Wednesday, 30 July 2008
random fabric news
• i've finally perfected my blankee pattern (pics to come at some point) and ordered a bunch of lovely cottons from the fat quarter shop last week specifically with blankees in mind. i usually don't buy fabric with a definite purpose, just pick up what i like at random intervals, so it was a fun change to actually have a goal in mind when selecting (the colours are a bit off in the pic, i can't seem to find a good spot to take photos lately...). they arrived yesterday and then first thing this morning i got an email from the fat quarter shop with a 20% off code so, of course, back i went for more. love it.
•i just popped into rathdowne remnants in brunswick for the first time and was sorely, sorely disappointed. it wasn't nearly as big as i'd expected, only had about 20 bolts of (ugly) quilting cotton and, as far as i could tell, there didn't seem to be any bargains to be had in any of the fabrics. i was hoping to find some buttery cream wool/cashmere felt for blankee faces but they didn't have the right colour and the closest, an off white, was $46/meter - just couldn't justify the cost when the colour wasn't what i wanted. so i left empty handed which, let me tell you, doesn't happen very often when i visit a fabric shop - in fact, i can't remember the last time.
• and finally, a melbourne fabric shop that is very worth a visit, amitie is having a 20% to 50% off sale next friday and saturday, august 8 and 9 from 9:30am to 8pm. can i take a teeny tiny baby (assuming i have one by then!) fabric shopping??