October 5, 2008
Sharing my stash...
I've wanted to be sharing the stash all week, but just couldn't coordinate daytime photo sessions and internet access. But here I am, better in at the end than not at all!
Those of you who have been taunting me with visions of loveliness from your stashtastic lives all week, here are a few back at ya.
The rich satiny colours above were given to me recently by a colleague who has caught the cross-stitching bug and who doesn't sew a lot anymore. There's half a meter each of five colours, plus white. I wish I had a little girl in my life who wanted a fairy princess costume, because these would be perfect for a wild and wonderful girly skirt! Maybe sometime.
The tweeds - they remind me of Welsh woolens - are two that I nherited or picked up in the UK. There's enough for a skirt, and just a scrap of the stiff woolen one in front. I don't know what I'll make with them.
Two new acquisitions: the farmyard fabric was bought recently at Flashback and blogged here. I designed the entire summer quilt around these colours, but now that it's almost time to put the farmyard fabric on the back, I can hardly bear to cut it. That's why I'm planning to use it in one great big piece. I adore those kids and the houses, the farms and trees.
I'm planning to make a handbag of the blue-and-white heavy-weight glazed fabric in the front. It's slightly shimmery, and would look fantastic with a couple of big brown leather handles.
There's more, but that's where I'm at for now!