a little walk

well, sort of! I had a little shopping trip yesterday, one I have not done for a long long time, looking at these bags, any ideas?

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Not very hard : ) Yes I had a lovely stroll going from VV Rouleaux to Liberty via The Button Queen and Macculloch and Wallis. It was trimtastic!!

So I shall start at the beginning, I had a chance to nip up to London with John, he had a meeting that would just be in the morning, so we trained up, and then I had about 3 hours to submerge myself in trims, buttons and fabrics, and I tried my best to do all of that and more.

So I took the tube up to Bond Street and went to VV Rouleaux and it was amazing, if you haven’t been there then go, now! I spent about an hour in there, and I really needed double that, there was so much stuff, including this,

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and this,

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Just wonderful, isn’t it, a lovely soft wool felt with red hearts embroidered along the length, and there is more,

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they make me want to have pretty little girls with smocked dresses, no, stop that thought now, and there are more, it is a big post this one,

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I think I will get alot of use out of these, more, more and more,

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I will use both of these on the next robot I’m making, did I mention that before, yes, I’m making another one, but for the same purpose : )

Well that was that shop, and then I moved onto The Button Queen, a very sweet little shop, which again I really wish I had spent more time in, I really rused the first three places because I wanted to spend time in Liberty, but we are getting to that!

At the Button Queen I got these,

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All lovely buttons, the sheel ones are made from Paua, which I have not seen as buttons before, they are all small as well, adding to my collection.

Next I went to Macculloch & Wallis which was another really old shop, stacks of boxes, and all a bit rough and ready, but crammed full of everything you could ever need, I mean they had elastic to mend you bra straps, and industrial reflective stuff for putting on workmens jackets!

So from there, interesting trim,

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The bottom trim is like Lycra, which I will use again on the next robot, yay!

And then I moved onto Liberty, which I was so looking forward to, and as with all these things you hype up, it was a disappointment : (

They didn’t seem to have as much fabric as they did the last time I went, all the fabric was so expensive, and madly so, and it just felt like it was there for tourists, maybe I being too mean, after all I did get these,

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and these two remnants,

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So I have lots to play with, I escaped the house and children for a while, and I really enjoyed myself. If you do it spend more time at VV Rouleaux rather than Liberty! And it’s a nice walk too!