On the road again and this time the destination was Toowoomba. Always a good hunting ground. There are lots of interesting shops, artists, gardens and Op shops.
The Op shops were first on the list after I had attended to business. I was looking for a small bar tin for baking. My husband thought the other was old so he threw it out. It was one like my Mother had and not easily replaced. I found a tin but not the one I wanted but I also found lots of things I hadn't even thought about. Like these lovely little Japanese dolls. All $2 each.
And another bunch of things that I can't show because they are going into the Christmas draw. But let me say that I spent another $20 on 5 presents!
Then I saw there was a sale on at Hana's, which is a family department store. I only bought 2 shirts but I have noted lots of things for my next visit. Out to the patchwork shops where there were sales but everything I liked was full price. Some nice Moda fabric.
Just some top ups on Shadowplay.
Some nice 'boy' fabric, small scissors and thread.
Then onto the craft show. It was very hot by this time and I think I parked my car illegally under some trees at the University but I wasn't booked thank goodness. Here I caught up with lots of people I knew and found some bits and pieces I have been looking for. New blade for the rotary cutter and needles which I keep dropping and can never find again. (I'm sure there is an imp that collects them.)
Some Japanese thread I want to trial.
A stand for my rulers.
I think I could do with a second one of these as I have lots of templates still in packets!
That was all stuff I needed. The rest is, well I wanted it. A lovely hand turned bowl in Campher Laurel. The smell is divine.
Finally I am starting to find some Australian wool producers. With all the wool the country produces it is a crime that we have to buy from over seas. I only bought the one hank of wool to trial. We will see how it goes.
Good thing I remembered to put the trolley in the car boot because I would never have got it home otherwise!
I think I had better stay home for a while to let my wallet recover.