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!
That bird knit is setting my heart all a flutter (pun intended). I’ve never been to Arthur Toye before but there is only about 25 minutes away so I might have to go check it out after seeing the lovely fabric you’ve purchased from there!
Oh my that is a lot of pretty pretties! I love the last one especially. I too love Spoonflower but do wish the weren’t soooo expensive.
I’m sorry, but that many vintage sewing machines could never be too much!!!
It makes me think of this: http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2013/11/the-home-sewing-is-easy-novelty-print.html
Which is fabulous…but spoonflower prices, maybe a contrasting centre streak really is the way to go (says she with a vintage-map dress that was eeked from two yards of spoonflower poplin by VERY careful pattern laying…and who regrets spending 0 cents of those dollars).
I have some of that in my stash too! 😉 And you are right, no such thing as too many vintage machines! xx
wow, that Spoonflower fabric is amazing. How fun it must to be to design fabric…must put that on the To Do list
Arthur Toye is closing down? oh noooooooooo!
I love your knit fabric! Love Spoonflower, but so far bought from them only the cheapest cotton type.. I’m stingy, so buy only 1 yard and then think what I can do with it 🙂
You have some beauties there! Looking forward to seeing what you make up with the cute sewing machine piece… and the silks! Sighhhh… ~Laurie
OMG the first silk, from Potters – gimme gimme gimme!!! Lucky you 🙂
oh, what beautiful fabrics! I love the “harts” one and the silks!!!
Now I have stash envy! Can’t wait to see what you make with the sheer fabrics… not a fabric type I’ve used before so ideas and inspiration will be interesting for me.