Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
My first craft stall

About Me

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Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Granny to seven darling children. Mother to four not so darling young adults!mmm. I love to sew, and enjoy creating magazines. I have a stash of fabric so high that my friends think it will take me all my life to use it up! So here I am, showcasing My Making journey. Welcome, and come on into my world.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

1st Anniversary/Birthday for Mooloo's the Shop!

I can hardly believe that we have been trading for 12 months already!
The time has flown by. 
Here is to the next 12 months.
Changes are coming at the shop, tomorrow I am dismantling the clothing section on the middle floor, so we can make a bigger changing room, and the seamstresses can have more space.
Then we will consider the clothes, and will possibly be opening a dress agency instead. 

Friday, 5 June 2015

Tip of the Day - how to make a TuTu
The National Sewing Circle is an American site full of Video's- etc

You will need ribbon the size of the child's waist, plus 24" for tiying. Then strips of tulu twice the finished length.
You then literally tie the tule to the ribbon. 
Here they use a yard stick to make it easier to work with and then remove the stick once at the required length.

Simple and actually a no sew project!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Mini Knicker Course

This Morning I taught my class of ladies how to make a pair of Knickers. Always a fun and popular little course.
These were the demo pair I made. Although I didn't have any pretty knicker elastic to use. 
In the afternoon we had a few ladies looking for remnants, and then a one to one lesson with another lady.
All in all a good day. 
Yesterday I had a meeting with a Fabric Sales Man, and have ordered £500 worth of fabrics, by the bolt, to sell in the shop. So I need to work on my website so I can also sell on line. 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Workshop

At Mooloo's shop, I am lucky to have three rooms. All one ontop of the other, however many people only see the ground floor where I work most of the time. 
But if you join me for a sewing lesson then you come to the top floor, where you will find my favourite place, the workshop. Here is where my other machines are, where my pupils, young and old come to improve their sewing skills. 
Where I keep some of my fabric stash, and escape to do the bigger jobs. 
It is quite different from when I started last Autumn! 

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sewing Patterns

Well Mooloo's is evolving.
In September it was me, one desk and lots of ambition.
Now it is me, A part time reception/assistant, two part time sewing ladies.
Two desks, three filing cabinets full of sewing patterns, and a workshop full of beautiful remnants and about 8 sewing machines and 2 overlockers. Oh and a floor full of Nearly New Clothing for everyone!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

1000th Alteration!

Friday the 15th May, 2015 saw the 1000th alteration come through my shop doors!
I can't believe how many jobs I have done in the last 8.1/2 months!
To celebrate such a milestone my customer received a certificate and a bottle of sparkly wine, and a free alteration. 

Friday, 15 May 2015

My 1000th Alteration Customer!

Today my 1000th customer walked through my shop doors. And received a certificate, a bottle of sparkly, and a free alteration.Even better, she is a regular. What luck! 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Saving Bunny!

Today a mum brought in two well loved toys and asked if I could mend them. Not a normal job but a 6 year old boy loves his toys so who am I to not help?
Bunny was the worst for wear, he needed his paws repaired, holes in his seams, his nose was gone and he needed some stuffing!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Learning to ride a bike

Well it's not about my makes today. To be honest I'm not getting the chance, or is it making the opportunity, to create at the moment.
2014 was all about creating the dream, and getting the Mooloo's business up and running in commercial premises.
Which I did.
Well Here's to a continuing Successful 2015, but also to some family time.
My granddaughter is growing up fast, and now has a new larger bike. But so far I haven't been able to let her ride it, as I couldn't keep up with her.
So I decided to follow some basic Laws of Attraction, and manifest what I needed. A bike of my own. 
And it arrived today.

Here is my new bike, well new to me, and totally free! 
Now this will help me with her, and also with my health, I hope.
It will be good to get out on a Sunday, and get the fresh air, and have family time.
Once I learn how to ride it! 
So if you are not into the Law of Attraction, or Mindstore, maybe you could learn about it along side me.