Sunday, 21 March 2010

Fabric Therapy.

Hello. Have you time for a cuppa and a catch up?
Good, I thought you might have. LOL!
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Lets start with a bit of retail therapy. Karen and I had a day out together in Guisborough this week. We'd never been to Guisborough before, but we'd had a tip off about a lovely craft shop called Leven Crafts , so we followed it up. Unfortunately I have no photos of the inside of the shop because there was far too much to look at and stroke and oo and aah at, but here's what I bought...

very pretty fabrics and ...

some more pretty fabrics and...


a little bit more fabric and ...

some uber pretty lace and ribbon.
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It's not all been spend, spend, spend around here though. I have been busy too.
I've made wonderful man a new cover for the old horse hair seat pad on his work chair.

I'm trying to make a crochet cover for a coathanger like the ones in Lucy's new craft book.

And I have this little project to finish but I'll show you more of that when it's completed.
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Till next time,
Love Fi x



28 comments:

Claire said...

Hi Fi, I spotted chooks/chickens in your post, lovely fabrics and the lace and ribbon are just gorgeous.
Like the crochet coathanger cover, must check out Lucy's craft book.
You have been busy as usual,can't wait to see what the mystery project is.
Hope you are having a blue sky and sunshine sort of week.

GardenofDaisies said...

Really pretty fabrics! Do you have a project in mind?

marigold jam said...

Lovely fabrics and ribbons sounds like a shop I'd like to visit too! Had to smile at the ad for HP sauce in your first pic as it is a staple in our house and is taken with pretty much everything by my husband!

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely fabrics.

Wipso said...

Wow Fi I really love the fabrics and you really have been busy. Loving your projects. Keep up the good work.
A x

Rubyred said...

You made such pretty choices! Gorgeous! All of it!
Sounds like a perfect trip to me and thanks for the cuppa I needed it!
Have a lovely week!
Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Fi,
What a lovely shop to find, and in the place i was born! I haven`t been to Guisborough for ages. But my mother-in-law lives in a village nearby called Great Ayton. So next time we are up there i`ll make that shop my first port of call. Love the coathanger cover.
Love Carole from Rossendale xxxxx

melanie said...

Gorgeous fabrics, I love the cover you made. :) xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

I'm sitting down with a cuppa after being very industrious on the cleaning front, ooo my halo nearly slipped off then. lovely fabric!!
Twiggy x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi Fi
Love your new fabrics!
You have been very busy! I think you definitely do way more than 20 Minutes a day!!! :)
I have one of my 20 Minuter productions up as a giveaway this week, pop over and have a look.
Vivienne x

Autumn Mist said...

Glad you're ok, I've missed your posts. The fabrics are lovely. I like the crochet coat hanger idea, too, I'll have to have a look.

wonderwoman said...

Such gorgeous fabrics - bet you can't wait to use them!

x

Pea Green Kitty said...

What wondeful goodies! I especially love the ribbon and lace, I like unusual coloured lace trims. Is that a yellowy mustard colour? or is the light decieving me.
x

topchelseagirl said...

Gorgeous fabrics.

harmony and rosie said...

Lots of lovely goodies you have there. I would gladly have the fabrics and those gorgeous ribbons.

Kate x

noelle said...

My you have been busy. Lovely fabrics and ribbon x x

Mandy said...

Lovely fabrics!

JP said...

really pretty fabrics but did you really need them?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I had to buy some CK ones on sat that i don't really need!

lynnie said...

lovely fabric and gorgeuos ribbon too ...who needs a reason to buy any of it ...we deserve it...hugs lynnie

devonaz said...

What pretty fabric,,I also had major fabric therapy..and cross stitching..and I love those ribbons and lace,,

all kinds of everything said...

Lovely teapot and cup, you have beautiful fabrics. And the hangers are great (nice book)Love the lace
I have finished a 20 minuters.

VINTAGE HEART said...

HI Fi, thanks for lovely comments and good to hear from you, I love the coat hangers in lucy,s blog , would be really interested to see your fininshed hanger, the lovely floral hanging flower edge is so pretty, so dont forget to show us the finished one. Also loved the rose ribbon , if you go agaian give me a shout and you can bring me some. We have the same chair as your Hubbies chair, is it called a captains chair ?, very best wishes.Linda

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Mmm lovely shopping, I have been admiring your bunting from the previous post, and the crafty goodies in the side bar
have a lovely day hope you get your 20 minuites!
Louise

Twiglet said...

Lovely fabrics. Sounds like a great shop to visit - I am too far away now unfortunately. Have agreat week.

val said...

Thanks for the invite! ..... I would love to stop by for a cuppa and a chat and browse your lovely fabrics!
Perhaps I will have to wait a while for the cuppa ....
but I do enjoy my 20 Minutes and think of you often :0)
Blessings! Val

Calico Kate said...

Hello, got here via Crete (&Jude)and am so pleased I did. I was fascinated to read about the 20 min craft spot and thought I would find out more. I think it is a fab idea and whilst I might be a bit late in the year I am about to start my 40th year and this would be the ideal thing to promise to do. So inspiring. Have had a jolly peruse through your blog and love it! I can't crochet but can sew my knitting is a bit basic but I get there eventually. Off to read the other blog and have a look at fliker before lunch.....
CKx

Jodie said...

The very best kind of therapy! Beautiful stuff.
:-)
J

beadywitch said...

Drool, Drool and More Drool!!!!