Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bright Lights, Big City Part 1

Just returned from a weekend in Sydney. It was my husband's annual Christmas work Social Club weekend away. We stayed at The Rocks and we enjoyed Friday night strolling around the markets and shops.

We sat down for a burger and milkshake, and as I skimmed through the local newspaper you wouldn't believe what ad I found ...........

WOW - a Mokum fabric sale - I had my chart set for a fabric shopping mission (which incidently was my hidden agenda for the weekend).
We wandered around some of the great shops at The Rocks. A couple of books caught my eye ...

Then we found this rather stunning window display for an up and coming bag designer ....

I'm sure that Nikki could whip up a pattern for this swanky little number.

All of this window shopping sure takes it out of a girl .... back to the hotel for some shut eye.

Up bright and early we set off for Alexandria and the Mokum sale. I am wearing Simplicity 2923 from their Project Runway range.
There were some fun Christmas trees on display in Circular Quay. By the way, thats a Sling Bag that I also made - though for this one I did lengthen the body of the bag.

Found the Mokum sale -
lots of big rolls of big big fabrics - mostly for upholstery
but I did manage to find a few nice pieces of quality decorator weight cotton that I'll probably use for bags.

My husband likes walking so we walked from Alexandria to Surry Hills to find The Fabric Store - just watch out - there are 2 Cooper Streets in Surry Hills - The Fabric Store one is near Foveaux Street. And, boy, was I glad to find it ..... gorgeous stuff - huge variety.

Here is what I bought - very exciting!

The conclusion to this adventure follows in Part II .....

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I think I need to find that fabric store when I'm next in Sydney!!!

    Great to see the bags getting out and about, too!!


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