In the bookshop next door I found a great collection of old children's books. This one is my favourite.
In Blackheath I was a bit disappointed. There were lots of lovely things in the Victory Antique Centre, but sadly everything that caught my eye was well out of my price range. Lots of the smaller shops were shut as it was a Tuesday and I almost thought I would leave there empty handed. Then I remembered passing a small cottage just out of the main shopping strip that had a sign out the front. I walked back down and was a bit hesitant at first as it just looked like a house, but a small sign taped to the door said 'Open, please turn the key'. Well inside was an absolute fabric treasury, floor to ceiling shelves of fabric, walls of buttons, trims galore. It was fabric heaven! I could have spent hours in there trapped with so much deliciousness and out of the cold. It was very hard to show restraint, but I think I did rather well.
First up I chose these summer in the city prints to make a dress for Lottie in the springtime. I had tried to purchase the lovely bird print online a few weeks ago but it had sold out. So I couldn't believe my luck. And of course I had to get the matching ric rac as it all looks so lovely together.
Next I chose a pack of co-ordinates from the Free Spirit Mod girls range. These are going to be the basis of my first ever quilt. It is only a doll size quilt, but I figure that would be a good starting point. The amazing quilter Helen very generously sent me a pattern and now I just need to get it done in time for Lotties birthday. I also need to find a little cradle somewhere to go with it.
In Leura I found this sweet little deer pin by Marc Jacobs and I couldn't resist. It is perfect in every way and will be pinned on many outfits for both myself and Lottie. I only wish there had been two of them so we could have one each. I discovered him at Mrs Peel, which is a shop full to the brim of loveliness.
And lastly what trip to the Mountains would be complete without a stop at the Little Hartly Candy Shop. Yummy yummy. I am surprised these have lasted long enough to make the way home and get their picture taken.