Sunday, January 28, 2007

A New Addiction


And it is all thanks to Brownpants! She remembered me talking about doing embroidery when I was young with my Mum. So the wonderful BP gave me Sublime Stitching for Christmas. Very thoughtful of her, giving me something to send my craft ADD into hyperdrive! And today I paid a visit to Lincraft in the city and the embroidery cotton was .68c each. 68c EACH people!!!! All the colours of the rainbow! I couldnt contain myself, 32 colours were purchased!! So now all I have to do is start something......................

Also went to Tapestry Craft, and remembered why I dont like the place. Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran $7.95 each, ridiculous! Wool Baa in Melbourne have a shop front and online store and they sell the same for $6.00 (yet another reason to move to Melbourne??). I mean I dont mind spending a bit of money on wool, but I just cant understand different prices charged for the same product. And maybe it is just me but I find the customer service a bit hit and miss in there as well. Mental note for when I open a wool/craft store, reasonable prices AND good customer service is a must.

Well I am off now to pick my first embroidery project. Maybe a lady like hanky with Beer bottles on it for Ms Brownpants??!! :)

4 comments:

SadieandLance said...

Cool! I was only reading about that book in Craft mag today and wondering if I should buy it. Can't wait to see all the cool things you stitch.

Bells said...

Shazmina posts! Yay!

32 colours??? isn't there an Ani Difranco song by the same name? That's what I thought of anyway.

I know how you did it. I used to go nuts for buying all those pretty, pristine little bundles too. Have fun!

BrownPants said...

Have Fun!

Nora said...

Just between us, I totally agree with you re Tapestry Craft!