…for a new pillow. There’s a really nice department store here called John Lewis and I thought I would find one today because I’ve been looking for a good new pillow. I found a John Lewis in a neighbouring town called Welwyn Garden City, about 15 min away. It was a lovely town actually, bigger than Harpenden but still quaint and more shopping. So, John Lewis was nice and they even had a Haberdashery section. Check out this mini sewing machine! It’s toooooo cute and the smallest version is only £49 on sale.
I also found a good section of Amy Butler patterns and given my recent discovery of cute oil cloth fabric on mass here I finally got the 2 raincoat patterns.
I also found this cute Gumdrop Pillow pattern. I like the Honey Bun Poofs but these are very cute too.
Oh ya and I did get 2 nice pillows too, lol!
So, I digress from crafting to update about food in the UK. On the whole I can’t complain BUT what I wouldn’t give for decent pickles. They are all sweet sandwich gherkins, yuk. I did find these today though that at least taste more sour.
And look at these ridiculous sized bags of chocolate chips. Together these are not even 2 cups. Sure ain’t the family sized bag from Costco! They were impossible to find in New Zealand too so I shouldn’t be surprised but still…
And…I haven’t figured out the flour yet. The first bag I bought was too fine for an “All Purpose”. I did find this bag today though. Look, special Canadian flour, who knew!!!
Anyways, I’m not complaining its just different. I’ll figure it out though I like to think I have baking genes. Of course not quite as good as mom or Grammie (I don’t think I could ever make Oatmeal raisins cookies as well!) but I’m trying. I’m going to try Victorian Sponges next as I got a new British Baking cookbook from the Great British Bake Off Show.