Nine metres of new fabric :: mine all mine.
Bought from The Little Fabric Shop.
First time I have ever purchased fabric on-line.
First time I have ever had the absolute heart-skipping pleasure of having fabric arrive through the letter box in blue plastic parcels.
I deliberated long and hard about spending money on nine yards of
fabric without a purpose for it.
I wanted to buy it just because it was so pretty, because it squeezed my heart like Greengate products do.
In my defence, it was in The Sale, and if you hurry, the sale is still on and there are some fabrics left at the bargain price of £3.99 per metre.
And in the grand scheme of things, Three-ninety-nine is not a great deal to pay for one metre of printed cotton deliciousness.
But multiply that by nine and yes, I did feel a bit guilty spending that sort of money on fabric.
Didn't last long though, I never generally give in to Guilt for more than a day or so.
I find this fabric so damn pretty and charming, it captivates me.
It's been lying around in the Attic for a month or so now and I have done nothing more than gaze at it, arrange it, stack it, fold it, re-arrange it some more and photograph it.
I've been using Flickr to search for some likely projects for this fabric of mine.
I do love Flickr, it is so completely brimful of inspiration.
So I've been pondering some ideas :: maybe a patchwork cushion or two, perhaps something like this? Or maybe this?
Remember the other day I was talking about the Chain-of-Influence?
Well this is how the most recent chain went ::
So this is what I've been up to this morning, I've been stitching myself a Wild Flower Pincushion. And I'm pleased to report that unlike the Twig Project AKA the Bird Mobile, this attempt at sewing from a pattern was free of hissy fits and blue language. Thank heavens.
I am pleased with it, and I love the patchworky effect with the different fabrics combined.
And its a whoppa this wild flower pincushion. Look at it next to my miniature patchwork pin cushion of old and you get the scale of it. I made that little hexagon pincushion of old :: paper-pieced and hand stitched it when I was about 13 years old, .
Oh I do love these fabrics, did I mention that? They make me sigh with pleasure.
I still think I want to try a log-cabiney type patchwork cushion with them though.
Any other suggestions for pretty florally, stitchy fabric projects? That don't involve twigs?