Mum and I recently took a weekend off, for a little road trip to Bunbury, a favourite haunt of ours. We wanted to relax, sit on the beach, collect shells and just chill out for a couple of days. Sadly, the weather was pretty awful and so we only had one clear afternoon for visiting the beach without being blown away or drenched. Never mind – it was an enjoyable few days anyway and we felt much more relaxed and mellow.
We tootled around with no plans or schedules. I had researched a bit before we went, so that I had some places in mind I wanted to visit. I definitely wanted to go to a few places that Mum would really like and, seeing as how she doesn’t drive, wouldn’t be able to go to on her own. So, with that in mind, I took her to Craft Collections, a gorgeous shop filled with everything a quilter could desire. Wall-to-wall fabrics and sewing supplies, with special gift items related to quilting, patchwork, bear-making, and sewing in general. Mum was in heaven and prepared me for a long stay as soon as we walked in the door…
It was all displayed beautifully, and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Mum wandered around for ages, picking out fabrics and fat quarters, wadding, embroidery threads and more. It was hard to choose – there was so much stuff!
A favourite fabric artist of ours is Tone Finnanger, the creator of the Tilda brand, and Craft Collections has an entire room dedicated to her. It made me want to start sewing immediately (which is odd, because I am NOT a sewer!) and Mum could barely restrain herself from buying everything in the pretty little room. Tilda designs are sweet, cheerful, feminine and cute, and the drawers full of fat quarters were so inspiring. We wanted everything! Tilda also has delightful range of patterns, kits, books and embellishments like ribbon, lace, buttons, and so much more!
So, I can thoroughly recommend Bunbury’s Craft Collections as a wonderful spot to stop and indulge your sewing, quilting or fabric obsession. If only as a way to keep your fabric-mad mother quiet for an hour or so 🙂
Happy crafting, everyone x