Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Victoria, BC

We woke up at 5am to catch the 7am ferry to Victoria. 2 minutes into the drive there I realized I forgot my cellphone!  But luckily I didn't forget my camera. :)

We had breakfast on the ferry. Which was okay but next time I will remember not to get the scrambled eggs.

Our first stop was Butchart Gardens. The display in the souvenir stop window was a dress made of floral napkins.

Some of the items inside the store. Among seeds, flower shaped bowls and many assorted garden knick-knacks, I found these adorable bird feeders and some Vera Bradley keychain pouches. 

Some scenery shots.

After a couple hours there we went towards the downtown of Victoria and I found myself in a couple of craft supply stores. Now I bought yarn from Yarn by the Bag before but I've never been in their actual store Beehive Wool Shop. I was very pleasantly surprised. :) It's a very big store and they had many beautiful blends of yarn.

My brother and his girlfriend went to the Royal BC Museum after lunch and the rest of us continued browsing downtown. I saw this ad in a flyer we picked up at Butchart Gardens and I found that we were walking in the vicinity of another craft supply store. How could I pass it up?

This is Button and Needlework Boutique. The store window and the door pictures are from the back entrance of the store. This store was a little gem, it was wall to wall of buttons, yarn, embroidery floss in all the colours of the rainbow, and knitting/crocheting needles. The lady at the counter was very nice too. There were a lot of people in the store and only one of her but she did her best to help everyone. :) Please visit their site, they have catalogues of the buttons and supplies they carry.

At this time I was very tired. It was about 5pm and I had only a few hours of sleep the night before so I took a nap on the way back to the ferry terminal. All in all, a good day, found some great craft places and got some beautiful pictures.

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