As a crafter living in Gibraltar one has to put up with lots of challenges, the biggest one is the absence of a specialized shop where you could find supplies.
The easiest solution would be to cross the border into Spain in an attempt to find something similar there, but this could easily turn into a Don Quixote kind of experience if you cannot speak a fluent Spanish and you don't have much time to wander around from place to place and from shop to shop.
So, for these reasons very handy is the huge virtual market one can explore with just few clicks of the mouse.
I'm not very accustomed to eBay, I prefer different sites, among them Etsy is a favorite.
If I would make a top ten list probably this shop will be very high in my preferences if we talk about general supplies including anything a crafter would buy ; if we talk about those supplies I desperately need to create my shabby chic lavender bags, tea towels, pin cushions, and others hand made creations the above mentioned shop will be definately top of my list, first place.
Just look at these beauties:
You can find here lovely millinery flowers, French inspired trim, gift tags, muslin bags, lavender sachets, lace, hand stamped trim, and many others, all being her creation.
I'm truly in love with this shop and I appreciate Mary's work and dedication; I like that every season she brings something different, she is constantly listing new items every time more and more beautiful, and there is a permanent stock you could browse and choose what you need from.
As a bonus you must know that she ships the orders the same day lovely wrapped; once you got them you're hooked, as they are beautifully made with love using quality materials, and you know you have to come back and buy more.
Her work has been featured many times in different magazines, and she also writes a lovely blog.
Trust me, go there and buy now if you wish to work some pretty Valentines for your loved ones...