Monday, 30 January 2012

The Beautiful City Of Bath

I've just come back from the most amazing weekend in Bath.  Hubby treated me to a weekend away to a) catch up on some much needed sleep and b) to celebrate my 30th birthday.  Bath came on great recommendation from my mother in law and also, I'd heard about not one, but two amazing fabric shops in the centre of Bath, not far from where we booked to stay.

Bless my hubby for putting up with me all day saturday as we literally, walked miles around Bath town centre looking for the Country Threads shop, but we found it!!  He swiftly left me to it while I wandered around the huge selection of fabrics they have.

In my excitement I forgot to take a photo, photo from Local Data Search
A very small selection of the fabrics they have
We also visited The Makery Emporium and there was such a lovely sound of laughter coming from upstairs as a hen party learnt how to sew.

Too gorgeous!
I was very restrained, could have spent a fortune but came away with this little lot...

My creative brain went into overdrive when I bought all this! 
Love this pink print and it was such a bargain
As if this wasnt enough to satisfy my fabric cravings, imagine my complete delight when we stumbled across Cath Kidson!  Now I've only ever lusted after her products online, so to be able to wander round a shop was complete heaven.  I came away with her Sew! book that I've envied on many a blog.  

I had a quick flick through back at the hotel and decided on this as my first project...

A large tote bag.  I've been looking for a pattern for a tote for ages (although could probably work it out if pushed!) so this looks perfect.  Not sure my sewing skills are up to the pockets involved but will give it my best!

It's such a long time since hubby and I spent any time together on our own since the girlies have come along, so aside from visiting two amazing fabric shops and being totally inspired, we enjoyed lovely meals, pub lunches and some really lovely sight seeing in what is really a beautiful city.

Bath Abbey

Sally Lunn's - Baths oldest house

Bath Abbey - so beautiful at night
Thanks for reading!

x x


  1. Looks gorgeous - all of it. I have never been to Bath and have wanted to go for a while. Some lovely fabrics. How is the new business venture coming along? I'm so excited about it - imagine mad woman jumping up and down at the prospect of fabric, buttons and ribbon - that's me!!!!
    Emma xxx

    1. Lol! Imagine how excited I am, I get to play with all this all day! All coming along really well, there's some sneak peak fabrics over on the blog to take a look at, they're so lovely even if I do say so myself!

      Rhi x x

      ps You would LOVE Bath!

  2. Wow, lucky you! Bath is indeed a lovely place, Hubby earned some brownie points there! Love your purchases - enjoy making your tote! x

    1. I will try! I hope its not too complicated, it will be the first time I've followed a pattern :-) We will see! x x

  3. Looks like you had a great time! I also have the Cath Kidston book, it's great, lots of great techniques in it.

  4. Looks like really great weekend! I'm so glad I discovered your blog, I didn't know about the art of quilting, I'm just finishing subscription for The art of crochet...but learn to quilt is my new years resolution. Perfect!

  5. That looks like a lovely way to spend your birthday!! I must take a trip there myself one day.

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  7. Bath is a beautiful place isn't it - so glad you enjoyed your time there. The fabric looks so lovely - hard not to buy lots. Hope you have a good week.

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