Friday, March 28, 2008
In between being at work, which I can assure you, is very different from actually working, I wandered up the main street outside the Naval base here in Devonport. An after lunch stroll, in the interests of keeping fit. This just happens to be my favourite street anywhere outside of Brighton. It has a cheap craft shop where lots of goodies just wait to be found, two bookshops, one for new and one for second hand books , a wool shop, the wonderful http://wildandwoolly.co.nz/index.html and last but definitely not least a fabric shop. Pure heaven. I could spend all day there but of course I have to appear at my desk occasionally and not just at tea breaks. It gets a little conspicuous.
Today was an excellent day. I found some pink wool which I plan to use in my PIF
Some fabric which I have a few ideas about but nothing solid, that's because... shh can you keep a secret? I don't really know how to sew. I have a machine and I can thread it up but then it gets a little.. messy. Still with such lovely fabric I'm sure this time... there won't be any casualties.
I just couldn't resist the stuff, I mean it only cost $3.00. I just know I can do something with it.
But the best thing was this book. How have I lived without it? I love Usborne books. THis is just great, I love looking at it and everything is so well presented that it makes me itch to stitch.
I can't wait to round up my three daughters and get them busy making.
There are so many fun things to make, I want to make them too. We're going to the Warehouse tomorrow (sorry LYS) to get some Sean Sheep acrylic, which is only $1.50 for 50g, (about 50p for those in the UK), for the girls to have a play with. They have some beautiful colours like Pink Snow and Blush.
I don't see why the kids should have all the fun, so I guess I'll grab some wool and knit along with them.
Treasures indeed. Hope your day was filled with a few wonderful finds.