I’ve never been before would you believe it? Only 45 minutes away…. and every year I’ve sort of missed it.
This year again….. it almost slipped under my radar. I’d written it in my diary months ago, but it was only on Monday when I turned the pages to see what I was doing this week that I saw it.
I asked a friend at school drop off if she wanted to go…. and then we investigated….. and finally booked tickets on Wednesday!
So yesterday morning when the little people had been safely delivered to school, we walked to the station and headed south.
And then headed north by bus as the train goes past Ally Pally as its affectionately know.
You walk through some huge displays of bags designed by Vivienne Westwood and lots of others – I just remember hers as it’s the tiger one at the bottom.
The hand one was called The Guardian, and the details of the poppies on the 2 bags were stunning.
A few stalls selling hand dyed yarn – but not as many as I’d hoped.
My favourite stall I think was this one. Stiff and stil– they sold material, patterns, and yarn, and pretty much anything. Think Ikea for the Haberdashery!
Toft had a huge giraffe, and wool displayed in upside down clear umbrellas – very cool! Lots of toys to see what they actually look like – and I have to say they were smaller than I thought they would be.
Shopping wise – I was very good. I bought a clothes steamer bizarrely, and its great!
I know – no yarn!
But the material and the pattern should hopefully make the pink one a great reversible dress, and the flower crowns, well I couldn’t not get them – so we re so cute and only £1 each
The £20 notes – well these will get turned into project bags, and a purse.
The chain is to finally finish a moon bag I made a long time ago.
Jumbo Crochet hooks – for a project I’ve been saving things for – I think I need to work up to the hand strength over time!
Sticker and the pin brooch came free with the big 30mm hook, and the unicorn patches …… well you all know about the unicorns in this house!