Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

ALBOTAT: wool and buttons and ribbons.. Oh my!!

I often drive through Thundersley - an area of Benfleet where I live - but don't often stop (not needed to) but I've been thinking about trying crochet again and remembered there might be a wool shop in area.  When I drove through last week there was a parking space and so I stopped - and I'm soooooo glad I did!


Bodkins is packed full of loveliness!!

On one wall there are buttons and ribbons (be still my button loving heart!!):



The shop is L shaped and this is only 2 of the 3 walls storing wool!!  It makes me wish my knitting and crochet skills are better than they are (but thats fixable because the shop runs classes!)


It really is a lovely shop - complete with vintage shop fittings (swoon), and the owner was really helpful and encouraging... 

I'd recommend a visit if you're in the area - you can find the shop in Hart Road, Thundersley, Benfleet... there are more photos and information on their website www.bodkins71.co.uk

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  1. That looks amazing. He should have his red suit on by now!

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  2. what a fab shop - all those buttons......I found an old shop on Portobella Road last time we were in London and the rest of the family laughed at how many ooo and ahs I made.

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  3. What a treasure of a shop! Don't see many like that these days- lucky you having it nearby :-)

    Sally

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  4. I learnt to crochet this summer after lots of failed attempts, love it! For inspiration I look at a lady called Lucys blog called "attic 24" it is just full of colour and inspiration! Look forward to seeing what you do!

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  5. Wow, that looks live heaven

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