Monday, September 15, 2008

I was in Shanghai meeting some Singaporean friends for Mid Autumn Holidays. Almost missed my early morning bus to Shanghai on Saturday. Woke up at 7am to catch 7:30am bus......I just grab whatever I can reached and leave the apartment at once. I even asked the cab driver to speed up to the bus station (LOL...)




Reached Shanghai South Bus Station at noon, took subway Line 1 to People Square and change to Line 8 headed to Liujabang Lu Metro Station to meet my friend Nora from Suzhou. We took cab to the Fabric Market at Liujabang Lu. I wanted to find a tailor for my winter coat, also some fabrics for my "baju kurung" and Nora wanted to buy some fabrics for her blouse. We were there for about 2 hours then heaaded to ShiLiuPu Cloth Market to get Nora's tailored pants. This market is more less the same as the one at Liujabang Lu but with lesser shoppers especially foreigners. Then we took a cab to Amilia's house. She invited us to stay a night at her place. She served us with curry fish, crab and some vegetable :) ..thanks Amilia!! She is a fulltime mom with 3 kids...move in to Shanghai from Hong Kong a few months ago......I like her town house setting....located in a beautiful housing estate with a small garden at her backyard.....how nice she has a pot of lemon grass at her garden .....hhhmmm....lucky lady!...



The second day Amilia drove us to the children market near Shanghai Times Square. She wanted to buy shoes for her children, while I am also looking for a pair for Wawa and Ueya. But did not managed to find one that suits the girls taste (yeaahh they had given the shopping list to Rozi on his last trip here). But I settled for 2 pairs of L*vi's jean for the girls and a pair of O**k*sh pants for Adam (off course all are from over run production I guess)...went into this market makes me of wanting to pregnant for another baby...all the baby and children clothing are nice and pretty...lots of selection for branded clothing......
Then Amilia dropped us at the us at Line 3 metro station a block away from the children market. We took the subway to our hotel at Nanjing Lu. Checked in rest for awhile and went out again to Yuyuan Market for window shopping. We did not buy much things but on the way back I found a market selling all the sewing supplies. But the market was about to close so we just looked around. There are lots of sewing stuff and I found a shop selling my stitching thread (tonne of thread and buttons)....I bought a few colors for my stash....If you are in Shanghai and wanted to visit this market, it is located a few minutes walk from the Yuyuan Garden (unfortunatley I can't remember the name of the road :( ....



These are the photos at the shops ..most thread are made of cotton and hand dyed (I guess...) ......some are DMC, local brand also Russian brand (judging from the packaging...)








Then in the evening we went to AP Plaza at Shanghai Science & Technology Museum to shop for Nora's handbags (off course we're looking for original imitation LOL....). But most of the shops closed early due to Mid Autumn Holidays. We just walk around for a while and went to Nanjing Lu wondering around for nothing.
On the third day, I went out early for strolling at the Nanjing Lu pedestrian mall. Unexpectedly I found a shop specialize in selling scissors....waited for a while for the shop to open. If you are a scissor collector like me and happen to be in Shanghai, the shop is located opposite the Sofitel Hotel in Nanjing Lu pedestrian mall and also there is another shop in Wushan Market at Hangzhou (walk toward the end of the market).

These are photos from the dispay window....chopstick, set of folk & sppons....and beautifully crafted special edition scissors (very expensive!!) but nice....I think this is special edition for the mooncake festival (forgot to ask the shop assistant since all the writing on the banner were in Chinese....)







An array of different shapes of scissors...






Special tools for seafood lover....you definately need this if you enjoyed eating crab....brilliant!!





Surprisingly the shop is very busy with people buying scissors and other products made of steel and metals...





Finally, my hunt for the day......a few thread and a pair of beautiful scissors to add into my collection (Darl! if you are reading my entry.........I do not wish to listen to your another "nice" comments......LOL :-) .......






From this picture, you can tell I think I have more than enough scissors to cover each day of the week........this is my collection for the past 5 years....it's ok you can say I am crazy.....I am use to that when people seeing my collection at home.....






I have not been stitching and crafting for 3 days....that is too long for me!! Gotta go....thanks for taking time reading my entry and to my fellow stitchers........sit back, play your favorite music, prepare a cup of fruit tea and start your crosses....Happy Stitching!!!!



Cheers!
Siti

2 comments:

Salmi said...

nice scissors collection !

Mas said...

wow...lots of collection...