Monday, June 27, 2011

Confessions of a F. A.

Fabric Addict...

I week or so ago I went to London and said I'd post some of the gorgeous Liberty fabric I purchased together with the fabric I also purchased from John Lewis whilst I was up there.

You see given the opportunity to go shopping in London, I'm not interested in the clothes shops or the shoe shops any more, nope I have no interest traipsing round Top Shop or Selfridges, those days are long gone....

I head straight for the fabric and the haberdashery departments. I cannot resist a pretty fabric, and the fabric companies nowadays seem to only do a certain stock of fabrics for a limited time, like when its gone, its gone, so if you like something, you have to buy it when you see it as you might not be able to get it again. I think there's definitely something comforting about acquiring a stash of lovely bits of fabrics. So if I see something I like I usually buy just half a metre if I don't know exactly what I'm going to make with it, so all of these are half metre lengths.

So can I confess all from the last couple of weeks and share my latest purchases sitting upstairs still in their bags waiting to be sewn...

Here they are, Liberty first. I was very restrained in Liberty as it is such gorgeous fabric but is also £20 a metre..
And this one below is definitely my favourite, I LOVE it! Wish I'd bought more than half a metre now as I think it would make a lovely dress.

John Lewis next.
Ahem. Then there is a little bag that I purchased in Birmingham whilst on a little browse around the shops whilst the men watched the rugby and the football. Some half metres of CK, tied up with pretty ribbbon.
some really pretty ditsy florals which I might make into bias binding
a cute owl print (for my son) and a caravan print (this afternoon being turned into some caravan bunting, caravan keyrings and nifty caravan coasters).
These fabrics are for bunting and patchwork cushion covers for a little girls bedroom
And these are for a custom order for bunting for a kitchen I'm putting together at the moment.
All of which will be added to this (in much need of a tidy but is far too hot today..)

And this... (there are a lot of vintage fabrics, tablecloths and recycled fabrics - old clothes and curtains in this lot). Look at the state of my ribbon box...

Ummm lastly, I'll just quietly mention that it is the John Lewis sale at the moment, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to acquire some Tanya Whelan fabrics at £5 per metre and some Cath Kidston at £7 pm could i?.... Pop in if you can they have some really lovely fabrics and yarn on sale.

Thats definitely it on the purchasing for a while...
Time to get sewing.
I am alone in my addiction or is there someone else out there as addicted as me?


  1. I agree, clothes and shoes hold no interest anymore! Lovely purchases.
    Hen x

  2. I've never been interested in clothes and shoes... give me a ribbon/fabric department any day!! Love all your new fabrics especially the Liberty ones - they are so pretty!
    I'm trying my best not to go crazy with lots of new fabric purchases though did have a little spend in Bah on Sat! xxx