I should be finishing that bodice- but it’s so very hard to stop buying fabric. Very hard. We bought a new mattress and full replacement bedding on Thursday…and I got some fabric.
We are painting the bedroom in grey and sage green, and the bedding shades are all grey, so we want/need a a throw to protect the new stuff from our ingenious moggies who consider the bed their territory during the day. They get in. I think Vita teleports, Oscar probably squeezes under the door like something out of the X-Files. We saw lots of nice throws, but resent the high cost of what is essentially a cat blanket. Then I remembered that, prior to buying the perfect grey silks for the 6Nap dress, I ordered some grey cotton from MyFabrics, using a voucher that made it free. So I thought I could use that, and just border it with something glam. Enter this rather William Morris-esque fabric from Dunelm. It’s called ‘La Belle Epoque’ but the saleswoman called it ‘Froggy Face’. Turn upside down to see why…
And this was nearby, and forced me to buy it.
I didn’t get much, but may be able to squeeze something like this out of it.
I also remembered that I haven’t shown you a couple of the cute fabrics I bought recently for the wife’s shirt collection:
Both are Alexander Henry, high quality cotton. The geisha one will only be a sleeve or back to show off its tattoo-ness.
Out of the goodness of my heart, I went to the market again today [AND Fancy Silk Store, AND Barry’s] to find a scant 1.5m of light grey velvet for a friend to complete an outfit. This proved much harder than expected, but eventually, Barry’s came through:
Nice huh? It’s shot with gold/yellow thread, and is very very soft and beautiful. It’ll be winging its way to Katie asap. I also succumbed to some trim and essential thread. The fringe is for something I have in mind, still at the stewing stage…
And while I was hunting for veg, I found a stall selling something I’ve never seen at the market before: African waxed cotton. Cool! Even cooler to find they were in 6yard lengths, for just £15. I got this for the wife, but she seems unimpressed. Oh dear, into stash it goes. She DOES like the chambray though, another gem at £2/m. So really, only the trims are for me, I’m not naughty really am I? Oh yes, and the clock stuff. And maybe the waxed cotton.