Friday, 2 August 2013

Holiday fun in Brum

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 Pacheco1943
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! 

Sarehole Mill

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