Sunday, 23 January 2011

Its a sad day - but here is a freebie giveaway!

It was a really sad day yesterday - it was my last day at the Papermill Shop in Livingston :(  They have taken the decision to close all their stores and concentrate on selling the paper online.  To say I am gutted is an understatement.  I really enjoyed working there and the girls I worked with are really lovely and I will miss working with them!  However, we are going to keep in touch and get together for some crafty sessions :) and I must admit a good thing to come out of this is that I have made 5 new really great friends :)

It is going to be very strange going into the centre and the shop being filled by someone else but unfortunately it seems to be how things are going at the moment.  So many great shops are going online to cut overheads and some are even closing completely and there are very few good craft shops left.  Its very sad to see.

On the bright side!! and yes there is one, one of the Girls who works in the shop has decided to start up her own craft shop.  Kim worked in the Papermill for 9 years and has lots of crafting experience.  She has been lucky enough to get the units from our shop to fit out her new premises in Veitch's Garden Centre in East Calder - which sounds like the perfect location as it has a Coffee shop and a Fabric shop too - What more could a crafter want!!  Cant wait for it to open now :)

As a result of the closure I was given a Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection CD which was a free sample which was given to the store along with some other products.  I am now offering this a freebie to one lucky follower.  If you are interested in winning this please leave me a message below and I will pick someone at random on Saturday 29th January.  Please feel free to let all your crafty friends know about this giveaway as Popcorn needs to find a new home.

Well that's it for now as its bath time for the kids - thanks for reading :)

Vanessa xx

UPDATE - 29th January

The winner is Alison Bates who entered the competition on facebook and was chosen at random by my 2 year old Oliver :)