Thursday, July 7, 2011

london calling

I had been looking forward to our long weekend in London for weeks and weeks, and it did not disappoint. Aside from all of the lovely family things we did (sightseeing, eating, shopping, eating!), I managed a few hours to tick some things off my crafty list ... starting with a visit to this lovely store ...


Liberty of London has to be one of my most favourite stores. Aside from the beautiful fabric, it is just full of beautiful things - an old fashioned department store with wonderful service. Lucky for me, Liberty is currently having a sale, so I came away with these gorgeous fabrics. The top four are 1m remnants that were half price, and the bottom fabric (the same as the one hanging over the chair) I bought 3m of ... I love it!



I also visited The Make Lounge (thanks Jennie for the tip!) - a gorgeous craft shop full of lovely bit's and pieces. I finally got myself a copy of Mollie Makes from there.



It was just so lovely to be back in London again. The city is in "spruce up" mode - getting ready for the Olympics next year, so the place is buzzing. As an Australian, London is such a homey place to visit - similar food and lifestyle and loads of Aussies! Here are a couple of my favourite snaps from around the town ...



Back in Spain now for a couple of weeks. Cheerio!

7 comments:

beck said...

Wow Nic, aren't you having an amazing time?! I love the fabric, and how cool is The Make Lounge? Looking forward to lots more photo's from your trip, have fun xo

Red Parka said...

Great photos - makes me miss London (I lived there for a while, many years ago)... we are hoping to get over there next year so will have to put the Make Lounge on the list. Gorgeous fabric too - love the bottom one especially!! Enjoy!

trudi@maudeandme said...

Ahh. This brings back so many great memories. I love London. That fabric is devine!

lamina@do a bit said...

Looks like you are having the best time!! Sigh...I love London... and especially Liberty such an amazing store hey! What gorgeous fabric.. bet you can't wait to get sewing! :)

flowerpress said...

That's one way to get your Mollie Makes magazine ;-)
And wow Liberty sale, score!

babygalah said...

LOVE that fabric! Have I mentioned that I am loving your photos? London is such a great city, I know what you mean about the 'buzz' about the city - we were there for the Royal Wedding. Keep enjoying your travels :)

Naturally Carol said...

I am really enjoying your adventures and am trying not to be envious of your amazing purchases!