It doesn't happen very often as I always seem to have something to do while getting my business off the ground, but I planned a day out and away from everything to do with my normal schedule.
I also got my eldest daughter in on the act and went to visit her in Stoke on Trent.
After munching my way through too many of the Bounty miniatures in her chocolate box ( she and her hubby don't like them so I was just helping out..... honest :) ) we decided a craft based shopping trip was in order.
I needed some bright yellow paint and Hanley is home to one of my favourite shops, Webberley's. It's a book shop downstairs and an art and craft shop upstairs. If you are in the area it is definitely worth a look. I managed to pick up a great wallet with 10 Daler Rowney paint brushes in for less than the cost of 2 individual brushes. I get through a lot of brushes!
We then moved on to another favourite shop Abakhan. It sells craft materials, wools and fabrics. Many of the fabrics are from it's own mill and are at knock down prices.
Now this is where I get a bit geeky.
I am an avid Science fiction fan as is my wonderful Fiance. We are going to a fancy dress party as a social night with the Motorbike club to which we both belong. The theme is uniform - but not the uniform we would usually wear to work. We decided on the uniform for Star trek :). We had all but given up on the idea though as the uniforms to buy as fancy dress are really expensive. In Abakhan however, I found enough red and black fabrics to make both our outfits for less than £9. Bargain!
And I do love a bargain :)
Now to find a pattern and a Comms badge ..... guess I will be having a couple more days off....