Wow wow wow! I had the best day on Friday shopping with a like minded girlfriend (aka Goldgurl!)
She took me to the coolest stores, where I got the coolest bits and bobs.
First off was Davids Emporium! Where I come from, we having nothing of the sort.
So to find a wall full of buttons, I was in heaven. And what did I find, but jeans buttons! How gorgeous are THESE! Sorry the pictures no good, it's just started raining, so lighting leaves a lot to be desired. The jean buttons were 50c each! Fabric was $6/m, it's a stretch satin. And that diamante trim? $5/m
Then we went to a knicknacky you name it store, where I bought a few things, btu nothing of sewing interest so I'll leave that out.
Then was the be all and end all - Designer Textiles. I probably embarrassed goldgurl with my mouth dropping wide open, and the continuous "oh my gawd!".
Merino fabric for $5/metre! Even some fabrics for $1.50/metre. So I stocked up on Merino, and some sweatshirting, and some stretch knits for tops, and denim, oh the denim. Plus a few fabrics for my darling mother too who's back into sewing.
My mothers, just a soft stretchy polyester or something? Was $1.50/m
And then the most devine aubergine merino. This was $15/m, but I saw it and had to have it.
Wednesday I am off to Arthur Toyes, Spotlight (50% off patterns, woohooo!!!) and then off to try out a new sewing machine.
I discovered the Juki F600. I've been looking for a new machine for a while, ok years, ever since I bought my Bernina Activa. I never tried it before I bought, big mistake, ever since day one, I've hated it, and vowed never to buy a Bernina again!
So looking around for years, there's been the odd few, Janome always been my top choice. But they've never had all the features I wanted. I stumbled across the F600 a few nights ago, and after googling and looking at reviews, all the features I want OR need are on that one machine. It's fabulous! The reviews are glowing, and everyone loves them. I'm really excited to try it out.