Friday 25 June 2010

Picture heavy prim goodness!

I ended my last post saying I would be back soon to show some more of our visit to Wisconsin-so true to my word, here I am! I thought, if I am to wait until I get my goodies displayed, you could be waiting a while and I know a certain buddy is going on hols soon, so this is to put her in the notion for all the prim goodies that are out there-as if she is not excited enough-right Christine?

The shop below,'A Simpler Time' is in Ripon-I first saw it on someone's blog and made a note of the address, as a definite place to visit. Wow, but I was not disappointed. Room after room of amazing eye candy, do you want to see?

Well, what do you think? A good find?
Now, on to some purchases!
This next pic, caused a little hassle at the security of the airport-I had it beautifully packed in hubs hand luggage, with the glass out and filled with goodies for safe transportation, but we had to unpack it all at security (which took ages) as I think they must have thought it was a rocket or something!! Anyway, I got it home safely and hubs got it all wired up for here and I am soooo pleased with my new lamp:))

I didn't get the wire basket in Wisconsin, but I thought it displayed my new bobbins and treenware nicely. I just love the little mats I got-can't wait to display them properly.

Just a closer look at the coverlet I got from 'A Simpler Time' I am still waiting (impatiently) on hubs friend making my quilt rack:(

I usually only buy things I can't make myself, but I couldn't refuse this folk art pear makedo-so beautifully stitched and finished off with a little wool strawberry on a rusty pin and just look at the little base.

Ok, that is most of my goodies-(I need to keep some for displays to show you another time, or I will have nothing to blog about!lol) but before I finish, here are a few photo's of my wool stash. I know, it is probably small, compared to many of yours out there, but believe me, it pleases me:))

The bottom left, is wool felt and the top left, are a few of my wool kits, yet to made up. Here is a closer look at this scrummy bundle.

This next pic, shows my flannels and homespuns.

And here is a pic of some of my cotton stash

Thanks for staying with me if you have reached this far. I know it has been long but that leads me to my next piece of news.
Because of the school hols etc I have decided to take a break from blogging for July and August-please do not remove me from your blogroll; I do intend to be back in September, with hopefully some sewing done!

I hope to get the odd fix, by reading your blogs when I can, but until next time, I hope everyone has a great summer and enjoys special family time together.

Blessings, Shazy x


  1. Did you hear me squeal?!!!!
    OH OH OH where do I start? How fantastic! I need to hit PA and FAST! know what I mean!
    How can you say that is a small stash it's amazing.
    Thanks so much for sharing and whetting my appetite - just can't wait!
    Have a really lovely summer break!

  2. Let me first say that you will be sorely missed in blogland!!! wah!!!! I hope we can still keep in touch!

    Those are some amazing shops you went to and you got some amazing goodies there!

    Me thinks you have way more wools and homespuns than I do, LOL. What a yummy stash you have there, girlie!

    Hope you have a wonderful summer w/the kiddos!


  3. Oh did you hear me squeal too. What wonderful goodness in that store! I would think that I died and gone to heaven there!

    I love how you have all your wools set up. I'm trying to figure out how to the same thing in my craft room. I just love looking at all the wonderful fabric you have.

    And will definitely not take you off the blog roll. I enjoy your blog a lot, but really understand about taking a little time off. Hope that you have a wonderful summer!

  4. DROOL!!!

    Oh my, I would LOVE to come shop.
    I see another Road Trip in my future now!! :)

    I love all your new goodies.
    Drooling over them all.

    Have a great weekend!!


  5. Hi Dear.. I think you have had a wonderful time... and I love everything you bought.. As for the wool and fabrics.. Wonderful and so neat..
    Have a great summer and we will miss you...
    Until September..

  6. What a fantastic stash of wools - real eye candy!! And I love the goodies you bought home, especially the sheep and the lamp (it was worth the hassle)!!

    Have a good summer - happy sewing, and see in September!


  7. Hi again!
    Loved those pictures too...I could have bought something out of each photo...especially the Noahs Ark...cute!! And I loved all your goodies that you brought back. And, and....and you call that a small wool/fabric stash???? WAY, way, way bigger than! You'll have to come and visit if you don't believe me...hehehe ;)
    Enjoy your Summer with the go play with your!
    love ya, Wendy x

  8. Looks like a wonderful place to shop. We don't have anything like that in my area.

  9. I love that store too! I adore the outside, you just know it's gonna be awesome inside when it has such a cute appearance! So many wonderful things! Again, I would be so overwhelmed, I don't know what I would do! I LOVE everything you bought! Wonderful goodies!

    Ok, you win! That's quite a stash you have there missy! No wonder hubs was saying no more. Haha! I buy homespun every time I go somewhere that sells it. I feel like I have to buy at least one yard of something. Lol! I love the way you have it organized also... looking great girl!

    I totally understand about the break! But I will miss you! I love your blog and always get something out of every single post. Enjoy your summer break with your kids, they'll be grown before you know it!

  10. Me again Shazy!!

    I love Wendy's pressies from Primitive Gatherings that you sent to her - I think I'm going to work on being your new 'best friend/ twin sister separated at birth' (Wendy's words)!!!!! Get the picture???!!!!!

    Julia:0) x

  11. I have just discovered your delightful blog through Julia and then Wendy's blog. I live in England and wondered where you get all your lovely wools, felts, homespuns and kits from? I know that you took a recent trip to the USA to stock up but do you know of any suppliers of American Primitive kits etc in the UK? I am definitely coming back to your blog again in September. I am salivating over all your gorgeous goodies!!!

  12. Oh my have a fantastic wool collection along with homespuns and flannels.

    Love, love, love the look of your studio/craft room. I also have the same collection of flannels and homespuns.

    Do you quilt too? I use my quilting fabric for the crazy, wonderful quilt patterns by Cheri Payne Saffiote. She has a website and you just might like her primitive folk art style. You probably already know this, but wanted to mention just in case. Happy stitching.

  13. Why have I not been here before!
    Love your blog and I'm not sure if you saw my post on my blog but I posted about our trip up to Ripon to A Simpler Time and had lots of pictures with it....but regardless if it was mine you saw or not...I'M GLAD YOU GOT TO GO THERE AND BUY LOTS OF WONDERFUL TREASURES.

    Hugs, Karne