A friend and I travelled down to Invercargill at the end of last week to visit a “Quilt Shop” called Kitz and Thingz
here are some photos of the “Shop”. It was a house on a diary farm in the middle of nowhere. But what an Aladdan’s cave. I didn’t get a picture of Bedroom 1 (sorry, was initially too overwhelmed to think about photos). All rooms had lovely book cases loaded with fabrics. The children’s room looks small in the photo – this would only be a quarter of what is in there. These pictures only show the tip of the iceberg. There were four Bedrooms containing:
Bedroom 1: The largest range of Flannels I have seen, Batiks and Asian fabrics.
Bedroom 2: Amy Butler, Valorie Wells, a huge selection of Black and Whites, numerous wide fabrics for backings, patterns, jelly rolls, charm packs, and a massive selection of bright and colourful fabrics.
Bedroom 3: Jinny Beyer, Country fabrics, patterns, jelly rolls, etc.
Bedroom 4: Childrens Fabrics including flannels and a selection of lovely toys.
The Hallway: near the entrance – Christsmas Fabrics, down the hallway further Fabric Panels.
The Lounge: Quilting Supplies, other bits and pieces
The Dining Room: Filled with bolts of fabric at half price!!
Needless to say we boosted their bank balance at the expense of our own…… now to find time to get to the machine and turn the purchases into something. Don’t go to this shop with your husbands – unless of course they are willing to part company with their $$$, and be prepared to spend some time. We were there for 3 hours!!!
We also went to a little shop in St Andrews Street, Invercargill – of which I cannot remember the name. It was something like “New Vintage” It was tiny and very “Amy Butler
“. Quite lovely. I purchased some lovely linen to make a skirt – and I go the new Amy Butler book