Mr Doodle and I have just had a long discussion about whether you want/need to know how to pronounce Frome. It rhymes with zoom. Ok, done.
We went to visit The Vintage Bazaar – it was amazing! A hall full of vintage clothes, fabric, pattern, toys.
I was feeling quite overwhelmed by it all, but after three trips round the stalls, managed to focus on the lovely fabric at Donna Flower.
I bought these
I’m going to make a Colette Jasmine from the blue with white flowers, I just have enough. The other fabric is Saffron by Peter Hall for Heals. I should make some sketchbook covers, but not sure if I can bear to part with it!
Another trip round the stalls to make sure we hadn’t missed anything, then to the St Catherines area of Frome, a fantastic collection of independent shops. Click here for a website about St Catherines (very interesting, but not updated since December. I wonder why?). I especially liked the Millie Moon Haberdashery Boutique. A boutique for haberdashery! It’s a sewing school too.
Lunch at Archangel (special lunch in the restaurant as it’s my birthday week – the bar meals also looked good). Then a visit to lovely cousins in Trowbridge, and home.