Thursday 21 September 2006

op shop fabric

very often when i go op shoppong i find fabric that i know is good but it's just not my style and i know i'll never use it but feel compelled to buy it anyway. this is what happened last time i was thrifting it up in bendigo - i found meters and meters of heavy laura ashley cotton.

totally not my thing.

without it.

i'm thinking when we move house (no, don't get excited, this is not a veiled hint that we've found a house, even though we did go look at one yesterday that was okay) i'll need to do a big ebay fabric purge to unburden myself of all the fabric i've collected and will never use. and then i can go buy more.


  1. Anonymous7:25 pm

    They're nice, especially the yop one.

  2. nice fabrics - why not make a quilt with these three plus add some solid squares of chocolate brown, blue and white. I have the same problem, buying fabric from thrift stores that I can't resist and now have 5 large rubbermaid totes full to the brim.

  3. Anonymous6:58 pm

    You might consider what this girl does with opshopped vintage fabrics. Mate, she can't sell them fast enough.

  4. Anonymous11:27 pm

    I like that top seems a little retro for Laura Ashley!

  5. To echo Tricia, I could totally see a quilt with those fabrics.

    I always wished we could have gotten up to Bendigo before we left Australia -- it seems like you had great finds from their local op shops and from the woollen mill, too.


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