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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A visit to Pete’s Emporium

With a super busy week, full of various appointments, I’ve decided not to roll the dice this week.  I’m sure I’ll find lots of other crafty things to keep me busy in any spare time I have available.  We had to take a trip to Porirua yesterday and after we had done what we needed to do, went to visit Pete’s Emporium.  This shop sells all sorts of things, but I love it for the craft area – you are sure to find what you are looking for here, and at very reasonable prices too.

Gidday Pete, nice to be back again

I was after some cord for the little draw string bags I’ve been making for the charity Foster Hope.  Children in foster care use the bags to put their toiletries or sometimes use them for pens and pencils.  Armed with some fabric for the next lots of bags, I went to see if I could match some cords. I found three out of four colours I was after, so I’m pleased with that.

These will do nicely

And here is a selection of cords available.  There were also stands full of buttons, lace, ric rac, ribbon, a veritable Aladdin's Cave of treasure!  You could spend such a long time here just checking the haberdashery selections.

Cords in all colours

There was also a good selection of quilting fabrics, but with Robin hovering nearby, I didn't have time to check them out.  And I really only like to buy fabric with a project in mind these days.  But I did pick up a couple of family birthday gifts, and Robin bought a new flag to fly on his flag pole, so he was happy too.


Nancy J said...

That is a super place to visit, we were there many years ago, and I was amazed at the variety of everything.There is an emporium in Rotorua, maybe it has more fabric than Pete's, ( or what was at Pete's when we last were there) and great value for a visit or two.

June's Jottings said...

Doesn't it make you feel good to visit a shop like this, and come away with quite a number of items you really need. Oh Jenny, it is one shop I would have enjoyed visiting.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You got what you needed and had fun looking a bit too. I would love to see Pete's!
xx, Carol

Jo said...

That's an amazing amount of haberdashery

Tired Teacher said...

That's my kind of store! It would be fun to browse and explore.

Michelle Ridgway said...

How wonderful to have such an amazing Aladdins CAVE you are able to visit....always good fun xx

White Rose said...

Hi Jenny we dont have that shop where i live,it looks like a fun shop that has just about everything,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

Karen S said...

That looks like the perfect store to get lost in for a while!

Janice said...

Wow! And that’s just the cords and laces!!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much.