Last week, Zoe and I set off to explore the Sham Shui Po area, where many of the fabric shops are. OH MY GIDDY AUNT. I could never have been prepared for what we found. It was amazing and unbelievable. A fabric lovers heaven. A crafters heaven. Shops and shops of fabric samples. Button shops. Ribbon shops. Lace shops. Bead shops. So much, all in one area.
A few shops are wholesale but the rest will sell fabric to the public with a minimum order (3 or 5 yards I found) There is really so much fabric to choose from, all different types, some thing for everyone.
Most fabric is not stored at these shops, you have to pay for it and order it in which can take 1-5 days. So todays trip to Sham Shui Po was to pick up last weeks fabric orders. I was very restrained (last week) and only got 3 different fabrics, one was a blue solid I needed to help finish off some bunting I am making.
I also got these two gorgeous pink florals. I want to make a skirt for me out of the first one and Abbey just informed me she likes it too.
How sweet are all the different colourways?
Today we found a huge shop of ribbons. Ribbons only. So many. Drool. It was difficult to choose any, I will have to go back when I have a project in mind to use them with.
This is Zoe in the ribbon shop, hiding behind a plastic container of celery. As you do.
Look all all those ribbons. There was one more aisle of ribbons, this photo only shows half of what this shop has.
I must say a big thank you to Catherine for posting this Chocolate Slice recipe. I remember making it as a child all the time. It is so easy to make and very yummy. Zoe and I were snacking on it today (plus the celery)
Next week Zoe and I will go back and pick up todays selections. I can not wait!