Abakhan Secret Sale and an E Course!

The Abakhan Secret Sale! Wow!  I am so lucky as I live in the middle of 4 Abakhans!  Chester, Mostyn, Birkenhead and Liverpool!  Yesterday was the much advertised ‘secret’ sale at the Mostyn branch.  I have been really hoping I would be able to walk enough to get round the fabric shops again and although I can’t go for long without pain I am so much better than I was two week’s ago!

Being a lucky golden ticket holder I, and a friend, were  able to access the sale at 10am (an hour early) after having a complementary bacon batch and coffee in the café.  We didn’t rush off at 10 although as other golden ticket holders were getting moving we didn’t dawdle over the coffees too long!  There’s something about a sale which makes you feel like you’re missing out if you don’t get in there quick and get rooting!

We weren’t disappointed – there was plenty of fabric and yarn and some ex-display items to purchase, like wool holders.  My favourite place was the ex-display hanging upholstery fabrics  which were £1 a hanger, and the big box of cut- offs which was ‘fill a bag for £10!

cream,red, fabric with leaves on

the red leaf upholstery fabric

red, brown and cream fabric

the red shades

purple-hippy-fabric

purple fabric

Purple shades!

pirple fabric

the purple shades

 

rainbow of fabric shades

Folk Collection – love all these shades for patchwork!

coloured-fabric

small coloured pieces in varying fabrics – ‘Folk Collection’

I managed to get loads in my £10 bag and found some useful pieces like this cotton with sweetie jars on it!

fabric with pink sweetie jars on

Sweetie-jars fabric

fabric

other fabrics from the ‘fill a bag’ box

So, as you can see I have plenty of fabric to keep me busy!  It’s not like I don’t have a big enough stash already, I just couldn’t help myself when the prices were so low.  We were very lucky to be the early ones in though as when we left to go and recover in the café there was a queue right round the whole site!

It’s definitely worth keeping a look out for the next one and registering interest for a discount ticket.  We had 15% discount to spend outside of the sale as well.  Finally at around 3pm we bought some more drinks, had our complementary chocolate pudding and went home!

Fabric shopping, coffee, chocolate and a day out with a friend – what a lovely weekend!  Sorry if I’ve overdone it about going out but after months of pain and limited mobility it was wonderful and worth it even though I limped round the last bit and back to the car!

As well as going to have my days filled with lots of sewing in the near future  I’m doing the Create and thrive e-course which Vicky recommended to us a couple of week’s ago!  I Think the lack of constant pain has gone to my head and I can’t stop wanting to do stuff!  So far the course is really making me think about Patchwork Fairy and how I want things to eventually progress.  It’s a 30 day course and we’ve only had 7 days yet so I am excited to see where it takes me…

Anyhoo – time to link up with Handmade Monday again at Lucy Blossom Crafts – wonder if any of the Handmade Mondayers were at Mostyn? Do let me know if you were!

12 thoughts on “Abakhan Secret Sale and an E Course!

  1. Great to hear that you are feeling well and that you had a lovely day shopping, it sounds so much fun and you certainly picked up some lovely fabrics, i look forward to seeing what you make with them! 🙂

  2. Sounds like a fantastic day. I have never heard of Abakhan, but I am going to make it my business to find out! I want to learn to sew so I can make catnip toys for my cats and little gift bags for my jewellery xx

  3. It sounds like you had a perfect day. I have heard of Abakhans and would love to make a trip to the near mythical source of fabric. However, perhaps it’s just as well there isn’t one near me, Vicky knows how little resistance I have around fabric. I hope it was the pick-you-up you deserved.

  4. Over HERE we usually get those type of Hanging-“Samplers” from the Furniture Shops whenever They’re discontinuing an upholstery line. In the past we managed to get them for FREE – however, *these* days the Shops save them for Themselves to make “shopping-bags” that They sell to support various Charities. Although, I was lucky enough to come across a few good Cotton ones at a Thrift Store a couple of months back… A great FIND!
    BTW, loving your HAUL, too! 😀

  5. So many lovely fabrics, I wish I lived closer! I hope you enjoy the course -I still haven’t finished it yet, but there’s plenty to think about.

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