Hey there! Howdy! Ey up!
So, this is my first EVER blog and what better thing to blog about than my most favourite thing in the world? Unfortunately blogging about Oasis would have its limitations given they disbanded years ago, so I will have to stick with blogging about my second most favourite thing, which is sewing and everything related to sewing; fabric (oh, the oh so many fabrics!), patterns, and haberdashery. Even the word “haberdashery” is fantastic!
My blog is a prelim to me fulfilling my dream of opening my own fabric shop/haberdashery as I thought it would be a good way for you all to get to know me before I open, so when you do finally meet me it will feel like you’ve known me for years! Follow my shop progress in the News section.
So, to introduce myself, my name is Philippa. Or Phill, Philly or Philpots. Or at Starbucks I am also known as Philip, Philippina, Philila and, strangely enough, even Amelia on occasion. I have been 30 years old for the past 5 years and I think it’s about time that I finally do something for a living that I love. Not to sound cheesy, but they’re right when they say “find something you love and you’ll never work another day in your life”. As well as starting my shop, I also help run a kitchen ventilation place in Leeds. Which is as interesting as it sounds. What can I say? Family firm, Dad no longer with us, siblings not interested in taking over the helm…yada yada yada…I end up selling metal and fans for a living!
I have been sewing since I was old enough to hold a needle and be trusted not to swallow it and I’m certain I could sew before I could read and write. I enjoy embroidery, patchwork and dressmaking the most, but I’m not really into all the traditional “chintzy” designs, which I think you will discover. I’m hoping my more modern tastes will attract some of you to give sewing a go and change your minds that sewing is an old-fashioned hobby.
Anyway, enough about me for now. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and if there’s anything you fancy knowing more about, let me know!
Philippa (Phill, Philly, Philpots/Philip, Philippina, Philila, Amelia) x