One of my goals for this year was to buy no knew fabric, however, I can attend craft/fabric swaps to "refresh" my stash.
So a few weeks back I organised a fabric swap with some Lovely Club friends, the turn out was smaller than I expected, but that's fine with me as everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and come home with some new treasures that made them happy.
I took over a whole suitcase of fabric, patterns and other "bits" and I am glad to say I came back with less than I took to the swap which is an improvement, even if my sewing room/cave is still bursting at the seams, perhaps its bursting a little less right now than it was before.
I thought I'd share a few bits of my 'new' fabric with you guys, I really got so lovely things.
this pattern I got free with a sewing magazine which looks pretty simple so I'm going to try and make it with this fabric.
Emma,I have a metre or maybe a metre and a half of this. I'm not quite sure what to do with it yet. I would make lovely lining in a jacket/coat or I could make a simple top with it like this one
cute shirt dress from this fabric! I love it so much, I don't have a lot of it, but I am hoping to squeeze some kind of simple top out of the bits I have.
Joy, it's a really fun cord with some stretch. I originally took it to try and make some cords for Rich, but he doesn't like the fabric. That's ok though, I still really like it so when it get's a bit cooler I am going to make this dress with it and the remaining fabric can go back to another swap (there's a tonne of this fabric!).
I just wanted to say thanks to those who were concerned about me due to the operation, I'd doing ok now, but still in recovery mode. I've laid pretty low this week and will be working from home need week. I am on the mend, but as always these things take time xo