My friend dropped by last night with boxes and boxes of deliciousness! She rang the doorbell and said "I went to the warehouse today and these are for you" Warehouse, what warehouse? Ohhhh - Hoad's (fabric manufacturer) warehouse (she's the PA to the GM). Metres and metres of fabulous linen blends, lots and lots of ticking in chocolate, burnt orange, slate blue, olive. The feel of them is DIVINE! Plus, metres and metres of heavy cotton with birds, fruit, roses, in strawberry, slate, earthy colours.
Here's a picture of a sheet of yummy:
Wait, there's more...
Oodles and oodles of taffeta style pieces in golds, burgandy, wine
Wait, still more....
So much I didn't even open it out: softest blue blue stripe on softest cotton. The blue wouldn't photograph well, so I have put these little lovelies in instead.
More chocolate.....lots of coordinates in a heavy cotton
I've been playing and sorting, sorting and playing for the last hour, just looking and sighing.
These are technically all for the school craft stall, in some form or fashion. How can we do it all justice? How can we turn this fab fabric into a beautiful yet practical thing (or many things as the case may be!) Can people give me some ideas - easy to make, beautiful to hold, practical to use, inexpensive to buy - that's the craft stall's mantra.
Of course, I told my friend that she was not allowed to leave this job of hers - I was serious!