It's less than a month since I showed you the last fabric I acquired and today I'm showing you even more fabric that has entered my house in the last two days.
Umbrella Prints recently had a sale and I just couldn't help myself. Once a year they have a one weekend only massive $20 bundle sale - cottons, organic cottons and screen printed organic hemp/cotton.
Isn't this neutral soft bundle gorgeous!!! After seeing Noodlehead's Umbrella Prints Rainbow Clutch, I'd love to make one. The pattern is in her new book, but unfortunately, at around $40AUD, it's a tad too pricey for me. I'm sure the book is worth every cent of the price, as Anna's patterns are lovely and there are twenty three projects in the book.
However, I have a habit of only making one, or at most two projects from each of the books I own, so I prefer to buy individual patterns. I'm crossing my fingers that my local library will buy a copy.
I'm not sure about the green fabric in the Cool bundle. It's a fabulous design, but I don't sew much with green. Maybe time to step out of my comfort zone.
I'll do some sort of patchwork with these fabrics. In the past, I've made a Crazy Patchwork Zippered Pouch and a Quilt As You Go Fabric Basket with Umbrella Prints fabrics. Maybe I'll mix the two bundles, maybe not. What do you think?
The second group of fabrics are NOTHING like the Umbrella Print fabrics. They were given to me by someone I've never even met - the relative of a good friend. She's the same lady who gave me the last lot of fabrics I showed you.
Apparently she was somehow connected with dancing, hence all the bling and tulle. I'll be able to go to town with dress up costumes. Can you think what else I could do with them?
This is only a small portion of the tulle I was given. There are metres and metres and metres of purple tulle, as well as white.
If I worked in an office, I'd be making a skirt with this grey suiting fabric. Maybe I could make myself a pair of dress pants. There's more than enough fabric.
There's not a lot of the red - about half a metre of each. Again, not sure what I'll do with it, but it's a really good quality crepe.
I'm quite excited, as I'll soon get to meet this generous lady. She's wanting to get rid of more of her stash. How could I say No.