Wow, what a fantastic time we had on Saturday at the Goldhawk Road Fabric Fandango (read Karen’s and Tilly’s posts for much better descriptions/pictures than I could ever do). As I live quite locally I restrained myself on the fabric buying front and just bought some silk lining for my forthcoming Oolong dress plus a funny little strawberry print which I’ll probably make into a bag. But fabric buying wasn't the reason I went along, I went for the once in a blue moon opportunity of meeting all my favourite bloggers in one place. And boy did they not disappoint! I got to meet some of the nicest and most talented people ever - it really was an absolute pleasure. And we talked about fabric non-stop all afternoon. What more could you ask for really? It was a great day which I’ll remember fondly for quite some time to come. Thank you so much Karen for making it happen.
In other news, I recently had a re-order from the lady mentioned here for more of the zipped purses I made for her, yippee. Along with fabric combinations I know sell well at craft fairs, I added in a few new ones from recent fabric splurges. I’ve used this combination before in a bag so thought I’d give it a go as a make-up bag.
These are a few fat quarters I picked up in M is For Make’s recent sale..
A gold star for anybody who can tell me why the lining of this make-up bag looks familiar
I’ve used this combination before too but not at a craft fair. I sent a similar one to Karen from Did you Make That? as a thank you for a very kind favour she did for my son. It went down very well, so I’ve added it to my list!
and more polka dots…
And finally, some of my very kind friends clubbed together and bought me Liberty vouchers for my birthday. The vouchers were burning a huge hole in my pocket, so as soon as I had a free day I hot-footed it into town to spend them. Choosing a favourite Liberty print is a bit like asking you to choose your favourite child (well, not quite but it’s pretty difficult!) But when I saw this particular print I immediately fell for it.
The fabric is designed by illustrator Lauren Child (of Charlie and Lola fame), and I love the way she’s managed to combine an old school Liberty style print with her own quirky style. But really, navy with red accents just isn’t my thing…. JOKE! It’s COMPLETELY my thing and I absolutely adore it. I’m planning to make a Colette pattern Violet blouse with it, but I think I’ll give the pattern a test run first with a lesser fabric. Happy Monday. x