I’d like to say a big thank you to the lovely Rosel for taking me on a magical mystery tour of the sewing and vintage shops of Nottingham today.
We went to Husqvarna Studio , which looks like a very useful place for habadashery bits’n’pieces and even sewing classes:
The only down side about the classes is that they’re during the day, but apparently some of the local colleges have evening classes and the like.
I was v impressed by the amount of fabric shops – a cheap one at Sneinton Market, no fewer than three in Victoria Market, John Lewis (which still has that damn sewing box that I waaaaaant sooooo muuuuuch!), and even more just out of town in Beeston – I’m feeling spoilt for choice!
And my vintage clothing tastes were piqued by the awesomeness of Celia’s Vintage Clothing:
So so many pretty things in here – I was sorely tempted! I’ll definitely have to come back here when I’m allowed to spend. It’s got everything from 80s puff-ball party dresses to victorian night dresses. There are some great hats, vintage stockings, gloves and other accessories. I sense I will spend quite a lot of time here.
I did get to treat myself a little today though… We enjoyed yummy pastrami sarnies in a little tea shop and on my way home, I popped into the gigantic Waterstones (four floors – yay!) and spent some of the money on the giftcard that was my leaving present from work oooon… Soulless, by Gail Carriger:
All in all a great day!