New store offers scrapbooking and quilting supplies

Creative Cottage owner Janet Loomis says she intends to offer quality fabric at reasonable prices. The store first opened up earlier this spring.

By Dawn Olson
Tribune Staff

        Janet Loomis is the owner of Creative Cottage, a new scrapbooking and sewing store located at 415 Logan Avenue.

“I opened the store because I love scrapbooking and sewing and with a house for sale next to ours, I felt it was a sign from God,” Loomis shared. She, husband Jim and their children live in a neighboring home north of the new store. 
“I’ve thought about opening a store for a year,” Loomis added.
Currently store hours are Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning in May, store hours will increase to Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will also include hours on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
A wide variety of newer lines of fabric is available, ranging from $3 to $10.50 a yard.  Some bolts of fabric cost a little more. 
Creative Cottage also carries quilting and sewing supplies. 
Loomis intends to add flannel and batting to the store’s selection. She says her ultimate goal is to offer quality fabrics at reasonable prices.
“I also have a wide selection of scrapbooking papers, pre-done albums, scrapbooking kits, glue, tape, some inks and stamps,” Loomis said. 
Products from the Cricut Expression Collection are also available. The line of products allows users to cut cardstock, patterned paper and even vinyl.
Loomis plans to offer quanity discounts to her scrapbooking customers as well. 
“I can also do special orders for scrapbooking and quilting,” she added.  
A small selection of gift and decor items is also available. Honoring National Scrapbooking Day on May 7, Loomis says she intends to host an all day class with demonstrations. Those interested in attending are encouraged to call Loomis for more details.
Future plans for Creative Cottage include hosting scrapbooking and quilting classes as well as dressing up the outside of the store.
“I have plans and dreams of putting in a fountain and rock garden in the yard,” Loomis said.

Published April 13, 2011


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