Fabric & treasure hunt

Summer is all about utflykter and shopping (actually thrifting) with mom.

Rose fabric at a treasure hunt in Nyköping, Sweden #studioihanna

This week I went to Nyköping with mom and some of her friends, to look at local thrift shops and fabric shops.

Some houses in Nyköping. Isn’t it a cute little town?

Nyk?pings hus

The fabric shopping ladies We had coffee in a cute café and in the evening we had dinner in the harbor. Lots of flea markets and antique shops, a great big craft shop where mom took out her little note book and jotted down some ideas for quilted bags to make! She got the idea for a handbag idea book from me of course.

Also a small fabric shop. You can tell these ladies are quilters, right? Each has a home made bag!

I bought the rose fabric you see above. It was not on sale, but I just fell in love. Falling in love with fabric is crazy, but fabric collectors do it all the time. It might be difficult to explain to someone who don’t have feelings for art materials, but I know you know what I felt. Cravings! Urge to spend a lot of money even though I knew I shouldn’t! Couldn’t walk away, asked for just a half meter and smile when I look at it.

With Mom in Nyköping

Looking, thrifting, and finding inspiration.

Drink before dinnerWe’ve also visited Julita (with dad) and a barn in Katrineholm that was simply filled with second hand items. I thrifted a whole bag of old letters with nice handwriting, and magically beautiful vintage postcards. Guess if I was a lucky girl that day? Yes I was, yes I was!

More on thrifting and finding finds will come, with yarn shopping pictures and Stockholm adventures I had. Now I’m of to eat dinner, but first a drink with grandma and my parents. Mmmm!

Did I say it before: I love summer time.

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8 Responses to Fabric & treasure hunt

  1. miriam says:

    looks like you all (y’all) had a fun day. Tell us about the ‘gate’ picture.

  2. Veronica TM says:

    What a beautiful day! Those little houses are so pretty and I love the fabric {totally understand the falling in love thing}.

  3. iHanna says:

    about the picture of the gate:

    it is Nyköpingshus, a historic castle where they play theater every summer. I haven’t been to a show but I would love to go sometime. More about the history of the house here and some info in english about Nyköping Castle too.

  4. maria says:

    hmm.. julita… fusk, dit vill ju jag ocks? ?ka…

  5. Regina says:

    We need to do a swap here in Sweden…you put in 10 items , than take 10 out…then it goes to some one else till it gets to the last person who should end up with what ever is left…we used to do these with buttons, fat quarters; scrapbook items…whatever we had extra!

  6. Regina says:

    ps…loVe that rose fabric!

  7. Ann says:

    I love your pictures of the town! I must visit your country someday!!!
    Thanks for the links with more information on the house and castle.

  8. monicalee says:

    Oh, that fabric is so nice…I have seen alot of cabbage roses on fabric but the shading on this is different. (I scan my fabric to use later in scrapping and other art…just an idea)

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