De este último viaje no tengo mucho que contaros sobre tiendas de labores y manualidades. En Las Vegas es muy difícil moverse fuera de la zona turística de los casinos y en San Francisco estuvimos muy poco tiempo, aunque la semana que viene os hablaré de algunos sitios que me gustaron mucho.
I don’t have much that to tell you about craft shops from our last trip. In Las Vegas it’s very difficult to move around out of the tourist casino area and in San Francisco we were a short time, anyway next week I will tell you about some places I liked very much.
In Las Vegas I went to one of the several Michael’s in the city. They are real crafts supermarkets, I already told you about them when I was in New York. They’ve got everything and at very good price, so I spent a couple of hours wandering around and browsing through new materials and tools.
We also visited Barnes & Noble, a chain bookstore with a great craft supply. I enjoyed a lot taking a look to books I knew through the Internet but I had not had in my hands yet. Finally I bought A bag for all reasons (Lisa Lam), So pretty! Crochet (Amy Palanjian), Fa la la la Felt (Amanda Carestio and Kathy Sheldon), Stitched whimsy (Heidi Boyd) and Complete Guide to Quilting, edited by Better Homes and Gardens, a great photographic guide to the patchwork techniques.
My discovery this trip was Dick Blick, another chain of big scraft stores: paper, paints, ceramics, wood, mosaics… everything you can imagine. They also have a small needlecrafts section.
Most of my shopping was for Ana; I guess I’m used to travel with her and I’ve missed her a lot. We have brought her so many things that we are distributing them to trip gifts, birthday and saint day (they are coming). So I cannot allow her to see this post! She loves crafts with paper and lately she’s making many bracelets, so…