Saturday, 7 March 2009

Hearts, flowers,striped shirts...and more!!

Saturday started early at the Snippets place today.
Generally, if I wake early, then I
can't lie in for very long...valuable crafting time you see!!

I really had no intention of making these!
'Everybody does hearts', I told myself a while ago!

But the fabric was shouting out 'hearts' at hearts it had to be.

And then it was off on the train to Exeter!!
What a treat!!

I never tire of Exeter (as you know!) ;-)

And I never tire of looking in Jenni Flower, on our way to and from St Davids station.

My fave little flower shop .

Did I say we went by train?...

Lugets of Exeter have had a revamp...what caught my eye was..

these shirts!!

I wanted to cut them up and make wonderful things with them..there and then!

And the salesman soon came running out into Cathedral Yard, to see what I was up to!!

Apologies about the you can see, the cathedral kept getting in my way!

The window was a riot of colour and my photos don't do it justice.

Talking of colour..I found this wrapping paper in the best ever card shop on this planet...

The Card Gallery in Queen Street.

And this:

I can surely do something with these wrapping papers...but
if nothing else, I can just chop them into strips and pretend that these books sit on my bookshelves and that I am extremely well read.. LOL!

I also found this... a pad of paper with loads of pages, all the same..and my mind was working overtime as to what to do with it!!

Then I suddenly remembered why I really went into the card shop in the first place!
I was sidetracked as usual!
My dad's birthday is on Tuesday!
I foraged around and eventually found something apt.
My dad loves the past..he lives in it most of the time!
I don't blame him either.

Finally , as I wandered along Gandy Street, I noticed this piece of 'art' in a window.

I don't really like it that much but it made me think that maybe it was time I got out my paints!
Hope your Saturday was good too!


Josie-Mary said...

Good to see you again. Loving the wrapping paper, I think I be visiting the card gallery after my hol's. Jenni's was very quite today... did you see the snow drops?? :)

Floss said...

Once again, thanks for the lovely trip to Exeter. Is it ALWAYS sunny when you go there? We're off to the mountains for a day's skiing tomorrow, which is something I never did from Devon, anyway!

MarmaladeRose said...

Great photos Sal. I think that last picture would be much better if it was an embroidery or an applique. What do you think?

Sal said...

Yes , good idea !

Sarah Benning said...

I love that wrapping paper. Exeter looks great.........could do with some retail therapy!

cocoa and blankets said...

what wonderful colours...woke me up this morning before I start the ironing...I can never get over how much you make are amazing...happy sunday..H

Menopausal musing said...

Colour, colour and COLOUR..... You sell Exeter wonderfully. Thank You.

funkymonkey said...

I'm now thinking about what I could do with that Penguin wrapping paper.I love the look of the Florists shop - it makes you want to rush in and buy it all I expect.


louise said...

What a colourful post. Ooh, the flower shop is lovely and so are the photos, I would love to own a place like that. I am an early bird too, I am not a lolling around in bed sort of person. The hearts are very pretty, I can never quite get over the production line you have going, do you ever down tools! The nostalgia card for your dad is lovely and I would like to find some of the book spine wrapping paper too. x

Rosie said...

I love going to Exeter with you, you find the most lovely things:) What a super colourful post - like the wrapping paper and your hearts are so pretty:)

Thecraftytrundler said...

Just love all the lovely, bright colours in your blog!!!
Exeter looks lovely, will have to visit one day .

Happy crafting : )


P.S. Kaiser Chiefs were great!!!! I have just about recovered now!!!! lol!!!!

Rosesposes said...

A girl can never make enough hearts!. I love them they look lovely and prettyx Dom

Shabby Chick said...

Hello hun

Yes everyone DOES make hearts, but it's for good reason, we all love them!!! Those look lovely.

That flower shop is so nice and colourful, I can see why you love it. I have a horrifying confession in that there is a flower accessories shop which sells other goodies too like easter decorations (judging by what I've seen by peering in the windows out of hours!) about four doors down from me and I have never visited it... MUST go in.

Mel xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

I do enjoy our shopping trips with you Sal :) gorgeous hearts, love the book wrapping paper, it's fab. Laughed about the man in the funky shirt shop coming out to see what you're up to :)he should give you a discout for free publicity.
I like the painting reminds me a bit of Gustav Klimt, a riot of colour!
Twiggy x

Hens Teeth said...

That was a great trip around Exeter, thank you.

MelMel said...

Love the prettyb they are!
Great fabric!

The cherries are a new design apparently.....not sure what else she is going to be putting them on, there was an apple one and a pear mug too....but only had the pennies for one!

Carol said...

Oh Sal the hearts are lovely, no you can never have too many!
My house is full of hearts they are everywhere!
What a lovely day out you had.
And you get those paints out I am sure you could do better.
Carol x

galant said...

Husband and I love Luget's. Husband had a jacket made there several years ago and it is the smartest he has ever owned. They also sell - or did when last we were in there - Alfred Sargent shoes (for men, of course) which are beautifully made and come not only in a box but in green shoe bags inside the box.
Margaret Powling

Simone said...

Lovely post Sal. So good I read it twice!

Shirl said...

Your hearts are gorgeous. I just love all the colour in your piccies; makes me feel so spring-like! ... :0)

Kirsten Löser said...

So much nice stuff in one post!! Great.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Sal, those hearts are adorable. What a great job and I’ve been thinking and looking at my sash of fabric to make some kind of fabric hearts too.

See some great books there and the flower painting kind of grows on you. Happy Monday to you