Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Feeling uninspired? Then go shopping of course!

After yesterday's "I'm feeling sorry for myself" post I have a much more upbeat one for today!

Because today I went shopping.





And not just any old shopping......................






My favourite kind of shopping....................



FABRIC SHOPPING!!!!!!
here

And the really good thing about it is that I could justify going because I did actually need some supplies for a couple of commissions!

See............................

I needed some basic doll making fabric - white on white cotton, bleached calico, tea-dyed calico and osnaburg.

What I didn't actually NEED were these


or these little pieces (only 50p each and 1 free if you bought 5 - which I did as the three Little Lockets got one each too)

Or this really scrummy Tilda "felt"


And I really didn't need to pay a £5 deposit for this book that will arrive some time in August - but I just have to have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But I was very pleased to receive these FREE fat quarters

(just don't tell Mr Locket that they were only free because I spent so much!)


And those gorgeous spotty fabrics are just asking to be made into wallets with my lovely goldfish fabric.......................
And if we don't have any money left for food for the rest of the month (ok, so it's only the 1st today so that's not good...........) then I'll just have to feed the children on these

Lesley's Chocolate Banana Muffins - yummy!!!

Hope you have all had a good day too!

Lucy x

P.S. Went back to Weight Watchers today after missing last week with Dorothy being off poorly - and I had really struggled with the diet too - and I was very pleased to have only put half a pound back on! A huge relief!

23 comments:

dottydesigns said...

LOVE the spotty fabric...gorgeous, I want some. Muffins look good, and don't worry about food, i'm sure the children can go a month without food!! x

Kaz said...

oh oh and oooohhhh what gorgeous fabrics you have there, and you actually went to the shop!!! You got some of my favourite stuff today you know. Free stuff!! Love it. Can't wait to see what goodies you make with those lovely bits and pieces.

Its ok if you don't eat for the rest of the month, think of the progress on WW!!

Kaz xx

dottycookie said...

Lovely fabric - I've been doing some purchasing recently too, must post pics one of these days!

monda-loves said...

how often do you think we buy fabric that we don't need but just like? Still I'm sure there are worse habits.

Re the food for the kids - my advice is 'think like a student' its amazing how little you can spend on potatoes, pasta and tinned tomatoes!

Monda
x

Suzie Sews said...

you just can not help the old 'it makes me happy' fabric shopping remidy

Gina said...

Nothing like a bit of retail therapy to get you feeling better! Some lovely purchases - especially like the spotty fabric.
Gina xxx

Jane said...

Lovely fabric Lucy, Sorry i missed your previous post, i thought barney and chick-chick are gorgeous. Don't worry about the knitting misshap i managed one of those and i really need to pull it out and start again, mine was too small. Your crafting is lovely don't let life get you down. I love your denim bag too. Jane x

Lesley said...

Lovely fabrics Locket and perfectly reasonable to eat gruel for the rest of the month!!

The wallet fabrics look lovely together. Now get cracking and fill the shelves in that shop of yours :)

Great news on the WW front - you are doing really well!

xx

Alison Boon said...

Some gorgeous bits of fabric that will be put to very good use in your hands. Nothing quite beats a bit of retail therapy to lift the spirits

est said...

fabric shopping is the best therapy ever!!! yay! lol

Monkee Maker said...

Oh yeah. Shopping will cure all ills, it's a well known fact. (In fact I think there may even be an article in The Lancet about it).

Some lovely stash boosters there, Lucy, and FREE STUFF too - fab!!

:)

anne bebbington said...

Love the spotty fabric!!!

Jodie said...

I'm glad you are feeling better Lucy - we all have those days .
I am so in love that fish fabric. Nothing like a bit of fabric therapy to cheer a girl up .

nicolette said...

All the fabric we buy and don’t really need...! LOL
You bought some wonderful stuff and the new
Tilda book looks promising!

eileensattic said...

On the contrary, you did NEED those Yummy Dots!

Sal said...

I love spotty fabric! I have just been ordering some for my shop.
I hope that you feel better after that spend!;-)

Sarahs Home said...

There is nothing like a little fabric shopping to brighten ones day and then of course that shop is wonderful. The next time my Mum visits I am going to take her over there, she has retired now so will have plenty of time to craft.

Hope you are feeling better today.
Sarah x

Kitty said...

Now I have a dribbly keyboard (or 'dibbly' as I typed before I spotted the typo and edited). Fabric .. mmmmmmmm. If it were edible, I'd eat it. Can't wait to see your 'doings' with it.

Keep up the good work on the WW front (and sides and back). You're doing so well. x

May Kristin said...

Shopping is the best way to inspire a woman! Enjoy your goodies!

May Kristin said...

Ps! You'll love that book! DS

Stina said...

Way to go...!!!Hope you will feel more inspired after your shopping...I know what you mean...have been shopping alot myself the last days...some have arrived...and more to come...;D

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo!!! Look at all those polkies!!! They will look so cute in your sweet wallets Ms. Locket. Did you HAVE to mention a new Tilda book. Now I'll have book envy LOL. And OHMYGOSH -- you have a sampler from your g-g-grandma??? How fabulous is THAT??? I'd LOVE to have something like that from an ancestor -- what a LUCKY girl you are!!!

Ulla said...

Hi, I just found your blog today (via Eileen's Attic) and I totally understand your buying the dotty fabrics! You might need them, and they are so gooood to have. I'm trying to keep a fabric diet, to use more than I buy, but it is very very difficult.