I don’t talk about my time at work much, what with patient confidentiality and all that. And also nothing much happens that I think would be worth sharing. But, and it’s a BIG but, I’ve had a great day today and I just can’t wait to tell you!
Yesterday a pattern arrived in the post so I thought I’d take it to work with me in the hope I’d be able to muster up some enthusiasm to trace off the pieces for the top in my lunch break.
Lunch ate & pieces traces off, including fathoming out a sway back adjustment, in 45 minutes. I decided to do the sway back adj before sewing a muslin as everything I’ve ever made has always needed one, but I’ve never thought to do it before the first fit.
And then it happened. I got a call to a patient at the Fabberdashery in Halifax.
“The What” I thought. Never heard of it, but I was soon on my way.
Once the patient was safely on her way to hospital I had a quick look around the shop. It was amazing, and Chrissy the owner is lovely. I took a few photos to share it with you – there’s even a craft room where they offer a huge variety of lessons.
As most of you know I’m mainly into dressmaking but have recently dabbled in quilting and this I imagine is going to be quite addictive too. Especially now I’ve found this little gem to fuel my new addiction!
So here we are, some photos I quickly took before I had to be on my way….
A totally handmade quilt – hand pieced and quilted…..
I’d like the bookcase with ALL that fabric in my home please!
They sell mainly fabric for crafting, but do have some for dressmaking including the bolts of linen below…
Beautiful cushions everywhere, and classes to show you how to make them…
I really could have done with coming here when I went shopping for my Time for Teal fabric…..
And my goodness! How cute is this cushion!!?? I’m sure they wouldn’t mind me copying this for another block for the time for teal quilt. After all it’s for charity!
The craft room opens up from the shop. It was so hard not to go sit down with these ladies!
Don’t ask me what I bought! I did have my purse with me but didn’t want to do any panic buying! This shop is only a 20 minute drive from my home and I’ll be back!
I really, honestly, truly didn’t buy anything! But when I go back I’ll let you know what slipped into my basket. We’ve a baby due in June (not me!) and I’m going to make my first proper quilt, so this is the perfect place to stock up on all I will need.
Unfortunately although they do have a website and a Facebook page they don’t sell online. But if you’re within driving distance it’s well worth a visit. It’s even on Trip Advisor!! Or if you don’t drive it’s only 1/2 a mile from the train station, and Halifax is quite a nice small town to have a wander round with plenty of nice cafes to grab a bite to eat. They even have an old fashioned independent department store (as seen on Happy Valley!).