Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Are You Ready?

Pssssssssssssst. . . psssssssssssssssssst . . . I just found out the best news EVER. We, at Sew Déjà Vu, are having a PARTY!  And it’s not one of those super secret VIP, invite only, Hollywood type of parties . . . It’s BETTER.

It’s our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION in six days!  Six days?  Six days!  I know, we can barely contain ourselves either.  There will be food, there will be fun, and most importantly, there will be FABRIC!  It is important that you get this breaking news on our blog first! Because one thing I can tell you about our blog . . . it never lies.  So when I say this party is going to be AMAZING, I mean it’s going to be AMAZING.  Who doesn’t love a week long party?

Starting October 29th we will be kicking off the festivities with daily drawings.  If you sign up on our web page you will be entered in a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards! And you can start entering now, before the store even opens! There is a BIG drawing at the end of the week for an H class 100Q Viking sewing machine.  That happens Saturday, November 3rd.  Take it from the staff, the sewing machines are wonderful! Our new obsession with Viking machines almost hindered opening the store on time.  We wanted to sew but we want you to shop!  Oh the conundrum!

We are looking forward to meeting all of you soon!  The first week our doors are open everything is 10% off.  Tell your friends!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Moving On Up

So you may be thinking, “Where have you been all my life Sew Déjà Vu Blog? I have been DYING to read what’s going on!?”  Which you should be thinking, in case you weren’t, so shame on you. . . but we digress.  We have been busy busy busy.  We are in our space and making the place ready for all of you!  The walls are painted, the floor is carpeted and WE HAVE A BATHROOM.  We will take a moment of silence so everyone can rejoice.
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But as I said, getting in the space was the easy part – transforming it has taken some work.
First, we had to transport all the fabric over to the store.  This took many long journeys with all of our precious cargo. Obviously you can see where our priorities are, keeping these bolts and yards safe.

We have been painting furniture (you didn’t know we were so crafty did you?. . . We don’t mess around at the Vu) and laying out the store. It's been tough getting our always stylish staff to dress down and get dirty, but everyone is being a good sport!  We even have a carpenter coming in this week to build shelves.  Even though we are “DIY-ers,” we don’t want to take any risks with our shelving.  We buckled out fabric into the car for goodness sakes, we don’t want it falling off the walls!

We are on track to open at the end of October – so we can’t wait to see you! Here is a sneak peak of what we are working with . . .   


As you can see, we have some work ahead of us.  But aren't the walls just FABulous?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Time is Running Out

Can you believe it?  The store opening is just around the corner.  There is still so much to do, but mostly we are just THRILLED!  We are measuring everything against our stash of clothing, quilting and accessorizing fabrics these days.  If we are unhappy with a meal at a restaurant,  we wish we would have purchased a bolt of fabric instead.  If we want ice cream, we use all the dieting power we have and  order a bolt from the Benartex line instead of a cone. . . but then we rememeber a bolt of fabric costs more than an icream cone, so we get ice cream anyways. I mean, who doesn't love ice cream?

"Mischief" by Benartex
In addition to all the bolts we have accumulated, we are also ordering some magical pre cuts, which have earned us several “likes” from everyone on Facebook.  Pre cuts for you non quilters out there are "pre cut" 5 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric to sew together to create a quilt.  That's where they get the name - clever isn't it? 
Batiks by Hoffman
We should start merchandising the store soon, and if you are lucky, we'll share photos so you can dream about the store before you visit.  Make sure when you come to visit you have time to shop around and meet the friendly and fabulous staff.  We will be sure to introduce the ladies of the store soon.  They are all as talented as they are lovely.

Now for the answer to the question everyone has waited for . . . you know what? No, we need to keep you coming back before the store opens, so I am going to keep the updates on the illusive bathroom a secret.   Can’t wait to share more updates next week. 
Store opens October 29th! Be there or be a quilt square!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fabric Galore!

Hello Old Friends and New!  It’s fun to see you are interested in Sew Déjà Vu. 

As you know we have been hard at work, getting our store ready for all our friends, fans and customers.  Judy’s house is overflowing with fabric . . .

Dolly the dog is having none of it. She would rather have someone make her a purse that she could lay in instead.  Walking can get so tedious.

So what is new at “The Vu,” well I will tell you!  Pattern books are arriving and already the staff is hot to trot to try them out.  Below is the Journey bag from Kati Cupcake, made in Amy Butler Cameo fabric.  If you are new to sewing and none of those names make sense to you, it is ok, just agree that the bag is FAB- ULOUS. 
To get everyone as EXCITED as we are, there is a drawing for a $50 gift certificate if you sign up for our newsletter.  Which, of course, you should do anyway, so you know about all the magical happenings going on at the store. The gift card is just a little bonus.  We even did all the hard work for you.  Just click on newsletter and Voi la, sign up! Easy as pie.

Stay tuned for more updates next week.  We will answer all of your burning questions . . . like whether or not the store will have a bathroom!?!?!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Coming Soon

Pssst. .  . guess what?  Ok, I'll tell you.  Sew Deja Vu is coming to Stow, Ohio.  What is Sew Deja Vu you ask?  It is a fun and funky fabric boutique with fabulous projects, experienced staff and creativity galore!

As you can see, we have a little ways to go. . . 
But luckily we are well stocked with designer fabrics by Dear Stella, Art Gallery, Amy Butler, Moda, Kaufman and more.  

Here is a little sneak peak.

We can't wait to share more with you as we get our site and store up and running.  In the meantime, Friend us on Facebook and Follow our blog!