I was very lucky to find loads of lovely fabric shops while we were away on our holiday. So, many of my holiday 'souvenirs' were ...um...fabrics and haberdashery! I also ended up having a good rummage through a few charity shops in search of some bargain fabric or haberdashery items. I wasn't disappointed either!
These are the gorgeous fabrics I chose for myself. The threads are very thick - like quilting thread, and they were bargain charity shop finds at 30p each - they are big fat rolls and they kind of reminded me of my 'sew ray me' colours.
I was luckily enough to be able to visit 'Ticketty Boo' while I was away. It was lovely to meet Angela and we stood chatting in her studio/shop for ages. If you haven't seen any of her work, go and take a look at her website, I just love her style, everything is just gorgeous, I could happily own it all! I was especially pleased to discover that she also sells fabric. I chose these ones -
These 3 beautiful fabrics will be made into new cushions for my sitting room. This range of fabrics is by 'Clarke & Clarke' and I didn't realise that it's in the same range as the fabric I used for my tab top curtains and dining chair cushions, so any scraps I end up with will all go together. (Oops, that reminds me - I never did get round to making the other TWO dining chair cushions yet!!)
I also got some gorgeous East of India ribbon from Ticketty Boo -
I got some more bargain finds from charity shops, one in particular had a huge box full of buttons! You can imagine my delight! These are some of the ones I got, each set cost only a few pennies -
Yummy! Good enough to eat!
Oh, and I also got these ones.....
I may have some sets of doublers in there as I went back to the same shop twice for a rummage through the buttons. I love all the colours I chose - lovely shades of purples, blues and neutrals - some gorgeous wooden ones and mother of pearl - which I love.
Did I get a little carried away with the buttons??
Well, I also got this -
But, it's a jewellery box, so it's functional and doesn't count as more buttons!
I'd say I did pretty well considering we were only away for a week, and to the countryside at that where there weren't particlarly a lot of shops.... I seemed to be good at sniffing out the fabric shops though :)
In my next post I'll show you some of the hand sewing I did while I was away. Meanwhile, any suggestions on what to make with all of my new buttons?!
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