Fabric shop, Public Art and Decorating

25 Jun

1   Discovered the delights of a new fabric shop in Redruth this morning. Now I just need more hours in the day to do sewing projects as well!

Just look at these beautiful colours!

2     In our main street are these wonderful Tinner’s Hounds, mostly well behaved but a couple got away to a nearby signpost!

Tinners’ Hounds by David Kemp

The Plaque

Chatting round the signpost

3    Our lovely decorator came today and is transforming our doorways upstairs.


Posted by on June 25, 2012 in art, craft, sculpture, sewing, Uncategorized


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18 responses to “Fabric shop, Public Art and Decorating

  1. lightlycrunchy

    June 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Pretty fabric – it would be beautiful made into just about anything. And I absolutely love the boot sculptures.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Me too! I’m so proud that we have them in our town! 🙂

  2. dhphotosite

    June 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    That’s an amazing piece of fabric and I love love the doggies!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      I love the hounds too and the fact that they are made out of tinners’ boots!
      I had to go back and buy that beautiful fabric! Don’t know why I left it yesterday!
      Have a good day 🙂

  3. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    June 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Another day of great photos – especially the fabric shop! It is a joke that whenever I go in a fabric shop I black out and when I come to I have spent too much $$$ on fabric. I need to be retired for at least 50 years to complete everything!! ha ha Have a blessed day from one fabric-oholic to another!! Patty

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

      Lovely to know a fellow fabric shopper! I didn’t buy that beautiful stuff yesterday but had to go back today as it was calling to me! I don’t yet know what I’ll do with it but I’ll think of something!
      Hope you are having a lovely day.

  4. erranttranscendentalist

    June 26, 2012 at 12:06 am

    What sweet encounters those cute canine statues have as their lot in life!! Adorable.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 26, 2012 at 8:42 am

      Aren’t they delightful? They were yarn bombed once (not by me) and I’m thinking I’d like to do it again!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Children love them. It was quite unusual to catch them without children around. 🙂

  5. Androgoth

    June 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    A very nice choice for your three beautiful things,
    have you ever done any quilting projects, perhaps
    toys, cushions or whatever? 🙂

    There are many designer fabrics online but you
    have found one of your own to frequent, which is
    much better and easier for ongoing works 🙂

    Have a great day today 🙂
    Shame about our hopeless
    penalty taking, but hey we
    did really well I guess 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 26, 2012 at 7:44 am

      Toys, cushions, clothes for children!

      It was a shame about the penalties but I felt they could leave with their heads high as they did much better than the pundits were predicting and I feel they can only get better with Roy Hodgson in charge.
      Have a good day

  6. niasunset

    June 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Dear Sally what a beautiful place and day you had… You can’t believe but I visited my favorite fabric shop too, today 🙂 I will sew a big pillows to sit on ground… for garden… For my sister-in-law in her new house. I am so excited for this. Your new store seems so nice how I wished to visit. And I loved your second item too… So lovely and so nice… Thank you dear, have a nice and creative sewing days, love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 26, 2012 at 7:39 am

      I love the sound of your big pillows! This is such a coincidence because I, too, plan to make pillows, but smaller ones for my Grandchildren! I found some beautiful fabric for them but can’t post the picture as I want it to be a surprise! I will when I’ve made them and given them – after Christmas!

      Have a lovely day with your sewing.


      • niasunset

        June 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        yours sound amazing too… I wished to be your neighbour, 🙂 we would make together… Thank you dear Sally, I am a lucky one to meet you. Have a nice and creative day, love, nia

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm

          It would be so good to be neighbours! It is lovely to meet through our blogs but would be even better if we could spend real time together and share sewing projects and photo techniques and have a hug!
          Love to you 🙂

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    June 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I love the artsiness (yes it is a word ;)) of this post! Those designs of the fabric remind me of India 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

      Yes, they are really rich and reminiscent of some Indian paintings I once saw (and loved) by two British sisters of Indian origin, Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh. Their pictures are absolutely glorious in their colour and minute detail. Look them up when you have time….
      Good luck with the studying and exams. I think they finish this week?


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