When we came last year I discovered a gem of a fabric shop almost on our doorstep at Barrington Court, a National Trust property on the Somerset Levels. Well worth a visit in its own right it has hidden round the back three lovely shops selling pottery, woodwork and - patchwork.
Run by Janet, Barrington Patchwork (http://www.barrington-patchwork.co.uk) is a treasure trove of gorgeous fabric. Like me, Janet is keen on florals so these are in abundance along with matching plains, spots and stripes in a huge array of colours, children's fabrics, charm packs and layer cakes from some of the best brands available. I defy you not to find something you fall in love with.
This week I was looking for more fabric for the sunhats I'm making for the Wisley fair. Each one is unique having two coordinating fabrics and finished with three hand-knitted roses in harmonising colours. This is the selection I made.
Most crafters I know do not limit themselves to one craft and Janet is no exception. I happened to mention I like using handmade ceramic buttons in my greetings cards and corsages and lo and behold she produced some of her own work - I just had to have some of these too.
All this shopping makes you hungry so next stop - cream tea!
Lots of love