Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Fabric Porn

My much talked about (by me) fabric from Pink Castle Fabrics arrived today. I've been pretty good this year about not buying fabric as it's been important to me to get a balance between having a good stash and not being a fabric hoarder. This has meant really trying to use great chunks of my stash and not just buy more because I like it. As I'd been pretty good I thought I deserved a little pre-retreat blow out.

First up is this fabric - You know I fell in love with it when Nicky sent me some Charms. I'd actually like clothes in that bottom fabric. I can't get enough of birdie fabric.

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Then some Geekly half yards fell into my basket. The yellow glasses fell in too but someone whipped them out and they didn't make it to post and I've just had a refund.

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Two half yards of Velveteen fell into my basket. I'm not so keen on the brown one now it's arrived, but it might make a nice bag. Just not for a belated Hadley birthday present obviously.  The pink will end up a circle/infinity scarf for me I'm sure. I did expect the Velveteen to be less flannel like and more slinky. But hopefully it'll work well.  I guess I should prewash like flannel?!

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I kid myself I placed this order in order to buy cheap fabric to make pj's in Kerry's Retreat class. I find that whenever I've tried dress making and thought X amount of fabric would do it always turns out that I needed more. I think I went a bit mad with this though. Can't remember how much is here, but as Kerry says we can make short pj's, which I'd prefer I'm now I'm thinking I should keep it as quilt backing.  I'm sure a giant could get his Pj's out of this much material!

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These two didn't come from Pink Castle Fabrics. These fell into my basket when I was placing orders for sensible necessities called wadding and interfacing. 

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So there you go my fabric acquisitions of late.  I'm getting a few pre-retreat wobbles. Not because I'm nervous about the retreat but because I have so much to get ready for it. Not least to make sure accommodation passes muster for Jack.




13 comments:

  1. Oh my! You didn't half fall off the bandwagon! I love the 'jama fabric...adore it, in fact!

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  2. Lots of goodies here..... are you back to the fabric fast now??? x

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  3. Well I see no problems there - other than the 'obvious'!! xxx

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  4. I think you made some good choices. Go ahead and make the pj's, at least you know you'll have enough fabric!

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  5. I think I might need to confess re the yellow glasses. My order arrived on Saturday and had half yard in it! Oops! I ordered the other two geeklies as well, though my cassettes are blue. Sorry 'bout beating you to the yellow.

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  6. Well at least you shopped to a purpose!Lovely fabrics! I am saving my pennies for the fabric shop at retreat... I may go potty then!

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  7. I quite like the velveteens, never used them either.....I bet you get lots of hits by having Porn in the title...stats will be interesting!

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  8. Ooh I blogged a skirt I made in Rosa Sparro not too long ago, Mixteca is my favourite line ever!

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  9. It is all my fault then??

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  10. I was just contemplating new jammie bottoms yesterday. Of course, I'm not FQRing so I'd need to figure it out myself. Hmmm...

    Great stash! I love those birds, too.

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  12. Amazing what leaps into your basket these days ;o)

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