For ages I've been meaning to get across town to Amitie, a fabric shop in Bentleigh that I've heard a lot about. I never used to think much of driving 45 minutes to visit a single shop but now, with the girls, more of a sense of resposibility of not using the car too much and a general laziness, I am less interested in doing so. Nan and Pa came with us though, so it was an outing rather than an errand.
The shop is gorgeous and I had to restrain myself from buying some of absolutely everything. The women there were really warm and friendly too - sometimes more specialised shops can feel a bit exclusive - but that wasn't the case here.
So there's material for Leila's little skirt, some extra material for summer twirly skirts for Ella. I've used this House on the Hill's pattern a number of times - it's super easy and comes up really well. Now I need to exhaust my real two girls so I can get working on all the other jobs I need to do. Add to the mix the hankering I have for homemade gnocchi and it's a busy afternoon ahead!