>> 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:
called "Early Bird Pop Flower" - a bit stunning don't you think? Anyway, I bought it and am extremely pleased with it.
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:
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.
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!!