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  • June 1, 2015 Sam Conway

    Brighten your day with Bunting...

    The one thing that everyone comments on when they come into the shop is the pretty bunting we have hanging up. It was actually made by a lovely customer for our yarn bombing when we first opened the shop, but it was just too pretty to hand outside, so it went up in the shop instead. I have been making some bunting myself to add to this, as I don't think you can ever have too much bunting!

    Pretty bunting...

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  • May 15, 2015 Sam Conway

    Yarn Shop Day Extravaganza

    Yarn Shop Day... WHAT A DAY!

    Oh my, it was so exciting, and overwhelming, and just so BUSY! We had advertised in the local papers, and on Facebook, so had hoped for a good turn out, but hadn't quite expected the turn out we got... Who knew 10% off and goody bags could be so exciting?!

    Angela, Jo and I spent the week getting things ready, making goody bags and prettying up the shop...

    Pretty shelves all stocked and ready to go...
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  • July 7, 2014 Sam Conway

    Run rabbit, run rabbit...

    We did it!!

    We ran the race and we got to our target!  What a day it was, we had so much fun. Unfortunately our team, whcih started out as 7 ladies, had dwindled to just 3 by the time the day had come, with ladies dropping out for various reasons, so we had decided to take the Sconchlet round with us too, just for a bit of extra fun..

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  • May 16, 2014 Sam Conway

    Running for my life...

    Those of you that know me personally will know I am not the most athletic of people... once upon a time, I used to be fitter. I danced 3 times a week, and enjoyed sports (I was never 'good' at sports, far from it, but I always enjoyed them). But then I got a bit poorly and it all went a bit downhill from there really...

    Despite this, in 2008 I ran Race for Life with my friend Claire, and it was so much fun, not to mention having the benefit of raising money for a great cause...

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  • May 2, 2014 Sam Conway

    A few days off...

    As you may have noticed, we shut the shop over the Easter Weekend.  The Sconch family went away for a few days!  Those that know us personally and that come in to the shop will know that we don't EVER take a whole day off - we are always replying to emails, messages and processing orders.  But I for one was losing the plot (more than usual) and so we decided to run away for a few days.

    And I managed ONE WHOLE DAY without checking emails ;)

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  • April 17, 2014 Sam Conway

    Growing up and back to our roots...

    Well, it has been a while, hasn't it?  I am a bit rubbish at this blog malarky.  What with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, newsletters, as well as actually TALKING to people (I know, do people actually do that still?), the blog has taken a bit of a back seat again...

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  • January 9, 2014 Sam Conway

    Dr Who?


    There was really only one thing I could blog about this week... and that is Dr Who!

    Yes, that is right, Dr Who. A few weeks ago, we started selling a Dr Who Scarf Pack, made up of 7 balls of Stylecraft Special DK.


    Dr Who Colour Pack

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  • December 31, 2013 Sam Conway


    Hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was a very exciting one with it being the first Christmas for the Sconchlet...

    She was very excited and a little overwhelmed by all the piles of wrapping paper we ended up with! I was so impressed with how well she got to grips with opening her presents :)

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  • August 29, 2013 Sam Conway

    A Little Bit of Crazy...

    ...does you good.

    Or so they say.

    Well, sometimes I agree. Sometimes you have to do things which other people think are crazy. Jump right in with both hands. Seize the day and all that jazz.

    Which is why this weekend we did something here at Sconch HQ that some people will consider crazy.

    We moved.

    That's right, - we moved! Again!

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  • August 12, 2013 Sam Conway

    The Most Wonderful Day

    Well, not really sure what to say to be honest...

    ...What a week and a half! I had planned to write this post the day after the opening, and in fact had written half of it, but it has been such a whirlwind since then I never managed to finish it! And I am still feeling slightly overwhelmed by it all!

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