Saturday, 17 May 2008

Treasure Hunt

I went fabric shopping at Wimsew at Balham/Tooting today! Yah! This is what I bought:

What I'm I planning to do with my goodies?
  • Knit my Mum a beret for this winter with the yarn.
  • The buttons were a bargain at £1 for the whole bag, I will definately have a use for these.
  • Poka dot fabric is for next week treasure hunt that we are having for my daughter's birthday party.
  • I couldn't resist the wool mix fabric at £3.50 per metre, maybe a bag?
  • The red and white string is for a draw-string bag which I will make with the nautical fabric for the birthday party goodie bags.

Update: Look what I made in the evening:

These are for next week's treasure hunt goodie bags, all I need now are some chocolate coins. (I still need to sew the buttons on the draw-string bags).

I had some spare time (very rare indeed) and went on a sewing binge. Spent 4-5 hours sewing my socks off. I'm really pleased with the Robot Tissue Cozy, but the Bend the Rule Artsy Clutch went a bit wrong, but it will have to do. I used the buttons I bought today. Still happy that I got a good deal with the buttons. Hee! Hee!


Helen said...

Your artsy clutch looks great - not a flaw in sight! I also really like the coasters and tissue cosies - those Japanese fabrics are so cute. I hope your daughter's birthday party goes well - the treasure hunt sounds like a great idea for that age group. My little girl, who's 4, is obsessed with treasure hunts at the moment.

K&S City Girl said...

Thanks for your comments Helen. The Japanese fabric is from Etsy, but I did see a stand sell the exact fabric at the Stitch and Craft show.

I am looking forward to the treasure hunt myself...Hee! Hee!

Anonymous said...

Good haul from Balham. Since moving to London I really haven't worked out where all teh good craft / fabric shops are. Liberty is great, but sooo expensive. Do you have any favs that you could reccomend?

K&S City Girl said...

Hi Philippa!

My favourite fabric/craft shop is Wimsew at Wimbledon Sewing Machine (292-321 Balham High Road, London SW17 7AA). The craft store is next to the sewing machine store and there is a sewing machine museum there as well. The staff there are lovely and so helpful. A lot of the bloggers go to Cloth House on Berwick Street, John Lewis on Bond Street, any Ikea and Cath Kidson (Putney). If you live in Hither Green, then pop down to Lewisham High Street, there should be a fabric shop there.

Hurrayic said...

Love that blue striped fabric - it's perfect for the loot bags. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Hope your party goes well too.