Fabric and stuff

29 Feb

Back in the middle of January I wrote a post called Resolved to Sew 2012 as an entry to a big giveaway that Ali was hosting at Very Berry Handmade.  Well imagine my delight after a long day out at the Eden Project I checked my email to see that I had won the bloggers prize.  This meant that I had first choice of all the prizes on offer, it wasn’t too difficult and I chose the £40 gift voucher to spend at Fancy Moon.  I’ve not shopped there before but have often perused the website day dreaming about which fabrics I would buy!  So knowing I had money to spend there I spent a while browsing their off-beat, kitsch collection of fabrics, they have a great selection of Japanese imports too.

But would you believe it while there were lots of fabrics that appealed none of them shouted ‘pick me, pick me’?  I was wearing my sensible hat and having written in my Resolved to Sew post about the Oh My Star quilt along I knew that at some point hopefully in the not too distant future I would be needing some wadding/batting to make a quilt sandwich.  So I made the decision to spend all my winnings on batting.  Hence no photograph!  Yes it really isn’t that stunning to look at!

So a great big thank you to Ali for hosting the giveaway and to Fancy Moon for their generosity.  They still have a sale on so it’s worth popping over and taking a peek.

The same weekend I won a giveaway on Melissa’s blog Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.  The giveaway was sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and I received a Lazy Angle ruler:


which as yet I’ve been too lazy busy to use, along with a layer cake:


Not really my taste in fabrics but winners can’t be choosy (not in this case anyway) and I might just use it to play with my new ruler!

Pop on over now to Melissa’s blog she’s got another giveaway running of charm packs from the Fat Quarter Shop it ends on March 2nd at 9pm Pacific time.

Is now the time to mention that I then won a $50 credit to the Fat Quarter Shop on craftytammie’s blog as part of her Sew Full of Love series?  It wasn’t hard to spend it, but I did spend ages looking and then consulted Tobi too!  I ended up going for some Mechanical Genius by Mo Bedell:

Mechanical Genius

Half a yard of each, I have vague plans for it, I wanted something that would be useful for older boys not just young ones.

I also got a yard of this in the sale:

Smirk Geeks Gone Wild

Geeks Gone Wild by Kyla May for Timeless Treasures, I have vague plans for this too!

This Friday I’m running a Dress A Girl Around the World evening at a friends house, I posted about it on my facebook page yesterday requesting that if anyone local had fabric spare we’d be willing to sew it for them. Well, the lovely Donna Flower responded almost immediately saying she would send me some and look what arrived today, beautifully packaged:

Parcel from Donna Flower

Lengths of fabric for us to use:

Vintage fabrics

I’m a little concerned that one of them might be a bit sheer for dresses, I find it quite hard to tell but I’m thinking that I could get one of the ladies to make hairbands or flowers and pockets to decorate the dresses.  Any suggestions/tutorials for quick and easy things that could go with the dresses all gratefully received.

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4 Replies to “Fabric and stuff

  1. Geez, how many footless rabbits are there in your neck of the woods right now?! Great haul there though! As for the winning fabric that wasn’t so you, I’ve taken to seeing them as great craft stall sellers… 😉

    Have fun on Friday!

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