Tuesday, 21 July 2009

More additions to the Stall

When some time ago I asked for suggestions for the market stall, Kruliczyca (she has a blog, too, in Polish with English summaries) mentioned bentwood boxes for storage of needlework goods.

I have now come up with some of them - smallish, oval boxes made from fragrant wood. They are small enough to slip into a sewing cabinet or box that is already quite crowded, plain but pleasing the eye so they will look nicely on a table with work in progress, and a good possibility to store a needlebox, small shears, or your favourite sewing threads in them. Or hide some unauthentic thread rolls or other needlework trinkets that are not for everybody to see.


I quite like them and will probably use a few of these boxes for displaying wares. At the moment, they make an impressive stack in my warehousing cupboard!

11 comments:

hsifeng said...

(reposting because blogger ate my entry)

I think it is time for an online storefront, because you are going to get sick of me asking for pricing and shipping information...*grin*

Arachne said...

You know, I'm simply going to have to buy just about everything you put in your stall! :-)

cathyr19355 said...

How big are the boxes? I might want to get one, sometime, if my Viking sewing kit expands too much for the box I have.

a stitch in time said...

I'm really happy to hear that, Arachne and hsifeng! And I am thinking of an online storefront, though I'm a bit unsure if I really want a normal online shop with cart system - or if a page where info and pictures of the pieces are in one place, together with pricing and some shipping information. The latter is certainly much easier to make (and thus would go much faster).

a stitch in time said...

Maybe I'm not quite awake yet, I forgot the measurements. The boxes are 13cm long and 10cm wide; useable room inside measures 11cm x 8cm and is 4 cm high. The boxes are held together with a strip of bark and small wooden "nails", so there's no glue used. Price for one box is 13 Euro.

Arachne said...

I think an ordinary webpage with just prices and shipping would work fine. It's more personal than an online cart anyway, and would probably suit your rather unique products too. You're really filling in the textile gaps in the re-enacting market (of which there are quite a few!). Another product suggestion: proper thimbles with the right medieval shapes!

Kruliczyca said...

In response to your doubts about form of online store I wanted to give you an example of second form (page with information), that my friends run (http://www.jazwiec.pl/index.htm ) which worked fine, but now I see they upgraded it to normal online shop...
Hm...

a stitch in time said...

Very well, so I will set up a page with the necessary information to go on my homepage... and I hope that I can find some time for that next week.
Kruliczyca, that is a dangerous webpage you've linked to - dangerous for my bank account. I know I've lusted over the cased mirror and the belt fittings before!

Kruliczyca said...

Honestly, I feel the same (also, because it's friends business, it's easier to run out of money, hrehrehre...)

hsifeng said...

*does a happy dance* OMG, those boxes are PERFECT! Please be sure to post when your storefront is up and running - in whatever form. I will do my part and start saving my pennies now! ;)

a stitch in time said...

I will inform you as soon as I have the page up and running - and I hope I can get to it really soon.