Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Photo's of my finished shop :)

I finally got some good pictures of the finished shop to show the world how proud I am :)

I just want to say how grateful I am to the people who've done a lot of work helping and supporting me in the process of getting things ready. The shop looks great, even if I do say so myself. Everyone here has been working so hard and I think it shows. I'm really happy with the way everything has turned out after all the hours put into stripping the floor, restoring the fireplace
, re-upholstering the chairs, lime-waxing the furniture and the mirrors, making the privacy screen, making the curtains, hanging a new door, and basically decorating the rooms so beautifully. The jobs seemed endless! Everyone's worked like troopers around me so that I've been able to keep on top of the sewing! My family are diamonds, and my husband a treasure.

On top of all that, my mum and dad have given me an absolutely beautiful gift of a
personalised visitor guest book, which I cant wait to see fill up with comments over time. I'm sure that will be something I can cherish when I grow old, and look back on this whole project with fond memories. I have added a link to the bookmakers on my site by the way as they seem like a fabulous, friendly little company and could be very useful to anyone looking for a personalised guest book for their wedding!

Rachel Behan

Monday, 10 November 2008

Update; My doors are open :)


Silver Lining Sewing Rooms is now open!

The only thing that we're waiting for is the signage.
I'll take some photo's in the morning and publish them on here tomorrow evening for you all to see...

...Until then, here's a few pics taken a couple of weeks back. The rooms weren't quite ready in these photo's, but you can see how they look!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Renovating-update 14th October 2008

Here's another update on the renovation of my reception and fitting rooms.

The floor is finally finished! Well, scraped clean of adhesive and sanded down to clean wood. We still need to stain and varnish it. So far, It looks fantastic!

A lot more has been done since then. Sadly, I've been a little too busy to take photo's.. I'll get that sorted tomorrow.

All skirting, boxing, door frames and window frames were primed and glossed today! It was a long day for us all :)

Once all this decorating is complete and we're all a little less busy, this blog will focus more on the work I do at Silver Lining!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Progress on the floor

Here's a few pics to show you how we're getting on with the floor of the reception room. It's a long process, but will be worth it when it's finished!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

...a quick update =)

Good evening! Here's a quick update on the decorating.
I'm tired, so I'll let the photo's do the talking! They're certainly getting there :)

Thanks again for everyones help! Love you!!!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

First day of the transformation!

Today, the 27th September 2008, we started the hard work of re-decorating my new shop!

First and foremost, I would like to say a BIG, BIG THANK YOU to my Mum, Dad, Roblin (my brother-in-law), Charlotte (my sister) and my husband Paul! I really appreciate all your help!

We started on the reception room today. This room was originally my sewing room. All the machines were moved out and the room was attacked by Dad, Rob and Paul. They found a fantastic surprise when they started removing the old carpet! A BEAUTIFUL parquet floor! It needs a lot of work because it's covered in adhesive from the carpet, but it will look amazing when it's sanded and treated.

They then proceeded to strip the walls whilst my Mum and I arranged all the machines and tables in my new work room, and sorted through a mountain of haberdashery. It looks great now - I'll be able to make some beautiful garments in there.

Charlotte then brought us all lunch - which gave us a chance for a much needed break! It had been a long, long morning!

Afterwards, the picture rail started to go up and the washing machine was re-plumbed into its new home.

Here's some photo's of the progress so far. Be sure to check back soon - I'll be updating this blog regularly to show you how we're getting on!

That's all for now - it's getting late and I'm off to bed!


Thursday, 25 September 2008

Landline Telephone Installed!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick blog to let you know that BT have now installed my telephone line.
I can confirm that the telephone number for Silver Lining Sewing Rooms is:

01254 679 345.

Thank you!


Sunday, 21 September 2008

Preparing for business


We've been busy getting things together for starting up Silver Lining. Things are going well, my business course is really helpful and I'm on schedule for starting up in a few weeks! My lovely new website is finally listed on the Google search engine, my new telephone line is being installed on Thursday the 25th September, the sign man came to visit to talk about the signs at the front of my shop and we have a first draft of my new business cards. I can't have them printed yet, because BT say that the number they have assigned me may change prior to installation, so I need to wait and see if it does.

We've been shopping for bits and bobs for the studio too. We (my husband Paul and I) have just got back from a Sunday afternoon shopping trip where we acquired a lovely big mirror, some shelving, wallpaper and a few other bits. How exciting!

The hard work starts next weekend, where we'll be busy decorating!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

My first Blog!

Hello! Welcome to my new bloggingtons :)

This is the first blog about my new business, Silver Lining Sewing Rooms in Blackburn, Lancashire. I am offering my services as a professional seamstress to the Blackburn area.

This blog will bring you regular news about Silver Lining and I'll be showing you photo's of recent work, sharing stories and basically keeping you up to date with what I'm up to at Silver Lining!

You will also be able to leave comments, ask questions and generally chit-chat! - it'd be lovely to hear from you!

So anyway, I'll start this first blog by showing you a few photo's of some of the accessories I have made in the past. I'll be offering an accessory making service with Silver Lining, too!

I hope you enjoy my blog- I shall enjoy working on it and sharing my news! Thank you for dropping by!

Rachel Behan, Silver Lining Sewing Rooms, Blackburn, Lancashire
Silver Lining