As promised here are photographs of my holiday haul. I tried to only buy things I knew I wouldn't be able to get back in England, but failed. I tried to only buy things that I had a plan for, and failed! I don't think I need to buy fabric for a long, long time!
I bought some gadgets and gizmos and will post reports on them when I have used them a few times.
Japanese textiles and Japan blog where I shall also share all the Japanese fabrics I bought. Please pop over there and add the blog to your list so that you don't miss out. I will post a link on here too.
And so to fabric:
Michelle and I bought at Claire Linn's shop in Hawera and we are both going to create something with it and compare the results. Michelle has already bought some lovely dusky pinks that go very well with it, go and have a look here. If you remember from my post in April I bought some fabrics that were the "Essence of Claire". I have added some vintage buttons to them and some tassels from the Quilters' Barn in Blenheim and they are going to become a table runner (very soon!)
Obsession 2 Quilt in Temuka didn't have any panels left so they took this one out of a kit for me as I didn't want the weight of all the extra fabric to bring home! That's what I call service.
Sashiko Started It with a guide to fabric shopping in Tokyo - they have a whole area of the city called "Fabric Town", excellent. Look out for that in a couple of days and remember to check for the giveaway too.