Well I may have gone a little crazy with buying fabric this month. I bought from four different online shops, yes you read that right FOUR! I would say I need help, send me to fabric rehab (There is a shop by that name by the way) but I don’t want to have to stop buying fabric it is just too much fun.
So without further a do….
I have more fabric but I seem to have lost the pictures! I will just have to get all the fabric out again tomorrow and take more, there is nothing like looking a fabric don’t you think?
I had a spare half hour the other day so decided to have a go at stamping with fabric paint, I had bought all the bits and pieces needed a couple of weeks back and was just waiting for the right time to sit down and see how messy I could get.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and for a complete novice found the process simple and the results effective, if you have not done so already I would say give it a go.
I have no idea what I will do with the fabric but in truth I went in with nothing in mind just wanted to see if I would enjoy it and now that I know I do the possibilities are endless…. I am thinking a tote bag for my first project with stamped flowers and a very small amount of embroidery (small amount as I am not very good or very patient!) I like to dream big! haha. Seeing as my mother in law is down for a week soon, I may not get the tote bag started in the next couple of weeks. I also do not want to start it and then put it aside for a couple of weeks, I think I have enough unfinished projects on my to do list as it is!
Well what can I say, I have been a naughty girl again. Yes you guessed it I have bought more fabric…
You (meaning my husband) will be glad to know it was from the bargain box/bucket so I feel justified in buying fabric that I had no specific plans for. Well I would only regret it latter if I did not buy it and I HATE to regret anything.
I decided to abandon one of the projects I had started some time ago, do you remember the top I had cut out?
After cutting it out I hit a brick wall, the fabric is very thin and see-through so I did not want to add interfacing as you would be able to see it. But because that would mean moving away from the pattern I couldn’t figure out where to go from there, when I say I have abandoned it what I mean is I have put it away until I have a bit more clothes making under my belt as I have decided it is a bit beyond me.
But I still like the pattern and now thanks to my bargain I have some material to give the pattern a whirl. So I started again
I have cut out all the pieces and have stared at the instructions for what felt like an eternity, I am sure it is in another language.
I hope to try and finish the top this week.
In other (slightly less interesting) news:
I have seen a great deal of recipes for play dough online recently and seeing as my son has been on summer break from nursery for the last two weeks I decided to try one of the recipes out, I tried this one:
You will be glad to know this post contains no make-up bags, mainly because I have run out of wadding!
So a couple of weeks ago I bought these two fabrics, thinking they would be good for lining something, like a make-up case maybe (well I only said the post contained no make-up bags not that I wouldn’t mention them at all)
I also found some nice fabric at the nearly new sale that was held at my work
I must be favouring polka dots.
But look at the silk thread
I am so pleased with my finds (if you hadn’t noticed)
Today we had a family jaunt out to Brick lane market, Spitalfields market and Spitalfields city farm. In all the traveling I didn’t find one fabric shop, sigh.
I have been crafting a little, I was knitting some more of the scarf (in the hope I might finish it this year) when I noticed a mistake about 15 lines down, I may have mentioned I can not fix mistakes and have to take it to work for someone else to fix, well I still can not fix mistakes! so it will be going in for some cosmetic surgery tomorrow. I tried to live with the mistake (whatever it is, I have no idea what I have done) but it just keeps catching my eye.
Well I recieved more fabric in the post today, I may have bought it for myself but hey ho, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ME 🙂
Now I was supposed to order fabric for my ongoing quilt project but I do not think these ones quite make the cut. It does not mean I do not love them because I do, I especially adore the floral one on the right which leaves me in a dilema should I order more? and ignore the raisd eyebrows of my husband?
These ones will be in the quilt I think. I am sooo sorry about the picture, I always post at night when the little guy is in bed so I do the photo’s in no natural light, the shadow in this one is me trying not to lean over the photo without success.