My parcel of goodies from the US arrived in the mail yesterday. It felt like Christmas :)
Gorgeous yarns in colours and thicknesses I couldn't resist and amazing textures like the 100% silk 'straw' yarn below. Both from Purl Soho.
I seemed to be obsessed with metallics at M&J Trimmings... I'm thinking of ways I can combine metallic trimmings with my silversmithing work.
And then there were the books... Purl Soho had an amazing selection of Japanese craft books. I'm not sure how I managed to limit myself to just two, but here they are... two crochet titles, Crochet Cushions for Stools and Mini Doily Lacework.
Purl also had some felty things I couldn't resist... have you ever seen felt buttons?
I was totally smitten :)
On the fabric front, I found this incredibly soft green tulle and giant ric rac. I am so in love with this colour at the moment.
... and I just had to have this tea towel from Anthropologie.
I plan to use it as the lining for one of my bags.
So, there you go. Goodies from my travels. I didn't go too overboard after all but of course when you're travelling every purchase is weighed by 'how am I going to get all of this home?' ;) What was your favourite travelling purchase?