Whilst in London we had a few crafty things to look out for. Our first success was a trip out to West Hampstead to The Village Haberdashery.
I was momentarily distracted by Bill Nighy walking along the road, but I did manage to pick up a few bits!! The first bundle is all of the range that Annie stocks of Comma by Zen Chic. There are also green fabrics in the line and others that I will have to try and source.
Then some Summerville Spring.
Some basics including two greys and two Architextures text prints.
Some Pearl Bracelets and a couple of others. I thought I'd bought more pearl bracelet FQs.
And whilst stood at the till waiting for fabric to be cut, I browsed the scrap bin. Amazing how much more interesting other people's scraps are to your own. I picked some plains, Denyse Schmidt, Pearl Bracelet etc.
And I know some of you are asking yourself, what is she going to do with those fabrics, I am putting the following together for the Orbit quilt along. I know it has finished but I do think it's a lovely pattern and not too challenging now I have my design boards back.
One of the first places we visited on Friday was Selfridges magazine department to pick up a copy of Love Quilting and Patchwork or so I hoped, I had to be satisfied with a copy of Quilty instead. There are not many WH Smiths on Oxford Street but as we approached the bottom of Lower Oxford Street yesterday, Lizzie remembered one where we'd bought lottery tickets on a previous visit. And success. Friday afternoon we ventured out to London Bridge to see the Kaffe Fassett retrospective. I am not a big fan but it was interesting none the less and so much to look at. I had seen an exhibition at the V&A at least 25 years ago where it was said his inspiration came from ginger jars and the like at the museum but here it was claimed it was pottery bought in Portobello Market.
Time to put the roast potatoes in for our Easter Sunday lunch. Tomorrow sees a lot of BOM patterns released and the first week of the Frosted Pumpkin's Spring sampler. What to start first?
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