I took a couple of days out to spend some time with my friend Hayley who happens to live in Mosley, Birmingham which is only a stones throw from the cute little Haberdashery shop Guthrie and Ghani (set-up by Lauren from The Great British Sewing Bee fame).It is a spacious shop full of lovely fabric, yarns and other sewing stuff. I purchased a few things including two new patterns and a small amount of fabric and bias binding for two new Colette Sorbetto incarnations.... now I just need to finish my red pencil skirt.... AND my cerise Ginger skirt first....
- Do you find it hard finishing a project?
- Do you get distracted by the lure of a new sewing pattern / fabric / new item before finishing other things?
|Mmmmmm, lovely fabric.......|
|Guthrie and Ghani haberdashery in Mosley, Birmingham|
|Two new patterns for the next round of projects.|
We visited Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and got really spooked out by these rather scary life-size wooden sculptures that had real human teeth....
The strange thing about the wooden figures was as you walked around the room their eyes followed you. Very, very weird!!
- What do you think?
|‘Man and his Sheep‘, Ana Maria Pacheco, 1943|
On Tuesday we spent a leisurely afternoon at Sarehole Mill a short walk from Hayley's house. It has some gorgeous gardens and Mill pond to enjoy and we learned a decent sprinkling of local history and educational facts!