Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Little Retail Therapy

As I haven't posted for a little while I thought I would show you a shop that I paid a visit to last weekend.
This shop is situated on the beautiful northern beaches area of Sydney in the suburb of Bilgola.
If you have never been there I suggest you make a visit.
The shelves are absolutely bulging with fabric.

I understand that today we have many sources of supply for our fabrics, however there is nothing quite like that first whiff of fabric when you step inside a patchwork shop, and then you can actually touch that fabric and play with bolts and fat quarters and put different textures together, fling in some bits of braid or ric rac or buttons , you can't do that on the web. It is most important that we support our Bricks and Mortar shops, otherwise they won't be around for us. There is nothing quite like a day out doing the rounds of the Patchwork shops, the inspiration gained and the new acquaintances made.
They have a loyalty program , so what better excuse than to re visit this lovely shop.
There is plenty of inspiration here , so if you can , plan a day trip , I can assure you that can while away a few hours and (dollars) .
The ladies that own the shop are very welcoming and they will even make you a cup of tea, but if you are going to make a day of it you can go back to Newport or up to Avalon and have lunch.

All the shelves are colour co-ordinated



I love Yellows and feel that every quilt should have a least a little yellow , for me it brings my work to life.



Maybe you like Reds, another of my favourite and this shop has the most amazing collection of Raspberry coloured fabric.



No matter what your preference this place can accommodate your taste.
Brights, Repo's, Yuwa's , Kaffes, Amy Butler etc etc.






Inspiration in every corner.






Until next time enjoy
j






5 comments:

Janet said...

It would be dangerous me going into that shop! I wouldn't know what to choose to buy, I wish it was my LQS

Maree said...

Thanks for the Tour..it looks like My Kinda Shopping...
cheers

Karen said...

Looks like a wonderful shop.

Janet said...

What a wonderful shop. Looking at your pictures is almost like getting a shopping fix. Someday I'll cross the Pacific and visit your home. Its on our short list now we're retired.

Chookyblue...... said...

last week I was in Syd and I remembered this post but not the name of the shop so i had to search thru your blog to find the name of the shop...........then I found it had moved to Warriewood.......I got there what a beautiful shop.........