Come and join me on my yarn shop journey in my little corner of the yard.
Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the yard. I am Donna and I am the face behind Brown Paper Loves. Today is the first anniversary of the opening of my shop so I thought it would be the perfect time to get my blog started and share my (probably random) musings with you.
I intend to use this blog to share some hints and tips with you as well as share my favourite yarns, accessories and patterns.
Why a yarn shop?
After almost 20 years in education, I felt it was time to take a break and explore other options for occupation. Buttons became a very important part of my life in the first year after leaving education (I will share more about this later when I introduce you to my button emporium). This somehow developed to become a collection of vintage haberdashery which led to idea of becoming a market haberdasher. Unfortunately, this idea coincided with the onset of lockdown and closure of markets. Late in 2021, when the worst was behind us, I was out walking one day when I discovered that this shop was empty and available to lease - 5 months later I moved in, and here I am!
Thank you for joining me
I am excited to share more of my story and look forward to spending more time with you.