Yesterday, I made the trip to Biceseter, to the Outlet Village in particular and of course, Cath Kidston in the even more particular! Herewith, a bevy of goodies...
I was pleased with my fabric haul. Apparently, the shop has been low on fabrics for some weeks but had recently received more stock. I was chuffed to find the wacky floral one, I've wanted that for ages. I see aprons, bags, all sorts of goodies in my future. The spotty fabric is to make new roman blinds for the Munchkin's room.
Now the only problem is where to put the new fabric. It's currently sitting on the bench in my den because my Cath K shelf (which has taken over Kaffe Fassett's section too) is chock-a-block full.
More shelf loveliness. Just because.
I also picked up a bag containing 5 metres of grey bobble trim (for £5). I added it to my veritable treasure chest of bobble trim.
Here's where the treasure chest lives. Every now and then, I have to look in all these tins to remind myself what's in them!
(Lesley, Mel Mel, surely now you're tempted to head down South?!)
So, my mum and dad are currently in charge at the HenHouse and my mum brought lots of goodies for me that she's been collecting. Aren't parents fabby?!
Before falling asleep last night, I managed a whizz through the "Illustrated Patchwork Crochet" book (which belonged to my nan), tantalised by the pattern on the front. It has some promising projects (if the colours are sometimes a bit 1970s) but we can always do something about that.
This flowery hat box arrived for me with mum, too.
Oooh, what goodies might be inside? Quick, quick...
An array of lovely beads. I'm "into" retro beads at the moment. These also came from my nan's house. They have a lovely raised floral pattern all over them. I love them!
Lots of gorgeous china posies too and I don't know how mum manages it but she manages to find them unchipped. The teacups will make lovely candles.
My china posy brooch/pin/earring collection is looking blooming marvellous!
Now, a quick whizz back to crochet. Do you remember I started experimenting with a wavy pattern?
It wasn't quite how I wanted it, the bands weren't wide enough so I've been experimenting further...
Watch this space!
Have a lovely weekend everyone, I think the weather forecast is good. Now, I must track down my swimming costume (really, it's missing!)