My first fabric purchase was these beauties from Mary. Over on IG she was doing a bit of market research into whether buyers would prefer build a bundle, colour bundles or assorted bundles. Of course I took the research a little too literally and decided I couldn't live without these ones and so built my own bundle. Mainly because even though I've found a few sheets in charity shops they've tended towards the more subtle colours. The vintage sheet quilt I made earlier in the year is already a favourite. I can't explain why it is, it just is. Mum has also announced that quilts are warmer than duvets and of course that means she needs more than one bed sized one doesn't it? I'd like to make her a vintage sheet quilt. (But I'm selfish and want to make another one for me too.)
I think I'll put these by until I get more - maybe via the UK Vintage sheet swap that I hope will get off the ground in the New Year.
Second purchase of the fabric kind was some Denyse Schmidt and other lovelies that fell into my basket over at Fabric Rehab. I wanted some fabrics that were colours I don't have many of and also had a vintagey feel. When I ordered them I confess I was thinking of my honeycomb EPP project. But now they've arrived I'm thinking I should jump on the scrappy trip along bandwagon. Albeit about a year later than everyone else...
I dunno how this scrap bag fell into my virtual basket - honest.
It's not all been about fabric though. I discovered Kate Broughton via pinterest. I went straight to her Etsy shop and bought these birdie and Christmas nail stickers. There may have been another purchase I can't show you, but I'm sure you want hold that against me. Service was speedier than the speediest thing you can think of and the packaging lovely. You can see from the postcard below some of the other lovelies Kate sells. Perfect stocking fillers I think.
Now I need to go make some lists and get plotting. Also dig out a sewing machine for a sewing session with my niece tomorrow who apparently announced that she needed a sewing machine for Christmas!