Monday, April 26, 2010

A day out in Wellington

Fibre Flair

On Saturday my friend Christine picked me up and we went to Wellington for the day. Christine wanted to visit some scrap-booking stores for supplies and although I'm not into scrap-booking, I was more than happy to follow along and look at everything!

Our first stop was at Waikanae at Sister Act, which was full of delightful crafty bits, BUT just round the corner was Fibre Flair, a quilting store! How convenient is that??

Lovely Living

But also at the Waikanae Shopping Mall was this wee shop, Lovely Living. It was owned by a very friendly girl called Jacoline, who was busy stitching as we browsed, and it had the loveliest selection of gifts, many of them hand-made. She also had a lovely bunting hanging outside which immediately caught my eye.

Lovely Living

Then it was off to The Craft House, 47 - 53 Hutt Road, Thorndon which was full of all sorts of exciting bits and bobs for scrap-bookers. They also ran crafting birthday parties for children, and stocked the largest selection of papers that I've ever seen!

Craft House

And we went to several other stores, where I got a little engaged with looking at everything and completely forgot to take any pics! Sorry!

But this was worth remembering, we stopped for a quick break at Bordeaux Bakery, the coffee arrived cold, but this little number was worth it!

Hope you all had a fab weekend!
Carole :)


Doreen G said...

Sounds like you had fun Carole just what you need at present eh?

Kayjay said...

You've seen more than I have and I live here haha. Glad you had a great day and it wasn't raining!

Jenxo said...

aww lovely Carole, a very nice distraction....jenxo said...

Those shops look brilliant! And that strawberry delight... yum! suzie xxx

La Dolce Vita said...

thanks for the great tour! love the shops and that tart looks yummy!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Shiree said...

Carole, sounds like you havd a real fun time, some rather amazing shops to browse thru, wouldn't mind having a looksee thru those Waikane ones,they look kinda yummy!!!

Lien said...

hi Carole, Thanks for visiting my shop. I see you had a great day! The pictures look great, hope to see you again. Thanks and your blog looks great to. All the best, Jacoline, lovely Living

Nathalie Thompson said...

How neat that Jacoline visited your blog! And so nice of her to let you take photos. Hopefully your post will increase traffic to her shop, then you two will become BFFs, then she will invite you to be a guest teacher and run a class in her shop on sewing art journals and you two will ROCK the NZ arts 'n' crafts world!

It COULD happen. :)