Monday, 23 August 2010

fabric bonanza

last friday, after both kiddos were in bed, i snuck out into the night to do some serious fabric shopping in peace. spotlight had a "spend $100, get $40 off" coupon deal and i always like to take advantage of those, especially as i had about $15 left on a gift card to use up as well. there was some really lovely, heavyweight linen/cotton that i'd had my eye on for weeks, at $20 a meter i was waiting for some sort of sale to be able to justify it. so i show up all perky with my coupon only to discover that it was marked down - to SIX dollars a meter! and then i proceeded to go just a little bit crazy.

slubby linen/cotton
the forementioned linen/cotton in black and natural...

lighter weight  linen/cotton
lighterweight linen/cotton blends...

assorted
pale blue and pink pinwale corduroy, slubby turquoise gauze and a sweet bit of quilting cotton...

voiles
cotton voiles...

knits + ribbing
and three cotton knits plus a bit of ribbing.

all of this, and keep in mind i got 1.5 to 2 meters of each, plus a pack of ballpoint needles, a paint brush, 5 puffy fabric paints (for the kids someday, marked down to $1 each) and a big pack of stickers for mae, for FORTY FIVE DOLLARS.

possibly my best shopping coup ever  : )

15 comments:

  1. Don'tyou just love shopping trips like that! The shopping gods were smiling on you that night, enjoy your new fabrics x

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  2. jesus that is a great haul! I got one of those coupons but sadly we are saving to go see my sister in the uk in march so a fabric shopping ban has been imposed for a little while until we have paid our flights off.

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  3. Wowzers! That is one awesome shopping trip! Have fun using it xox

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  4. That is the best haul ever! Really gorgeous choices and so much for so little!

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  5. oh no, you've now convinced me that i must visit Spotlight this week and stock up on lovely fabric, this could be dangerous! just found your blog and its nice to find fellow north americans enjoying aussie life. x

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  6. You lucky chick...love the linen and voiles particularly...xt

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  7. The purple and white in the second shot and the black up top are both gorgeous and most certainly not in evidence at my spotlight! I bought overlocker thread, zips, elastic and dye for my discount coupon. Yawn!

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  8. I was in spotlight yesterday while Annie was in occasional care. Being able to eye-off fabric uninterrupted really is like winning the lottery. Can't wait to see what you sew with this stash x

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  9. Who knew Spotlight could offer such a haul? Can't wait to see what comes forth.

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  10. ooohh definitely a good haul! Friday nights at Spotlight are the best as they are empty and quiet... just what you need to escape the kids ;)

    www.modelmumma.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow. What a great shopping trip. So nice to shop for fabric (or anything for that matter) with the kids. You have a great eye for beautiful fabric.

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  12. ooh I love you fabrics, what a shopping trip. I bought some of the linen cotton blend too in blue though. Unfortunately they didn't have black at my spotlight.

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  13. hey lesie! those cotton/linen blends kept elsa clothed during her first year :) i think we still have every colour! I also went a little nuts at spotlight on the weekend - post to come soon. looks like you did well! hope you got my message re: yesterday

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  14. Great finds! I can imagine lots of great outfits for the girls.

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