I’ve been doing a bit of retail therapy lately . . . and not feeling in the slightest bit guilty! I read recently on Nanacathy’s blog that knitting is apparently excellent for our health and well-being. If we follow that thought through to its logical conclusion: retail therapy for crafting supplies must be good for us too! In moderation, of course!
I started off with some necessary shopping for sewing and patchwork . . . Not more fabric, as one could expect (that would have been naughty!). However, my iron had seen better days, and was leaving dirty marks everywhere so I decided I needed to invest in a new one. While on a mission to buy a new iron, I found a pretty pink full-sized iron (in Lidl for only 6€).
And then (on amazon) a mini travel iron and a mini ironing board. This ironing board is called a “Jeannette” in French. It’s tiny and its original use is to iron shirt sleeves or other small sewing projects. The travel iron (purple, of course!) is very dinky and perfect for ironing small patchwork pieces or for future reborn sewing projects.
I call these buys an essential investment because it’s impossible to sew decent seams & patchwork blocks if you can’t iron your fabric properly!
After taking care of my sewing/patchwork needs . . . I then went browsing on The Wool Warehouse, in search of a few packets of safety eyes. And while adding those to my cart, decided it seemed only sensible to add a few balls of yarn (okay 10) to my cart, since p&p would be the same regardless.
I love how supplies arrive from The Wool Warehouse. Always packaged and sent in a very practical draw-string bag. I first started shopping here, because of the very reasonable postage costs to France, and since they also stock fabric for patchwork and safety eyes/noses for amigurumis, they have become one of my favourite on-line shops.
These are the ten balls of Stylecraft Special DK I have added to my stash. Stash I am slowly building up in order to have a wider choice of colours for future amigurumi projects. I added some neutrals to this order, as well as some nice bright colours. I now have 20 colours to choose from in my Stylecraft Special DK stash.
Only 60 more colours to buy, to complete the set of colours lol. By my calculations, if I order in 10 new colours every month, I’ll have them all by the end of September!