Thursday, June 18, 2009

Day Trip to Newton

Before I forget--I want to say Thank You to all of you who have been leaving such lovely comments on the blog, and who have been blogging about me!  I truly appreciate it and be checking out all of your blogs shortly if I haven't yet.  And don't forget--it's not too late to enter the current Folk Craft Giveaway!

CUTE fabrics from Charlotte's Sew Natural

Now, onto the post.  Recently Biscuit (my mom) and I took a trip to Newton, KS.  It's a small town north of Wichita, but surprisingly crafty and very hip!  It is such a pretty lil' place; I highly recommend you visit sometime.  There's Pages (an indie book store), The Beadery which sells quality beads and yarn (they're still up and running, though their blog hasn't been updated in a year!), Charlotte's Sew Natural, a clay and ceramic shop, and probably some I don't know about.  AND, there are a couple fabulous thrift stores.  I found some great vintage skirts at The Et Cetera Shop!  The Et Cetera Shop also sells hand-woven rugs made from recycled materials--yay!

I didn't end up taking pictures of everything--like the storefronts, which would have been great--but here are a few shots from the day.  Hope you enjoy!


  1. yay i love newton! my mom and i used to visit all the time to go the the little thrift stores...and there was this little house that had a restraunt...and the best burritos...sadly they have closed since then...the train station was always another fun stop :)

  2. First, let me say that "Biscuit" is about the cutest nickname (or name) I've ever heard. Second - what a lovely town! Great photos, thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Hey, I work in Newton! And Charlotte's has been known to get me into a bit of trouble over my lunch hour. (Charlotte also has a discounted fabric store out at the old outlet mall! Quality fabrics at really good prices!)

  4. haha, you have mandi to thank for the nickname of biscuit!

    and becky...i can't IMAGINE that store getting anyone into trouble...really. oh, and i'm glad i brought my credit card. ;)