Tuesday, 10 July 2012

spotting the patchwork shops..

In my last post I told you how Hub had been a superb patchwork shop spotter, even letting me stop there too! lol
We stopped at Avonleigh in Albury, Material Girls in Yarrawonga and Stawell craft shop.
Here are the goodies that I bought, you'll see that I have been very restrained..
 there were also two packs of crushed walnuts that were camera shy.
 some op shop doilies, hub spotted these as well! They were only 20c each. How sad.

 these huge keys, i found in an antique and 'remade' store in Mildura. Just love them. The boys want to know what they are for, I tell them they are the keys to their new dungeon where they will be living!
I also found an iron on backing that I have never seen before in one of the craft shops called Parlan. You use it at the back of stitcheries. I use an iron on pellon now too but this one is so thin. Can't wait to try it. Has anyone used it before?

couldn't resist this juicer. The jug underneath will make a great gravy boat.
and these lovelies arrived while I was away. I think I have quite enough Dr Seuss fabrics in my stash now and the Keep calm fabrics are for me just because I loved it.
Today has been a lovely lazy day and I have spent most of it at the sewing machine. What have I been doing you may ask?
Well that will have to wait till next post as you have endured all those photos.... Let's just say it involves some major happy dancing and there will be lots of photos (of what I have sewn not of me happy dancing, that would be scary).
till then...
Happy stitching
marina

13 comments:

Karen said...

Great spotting Hub! LOVE the keys, I have a little collection and the juicer is beautiful!

Els koetsier said...

What a lovely things you buy at youre holiday. The fabric's are geourgius. Also the sapyoucer.

Nicky said...

Love those keys! I am smitten by steampunk now - and keys are it!

Excited to see what you are sewing now - and good haul BTW! Can I send my husband for training??

Sheila said...

You certainly had some fun shopping , lots of great fabrics and doilies for just $.20 that is sad , they are gorgeous .Hmm wonder what you have been up to ? hugs Sheila

Susan said...

A good find for you, but 20c for the work in those doilies is very sad. At least they have come to a good home. The parlan is good to stitch with, so much thinner. I got mine from Hatched & Patched. Hope you get another lazy day today.

Fiona said...

I love all your shopping... that froggy fabric is sweet - ?hopping hexagons? it is always such a shame to see lovely home made goodies but lucky for us who love them.... I have used parlan recently.... I like it ... looking forward to seeing what you have made... and I would love a picture of you happy dancing...
Hugz
PS are your boys scared???????

elliek said...

Why no happy dancing photos??? Love all your goodies.

Janet said...

Lots of nice goodies! Love the keys.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Oh I don't know about scary, I think it would be fun to see a photo of you happy dancing! All your purchases look lovely, I especially love the juicer, just gorgeous!

Sue said...

Wow Marina, you a a great shopper...I 'speshly love that juicer.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Can I come shopping with you..!!!!

Lib said...

You will love the parlan, Marina. I have been using it for about a year under my stitcheries. I buy it at the Quilted Crow in Hobart. It is a really good weight. Love your juicer, what a find!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Chuckle chuckle...those boys had better watch out, those keys are BIG...
Parlan is fabulous, I think you will really like it. I don't use it behind every stitchery as I use a very thin stabiliser but when I want a bit more body/structure without using a batting it is perfect.