Thursday, 4 June 2009

MORE OF MY PURCHASES

Here's the rest of my USA purchases. The balls of yarn are wool and made specifically for felting, so planning some fun with that! The fleece fabrics and pattern are to make a cosy nest for the new grandchild we're expecting in a few months.

The picture below shows an assortment of "stuff" - oddments that I picked up in sales and dollar stores, beads and buttons, a tin that just caught my fancy because it was pink and spotty ....














I always buy some of the Jo-Ann fat quarters because at $1.49 they're a fraction of the price they are here in the UK.

The brown(ish) fabrics are to make a little wall hanging quilt in one of the books/magazines on quilting I picked up ... promised myself that I would try to do more in this line, and I do LOVE sewing.

I also bought a couple of really great books including the Collaborative Art Journals which is SO inspiring! I've done circle journals but would like to go further into the more arty styles. Now who can I persuade to be in them .....??

As you can see, when it rained I didn't waste any time, and I'm delighted with my purchases. Most of them were reduced or on special offer or bought with 40% off coupons etc., so I actually didn't break the bank although I know it looks like it!!

8 comments:

pammyjo said...

Looks like a very productive shopping spree. Great deals. I really like the books and fabric choices. Enjoy. I don't seem to find the great things at dollar store that you do. I'm running by this evening on my way home from work. Yippee@! It's fun. Thanks for sharing. Hug, P

ooglebloops said...

Great stuff!! Did you get that Collaborative Art Journal in Michael's? That might be something I'd be interested in!!!!

Kimmie said...

The Payotn's yarn is beautiful stuff .... I used the very same blue verigated (the middle ball) to make mittens for my daughter last winter.

angie said...

Ooooh Rosie looks like you bought some great stuff there- looking forward to seeing what you do with it all :o)
Angie.
x

Ed said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic holiday - I've just come back from Southern Ireland, and couldn't find 1 craft shop :-(

Lynn said...

Awwwwww too bad about the weather, but like you said, just more time for shopping, you really did enjoy yourself didn't you?

Alix said...

did we get a little bit carried away again, hon? xxx

Jaqi said...

Oh Rosie, cant wait to see what you do with all these wonderful items. You have some great stuff there. I so regret not being able to sew, the felting things i have seen look lovely. Jaqi