Here are a few words from Shabby Fabrics:
My name is Jennifer Bosworth, owner of Shabby Fabrics. I am honored to be a guest at The Cottage Home. Thank you so much, Lindsay!
The Shabby Fabrics story begins here. All along while growing up, I loved arts and crafts with every ounce of my being. When it came time to choose a career and go to college, I figured I couldn't make a living crafting so I pursued an aeronautical degree and became an airline pilot. I would take my hand sewing with me on trips and stitch to my heart's content while laying over at various hotels. The love of crafting never left me.
The events of September 11, 2001 changed the entire world and definitely my own personal world in a very big way. Soon thereafter the airlines began furloughing pilots. Both my husband (also a United pilot) and I found ourselves out of work with no health care, two children and a mortgage. These were indeed uncertain and scary times. All of the flying experience I had accumulated over the last 20+ years suddenly meant nothing. No one was hiring pilots. I knew I would have to reinvent myself and awaken a skill set that I never even knew I had. After much prayer and contemplation, I felt God urging me to do something I loved and knew a great deal about already. After all, we needed to find work right away! I applied for a business license and began selling a few fabrics on ebay.
Ten years later, we are selling fabrics from our own website worldwide and loving every moment. There is no question that God is behind the success of Shabby Fabrics. I have a wonderful staff that I enjoy working with each day. Besides buying products and deciding which projects will becomes kits, block of the month, etc, I also design a line of quilt patterns called Shabby Exclusives. Some of our designs have been featured recently in McCalls magazine. When I think to the future of our company, I remind myself to remain flexible and attentive to God's word and plan. After all, He's the author of this great book.
Blessings to you all,
Blessings to you all,
Thank you so much, Jennifer for sharing your story with all of the readers. And now I wanted to share some of my favorite items from Shabby Fabrics........
I am a big fan of kits, so I love the two pictured above - Annie Basket Quilt Kit and Cupcake Cuties Kit. You can find all sorts of quilt kits as well as purse, home accessories and more. Kits are so convenient because you can have everything you need to complete a project delivered right to your door. I'm planning on doing some kits to go along with The Cottage Mama Sewing Patterns in the future.
Are you thinking about Christmas yet? It will be here before we all know it and I love the 12 Days of Christmas Collection.
You all know I'm not much of a quilter, but I just love the quilt pattern pictured above. How perfect would this be for a wedding or anniversary gift? LOVE it!
So now onto the giveaway........
Today Shabby Fabrics has an incredibly generous giveaway for The Cottage Home blog readers. They are giving away one $50.00 gift certificate and two $25.00 gift certificates to be used in their shop.
To enter the giveaway, please do one or all of the following. Leave a separate comment for each entry:
2) Sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter (click HERE).
3) Become a follower of the Shabby Fabrics Blog (click HERE).
Giveaway is open until October 4, 2011 at midnight (CST).
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