Thursday, April 7, 2011

Look what I've found!

A wonderful new shop in Melbourne...

It hasn't been open for long but I only chanced upon it while 'blog-hopping' 


It advertises itself as selling vintage haberdashery and fancy goods

Don't you love that - 'fancy goods'?  So old fashioned!

I had reason to be in the city and decided a visit was in order...

And, of course, purchases were made.

Many items are imported from France... 

cotton reels, thread, braid, buttons!

And they had French General fabric by the metre, made up into lavender 

bags, and other pretty things!

I succumbed to these....

For winding embroidery thread on to....

They were wickedly expensive but I couldn't resist sewing accessories this pretty!

And they do, of course remind me of Paris!

And there is nothing wrong with that, is there?

I'm sure I'll go back again....

Do you have a favourite shop that you like to visit, just because?

Happy sewing!



  1. Hi Suz,
    I discovered this shop late last year and love it too.

  2. I am not much of a shopper, but I do love Quiltworks Northwest in Bellevue, Washington, USA. They sell quilting fabrics, patterns, notions, Bernina sewing machines, and beads and beading supplies. Of course there are books about all of this. I love looking at all the beautiful fabric, then going through the tables filled with beautiful beads from all over the world. I don't go often, but I think another trip is in order.

  3. Such pretty things. I love the paper bag.

  4. Hi Suz! There are a couple shops like this in our is THe Green Velvet- they sell very similar items and I was fortunate enough to sew for them some time ago. Then there is an online shop....McMaster and Storm. They used to have a brick and mortar shop, but only have an online shop now. Very cool stuff there too. Glad you had a good time shopping!!!

  5. Hello Suz,

    You sound so excited and I can see why. Love the embroidery thread holders,they look to pretty to cover up with thread. Hope you have a great weekend.

  6. Those thread winders are gorgeous. I don't get into the city that much but will definitely add it to my list to visit.


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