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If you’re looking for the Kaffe Fassett fabric give away it’s here. There are only a few hours to go before the draw so get in quick!

Berrima Craft Market

Berrima

Berrima

Yesterday we decided to visit the Berrima and Robertson Markets in the Southern Highlands of NSW. I have to say the Berrima Craft Market was a disappointment. I don’t know if it was because it was a very chilly morning and some stall holders hadn’t turned up or what, but it wasn’t worth an hour’s drive from Sydney.

However, Berrima itself didn’t disappoint. It is a lovely little village and I always feel as though my life has slowed to a walking pace when I get there. And the Gumnut Patisserie’s vanilla slices are yummy!

Berrima Patchwork Shop

Berrima Patchwork Shop

Berrima Patchwork Shop

There’s always the Berrima Patchwork Shop to visit. I would have liked to have shown you inside because it’s lovely and very big but there’s a sign that says “ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED”. Actually I amazed myself. I managed to spend a happy half hour browsing and I came out with my wallet intact!

La-Di-Da!

The La-Di-Da haul

The La-Di-Da haul

I couldn’t say the same for La-Di-Da – a shop that sells handbags, costume jewellery and scarves etc. They really have some lovely things. I bought a tooth fairy box for my grand-daughter, a pair of snazzy earrings, a handbag notebook and flashy biro and my husband bought me a beautiful shawl/scarf. Oh well, swings and roundabouts!

Robertson Market

After Berrima we went to Robertson where the market was much larger and more varied. It still wasn’t the best market I’ve ever been to but we had fun and found some marvellous Peppermint Gum honey. There were also two of my favourite honeys on another stall – Bloodwood and Iron Bark but I’d already bought the Peppermint Gum so perhaps next time…

Victoria House Needlecraft

Funky threads

Funky threads

On the way home we stopped in Bowral which really surprised us with just how busy it was! We had to struggle to make our way through the crowded pavements! Anyway as we motored home I noticed on the outskirts of Mittagong Victoria House Needlecraft. This a huge house devoted only to needlecrafts of all types – knitting, sewing, embroidery, tapestry etc., etc. It’s like a rabbit warren or maybe Aladdin’s Cave. I bought some interesting threads to teach my granddaughter embroidery. When I showed them to her she thought they were “cool”. Good start!

The Kaffe Fasset Fabric Give Away

I’m just collating all the names and adding two for each person that subscribed by email and then in a few hours I’ll pick the winner from a hat. So if you want to enter please make it quick and don’t forget, if you subscribe by email you need to confirm it, otherwise your name won’t show on the list. Good luck!

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