Monday, 12 March 2012

May I Introduce You To...

... Annie. Or more Precisely Annie's shop

The Village Habedashery


I'm really rather excited about this because we all know how frustrating shopping online - in particular in the UK - can be. We find the solids we want here, the threads there. Lovely modern fabric at one shop and the wadding somewhere else.

So isn't it nice that someone has opened a shop that provides for all these needs in one place! Not only that but they have done so in one of the best laid out websites that I have seen in a long time.

You can search the fabrics by colour, type, company, designer, collection or pattern.

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Rock Garden - Stone Flowers

Choose your fabrics, and get some coordinating solids. Annie has over 60 in stock - including some voiles if you have the urge to make one of those infinity scarves. (And the Loulouthi velveteens to go with those voiles!)

Kits and Precut Fabric Stacks
I love these pre-cut bundles.
Five FQ of solids for £8.

The Village Haberdashery doesn't just have fabric, and thread, and wadding. It has (can you feel my excitement?) -


Be still my beating heart. A luscious, rainbow of perle cottons.

How about some yarns?

Yarn
I'd like to jump into a whole pile of these and loll about.

And just in case you need them, a virtual cornucopia of knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery hoops of every size from 10cm to 30cm. Let's not forget the wadding, interfacing, rotary cutters, pins, needles (hand sewing and machine), ribbons, etc. Just in case you have loaded your cart full and are worried about shipping then check this out

 Shipping from two pounds seventy five pence


So, as an incentive to go and have a proper look at The Village Haberdashery yourself Annie is generously sponsoring a giveaway here. I am afraid to announce that this first giveaway is open to UK residents only. It's a new shop and Annie needs to build up a national customer database to start with. But look what she is offering to one lucky person.



A half metre of Ruby Star Rising typewriters, five coordinating FQ of solids (Kona Bone, Honey, Gold, Peach and Plum) and two DMC perle cottons!! Woozah!

You have three chances of winning if you are a UK resident (or cunningly have a UK address it can be shipped to should you win).

1. Hop on over to The Village Haberdashery and come back leaving a comment saying what you like about the shop.
2. Sign up for The Village Haberdashery newsletter. If you look at the bottom right hand corner of the website there is a little box for you to input  your email address and subscribe. Easy, peasy!
3. Blog about this giveaway and let people know that The Village Haberdashery has opened. Come back and leave a comment saying you have done so.

The giveaway will close Friday, March 16th, at noon (UK time) and the winner will be announced later that day.

Well, I am knackered out from all this excitement. Think I shall go put my feet up and dream up a new blog so I can secretly enter this giveaway myself.

Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered.

Susan

126 comments:

  1. What a lovely shop! I love the beautiful photographs of the products, very clear, crisp and clean. I like that you have options to narrow your search, helps to find what you want faster.
    Also great range of products, you really could get everything you need from just the one place :-)
    Thanks for the heads up Susan, although, I'm not sure my bank account will be thanking you! LOL

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  2. I've signed up for the newsletter :-)

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  3. Great new shop! I love how the website looks, is very easy to navigate and a fantastic range of products - a real "one stop shop"!

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  4. I've signed up for the newsletter too
    x

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  5. You are bad bad bad woman! You have just sent me to my doom, that shop is gorgeous and it sells all my favourite things and I've already spent far too much money on it!

    Knitting and sewing in one place is so rare, and they have done it so well.

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  6. I love how this shop is laid out, everything is easy to find. Yes, I do have a UK address I can use if I was lucky enough to win. Linda

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  7. it looks a lovely shop easy to look about it too

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  8. i have signed up to the news letter !!

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  9. Love this new shop - especially the threads

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  10. And a newsletter to tempt me !

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  12. Looks like a very well thought out layout for the shop. Lovely photography and those DMC threads!! Yummy

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  13. What a fabulous shop! I want everything!!

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  14. I've signed up for the newsletter!

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  15. Thats VERY exciting! A one stop shop for all my crafty needs? Awesome!

    I ♥ all her yarns, and the perle, and the melody miller. Gah. When is payday again???

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  16. Love everything about this shop, the buttons are delicious! Jxo

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  17. All signed up for the newsletter. Jxo

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  18. Have blogged the giveaway today! Jxo

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  19. Such a gorgeous website! Thanks for the info!

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  20. Just subscribed to the newsletter :o)

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  21. Just blogged about it too...so timely as Sew into Solids launched today! :o)

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  22. How exciting, a UK shop!! Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention! I am crushing on the 'Backyard Baby' range!

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  23. I have signed up to the newsletter

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  24. And I have blogged about the giveaway! http://missbeaujangles.blogspot.com/2012/03/finally-uk-haberdashererererer.html

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  25. Gorgeous giveaway! I can't wait for Annie to start looking to Ireland...I'd be jumping all over this prettiness!

