Saturday, 5 May 2012

The Wheels on the Bus...

Went round and round for Monday group's annual shop hop...off we ventured today to the City of Greater Geelong...first Moorabool Street and two shops - Joy's Fabric Warehouse and Jiddi's Patch...then Pakington Street and A Little Different, a shop I've long wanted to visit, as well as being our lunch stop. While wandering the other shops in the street I found a gorgeous pair of boots in an interesting little shoe boutique...and left them behind along with their $275.00 price tag...*sigh*...then I spied a beautiful hoop pine and leadlight crystal cabinet in a shop window and wondered if I could fit it in the bus' cargo hold!!!  But as it was at least $1,000.00 it too was left behind...oh but it was lovely...no idea how it would have actually fitted in the house but hey, that's what window shopping is for...dreaming...lastly The Blanket Box in Newcomb.  I was fairly restrained all day, although there was almost public Happy Dancing when I found "The" bag pattern that I've been searching for without knowing exactly which pattern I wanted...you know, the one that matches the picture in your head!...happy happy me as it is also a You Sew Girl by Nicole Mallalieu pattern so I knew it was quality...
So what followed me home?...six fat eighths and two small scraps/bolt ends...very restrainted fabric buying...The Pattern!...some more of my favourite Auriful threads to add to the collection...and the most gorgeous buttons just because they are pretty (the two large ones have a vague maybe purpose)...

Now to go and play in the fabric emporium and decide just which fabrics are destined to be my new bag...

Happy Stitching...

9 comments:

shez said...

lovely buys there Annette.xx

marina said...

very restrained I'd say.
That bag pattern looks great. Happy sewing!

Kelli said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun! :) Can't wait to see the bag!

Melody said...

It was a fabulous day.

Mistea said...

Shopping with friends perfect for a very wintery Saturday.
Love the look of that bag - hope we see a new model soon.
Pretty purple fabrics - I do like the new purple direction.

Fiona said...

so fun.... such a pity to leave the cabinet behind!!! pretty fabrics and I love the bag pattern too... looking forward to seeing it made...
Hugz

Grethe said...

Nice shopping for you:-) Yes,will be another lovely bag; just as lovely as the one from last post! Great mixer cover;I really need a new one as well.Have a lovely week in May,Annette!

Kerry said...

Lovely little bits of fabric there. Very nice pumpkinish colours in there. Well done on the bag pattern, sometimes you just need to wait to find the perfect pattern. Sounds like a very nice day.

Shay said...

It's just like Christmas when you find something you find something you've been looking for (even if you didnt have an exact idea of what you wanted )

Love those goodies. I really must do a shop hop!