oh my this ole blog here has been sorely neglected. i suppose it's because we have become so comfortable with facebook these days. but it's a new year which makes it seem like a good time to say hello. let's start with this...
sarah and i met with marc jacobs from michael miller today.
we ordered some fun new prints for springtime. well truthfully, we try to always keep it like a breath of springtime in our shop. the new bolts will arrive sometime mid march.
ok friends, we have just a few days left to get this hutch cleared off.
so beginning at 10:00 today (saturday) every bolt on here will sell for just $5.00 per yard. no minimums and certainly no maximums. we will be adding to it as the day progresses. hope we see you sometime soon.
if someone had told me that twenty seven years after sarah was born she would be vending at the national down syndrome convention with her own booth, displaying quilts that she makes, i would not have believed them. so i guess it's a good thing no one mentioned it.
so incredibly proud of you sarah ellen ely!! and humbled and weepy and thrilled and a whole host of other emotions. but all good. very, very good.
so today we had the carpet shampooed. and it is wet. therefore we have made a decision to close tuesday, march 22 through friday, march 25 to give it a chance to properly dry.
we will reopen at 10:00 on Saturday, march 26th. we apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing. we have much new fabric in to bring out from the backroom so hopefully it will be worth the wait.
we've been receiving calls lately from far away friends trying to plan vacations around our annual sales. golly that makes a shop owner feel good and that also got me to thinking...perhaps more of you would like our yearly calendar. so here it is...
...i know what you're thinking, it's not the end of the year. sorry the calendar just got us so mixed up with holidays we had to postpone for a week. no worries though, it's still our great everything, well except for the fine print*, sells for just $7.00 per yard. don't wait though, it's only for one week.
january 5 - 9, 2016!
* the fine print. sale does not include batiks, kim diehl or moda grunge. applies only to new purchases and one yard minimum cuts are appreciated. that's it. oh and well the fact that we do reserve the right to ask for your cooperation should we have to limit the number of customers in the store to abide by fire code regulations. hope to see you this week!!
oh the weather outside is frightful...that's usually the january story in cleveland. almost strangely, it's not so bad this year. we have yet to see even a flurry of snow. still we thought a window full of color theory by v. and co. for moda would make a great backdrop when that white stuff does appear...
it's beautiful at night as you can see...
and even prettier during the day.
we have so much fun choosing the accessories to go with each display. and of course none of them would come together without the help of our etsy friends...
ok friends...here's the truth. a gps does not know everything. gosh darn it. right? just when we had gotten so comfortable with their directions, we threw our paper maps in the trash.
we continue to have customers relying on their electronic devices without checking the address and being sent to our old location. be sure you are going to 2171 S. (the south is important too) Green in University Heights, zip 44121.
we are only a few moments from our old shop, but we hate that you are loosing your valuable shopping time driving around.
as we move into the new year i want to introduce you to carol...
she has been helping us out the past few years on sale days and special events. this summer i put out a plea to help my husband find additional workers for his medical billing company. i had no idea that was carol's background because we always talked quilting & kids. she is now working for john with the caveat that if i should need her at jellen's, she comes over. that happened last week when i needed to get my mom to the hospital. carol and sarah get along mighty well too. it is such a perfect arrangement for which i am so grateful.
a few years ago i shared this post with a few pictures of the reece's rainbow holiday angels we were able to sponsor that year thanks to your generosity with the sample sales in our shop.
this year, sarah and her grandparents are enjoying the sweet faces from the past few years on the tree in their new home.
i often wonder about the journey these precious kiddos have traveled. i wonder if they remember their life living in the orphanage, sometimes dirty and cold. their days spent mostly in a metal crib, lacking the warmth of loving arms. i wonder if they know how much other people care about them from across the globe. i wonder how their development would be different if they had been able to live at home. mostly, i wonder where they are now and how their life has changed since meeting their forever family.
well, wonder no more. late last evening, this picture flashed on our screen...
precious emilie...holding her very own ornament from 2011. happy and thriving with her forever family. a christmas miracle indeed!!!
it's the last saturday before christmas and i'm out running errands. have no fear, the shop is in great hands with katrina & hilary in charge. i am so fortunate these two extremely dedicated & beautiful souls give me time in their busy lives (did you know they are both oncology/palliative care nurses during the week) to work in the shop. i'm beyond grateful for their help.
Our happy little cottage in the city has a new home...
We are now open in our NEW location at 2171 S. Green Road in University Hts, Ohio an eastern suburb of Cleveland just minutes from Legacy Village, Beachwood Place Mall, University Circle and I-271. We are on the southeast corner of the Cedar & S. Green intersection behind the BP gas station directly across from Heinen's. Our new phone #216-860-4116
i received my first sewing machine for christmas when i was just seven years old. it started a life long passion for stitching and a love of fabric. i started a custom design company nearly 20 years ago named creations by jellen. it has been a dream of mine to own a fabric shop one day...and that day has finally come...the mission has changed somewhat...yet oh how grand it has become with my daughter, Sarah Ellen, by my side. her extra chromosome has been a blessing from the day she was born. we hope you will be able to stop to visit us one day. JEllen's house of fabric is located on the eastside of cleveland in ohio.