Sunday, 27 March 2011

Monday Craft Day

It's that time again Monday Show and Tell and Handmade Monday, where does the week go? Not much creating this week more visiting my favourite fabric shop in Sturminster Newton, Hansons Fabrics and Craft, pure bliss if you love all things sewing, wall to wall fabric, lace, beads and more and the journey through the New Forest was fun as well, all the ponies.

Mono Chic

Afternoon Tea

Amelia Rose

& just in case

So as not to upset Lee (DH) on to Frome (Froom) for him to visit his favourite 60's record collectors shop 'Raves from the Graves' nestled up a small street with a stream running down the middle. I enjoyed some cinnamon toast and coffee whilst waiting.

and finally a Marie Antoinette decorative cushion, with handmade organza roses and leaves, filled with fibrefill and pose pot pourri and must not forget the Swarovski crystals to pin up her skirt.

Marie Lace and Crystal necklace, machined lace centre, topped with Swarovski crystals, flowers, satin bow, crystal embedded heart with satin and organza cording.

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  1. Lovely fabric stash and love the pics of Frome!

    Thanks for kicking off Handmade Monday this week! x

  2. glad you enjoyed your fabric shopping cant think of anything better then actually sewing it all together xxx

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! Loving the name of the 60s record shop...

    Ali x
    Ali's Craft Studio

  4. Lovely fabric! I love love love that necklace! just gorgeous.
    Hugs Sue x

  5. Those fabrics are really beautiful, can't wait to see what you're going to create with it.
    Oooohhh, and I love Cinnamon toast - sounds like you had a lovely time.
    Rebecca xx

  6. Aren't fabric shops just wonderful - our nearest best shop is at Tiptree (where the jam is made) called The Cheap Shop! Enjoyed studying your range...Nancy

  7. Hi Caroline,

    Oh how I love to shop for fabric. Love your stash. And the pictures of Frome are absolutely lovely. I love your show and tell. You really are very talented.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Janet Bernasconi
    Janet's Creative Pillows

  8. Glad you had a lovely weekend. Hope OH was allowed to buy records to match your fabric purchases. Your cushion is lovely I love the way you pinned up her skirt

  9. The necklace is gorgeous and I love the black and white fabric, sounds like you had a lovely time.

  10. Oh I adore that necklace. And of course, everyone should enjoy a good fabric shop everyone once in a while. Some beautiful pieces there

  11. Ooooo fabric, and gorgeous fabric at that!! Recognise couple of those, we have similar taste!! Love the black and whites, really effective i will have to look out for them.

  12. Hi Caroline,
    I love all of the pretty fabrics you found! I can't wait to see what you will create with it. Your Marie pillow is beautiful! Hope you have a nice week!

    Shabby Shan's Cottage

  13. The fabric looks beautiful - sounds like a perfect day! Anna x

  14. Fabrics are nice, nudges me into thinking I really must renew some chair covers. Interesting link to Hansons - sounds brilliant for courses but surprised there isn't an online shop? Especially after being tempted with your pics.

  15. I was in Frome a few weeks ago at a Craft Fair and visited the street with the water running through the middle. Haven't been to Sturminster Newton for almost two decades!!
    GR8 trip down memory lane for me.

  16. Hi Caroline,,Oh how I love to buy fabric. I love what you found. Everything is so pretty. I love the Marie Pillow:) I LOVE 60s music. Such a neat name. lol It looks so pretty there. Have a wonderful week, and happy creating!
    (()) gail

  17. Lovely stash of fabrics. I can feel a trip to the New forest coming on as its not very far from me at all. Love your gorgeous necklace.


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