Bundles of gorgeousness

>> Wednesday, 26 January 2011

I've often bleeted on about my large collection of fabrics which are stored in huge bags, cupboards and under-bed draws.  Well, just after Christmas I decided I needed to spice up my collection a little, having looked at the same old materials time and time again.  I don't believe I've ever bought any material in my life, although I know I helped my mum choose some once when I was making a skirt at school! 

I had a quick scoot around the supply shops on Folksy but didn't really find what I was looking for so headed to ebay and found this:
Ellie's Treasures
called "Early Bird Pop Flower" - a bit stunning don't you think?  Anyway, I bought it and am extremely pleased with it. 

Then ...

over this last weekend, my dear mother-in-law asked if I'd like to take off her hands a huge bundle of mixed fabrics (and wools) - oh boy they are all so gorgeous.  Batiks, cottons, chiffons, silks in the most fabulous bright, bold and pretty patterns thinkable.

Here's piccies of some of my favourites; I can't wait to start using them:

Ellie's Treasures

Ellie's Treasures
The floral one is actually a 1970s child's long party dress - remember owning a few of these for special occasions?  It brought back lots of memories.

Ellie's Treasures
The diamond cotton fabric is a lovely shade of jade.  It's actually a top and it would be fun to try and alter it somehow to become a jockey top for Katie when she does cross-country!!

5 comments:

Katie 27 January 2011 at 09:38  

Love your fabrics! I'm jealous - I'm not letting myself buy any more fabrics until I use up some of the stash I have already!

Katie @ The Green Feather x

Lorna May 27 January 2011 at 12:01  

If you ever want to rehome the top piece??? What a great find.
Cant wait to see what goodness you produce with these goodies.
{Dab and a dash.}

Elaine, Ellie's Treasures 27 January 2011 at 12:38  

Thank you ladies for commenting.

@Lorna - That top piece is beautiful, I can't wait to use it. I'm thinking I may bundle up some other fabrics to sell, I have so many and I know I'll never get around to using them all.

Supercutetilly 2 February 2011 at 22:06  

Hello, lovely fabrics....you just cannot have too much can you?? Nic xx

Elaine, Ellie's Treasures 3 February 2011 at 19:47  

Certainly not Nic!

Would like to thank all the lovely people who have offered me a Sunshine Blog Award, I'm really touched and have displayed the award on my Our Day blog page. Elaine x
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