We took a quick detour on our way home from the Shore today and stopped in at CraftWorld.  I've been wanting to go there for a while now and since it was on our way and a beautiful sunny day I was prepared to risk an impatient three year old just so I could have a browse.

I was absolutely amazed.  The place is huge!  I recognised some names from blogs I read and I spotted Jennie's girls a mile off!  They're as beautiful in person as they are on screen.

We came away with a few little trinkets

Mini wheatbags for Elijah to warms his toes in bed
He chose a small rock for the garden
And of course the magnet is mine!  An incentive to save, maybe?

I have to say I was quite impressed.  I didn't expect there to be so many stalls/booths in there, and so many different crafts! There really are some talented people in New Zealand.  

I also bought some fabric and ribbon from Spotlight.  I have no idea what to do with it yet but whenever I go there, I stand back and look at the rows of quilting fabric and see what jumps out.

Elijah chose the alphabet fabric - he had three to choose from, the other two had skulls and pirates but he opted for this one.  And I just thought the ribbon was cute!