Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Jack Frost had been out and about on Monday and it was just on freezing when we set off for Whitby but as we drove  over the moors the sun shone and it was a lot warmer, still not warm enough for sunbathing or donkey rides!!

It was nice walking round in the sunshine and it was so quiet with only a few tourists browsing round the shops

I always head straight to "Judith's" on Brunswick Street as she stocks so many lovely fabrics and buttons, I picked these 3 pinky fat quarters, some lovely buttons, interfacing, wadding and some calico, I'm going to attempt to make a doll!!

There's a new shop  on Flowergate opened called "Isabel May" (used to Bespoke Country)

and it was filled with lovely pieces of furniture, bunting, candes and cushions etc  I could have brought the shop home, I got a few things for birthday presents and these lovely coasters to put your cuppa on.

Across the bridge in the bookshop I got some cards and  giftwrap, it's a sheet of ladybird book covers,

and a bit further up was an indoor market with the best sewing shop I've ever seen, the fabrics were absolutely gorgeous,

feast your eyes on this little lot!!

As soon as I saw this fat quarter I thought I could make myself a new pinny out of it, it just needs the edges sewing and a metre of ribbon for along the top and ties  and it's done.

"Hello madam, can I help you"

The shop keeper told me the cat comes in and sleeps the day away on her counter and then she  slinks off home, I think she's a secret seamstress who eyes up all the lovely fabrics and wonders how she can get a bolt under her arm!!

It was nearly dark as our weary feet wandered back to the car and as I've rambled on far too much I'll show you my presents next time,

Love Lucey x


VintageVicki said...

Whitby looks a lovely place to visit - I think I could happily spend my way around the town :)

Liz said...

So many lovely things! Looks like an amazing place - love the story about the cat.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Oooo Whitby is going on my list of places to visit. I would so love to rummage through those fabrics. Love the wrapping paper too x

Rose H (UK) said...

What a lovely way to spend a day! I've heard a LOT about Whitby as there's a Goth in the family ;o) but, as yet neither of us have been there.
I wonder if they know the cat's name? It 'seams' very happy on the sewing shop counter :o)
Hope you have a lovely day...
Rose H

Pretty at Heart said...

Sounds like a good place to visit!!! Will have to remember that one! We are thinking of goin to Yorkshire at some point this year, if money allows.

I have a collection of those postcards on my wall! Love em and that ladybird wrap!

Aimee (Second Hand Chic) said...

I have been on so many days to Whitby but it's always so busy. We really should have a ride down the coast one day and have a winters day out.

Lovely fabrics.

Twiggy said...

We usually visit the coast for my birthday - Saturday!! Filey or Whitby, however, this year I might just ring the changes. Glad you had fun Yorkshire seaside towns in the Winter are ace !!
Twiggy x

delia hornbook said...

oohh looks like you had a lovely day. Love that fabric shop WOW what some gorgeous fabrics in there. dee x

seaside sundae said...

Whitby looks so lovely, we've drove past many times but never been able to get parked up; always too busy. It sounds like there are some lovely shops there. I love the vintage seaside postcards and gift wrap. Kerry :o)

Daisy said...

It looks like you had a lovely day. The quilt shop is beautiful. I will have to visit dear Whitby soon.

Josie-Mary said...

Looks like a lovely day out & a shop with a pussy cat would be my favourite! I would love to visit Whitby, shame it's so far :(

LaaLaa said...

Wow! What a lovely post. As you know I was very jealous of your trip to Whitby. What a lovely place. I'm glad you had a fab birthday, my lovely friend. I can't wait to see what lovely gifts you got. Xxx

Florence and Mary said...

What a lovely day out you had and some fab little shops to browse in.

Victoria xx

Jewel said...

wow those fabrics are beautiful! I wish I lived nearby so I could take a look! xx

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good day in Whitby I know the shops very well that you went into,the fabric shop is wonderful I could spend all my days in there.Love Jill xx

jill said...

Glad you had a happy day in Whitby,I know the shops you went in very well,the fabric shop is fantastic I could spend all my days in there.Love Jill xx

Carol said...

I always call in Judith's when I go to Whitby, lovely lady, immaculate shop.
Whitby is one of my favourite places, hope to be visiting in April so have taken a note of the new shops. Thank you.
Carol xx