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« London Shopping :: Part I | Main | Cosy Homeliness »

November 19, 2008


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nice post. really cute pictures of an incredibly colourful and beautiful selcetion of goodies.where can i find it?thanks for the information.


Oh wow, I can't believe you responded that quickly. You're obviously as lovely as you seem. Thank you for the tip about Emma, I'll definitely write her. Anna x


I know I'm a bit behind, like a year or so... I've fallen hopelessly in love with your Ann Wood glass boat. Would you know if she's online, or rather, if her stuff is online somewhere?

I luv luv LUV your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creative life.

Anna, Sydney


Oh you have such a wonderful eye for colours and photography. I envy you your skills and you goodies - especially the beautiful Liberty buttons!
Estelle x


I want to go shopping in London!! What a wonderful haul and I had a favorite until I saw the fabric and then I melted!! Love the fabric. http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/


Hi Lucy,

I love reading your blog, there's always so much inspiration! I think I need to invite a friend over to force me to tidy up as well

Love, love, love the crocheted ornament, did you use a pattern?


How funny, your show and tell made me laugh!!!! We really have similar taste as I have loads of identical items and fabrics in MY house!!!!! Obviously you have an immaculate sense of style....!

sheila jones

Hi Lucy,

I have just discovered your blog and oh what delights! Lovely, lovely shopping, beautiful crochet (so comforted to see you struggled with the ripple pattern as I am doing right now having taken it down too many times it is now at the bottom of the bag!), fantastic photos and inspirational words. I shall be back for sure. Thank you for sharing so much.



Lots of beautiful things but I think the glass beads are my favourite.


One of my favourite things about a big shopping trip is coming home, and looking at all my purchases and sharing them with dh - I think it stems from that big-school-uniform shopping trip when I was little and we put on a fashion show for my dad when we got home!
Anyways, a lovely blog - I feel as if I've been sat next to you as you unpack each lovely, gorgeous item.
We've got the tree from Paperchase too!
A xx


Anne who made the little boat lives about three roads away from me! I have taken a photo of a beautiful mirror she made and I am going to blog it tonight so you can see it!

Love Emma x


Oh lucky you, what a wonderful day you must have had, no wonder you were worn out!

Can't wait to see future creations using some of the beatuiful fabric



What a lovely lot of loot!! Your excitement is contagious! Wow, what a fun time you had, love all the colours and textures. x

Crystal House

India produces variety of beads such as glass beads, wood beads, clay beads, horn beads, metal beads, ceramic beads, lac beads and many more. Crystal beads are very popular due to their transparent and clear nature which makes them shine with any type of accessories. Indian handmade beads are one of the most demanded beads in the world. The majestic handwork of the Indian expert craftsman has made these beads very popular all around. Lac beads are generally handmade and are greatly admired by people all over the world for its exclusive handwork. Glass beads occupy the biggest bead market in India and are available in variety of colors, designs and shapes. Indian glass beads are exported in all countries as they are cheaper and have great finish. Wood beads are also available in abundance, carved wood beads and painted wood beads are the two main streams under which wood is processed to make beads. Although ceramic beads don’t have as big market as glass or wood beads but it has a great potential. The shiny finish of ceramic beads makes them very attractive. The main thing which has lead to the extensive spread of the Indian bead market is the fact that every buyer (whether it be a small shopkeeper or a wholesale businessman) can satisfy his needs of beads through the Indian market. Normally people dealing in wholesale beads keep a great variety of beads under a single roof which makes it easy for the buyer. info@crystalhouse.in


I have serious shopping envy. I would have picked all of these things - I especially like those buttons. I can see a trip to Liberty is on the cards...



Oh, those KF spots are wonderful. And poops to the housework police. A girl needs a self-indulgent weekend once in a while!


Yay, great things, Lucy, so glad you enjoyed yourself and went for it on the shopping front. I'm seriously coveting that xmas tin box and I really love the card with the kitty on the granny squares blanket. I have those Liberty buttons too, they're too lovely and now you've made me want even more Kaffe fabrics. Hmm, didn't know that was possible!

Yes, a shopping trip to Marylebone High St is a must. It's my fave place in London to go shopping, so much quieter, more civilised and all round nicer than Oxford Street - but safe in the knowledge that so long as you start at the Cath K end, by the time you are down at the other end, via VV Rouleaux, John Lewis is still not far off if you can bear to brave Oxford St!
Look forward to hearing more about your teatowel quilt.
Hen x

Moss stitch

Why has everyone been to the Country Living fair except me? I'm soooo jealous, may be next year! Anyway glad you had a lovely time and bought some fantastic stuff.


What fun - love all of your purchases. The fabric is so pretty. I am glad you had such a fun day - you deserved it!!


Hi Lucy,
Looks like you had a great mooch around the shops, was hoping to get to the country living fair but didn't make it...next year...love your buttons and fabric, you have such good taste....it is what we are missing in the north a contemporary fabric shop. My mum made me kaffe fassett quilt which I used after the arrival of freddie, curled up on the sofa....all a mixture of the stripy fabric...I have been on a free motion quilting course at the weekend and acquired some new techniques and am intending to make my first baby quilt for a imminent arrival, just waiting to see what sex the new baby is before I get started. Will bring my sample piece tommorrow to show you...see you tommorrow,
Sarah x


Oh, my...what a delightful amount of goodies, Lucy. I am so happy for you to have been able to take that little solitude trip and treat yourself. Everything is lovely and charming and the fabric....YUMMY.....can't wait to see what you do with that fabric!!! Enjoy your company tomorrow!


lucy, what fun you had! i could hardly wait to see which kaffe fabrics you bought. sure enough, you too were seduced by his lovely spots, my favorites.

loved your photo of the colorful shelf of fabrics in yesterday's post. what a treat to find all those beautiful fabrics lined up in front of you, how inspiring! i might have stood there all day, just endlessly rearranging them.

p.s. more blogging + less dusting = happy home!


I want it all!


Fabulous Lucy!!!


Wonderful, Lucy! Absolutely wonderful! I just love everything. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time. It's so important that we moms remember to take some time for ourselves, treat ourselves to something special, and to celebrate the things that make us the interesting people that we are. :~)

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