Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cute Little Shop Spotlight

I realize that it has been six weeks since I stumbled over this cute little shop, back when I was visiting Auckland. By now, after a quick stint to Wellington and New Zealand's South Island, I have made my way to Melbourne and will stay in St. Kilda for a couple of days. Still, I wanted to share my Cute Little Shop Spotlight, Auckland Edition with you, to delight in and maybe visit, should you ever amble that way. It's a little fabric and notions shop called "Fabric and Things" between Parnell Rd. and the Auckland Museum. Such pretty fabrics! Look at the one with the roses, can't you just see it as a tea dress?

And those little trims and buttons, sorted by color!

I fell in love with some of the lace (see the two-toned one in the middle?), alas, it was a bit on the pricey side and I need to watch how much I'm carrying in my backpack...

They also had some really sweet handmade things, coin purses and the like...

And don't you think it's a fabulous idea to decorate with framed vintage pattern sleeves?

If you're ever in Auckland, you should really drop by! Here's a photo of the storefront, so you won't miss it:

And afterwards, make your way down Parnell Rd, there are quite a few more quaint little shops there! :)

I'll be back (reasonably) soon, after I've hit the Melboune fabric stores lined out by Carolyn and the thrift shops (already stumbled over two on my way between hostel and supermarket, although they had already closed for the night). I'm also going to meet my boyfriend in Sydney next week! And spend Christmas with him and spend a 3-week holiday on the Aussie Eastcoast! So maybe not all that much blogging and more snogging... ;) (pardon the crude rhyme, I've been reading Harry Potter...)

Happy Holidays everyone! (Even though I'm in zero holiday spirit, this being summer and all...) But Happy Holidays and Happy Sewing, wherever you are!

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