All this came from just ONE cauliflower!!
So I got all super organised and bagged up lots of spare veg for the freezer for those days when I was
sewing working and needed a quick meal for the family.
What’s in the bag this week! I took some fabric and card to work to attempt some sticking, glueing and stitching in my break. I did manage to make a start on my Hexie Caddie for #sewdowndewsbury.
Before the weekend I would have struggled to muster up an interesting post. But thanks to a Fabricate opening only about 3 miles from home things began to look up!
I gathered together a few friends – Karen from the Sewing Miserablist, and Sue and 2 more golfing buddies. It was all a bit surreal, my online friend is now a proper friend and is making friends with my other proper friends! How good is that!
Karen showing of her new Burda Jeans!
And me totally Tillied out in my Coco and Cleo! Sorry I couldn’t help posing in and amongst all the amazing stuff for sale! No more waiting for the postman when I’m wanting an Indie pattern, or dashing into Leeds for last minute haberdashery when I run out of something!
Philippa who owns this sewing haven!
She wasn’t for having her picture taken really, but no one is really, are they? Watch out at #sewdowndewsbury – best wear your lippy cos I’ll catch you with the camera 😉
Sue doesn’t sew, she reckons she can’t even thread a needle, but she came along as she knew all the ladies and is slightly tempted to have lessons. You never know, this time next year she might even have her own hand made wardrobe!
Golfers and sewists getting on famously!
After we’d exhausted ourselves in Fabricate we headed over the road to the cafe, but got distracted by a dress agency next door to it. I nearly bought this dress. Nearly as it got as far as the lady removing the label and putting it in a bag, but then I tried on a purple one (no photo yet!) and bought that instead.
In the cafe for tea and cake!
Here’s my goodie bag that Philippa had put together for the new customers.
And here’s my purchases. Some filling for the hexie caddie, a french curve for all the intended pattern drafting, and a pack a sewing needles – I’m always loosing them!
I finished the hexie caddie on Saturday night whilst catching up with Taboo – I’d not seen any so had all 3 to watch. And then on Sunday I had a browse through my Goodie Bag inspiration board on Pinterest for something to make to coordinate with the caddie. I made 9 pattern weights and filled them with rice pudding rice. So it looks like they’ll have to make do with Ambrosia this week!
If anyone who is local-ish to me and is wondering where Roberttown is you can see it on the map below that I’ve used before for my Dewsbury posts.
It’s only 1 minute off the A62 near the Fountain Pub at Mirfield. It’s worth a ride over, not only calling into Fabricate, but you might pick something up in the dress agency too and then there’s the cafe for tea and a slice of cake. Or they do a mean breakfast – it’s where the hubby and I stop off when we’re out and about on the bikes.
It’s only open until 1pm though, so worth bearing in mind if you’re planning on your shopping trip being thirsty work!
The little dot near the ‘R’ in Roberttown marks the spot.
Have you noticed there’s no cakes this week!? Well, I did have a little square in the cafe on Saturday, oh, and a small brownie in Fabricate. I’ve started on a health kick so have been to 3 classes this week and I’m really watching what I eat. Why’s this? Is she ill, you may wonder? No, the countdown to the ladies Portugal trip has begun!
Sunday Sevens – a short blog post with seven/a few/lots of (delete as appropriate) photos from your week, invented by Natalie from Threads and Bobbins.