Ok I've made you all wait long enough! (Sorry, I really didn't intend this to be an evening post - but it seems like someone round here needs feeding every 5 minutes!).
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, on Sunday I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Donna Flower. She is a huge inspiration to me. I
remember reading about her in a sewing magazine years ago and thinking
how fabulous it must be to make a living collecting and selling gorgeous
Donna's stand looked stunning, she really knows how to style her wares to appeal to vintage lovers. Unfortunately I was so overcome by fabric lust that I forgot to take any pictures - pop over to her blog for a peek at some of the goodies she was selling!
Her array of vintage goodies was super popular so I had a look at the stack of gorgeous fabric, and when the throng around her died down I found a moment to speak to her...she is charming. So friendly and a total fabric geek just like me...once I'd introduced myself she ran off to find a bag of fabrics that she'd brought SPECIALLY FOR ME... I was so flattered that I was almost lost for words...and when she showed me what she'd brought I was reduced to gasps!
I'm sure I don't need to tell you that I didn't come away empty handed...but I did try to be restrained. Before I went I gave myself a stern talking to and decided that what my stash really needs is a special barkcloth with some pink in it - a colour that is sorely under-represented in my cupboard of joy! And just look what she'd packed for me...
It's barkcloth. It's got pink in it. And it's SPECIAL!! Not to everyone's taste I'm sure, but definitely to mine. It's got a couple of fade lines and imperfections, but to be honest that's a good thing. If a bit of fabric is too perfect I struggle to use it - I can't bear to cut it up!! This will make some gorgeous cushion covers either on its' own or combined with other fabrics in a patchwork.
It's a curtain, and Donna has kept the other one for herself. She is truly a fabric addict after my own heart!
Sorry if this post is a bit word heavy - I had a story to tell. Thanks for sticking with me if you got down to here; I hope you had a fun weekend too!
P.S. I might have bought a couple of other teensy little bits of fabric...I'll show you them