Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Something pretty and shopping locally

I am very lucky that our new house is only a few minutes walk from our village shops. It's a lovely village, not large but very friendly. Unfortunately the centre of the village is not that easy to negotiate with a pushchair and a young walking child, as the roads can be a bit narrow and busy, and it means pushing one-handed while gripping Harry's hand tightly. This means that I don't usually get time to stop and browse as we walk through on our way to toddler group or the library.

When Harry is at nursery and I only have Mia in the pushchair then I can take the time to go a bit more slowly, and in particular try and visit my favourite shop - the haberdashery shop. Considering the size of the village, it's a wonderful shop. It really does sell everything that you could need for all types of craft and more. It also has more the old-fashioned and obscure bits and pieces that you wouldn't normally know where to go to buy.

Last week Mia was in a good mood so I took her in for a browse and I treated myself to some embroidery scissors. I've been doing cross stitch for years but I've never had proper scissors for it. I love the pattern, and they make it so much easier to snip the threads!

embroidery scissors for cross stitch

9 comments:

  1. Such pretty scissors! Lovely. You're so lucky to have a shop like that locally, the craft shop in the garden centre closed down so now when I need anything I have to go to Milton Keynes or Bedford (or wait for the postman).

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    1. You'll have to come down and visit! It is a lovely shop, and the prices don't seem too bad either, they carry a huge amount of stock.

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  2. Gorgeous! I remember you mentioning you wanted to buy pretty ones.

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    1. Thanks! I treated myself as a reward for getting on well with my enormous work in progress, I'll share a new picture for the next Needlework Days!

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  3. Great to hear you are settling it and exploring your new home. The shop sounds fantastic, you could not have moved anywhere more suited to you.

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  4. I never knew this shop existed, am so coming to visit soon the scrapbooking stuff seems great from what I can see. Thanks for letting me know xx

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    1. Enjoy! I don't know much about scrapbooking, but I know they have a good selection of punches, stamps, ribbon, buttons and so on. They also have lots of different paper, but not sure if it's scrapbooking paper.

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  5. It is a wonderful shop, and I hope that they thrive as they sell so many things it is difficult to find on the high street now.

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