Today, among a long list of “to do’s”, I am washing my vintage sheet stash, in preparation for the Vintage Sheet FQ swap. I’m also going to start de-stashing by selling some FQ bundles, and I’m thinking that a Vintage Sheet FQ GIVEAWAY might be fun, too :) Watch this space!!
I’ve always used a notebook to track custom orders. Once the order is confirmed in email, I transfer the details to a book and work from that. It’s a good enough system until I need measurements, so then I have to go back to the order book to check, and I then write the measurements … More Being more organised
I just ADORE it!!! It was given to me by a friend a couple of years ago, and I’ve hoarded it closely the whole time but have been releasing a square here or there into my beautiful patchwork skirts lately… It’s almost gone!!! If anybody can tell me more about it I’d love to know. … More Favourite ever fabric
Clear out this PILE of scraps. Either sell or use. I do delve into it whenever I do a patchwork or want to make a cool pocket (truly one of my favourite parts of the creative process :)… but it’s not enough. it takes up an entire SHELF, and a storage bin is not the … More Challenge #1, 2011
arrived from the amazing Shari from Soren Lorensen Design. Pure JOY, sifting through the riot of colours and oh-so-soft cottons in the box. Inspiration overload! It’s really a very exciting thing to receive fabric that I wouldn’t necessarily buy myself, but suddenly when it’s all in front of you, the ideas come pouring in. After … More A box of scraps
there’s a challenge on in the online art/design/sewing world, to turn ugly knits into something beautiful. Sounds like a lot of fun, so I’m in!! :) This is what Shari from Soren Lorensen Design came up with. I ADORE the embroidered fabric. haha…what is fugly to one, is not necessarily to another!! :) The Great … More Fugly :)
Hanging freshly washed, new fabric on the line to dry in the shade. What made you happy today?
I didn’t get far in my creative space as I got side-tracked by a box of secrets I wanted to empty and fill with pretty fabric. Oh well. I will get there! :) Speaking of fabric, look what my beloved sister sent me!! Oh my lordy! I was giddy like a child on Christmas morning, … More Fabric stories
OH my god, this is JUST what I needed!!! My lovely sis, Monique has sent me some new fabric. AND vintage buttons!! mmmmm…. I’m loving the buttons. I haven’t ever had good buttons! Look!! bright, bold florals. The two middle are stretchy polyester. not sure what I’ll do with them yet, but aren’t they stunning!!! … More How lucky am I???
Excited to use the red, particularly – it’s reversible!! Thinking kids baggy pants with a once-turned cuff…? (see below! time taken: 1 hour) The blue – larger print I’ve had a couple of years now, and the smaller print I received today. Unsure how to use yet. May just keep in my stash & swoon … More stretchy fabric obsession + new flannelette