It's been a while since I took Agnes, my trusty green Fiat 500, cross hill and vale. So, when I set off this morning for Home Sweet Home in Sherborne I did so with just a little trepidation. But an hour later and she was safely parked opposite the Abbey and just across the way from the new home of Butterfly Bright. I used to nip back and forth to the very same shop when my friend Liz first opened a couple of years back. Not only was it filled to the brim with gorgeous homewares, but it also stocked our range of Sicilian Artisan products, Veru. Now, Liz has passed the helm to Lizzie and Ali, haberdashery extraordinaires! Alongside the prettiest melamine picnic ware, sits beautiful Michael Miller fabrics and all manner of sewing must-haves. A sewing machine class was in full swing in the workshop out back. And, if Lizzie and I get organised, we will see some crochet workshops happening there soon - maybe with some summer cotton yarn, crochet isn't just a winter sport after all! And not wanting to leave empty handed - in fact, given more time, I could have filled Agnes to the brim with summery cotton prints, buttons and braids - I treated myself to this beautiful grey velvet/cream lace ribbon, just perfect for a little summer sewing project for Pipi, the combination will be perfect with her white linen trousers (cropped from last year to make a fab pair of capri pants!).