If you didn’t own a shop, and I was in the same room with you, you would probably smack me about now – but we all know that Christmas sales are winding down. It is time to organize the new displays so when your customers have a chance to catch their breaths, they will be inspired….
Most of you already have snowmen patterns, books – and the samples that support them. Now is the time to put them front and center – instead of the backdrop for Christmas.
Take a walk around your store and pull all of the blue and white fabrics, samples, and patterns for your center display. If you don’t move them now, your customers will think they are part of the Christmas fabrics that will be a part of the clearance rack at the end of the year. Re-order the patterns or your samples – and include some new ones.
Pull your red and white fabrics – and any book or pattern with hearts – for a Valentine’s display. Many of the Christmas reds are complimentary prints that work for any season. Here are a few of my favorites….
These sweet little appliques have a folk art feel that is simply charming – and can be made in an afternoon. This is a perfect project for a secret sis program…
Item #BBD426 Retail $9.00
This little candle mat is one of a series. Why not feature a different one each month at the register. Have a needle and floss available so you can show them how easy it is to do the buttonhole stitch.
Item #BR131 Retail $5.50
Buggy Barn has several projects that would be perfect class opportunities. This is my favorite…
Item #BUG202 Retail $9.00
This simple pattern for a Coffee Cozy is a great little thoughtful addition to a teacher’s card or Secret Pal. They won’t be able to stop at one. Why not buy a friend a coffee or gift certificate – and include this?
Item #LS501 Retail $3.00
This simple table runner uses a variety of red scraps so it is a perfect project for kits.
Item #SF48524 Retail $9.50
St. Patrick’s Day
It may be a little early to set up a display, but it is NOT to early to pull any greens from the Christmas lines that are appropriate for the next holiday on your list! By the time you make samples and cut kits, it will be time to set up the display! As a shop owner, you always have to think two holidays ahead of your customers! Happy Holidays!!!