Saturday, September 15, 2012

A few purchases...

Of course those of you who know me will know that I couldn't visit a craft fair and a textile fair without making a small purchase or two! My first purchase was some hand dyed muslin, lovely colours!
And just a couple of fat quarters! Very restrained. And then there were so many things to see at the textile fair that I had to be very very very restrained! LOL
Forty meters of rick rack, just what every girl needs. :)
A small purse sized tin with a few wooden cotton reels inside. It's a perfect size for popping in your bag with scissors, cotton and fabric.
A little pink crocheted coin purse that will just fit my coffee cards and a few coins.
And the most exciting purchase was this hand stitched framed landscape. All done in dark burgundy thread, it matches several landscapes I already have. I love these old works. Beautiful in their simple way.

Yes I know, you are probably thinking I have very odd tastes! But that's me.
I'm wondering what you collect that's just a bit odd?

Carole x


Jennifer said...

I don't think your choices are odd at all! The fabric is very pretty, and the embroidery really interesting. But I am still wondering about 40 metres of ric rac.......

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I forgot to inspect your bag - you slipped those goodies past me!!!
LOve the dyed muslin - perfect colours and an adorable little purse!

The ric rac was a great buy - perfect colour for everything!
You're a canny buyer CB!!!

Tammy said...

I don't think anything you bought is odd at all. It's all very pretty! And all the colors go together so well. That stitched piece is amazing! Best wishes to you, Tammy

Lottie said...

Odd tastes - you must be joking - you have exquisite tastes - and what fabulous finds! I think my favourites are the fat quarters and that oh so beautiful stitched landscape.

Fabulous finds

Anneliese said...

All you bought is wonderful - my last fair was two days ago in eastern France - with DH - no time !!!! But the exhibition was great - the vendors space was simply too crowded already early on the first day.

Jenny said...

Not odd at all, Carole - they are divine - love the purse, love the muslin - such a beautiful stash of treasures:)

Margaret said...

Lovely little stash of treasures, very you! Mx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Not an odd collection at all - very nice pretties and all great finds. I have similar tastes and will pick up anything that catches my eye (but I do admit to having a huge weakness for embroidery books!!)

Tatkis said...

Lovely purchases!
And the stitched landscape is a treasure!


A Magical Whimsy said...

What very lovely finds at the craft fair and textile fair. Love those colorful dyed muslin swatches, and the divine fabric with the birds!
Teresa in California

Annie said...

Call us the odd twins then. I would have fought you for all of it. Well, maybe not the ric rac. LOL