Tuesday 16 October 2007


That's what I feel like shouting when I make wonderful fabric finds like I did last week!

A short visit to Sydney meant I was able to pop in here, a shop that had been recommended by all the lovely Sydney-based EB girls.

So armed with the GPS to direct us, myself and my two nieces trekked across the city and came home with all these lovely things to fit into my luggage:

I couldn't resist this Michael Miller 'Rodeo Music' fabric because unlike most prints of this nature it features cowgirls as well as boys!

Being flanelette I plan to use it for the girls winter PJ's next year.

There's a bit of a Wild West theme happening here!

The white cowboy fabric below came from the lovely Helen at The Humming Mini fabric store and I have already cut some of the cowboys out to adorn T-shirts, the blue fabric will be used for the same, as well as some PJ's for friends with little boys.

I've been after this retro rocket print for a while and wasn't quick enough when Helen got her hands on some, so I thought I'd add a metre to my stash when I saw it. Not sure what it's for...

Is it too much of a boy print to do some appliqued T's for the girls?

I went to The Remnant Warehouse with the specific intention of getting this 'Olivia' fabric. For those who have not discovered the world of Olivia - check out the books by Ian Falconer.

She's a quirky little pig with attitude, and a friend of mine is a big fan. I plan to use some of these prints to make her daughter a small tote bag and a twirly or perhaps tiered skirt for her upcoming birthday.

These charm packs are for me to make each of the girls a doll quilt either for Christmas or their birthday next year, and the ric rack was needed for my stash as Spotlight have a lousy range of colours. The heart ribbon was just too lovely to leave there...

This little pack of fat quarters features Christmas colours and is destined to becoming festive bunting to decorate our home this year.

I also got a few things for the girls, who, although their uncle may not believe it, worked hard to control my spending impulses by asking me what I planned to make with each purchase!!

In addition to the things shown I also got several metres of navy cotton with white stars and red with white stars which will make great bunting or bags, or even little summer shorts and also a large amount of a fabulous bright red stretch with little white dots which I can see becoming tops of all kinds, comfy summer shorts and also singlet-style dresses I saw in a past edition of Ottobre.

So there's lots more sewing to be done now that I have all this new fabric.

I think I might place a self-imposed fabric ban on for a while now... unless it's something I just have to have!!


Cass said...

Karen, well done some great fabrics there. It's a great shop isn't it!

Leah said...

Fabulous treasue you have there m'hearty! Am I allowed to be speckled green with envy? ;0)

Belinda said...

You came away with some fantastic fabric there Karen. Well done!

Helen said...

OMG! Look at all that lovely fabric! Wow! And those charm squares...... I am so going to this place in March! :)

Lily Mulholland said...

OMG what a haul! And the ric rac! You're so right about SL. The choice at Queanbeyan was dreadful.