Today I took a little trip (by myself, a rare treat) to a fabric shop near my mums. One of those shops I'd heard lots about but never visited. Bricks and mortar fabric stores tend to be a bit disappointing in Ireland (with a couple of exceptions) in my experience - the fabric selection is not always to my taste and they tend to be very expensive. But I was pleasantly surprised in The Crafty Fox (in Drogheda) - beautiful fabrics, good selection of quilting rulers, lovely ribbons and other bits and all laid out so prettily. I could have browsed for a long time.
In the end I was restrained. I picked some lovely Tilda reds, a LV Aneela Hoey grey, and a lovely Northcott black and grey that will be perfect for binding.
Then on the way back to mums, I stopped off in the local convenience store looking for a comic for the small girl and to my utter surprise found this on the shelf:
I've been unable to get this in the big "national" newsagent chain so to turn up in a little village shop was unexpected to say the least.
I had a leaf through it and saw some lovely projects. I'm not a big fan of craft magazines in general but was glad I picked this up - lots of inspiration here that ties into my new thing for garment making. I see trying my hand at some dress making in my near future. Where would you recommend for easy patterns for myself?