Friday, October 3, 2008

Fabric Stash

Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.

Whilst in New York I did a bit of fabric shopping. Here are my finds:

  • 2 tie silks.
1 for B as his souvenir from NYC and the other for my dad. I let B pick the one he liked. So he'll get a tie out of this

and my Dad will get a tie out of this for Christmas.

  • 2 silks

along with this pattern!

This will be my first sewing project for myself. My friend Natalie assisted in the selection of the material, and I have to say she did quite a fabulous job. The pink silk matches the flowers in the print perfectly. So eventually I will have a nice print skirt and solid top for myself. I'm rather excited about this prospect.

  • a fun polka dot print (not sure what the material is, perhaps rayon?)

I don't know what I'm going to do with it just yet, but I'm sure I'll figure out something.

  • and finally this cotton print for my nieces.

I really debated on this one. I fell in love with it in the store, but it's so summery and with winter coming I knew I'd need to wait to make anything out of it until at least next spring to be sure that it will fit them (since they're growing like weeds). But I went ahead and bought it and I have to say I'm quite satisfied that I did. It's probably my favorite of all my purchases from New York. Now I have quite a queue built up. I guess I better get busy! :)


Wendi said...

I love the fabric you picked for your nieces. So super cute!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, ties! That's ambitious. I especially like the silk that Ben picked for his tie.