Only 3 sleeps for you guys! I’m not sure how to count mine as I’m working the night shift tonight and tomorrow so it’ll be 2 ish I think!
It’s all getting just too exciting!
So I thought I’d write a short post as I keep thinking of things to tell you!
I’ve been down Dewsbury today to make sure Weatherspoons have saved us a corner. They have – we’ll all be directly on your right as soon as you walk in.
Errm, what else.
Have you made a badge?
Like the goodie bag swap badge making isn’t compulsory. I only just traced mine off last night (using just my iPhone and a frixion pen) and am hoping to do a quick running stitch over the fancy writing and then stitch it to something a bit more substantial. Not sure when this is going to happen, I’ve not even hemmed my Moneta yet! And I’ve not got a goodie bag to put my goodies in! Oh my, I really need to kick my butt into shape!
I think you’ve all seen the map I created, but I thought I’d just use it again to introduce you to a few of the shops in Dewsbury for those who haven’t been before, or for those who have only been to Fabworks.
There’s quite a lot to see (and buy) in Dewsbury so it might help you plan where you want to go, or in which order.
This is just outside the town centre, a 5 minute walk from the market and Weatherspoons. It closes early on a Saturday at 2pm. It sells most types of fabrics, including leather, and if it’s scuba you’re looking for then this has the best choice. Fabworks online has brought them to the limelight in the last year or so, although they have been trading for donkeys years as a brick and mortar shop.
I shouldn’t have favourite but I do! Manjit the owner is so lovely and really cares about what she sells you. It’s only a small shop but she has so much choice and specialises in dressmaking fabric. The last couple of years she has put on refreshments for us and offered to do it again. I declined her kind offer, so it’s my fault she hasn’t, as I think it will be too busy this year – the numbers have more than doubled on last years! So sorry ladies, but she did offer!
The Pound A Yard Shop
As you can see from the photos it’s been here quite a while and is well established! The fabric unfortunately is no longer a pound a yard!
This shop is huge and is over several levels, so would be difficult for those with mobility problems. It would be a fab place to play hide and seek!! Maybe I should add that to the itinary!
All these photos are just from the ground floor! They sell crafting cotton, curtaining, wadding, upholstery fabric, and all sorts of fabric that you’ll not have come across before. Don’t be put off by the exterior!!
Creative Craft Centre
This will be moving round the corner in April to bigger premises, so if you’re reading this and it’s one of my old posts it will have moved – but not far!!
The craft centres entrance is just inside the undercover area you can see on the photo. Simplicity and vogue pattern are half price, and by the way of habbadashery there doesn’t seem to be a lot they don’t stock. And if yarn is your thing you won’t be disappointed.
And then there’s the market. There’s several fabric shops, habbadashery stalls, and a wool shop. There’s an undies shop that if you find it easy to buy bras you might drop lucky and pick up a marksies one for less than a fiver. It’s a ‘real’ market with proper bargains. There’s a tripe stand too 😝 not something I’m contemplating any time soon, but you might!
Don’t forget there’s a giveaway for those who can’t make it for who guesses the total mileage travelled by all the attendees. There’s a prize for in and out of the UK. Hila is our Prefect of all things to do with numbers so she’ll be checking with you to make sure we know how far you’ve travelled.
As the number of attendees is now 30+ I think I might do the goodie bag swap before we head out shopping at 11. So if you’re taking part and are going to arrive later than 10:30 am it’s really important that you let me know so you’re not left keeping your own goodie bag, though I’d be more than happy to keep mine 😆.
Talking of goodie bags, I have 2 Goodie Bag prefects!
And the prefects even have prefect badges! Thanks to Karen 😘
Also, I realise some of you already know people and will have lots of catching up to do, but could you keep an eye out for those who aren’t. If you turn up and don’t know anyone, come and find me, don’t be shy!
I’ve probably missed some things but I’ll publish this now, and add to it later if I think of anything. So by for now, and hopefully I’ll see you on Saturday!
I’ve just thought of something else!!
The Moneta party!!!!! Here’s a sneak preview of mine!
We really really need a group photo of everyone wearing their Monetas, so I was thinking (yup, I’ve been doing too much thinking, my brain is aching!) 11am just before we hit the shops – if that’s not ok with anyone who is planning on wearing their moneta please let me know and I’ll try and do some more thinking!