Friday 29 August 2014

A Little Visit To - Chester (craft shopping)

Hi everyone, last Saturday my bestie-friend and I went off to Chester on the train and had a little bit of retail therapy and I thought you might like to see where we went :-)

First off we went to Abakhan Fabrics

I wasn't allowed to take any photos inside but I did pick up this really cute wooden letter for only £1.15, I can't wait to decorate it, I've got lots of pretty ideas :-)  I got some nice suede thong in several colours, which are great for making bracelets, these were between 99p and 45p for a metre.  I also picked up some really gorgeous fabric. I haven't got a clue what I'm going to use it for yet but I like to grab fabric like this when I see it and have a little stash that I can go to when I finally decide what I want to make!

Next we went to Hobbycraft :-)

I'd been really looking forward to this for days, I love going but very rarely get the chance to, so it was a nice little treat and I was able to take photos in there too!

I've been here a few times before but I'm still always amazed how huge it is inside (Doctor Who's Tardis springs to mind!!)  Every wall and shelf is filled with so many pretty intriguing things and beautiful colours. . .

I nearly brought home a little cardboard dog I found in this section but I manage to resist lol

A Poodle!!!! :-D

Ribbons as far as the eye can see and just look at all those beads, heaven! :-)

I quickly found my favorite area!  They have a wonderful pick 'n' mix selection of beads, you can buy either a large pot for £7.50 or a small pot for £3.50, which I opted for this time.

These will go with the rest of my rather large stash and I can't wait to start making some lovely bits of jewellery with them.

After that we went back in to the main town and I finally found Superdrug.

This one is SO much bigger than my little local shop and they stock the full ranges of all the makeup brands they sell, including Makeup Revolution, which my local shop don't sell at all!  Now I have been dying to get my hands on these two particular items, so when me and my friend decided we were going to go to Chester, I started saving the pennies.

I got the Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 3 Palette, or in other words the famous Urban Decay Naked 3 dupe!

And I finally managed to get one of the beautiful Tanya Burr's lip glosses, I chose Afternoon Tea which is a really pretty peachy/blush pink.  I'm longing to try out both of these, plus I've just purchased two more TB lip glosses from Freestyle UK as they had a big sale on, just waiting for them to arrive, so look out for a full review of all these items soon :-)

By the time we got back on the train to come home, it was getting really cold, can't believe we're back in winter coats and scarves already :-(  Where's the summer gone!!

But even so it was a really nice day and I'm already looking forward to going again (especially to Superdrug) :-)

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  1. lovely colour of hair, are they natural?

  2. That's so sweet, thank you. Yes all very natural lol, yours is lovely too :-)


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