Shopping: My Fabric House


I swooned when I first stumbled upon UK-based My Fabric House. Catering primarily to sewers, the fabric supplier and haberdashery (don't you just love that word?) carries a delectable selection of ribbons, trims and details that would also make for luxurious gift wrapping.

My favourite are the fine laces and embroidered trims, which have amazingly delicate detail work and patterns. Tied in a bow around even the plainest of papers, they would still create a show-stopper of a gift.

Other items that caught my eye: Jewel-like buttons, which would make dazzling toppers. Pleated French frills in every colour – for fab, flouncy bows. And winsome measuring-tape ribbon, bunny buttons and a menagerie of wooden charms.

TOP, clockwise from left: Giant handmade faux pearl button, £ 5.99. Shell Grey Mesh Pleating Edging Lace, £ 1.99 per metre. Purple Pleated French Frill, £ 3.49 per metre.

MIDDLE, clockwise from left: Golden Knitted Trim, £ 1.99 per metre. Chutney Brown Fine Floral Embroidery Trim, £ 7.99 per metre. Luxury Giant Button with Jewel & Diamante, £ 4.99.

BOTTOM, clockwise from left: Hand Printed 'Jumping Teddy' Wood Charm, £ 1.29. Jumping Bunny in Rusty Rose Handmade Fabric Buttons, £ 2.99 per pack of 6.