Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Birthday SEW TO SPEAK!!! :)

She's One!!

As of February 5th Sew To Speak has officially been open for business for one year!
If you receive our e-mails you may have already read when Anita wrote "Someone asked me, 'Does it seem like a year?' and I said, 'It feels like 5!' "
While it has been hard work, I do believe that she would say it's been equally rewarding. She also wrote that "
the wonderful part is all of you great customers. I love seeing you and sharing in the joy of sewing. You make my job fun and worthwhile. So thank you for a great first year!"

Getting her started early, Gammy teaches Aelyn to sew!

I want to join her in thanking you for this wonderful first year, but even more than that I want to thank her. Thank you mom for being so brave as to go for your dream, to open your own business and to walk through the fear that comes with taking a chance. And WOW, what an amazing result!
Of course I'm a bit bias, but I think our shoppe rocks! All the faith and hard work shows.
In this first year the shoppe's reception by the community has been awesome. It has certainly become a beneficial resource to our Columbus, Ohio sewers, even to sewers as far away as Suluda, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon (hi Shelly and Jane). People are coming to Sew to Speak for both leisure sewing and profession. Shoppers are being inspired and inspiring us in return.

The satisfaction received from making something to wear, carry, hold or just look at, something for yourself or for someone else, finishing something you're proud of, that you've invested time in,
that satisfaction is indescribable. That is what I feel Sew To Speak has become, a place to find, learn and share in that satisfaction.

An adorable customer shows off her great tote made in Amy Butler fabrics.

Our friend Laurie in her beautifully made Joel Dewberry dress.
(just look at those shelves behind her... a little sparse in the beginning, but now
we sit around trying to figure out where we're gonna fit the 30+ new bolts of
Alexander Henry due in any day now..)

Precious Anna poses in her purple skirt made from one of our favorite
Kokka prints. And of course her doll needed one to match. :)

Laura came in to shop wearing her gorgeous Barcelona skirt she
made in Pat's class last summer.

To honor the first birthday we have a celebration planned for
Saturday, March 14th
, 11-5
We will have a real birthday party with birthday hats, decorations,
great gift ideas and drawings where you could win a present.
We will draw a name every half hour from 11am - 5pm
and give away some great stuff.
So mark your calendar for March 14th

and come party!


Anonymous said...

happy birthday shoppe! and congrats to anita too! will there be an online giveaway too (hint, hint)..

AmyD said...

congratulations! oh you know i will be there!

Tiffany said...

I am so excited! I will be there to mix and mingle with folks and try and win as much as possible ;)

Cheryl said...

Congrats! Have a fun party! I am living abroad right now, but am so looking forward to visiting your store on my return :) xx