Saturday, March 01, 2014

Fabric, fabric and more fabric.....

I'm sure you can imagine that I have a little *thing* for fabric, pretty fabrics, geeky fabrics, kooky fabrics and just fabrics that shout 'Buy me now!!'.  I really need little encouragement to go out and buy more....It *is* for work...I buy for YOU!!

 

Until very recently though, fabric shopping in my local area was a little sparse; we had the usual Dunelm Mill with the same old fabrics that you get everywhere, Boyes, a cheapy fabric shop, I am led to believe are only located up north and one fabric shop that sometimes has fab little gems in it but generally is a bit of a mish-mash, piles of fabric everywhere, not particularly pleasant shopping experience.

A few weeks ago though, I noticed a new fabric shop opening in Cleethorpes, a mere few miles away from home so I obviously had to go and investigate.  The photos on their Facebook page looked good; lovely light and bright shop, fabrics I *needed* to buy.  Due to other work then friends coming to stay, I resisted visiting until a few days after it had opened and I wasn't disappointed.  They had fabric I had been led to believe had been discontinued and lots of other fabrics I loved.  I left with a big bag of new prints.


A week or so later I had a chat with the lovely Lisa who owns the shop and she asked me to make some bags to show some of the fabrics she sell...who am I to refuse?  So, I went, we picked some fabrics and this is what I made... 


This little bag is my surprise favourite.  I wasn't planning on making any Ruby bags but I had a bit of fabric left over and couldn't resist adding the red band to the top. It would make a fab book bag for a little (or not so little!) person.


This Aneela Hoey fabric is cute. All of the cats have been named!
 

These bags are now all with L & C Fabrics on Grimsby Road in Cleethorpes.  If you are local, pop down and tell Lisa I sent you.  If you want bags making in any of these fabrics, just let me know.  If you are local and you go into the shop, see a fabric you like and would like me to make a bag out of it for you, I can do that too. I wish Lisa and her family lots of luck with this new venture. The more fab crafty shops there are in the world, the better.  My bank account may not agree with that though......

5 comments:

Evelyn Hender said...

What a lovely range of fabrics! I can't even pick a favourite one lol

Nic said...

I know, I struggled Evelyn. I love all of them and I think I might have to get some of the horse fabric and match it up with some bright pink or purple - it'll look fab!!

Daisy said...

Yep, Boyes is indeed only Oop North! I really wish we had something similar down here, there is nothing to replace the Woolworths style shop round here as a go-to place for all sorts of little bits and pieces. *sigh*

Iris said...

What lovely fabrics! And I love the bag with the little horses on it. What pattern is it?

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