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  26. Well, the range of Kona solids is brilliant.
    I know I don't live in the UK, but I can give you a UK address, should I win.

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  27. I have signed up for the newsletter

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  28. ohhh I'm loving the bug jars.... really tempted, not in the uk but my aunt will gladly take delivery should I win...although might order anyway *grin*

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  29. I've subscribed to the newsletter :)

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  30. I've tweeted about it hope that'll do for the blog entry...I have blogged but not sure it worked:)

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  31. had found it through another blog... now subscribed to their newsletter xx

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  32. I am so glad you pointed me in the direction of the shop, I could browse for hours it so pretty! I love the clever scarf cuts of loulouithi, perfect!

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  33. I have also signed up for the newsletter :-)

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  34. Oooo what a lovely delicious bundle of goodies...I've already provided some feedback to Annie, but what I really like about The Village Haberdashery is the beautiful photography and the fact that you can search for fabrics any which way you fancy! x

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  35. I love the aesthetics and the large photographs, it looks completely different to shops I have used before, really beautiful!

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  36. I have subscribed to the newsletter

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  37. Lovely review Susan and it's the Laura Gunn's Garden wall collection that is doing it for me!

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  38. what a lovely shop - great selection of fabrics and everything is so beautifully photographed. I especially love how each fabric page has links to the matching thread and zip - makes it much easier for online shopping

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  39. and I've subscribed to the newsletter too!

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  40. What isn't to love about Annie's shop really?! I love how the selection of fabric is all fresh and modern and there is about a gazillion different colors of embroidery floss!

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  41. What a gorgeous shop! I do have a uk address to ship to, so fingers crossed. I am loving all the perle cottons, I might have to order some, as we don't stock them :)

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  42. I think I know where I'm spending my birthday money!

    I love the coordinating bundle - I'm rubbish at matching up fabrics so this is a definite bonus.

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  43. Lovely website very clear and colourful.

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  44. Took a look around the site and I'm loving those porleans cottons. I also like all the patterns and precurs.

    Patchwork_palace@hotmail.com

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  45. Subscribed for the newsletter too.. But under my personal mail!!

    Vickycorrigan@hotmail.com

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  46. ooooh! I love the Village Haberdashery - I bought some fabric the other day. I love that Annie stocks a great variety of other stuff, like interfacings and so on, so that you can get everything you need in one place. And the website is so gorgeous!

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  47. I am already a newsletter subscriber :-D

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  48. That's such a lovely shop - I love the clear photography and the way it's laid out as well as the wonderful things she sells. I'm adding it to my 'lovely UK fabric shops' list!

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  49. I've signed up for the newsletter but with a different email address to this one - I hope that's ok?

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  50. I love the choice of Kona solids Annie stocks - colours that are just up my street :) Thanks for the chance!

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  51. I'm a newsletter subscriber :) Yay!!!

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  52. Love the photo sizes and and great layout on the shop. May have to remember to come back on pay day ;o)

    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  53. I've signed up for the newsletter :o)

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  54. signed up for the newsletter (I had an email from Annie last week, and had already been for a nose!)

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  55. I love that she has wadding in stock at a great price: I have just written a post about having no wadding (and having to wait until pay day: I know where I will be going now!!)

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  56. I love the photography- the pics are amazing, far better than I have seen elsewhere. And the site was pretty easy to navigate too.

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  57. I have subscribed to the newsletter

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  58. I love the 600 flosses, threads and yarns! And it is a really attractive and easily navigated site.

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  59. I signed up for the newsletter!

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  60. I love the clear imges and good range of products.

    Modern prints and Kona solids - yippppeeeee!!

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  61. I also blogged at www.knottedcotton.blogspot.com

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  62. I've signed up for the newsletter!

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  63. A fantastic one stop shop, perle cotton , gorgeous fabric, FQs of kona, zips, patterns, wadding all in one place. Plus a really well thought website with great navigation and beautiful photos too.

    fab all round I'd say!

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  64. I've signed up for the newsletter now too!

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  65. Lovely shop...

    I like they sell indie sewing patterns, and de quilting fabric bundles xx

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  66. I love everything! I like the bundles best though I think

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  67. And I've signed up for the newsletter

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  68. Oh Annie's site is lovely, and anyone with Melody Miller fabrics in stock get's my vote!

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  69. So glad its UK
    Love the easy to use layout!!

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  70. Have signed up for the news letter!

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  71. Ooooh you never said before we just needed to have a UK address. Me me - I have a UK address. I get bank statements sent there so I'm sure my MIL would be much more thrilled to receive pretty fabric. (although she might be tempted to keep it :( )

    I love the range of Perle!! I've been meaning to buy some nice pearl colours in ages. Great to see so many people supporting Annie's new shop :)

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  72. So much temptation in this gorgeous shop! Easy to navigate and has a wonderful selection of fabrics including some great Australian designers :) I love the bundles with the coordinating solids, which can be difficult to choose separately online.
    Also love the yarns and threads on offer (well everything really!)
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  73. I've signed up for the newsletter :)

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  74. The shop is so beautifully done and the prize is wonderful and maybe one of my friends could hold it for me if I won and I could pick it up??

