|Jill from Creating My Way to Success & Me in Cairns, Australia!|
Then I twisted her arm (pretty easily) and asked her to take me to her favourite fabric store in town, so we went to a place called Spotlight.
Spotlight is sort of like Micheals here in North America, except that Micheals doesn't have fabric and housewares like Spotlight does.
I know what you're thinking...Big deal, you found a crocheted throw...but no! It's printed cotton!!
Isn't that cool?!?!?! If the exchange rate on the Canadian dollar hadn't been so bad I definitely would've picked up a metre of this stuff. You could make so many fun projects with it.
Luckily for Jill, I didn't turn out to be a big hairy and scary man (inside joke) and we had an awesome day.
Of course, I was on the lookout for fabric/craft stores everywhere I went though.
I just happened to glance up at the right time when I saw this sign in downtown Cairns.
|It says "15 metres down the laneway"|
JACKPOT!!! Along with $3 fabric, this place is a trim lovers dream!
I broke my No New Supplies fast and bought a couple of metres of rainbow coloured stretchy elastic for more homemade undies.
I also found another great store in downtown Sydney. For the life of me I can't remember the name but they also had EVERYTHING you could ever need.
Love that pre-gathered, pre-shirred, pre-ruffled pink fabric at the top. Just make it into a tube and you'll have a little girls dress lickety split.
I even managed to find the fabric store in Vanuatu!
The prices were great here but I only had a little bit of Vanuatu currency left so I had to settle for only 1 metre of the green floral in the bottom right corner.
The great thing about travelling with a backpack is that you really have to consider every purchase, because you'll be lugging it around with you everywhere you go. So, even though I kept my purchases to a minimum I had a ball just checking things out.
Do you search out fabric stores when you travel? Have you ever met up with a fellow blogger? Tell us all about it below!
PS...thanks again to Jill for a wonderful day! Make sure to check out her blog (she knows how to refashion an recycle like a pro) and join her linky party every Monday~
It was so lovely to meet you too Tamara! And you're right - it's nice to have someone to talk 'blog' stuff too! and to visit Spotlight with too!
Wow!!! I ADORE that crocheted granny square fabric!!! That's so fun.
What an exciting trip. =)
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