Friday, August 22, 2008

Figgy's and My Learning Curve.

Friday already.
Quickly catching up. The sale went wonderfully last week. We have the most lovely customers. I was fortunate to spend some of Friday and most of Saturday in the shoppe. I left feeling so good and thought 'I've had several retail/customer service gigs but none have been as enjoyable as this'. All the people that came through the doors seamed to be genuinely kind and cheerful. I mentioned this to my mother, thinking that it had been an exceptional few days, she said "that's how it always is". Amazing. Thanks to all of you for making her days, and mine, so rewarding.
While on the subject of great customers I have to share the
story of my mishap at the cutting table. Busy last Friday, I decided to help mom out and cut fabric for Shelly and her mother Jane. I'm still getting the hang of things, so jokingly I asked
mom if I made her nervous. She said no, asked me if I was nervous, I said no. Short story shorter, I under cut two of Jane's selections. Darn. What's worse is that we didn't realize it until a day later. Thank goodness for forgiveness. In the end we made it right for her, and later I used a sharpy to mark all the fractions of a yard on mom's cutting mat.





More about Shelly and Jane... amazing customers, possibly fabricaholics, extremely talented mother/daughter duo. These two sell handcrafted clothing out of their homes, on Etsy, and through hosted open houses. Shelly made my daughter her first birthday dress, seen here and more here. Her label "Figgy's" (an adorable play on her last name, Figueroa) is brilliant as it is sweet. A few more samples of her work below...



Shelly and Jane will be having a Fall trunk show on September 12th. I'll try to have more details on that soon. You can also check out their website at www.figgyskids.com.

7 comments:

Anita Bowman said...

I think you are an amazing woman, April. Thanks for sharing. Love, Mom

My Happy Turtle said...

Figgy's stuff is fantastic! Such great attention to detail! I'll be sure to make it out for the trunk show.

Emma said...

Everything looks lovely :) Do you stock sewing patterns as well as fabric?

April Rhodes said...

To all... thank you for your lovely comments and compliments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

To EMMA, yes we carry tons of sewing patterns and books. We have many patterns by the popular Amy Butler, as well as Oliver & S, Betsy Ross, Indigo Junction, Marie Madeline and more. Thanks for checking out our blog. -April

Shelly said...

Thank you so much April!
You are such a talent and inspiration!

Michelle Thomas said...

April... you are a natural blogster! Such a great job! Keep it up....

See you all at the shoppe!
Michelle

Anonymous said...

I am wearing this skirt today for a trip to Florida! I am so fortunate to be a Figgy's customer! Everyone should check this out, they are fabulous!