Today I went with Lottie to Hanley to visit Abakahan and Emma Bridgewater! We spent our pennies!!!
First stop was Abakahan; if you've never been in one, it's a veritable treasure trove of goodies, from fabrics, wools and everything in between. I think I could easily have bought lots more than I did, but I tried to restrain myself. Mainly I wanted to get some fabric with which to make myself some dresses, and I found two to try out with my patterns from Pip Lincolne's Sew La Tea Do book.
|Dress fabric 1 - it's a bit more sage green in real life!|
|Dress fabric 2|
I also got some other fabrics to make other 'things' with - a girl needs a choice, does she not?
|Lottie had some of this too|
Then we went to Emma Bridgewater for lunch (yummy) and a browse around their shops. I didn't buy anything here but that's primarily because as a non-tea and coffee drinker I'm a bit limited in my purchasing capability. I did see a gorgeous dish for crumbles etc but the price put me off!
Then it was back to reality and the joy of the school runs! I did have to pop to the supermarket though as we had run out of lunchbox treats - oh my, look what I found in there!
|I missed this when it was on - catch-up time required!|
|Alphabet tote-bag with my initial on it - £1.99 bargain!|