Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Shop Hopping in Adelaide

After deciding to join Mr B on a work trip to Adelaide, Miss M & I spent much of yesterday visiting quilt stores and parks/playgrounds. We also caught up with family last night & plan to again tonight.

Fun at the airport
First we visited Hettie's Patch in Hindmarsh. What a gorgeous storefront she has. Lots of muted tones and vintage look/style fabrics, along with a huge range of notions and haberdashery. We had lots of fun investigating the various rooms of the shop and came away with all these goodies...

Fabrics, tools, threads, buttons & trinkets
The pirate tin is for a special young nephew's birthday to keep all his treasures in. We also found some of this for Nanna to use in her potholders - she's had some difficulty finding it back home.

Luckily we mentioned the other store we were planning to visit, Quiltaholics, and found out that they had moved out to the hills. Unfortunately that was a bit far for us to travel but the ladies kindly pointed us in the direction of Patchwork by Sea in Brighton.

This was another lovely shop with beautiful fabrics, books and notions, and what a beautiful location! They are moving to new premises shortly so luckily we were able to take advantage of their moving sale. Here's what we bought...

Fabric, books & more threads, buttons & tools
These guys usually attend all the major craft fairs around the country but, unfortunately for us, have decided not to this year. With so much going on (moving shop, setting up a new website, various BOM and workshops, etc.) they needed a bit of a break. They have asked us to let their Perth customers know to keep an eye out for their new website, coming soon.

We took advantage of the lovely day to play at the playground, walk out on the jetty & grab some lunch while in Brighton. A very pleasant afternoon indeed.

After Miss M's sleep today we are hoping to visit 1 more store, Cotton Stitches. We just missed their sale (sad face) but are looking forward to seeing what they have on offer.

One thing I've noticed so far is that the Adelaide stores seem to have a lot of more vintage/muted type fabric colourways, plus Kafe Fasset fabrics & Moda precuts seem to be a favourite. Not as many brights and marbled type fabrics as we find in Perth. Interesting.

Until next time, happy stitching.
Tracy xx

1 comment:

Maria said...

Looks like a fun time Miss M and you are having. Lots of goodies finding their way back to Perth...Lucky you.