Saturday, 16 July 2011

More catching up

A few weeks ago me and Mr had a rare day off together. My beloved is head of chemistry at a local boys grammer school and you will probably remember the teachers strike from a few weeks ago. It was really lovely to spend a week day together as we rarely get to do this and most of our weekends are spent doing the usual housework, DIY, shopping yawn yawn. So off we pootled in our car to the gorgeous georgian city of Bath. Bath is only a forty minute drive away along beautiful peaceful country roads. The sun was shining and a fab day was had by all.

Anyone who reads Mollie Makes will have seen the spread about Bath in issue two and I for one couldnt wait to get back and visit. Mr was issued with instructions to amuse himself for two hours while i spent some time finding all the lovely shops written about.

I was not disappointed.

Firstly as we sat sipping lattes down a sweet little side street, sat outside enjoying the sun, and there straight in front of me This is the most amazingly incredible shop selling sewing and making gorgeousness.

Fabric, handmade felt, buttons, beads, threads, ribbons, stamping bits and bobs just to name a few. The lovely lady that runs the shop was very chatty and welcoming and made my visit feel extra special. I came away with a little bag of goodies and spent some of my birthday money on lovelyness. More on that another time.

Next on my map was Another little treasure trove of gorgeousness and please buy me yarn. Set down a little side street underneath a georgian arch this took a little bit of finding but was well worth it. Again the two lovely ladies running it were very welcoming and friendly. The varity of yarn here is just simply stunning with amazing colours and textures i was spoilt for choice.

Sorry about the piccies but i pinched these all from google images as i didnt take my camera with me.

I had such a lovely time and when me and Mr met back up again we had lunch in yummy scrummy Cafe Rouge.

Anyhows back to the future now and here is a sneak preview of my top down cardi that im knitting using my lush Noro bargain yarn....droolllll... I really do have a thing for Noro and this particular yarn is made up of wool, silk and kid mohair. Its lovely and soft but has a warm sturdiness to it that will stand the test of time hopefully.

Welcome to my new followers. It really makes my day when i get a new follower or comments left following a post. I love reading other blogs and im chuffed that people think mine worthy of following and leaving a lovely comment. There really are some kind thoughtful people out there in blog land and alot of very inspiring talent.

Big hugs,

Melanie x


  1. Would love to visit Bath one day soon it's a city that's always appealed to me. Sounds like you had a great time. Have issue 2 of Mollie's Makes but not actually properly read any articles yet eccept to drool over the wonerful little makes in there but will have a read on the Bath article later.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Leah x

  2. Melanie, I am so glad you found me, because now I have found you. Love your Nor, it is on of my favs. I also get chills, catch my breath and I think goosebumps when I see a great yarn sale.
    Have a great day,

  3. Hi Melanie, thanks for following my blog. I know just what you mean about followers and comments, it is very heartwarming when someone thinks my ramblings are worth keeping up with. Sounds like a lovely day out in Bath and that cardi is going to be GORGEOUS. Take care, Helen x

  4. hi thanks for the comment my crochet/knitting class found by luck went into local wool shop to buy starter kit and the owner said she had a little class at her house and its lovely little group so keep your ears open you may find one and bath is half hourish from me and its lovely dont get there that often but love it when i do xx

  5. Oh lovely, I would love to visit those shops. I wish I could visit the Mekry and go there once a week to a class with other crafty ladies and we would all eat cake and natter. I live oo far away for it to happen, so it is just a nice daydream.
    Your cardi looks to be coming along nicely. The colours are gorg,

  6. I do apologise for managing to call it the Mekry, I mean The Makery of course. OOPS!