’m one very happy bunny. I’ve always had a dream to have my own craft shop and over the years I have treasured this ambition but until now the time has never been quite right. It’s the same for us all I know – life has a knack of getting in the way. Bringing up a family and running an accountancy business meant that my ideas had to be put on hold for a while – until now that is! I am so excited to have this wonderful shop in Court Street right in the heart of this beautiful market town. Opening ‘All Stitched Up’ in historic Faversham was the realisation of my lifelong dream.
Making my dream come true…
Finding the right premises
It took some time to find the right place, in fact I almost rented a shop in Gravesend but at the last minute something didn’t feel quite right, and now I know why. I was supposed to find this beautiful little shop here in Faversham. It’s the perfect place to hold and share our workshops as well as sell our wonderful selection of fabrics, wools, haberdashery, gift ideas and all things crafty. Mind you the shop didn’t always look like this. When I first saw it it was very sad and neglected, but with the help of my lovely husband and family we set to work transforming it. It was hard work, in fact it was a labour of love, but worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears spent making it the shop it is today.
The cutting table
We love our cutting table, here it is after it had just been assembled… and it’s never looked this tidy since! It is however, very well used, which is just the way we like it.
A touch of stylish vintage
I can’t resist a sewing machine, especially a lovely old Singer. This one adds a certain something to the shop and I just had to have it… I love a treadle.
At first we tried them around the edge of the room like this, but it wasn’t sociable enough for us! Now they are in a block in the centre so we can chat as we work… much nicer.
Clever storage ideas
My mum, Ev, (who helps in the shop) gave me this fabulous Welsh dresser. All it needed was a lick of paint to update it, then we filled glass jars with buttons and the drawers with ribbon.