Sunday, 15 August 2010

Holiday Craft Shops

Hello All,

Well just got back from Holiday from Devon and visited a few craft shops so wanted to share my thoughts off them with you, then if ever anyone goes to Devon they have a few shops to see them through.

Crafty Devils- Barnstaple-- This is a large shop and stock a range of products including do crafts and Tim Holtz, upstairs they are also a large stockist of Sizzix and a few Cuttlebug folders- I was however disappointed to see that some of the large names were not stocked, considering they class themselves as the largest in the area.

Just Traceys - Plymouth - Well considering when we went this shop had only been open for four months it was well stocked, what i really liked was that it had some of the big name companies in and also some up and coming companies, with some lovely stamps from various suppliers (un heard of at the moment ) and she had a large selection on Crafts Too embossing folders - Tracey was a lovely person who was eager to help and advise and she told me that she has a website under construction and they will be offering free p and p

The Craft Corner - Penzance - Spread over two shops, Karen could not have been any more helpful then what she was and I was very pleased to see that she stocked some of the big names Joanna Sheen, Crafters Companion, Cuttlebug, Tim Hotlz, Flower Soft, Do Crafts and then she had a lovely selection of again unfamiliar suppliers.

Creations - Helston - Porthleven- This was a little find, she was full to the rafters with craft items for card making and scrapbooking, wool, buttons, and a large artisit selection at the back of the store, I couldn't honestly say what this shop stocked as she had small amounts of everything - One thing i did see that out off all the shops I went in to this one stocked Clarity Stamps - The shop had a sale section were certain items had been reduced a lot and others had a little bit off, a lovely little find

The Craft Room - Newton Abbott - This lady was again jam packed with all different manufactures of items, she had small amounts of most people in except Joanna Sheen, the shop was lovely and she offered lots of craft classes/demo days...

Finishing Touches - Totnes - This lady was very helpful both on the phone and in the store, she was at the time with a sales rep but was more then happy to help out and answer any questions, again it was a large shop and stocked a variety of stockist, however the main names of Clarity, Do Crafts, Joanna Sheen, Crafters Companion were missing -

Well I hope this has helped someone out for future visits to the south of the country, this is something that I am going to continue with, every time I come across a craft shop then I will add there details to my blog, with feedback on how I found the shop and were possible I will mention what is stocked in the shop.

Take care and Keep Safe