I am waiting for Mr Mail Man to deliver a fun sewing parcel but I am rubbish at being patient
Especially when it involves exciting things! So on the weekend I did a little bit of sewing planning and had a dig through my stash and I thought maybe it was time for another stash sharing post…
First up, some knits:
I got this from the remnant bin at Arthur Toye for $7.50, it’s only 0.5m and I wish I had seen it on the bolt earlier. Aren’t the little birdies super sweet? I’ll combine this with something else as a contrast to make the item I have in mind.
You’re going to LOVE this next one, because cartoon sewing machines!
This satisfies my sewing nerdyness AND my obsession with vintage machines. A cute way to show off both, no?
It’s from Spoonflower and is an organic cotton knit. It was a ridiculous USD$27.00/yard plus postage so you bet I only bought 1 yard – that’s about 0.9 meters for us metrics. I think that’s plenty, an entire item out of this would be waaaay too much, so again, I have a contrast in mind to make up the difference.
Now let’s move on to a couple of sheers:
This is also from Arthur Toye – So sad that they are closing down throughout the whole country, boo
I bought it at one of their regular 50% off sales for $12/meter. I’ll admit right now it is 100% polyester but has a beautiful hand – I’m no content snob, I’ll happily add a good quality poly (yes, I believe that oxymoron is possible) to my stash, especially if it’s this cute!
This however is silk!
I bought this from Potters in Perth in February of 2011 for AUD$16.95/meter (wow that makes the sewing machine fabric look crazy expensive huh?!) I miss Potters, damn they had good fabric!
This is truly beautiful, it’s like holding fairy wings or something, seriously! I didn’t take a photo but it also has a line of gold thread the length of each selvedge, so even the selvedge is pretty!
Ok last piece for this round, it’s another piece of silk:
This piece I bought from The Fabric Warehouse in Wellington while back home before our wedding (December 2010). It had been a stressful day, it was almost Christmas, the wedding was in less than 1 month and my cake guy had just fallen through – so after a mad morning of phone calls I rewarded myself with some fabric shopping.
I think this was probably my first piece of silk I ever bought – it was expensive too (ok, NZD$24.00/meter, so still cheaper than the sewing machines, ahh perspective) but I fell in love with Japanese brush style painting. The grey background is silvery but warm – I really should make this up into something soon!
That’s it! hopefully you’ll see at least two of these pieces made up soon!