Friday 12 October 2007

attention: melbourne sewers

just popped out to newport with em on our lunch break and discovered the most awe inducing thing at darn cheap fabrics:


they carry some lecien and other japanese fabrics!! at, wait for it... $7.50 per meter!!! they also had a couple of moda prints for the same price. i could NOT believe it - i'd been into the shop before, months ago, but the saleswoman wasn't very friendly and the selection near the front was so dismal that i didn't even make it to the back corner where the "craft fabrics" are kept. i'm so glad i gave it another look as they also had a great selection of really cheap linen and linen/cotton blends. i bought 3 meters of this one at $4.95 per meter (40% cotton, 60% linen):


i bought it with the view to do some fabric printing on it (sorta lotta jansdotter style) and then use it to make a new cover for the chair i bought last week. i don't know though... do you think it might be too wrinkle attracting of a fabric to use for upholstery?

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and so we come to the last of the 30 day posts. i enjoyed it, i really did, except for the one or two days when i really felt like i had NOTHING to talk about. i plan to keep up daily posting when i get back, give or take a day here and there. anyone else out there who is thinking about doing a daily post challenge (and i thought about it for almost a year before i took the plunge), i highly encourage you to give it a try (and let me know if you do!).

i'm off to broome bright and early tomorrow morning, then down the coast to 80 mile beach, coral bay and exmouth before we fly back out of broome, brown, cheery and full of seafood, on the 24th. have a lovely week and a half, everyone!!!


  1. darn cheap fabrics..newport...that's like a 10 min walk for fact, I walk past it every single day on my way to and from the station.

    Sometimes they've got good stuff on, so I try to pop in every now & then.

    I actually went there on Wednesday...and I guess I totally missed this gorgeous fabric :(

    Have an awesome trip! Are you sure you don't have some space left in your luggage ;) just kidding, have a great time together...

  2. Anonymous8:14 pm

    Have a great trip! - I wish that I was off somewhere exotic too....

  3. That's a great incentive as Darn cheap fabrics are right around the corner from me too! (Drive that is) or maybe I could walk it..mmmm thinking out loud. Anyway have a great time in WA it sounds like it's going to be an absolutely devine experience..look forward to hearing about your trip. Also Thank you for the inspiration to post for 30 days straight. I have really enjoyed it too and am probably for the most part going to keep it up! Take Care...

  4. Anonymous12:39 am

    Have a lovely, relaxing vacation!

  5. Have a superb vacation, Les!!! Eat, drink, and most of all be merry.
    Can't wait to hear about it when you and Shane get back!

  6. Anonymous5:20 am

    Have a fun vacation!

    I recently did a speech on Broome's Festival of the Pearl!

  7. Great fabric finds! Have fun in Broome. I miss the Kimberley!

  8. Anonymous1:15 pm

    Oh thanks for the tip! I used to live in Newport and had no idea that it even existed - it will be a good excuse to visit again :-)

    Wishing you a wonderfully relaxing and refreshing break. Take care!

  9. Have a wonderful relaxing holiday.

  10. Enjoy your time away! :)

  11. Hey that's just down the road from me too! I picked up some fabulous trimmings there a while back for a colour theme board I had to present, but have not been back! Must drop in. Have a great trip!

  12. Have a wonderful holiday. I love that linen your bought! 30 post in 30 days is a big challenge, I am not sure I am up for it yet, but i think it's a wonderful thing to do.

  13. the lecien fabric is really beautiful!! wgat a great find! :)


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