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  75. I also signed up for the newsletter and really love the prize so here is hoping one of my friends would be helpful on this.

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  76. What beautiful fabric they're selling over there and it's laid out so well. Makes you wanna spend, spend, spend :S

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  77. I think what I like most about the website is how clean, modern and up to date it looks but at the same time is really easy to navigate. They also have a wide range of products and good P&P :)

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  78. I've been really impressed with the progress of the Village Haberdashery, and I love the selection of modern fabric prints and patterns available, especially Oliver + S which are quite hard to find in the UK. The prices are great too.

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  79. The website is gorgeous! I love the pictures :)

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  80. I have subscribed to the newsletter and I'm crossing my fingers! x

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  81. What a wonderful shop and everything under the same roof so to speak. I'll definitely be using her. I live in France, but IF I win (ha ha), it can be sent to my step-daughter's address (or my mum who is visiting us next month).

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  82. I signed up for her newsletter before finding your blog post :-)

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  83. Love the nice modern feel to the Village website, loving the Anna Marie Horner velveteens

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  84. Whats not to love about Annies shop? I love the massive amount of stock... I love the brilliant, consistant photos of EVERYTHING (how long did that take?!) I love the search features. I love that there's a wishlist. I love that there's a compare function. I could go on.... lol

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  85. I am subscribed to the newsletter too...

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  86. I signed up for the newsletter, i like that there is a good range of colours to choose from
    Hugs Janice

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  87. I have signed up for the newsletter

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  88. I really liked the modern colourful vibe of the site. I also really liked the precut packs.

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  89. I'm liking their range of Kona solids. Looks like a fun one stop shop!

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  90. I've signed up for the newsletter too!

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  91. It is so nice to have fabric and thread in one place. Great shop. Di xo

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  92. I am all signed up for the newsletter. Di xo

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  93. I love this shop already! It's fab to have everything in one place and to have such a wide choice too. I can see me spending lots here...!

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  94. I already love Annie's shop and have bought from it - the fabrics are just gorgeous, I'm saving up for the Melody Millar fabric, and have blogged about that one before.

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  95. I've also blogged about the giveaway on my blog tuppencehapennyquilts.blogspot.com

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  96. Oh, and I already subscribe to the newsletter! :-)

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  97. So many lovely things together in one spot- wonderful! I love that you can organise your choices in so many different ways that's priceless.

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  98. What a cute little shop. I love the Merchant and Mills stuff :)

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  99. Hello - I have blogged about it on my blog. It is an amazing web shop and I have an order in :) Amy from www.craftshenanigans.blogspot.com

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  100. I have joined the mailing list

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  101. I love that it's a one stop shop for knitters and sewers. I was particularly drawn to the Ruby Star fabrics.

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  102. Annie shop is as lovely as she is!! I love the fabrics and am drooling over the Perle cotton.

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  103. I have signed up for a newsletter. Thanks for the great giveaway ;)

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  104. How did I nearly miss this amazing giveaway? You`re right about the website - very fresh and modern! I would love the perle cottons, the yarn, some Saffron Craig fabric...I could go on and on. Thanks to you both for an amazing giveaway and I can procure an address in the UK if needs be!

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  105. I've blogged about the giveaway too!

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  106. Yay! I love finding new UK based shops! I like the way she's set things out, so I can search fabric by various different categories.

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  107. Yay! I love finding new UK based shops! I like the way she's set things out, so I can search fabric by various different categories.

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  108. I've signed up for the newsletter - with pleasure¬!

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  109. Oh a new shop on line....lovely. Can't wait to put an order in. And have an address to send to also. Fingers crossed!

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  110. I love the home page photography and the shop logo all very sophisticated looking! beautiful shop x

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  111. Wow.
    I love the rather different fabrics they have, and haven't they got lovely bundles?
    I think the fabric bundles are winning here!

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  112. I like the thread section as I need to switch to DMC Pearl Cotton as I have only ever used 6 strand embroidery cotton.

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  113. I have subscribed to their newsletter.

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  114. I love the colours you have in stock,some bright, some subtle - just makes the creativity flow :)

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  115. Wow! What an awesome shop! I love all the colors and patterns. I couldn't pick just one thing!

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  116. I am swooning over all those wonderful colours . Fabulous shop. fabulous products. fabulous giveaway. Its like a candy store.
    And yes I can give you a UK address if you pull out my comment.

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  117. Oh, the colours of those threads...positively edible!

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  118. And I've signed up for their newsletter - which will probably be very bad for my bank balance!

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