Saturday, 24 May 2014

naughty shopping

Today I went for a coffee with C in Manchester - we haven't either of us been to Manchester for aaages and it was lovely regardless of the rain! - and I may or may not have done some naughty craft shopping. I say naughty because I don't really have the budget for it this month, but oh well.

I bought this yellow Aran weight yarn from this lovely little yarn shop near the Northern Quarter that I had never heard of before until by chance I saw an advert on Facebook. Purl City Yarns is located on Port Street and is a well stocked, small yarn shop. By looking round they seemed to specialise in expensive and more specialised yarns, but I do love a trip to a yarn shop and was very happy to have visited. I was specifically looking for yellow to try and get that Pikachu case done!

I also really wanted to make another (and hopefully better) simple skirt (you can see my previous post on this tutorial here) and so this warranted a trip to Abakhan Fabrics. Located on Oldham Street this is a marvellously large fabric shop/haberdashery/yarn shop (I didn't even realise! Imagine my delight!), I got very excited here as they have such a huge range of well priced fabrics! I bought the pale blue polycotton for my skirt, the blue leaf screen printed fabric to make a stiff bag to hold my yarn overflow, and the flower screen printed fabric to re-cover some floor cushions. Funnily enough you pay by the kilo in this shop rather than by the metre...but hey it works!

Finally of course, a caramel latte and a banoffee brownie at North Tea Power, located on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter. Delicious and naughty yum yum.

Have you been spending too much on anything recently like me? ^^


  1. Can't beat a craft shop visit - I can wander round for hours in a small well stocked shop! Love the fabric can't wait to see the projects - & Banoffee anything is def a winner!

    1. the only thing that would top a craft shop visit is a craft shop visit that includes a coffee shop in the middle - mm mm mmmm