A few things you might not know about Loopy Central (our shop here in Colorado):
When people walk in, this is the view right in front of them. (See the folding chairs on the right? We were set up for Knit Night.)
But if it’s their first time here, they usually turn to the left instead of looking ahead. To the left, they see our red cabinet (which just has a few fun things on it, because it’s too close to the door for yarn and accessories):
My favorite thing in the red cabinet is the picture of our St. Louis Loopy Elves. We had to leave them behind when we moved the shop to Colorado. But this way, they’re always kind of here “in” the shop with us.
Also to the left? Herman. He collects your packages every day and then goes down the elevator to transport them to the mail truck. He’s a beast. Huge and heavy.
To the right of the front door is the checkout counter. And Office Manager Lynn’s Little Bunny. We sell a lot of those patterns in-store, as people stand there to check out. The bunny is just too cute to pass up. (I just went over to Ravelry to find the pattern to link to and typed in “Little Cotton Rabbis”. Funny, no one has made a pattern for a little cotton rabbi.)
We also have cute alpaca pictures behind the checkout. These make people smile. 🙂 You can get your own set of these cuties in our alpaca notecard sets, if you so desire. The toothy guy is my favorite.
We can see mountains from our shop windows. I love that. (We can also see Lowes, but who looks at Lowes when there are mountains out there?)
If you know where to look back in the fabric section, you might find new fabrics waiting to go up in the next Thursday Update. Although that little hidey nook will go away in a couple of weeks when we re-arrange things.)
We bought a toaster oven for the Loopy Kitchen for the sole purpose of being able to bake chocolate chip cookies once in awhile. And if you’re in the shop when we do it, we’ll come around with the heart platter and offer you one.
There are probably a lot of other things going on here that we could fill you in on, but that’s it for today. Anything else you want to know about Loopy Central for our next post about it?
P.S. We have winners from our Quilt Market Blog Contest! Winner of the Graphic Quilts book is Kathryn from Alaska and winner of the Little One Yard Wonders book is Cathy from Texas. We’ll get those right out to you!