I'm in London for a few days, helping my son with his flat. It's been a tiring but rewarding time and I'm hurting in places I'd forgotten about! But we have made time for a little retail therapy, of course ...
Tom took me to an amazing shop on Walthamstow High Street - full of ribbons, yarns, buttons and beads - he goes there for his crochet supplies and he knew I would love it :o)
The shop is very narrow, squeezed into the space between two others (you could easily miss it and in fact we did to start with), but on the inside it goes way, way back, and it's full of goodies like this ..
Gorgeous or what?! I had a metre of each, plus the beautiful paisley motif and the two jewel buttons and the whole lot cost me only £11.90! Blimey that's what I call a bargain!
My Inner Magpie found it very hard to choose from the hundreds of ribbons and trims, but I went for a mixture of vintage style, vivid colours and sparkles and I thought the flowers would be fabulous cut from the trim and used separately.
I think it's safe to say I'll be going back ... :o)