This is a remnant I picked up at Ditto Fabrics - it's 100% cotton and brushed on one side. Less than £2, I picked it up because I liked the colours and the weight. I think it will eventually become a bag. The shop was packed from top to bottom and front to back, all sorts of everything. If you like working hard to search for fabric then this is a shop for you.
Beads, beautiful beads - from the Brighton Bead Shop
I thought these would be a nice embellishment for my Africa quilt which is pieced but awaiting quilting.
This little chap will be attached to my Gecko on the Wall quilt - awaiting hanging. From the Brighton Bead Shop
And this larger gecko from Kissing Fish will be part of the hanging of the Gecko quilt. We loved this shop - full of wonderful things from Indonesia.
Some little fishes I liked at the Brighton Bead Shop.
These glisten like swarovski crystal, the photo doesn't do them justice, very tiny and I couldn't resist.
This is brightly coloured cotton muslin - bought at New Fabric Flair, 51 Gardner Street - in the North Laines shopping area - no website. This shop is even more packed than Ditto Fabrics - you have to squeeze past piles of all sorts and other customers, to get to the back of the shop - only to find it is a dead end and you need to retrace your steps to escape. Not a great experience, I don't need fabric that badly, but I understand that some folks do and there was no shortage of them in there buying lots and lots and lots and lots................
Some other shops in North Laines which I think deserve a mention......
Sensations Gorgeous jewellry which looks a million dollars (well it floats my boat anyway) but doesn't break the bank. I think it looks a hundred times better in real life than in the photos on the web site.
Two Feathers This is a shop selling Native North American Indian crafts, jewellry and many other things. I liked a lot of the jewellry in here, particularly the ear rings. Tim and I could not see anything with a price ticket on and I presumed if I had to ask the price then I probably couldn't afford it. I really don't like it when there isn't a price ticket in sight. Looking at the web site after arriving home, some of the pieces I admired were well within my purse range so no price tickets lost sales - never mind, I didn't really need any new jewellry.
Eco Logic Cool This is the place to go if you need something really unusual - we fixed ourselves up with a present for an upcoming 18th. We'll definitely go there again when we are looking for something for the person with everything. I loved the gorgeous rainbow mosaic mirrors.
There's no doubt about it, we had a great time. While I was wandering and browsing beads, fabrics, art and the like, Paul and Tim found plenty of other "man" type shops to forage in.