In all my blabbering on about Sunday that I did yesterday I failed - unbelievably - to tell you that I bought a tiny amount of fabric. I had a small budget but wasn't tortured too much as the stalls tended to be catering to a more traditional section of the market. It kept the fabric lust down to reasonable levels.
First off I bought from the Pin It and Stitch girls - Natalie and Tracey. If you have never met them and you live in the UK then I urge you to look out for them. Two of the nicest people out there, with impeccable taste in fabrics. They'll be in Wimbledon in less than two weeks, and Malvern for the quilt show in a few weeks time.
The two Odds & Ends cuts on the left I got a great deal on as they were end of bolt cuts. As was the bit of Posy that I got, shown in the middle. Honestly, this may be Aneela's best line yet, though I am sure there are lots more good lines still to come. And then on the right I have the pink from Lucy's Crab Shack and two cuts from Type. No plans for any of these fabrics other than the firm understanding that life would be incomplete if I didn't buy them.
From another vendor (I cannot remember who) I bought a stack of Simply Color FQs.
The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that the pink isn't actually Simply Color, but the man didn't have any cuts of the pink left so I thought this piece of Heaven or Helsinki went just fine. There is a plan for this but I am awaiting a delivery from my fabric mule before that can proceed. In the awaited fabric are half yard cuts of the Simply Color ombres I bought in an Instagram sale from Jennifer at Knotted Threads (another incredibly nice fabric seller - modern fabric sellers are predisposed to niceness I think). Shipping was included if you lived in the USA so I had the fabric shipped to my fabric mule's LA address.
On to other news. I sold two quilts in the past few days. Really!! I am trying to act mature about it but, honestly, I am squealing like a two year old on the inside. Both quilts are small baby quilts that I have had for ages, dating back to the very early days of the blog, when I started experimenting with doing my own thing. They have sat here doing nothing ever since. Now they can go get drooled on and that makes me exceedingly happy.
The sun is shining. The birds are singing. It's a good day.
That typewriter print is tugging at my credit card... I think you did well with your shopping. And CONGRATS on selling those quilts. I would squeal too! Do a happy dance!ReplyDelete
Yay on selling quilts!!ReplyDelete
Happy days indeed! Love the fabrics, especially the paper clips and typewriters! And congratulations on selling two quilts! You must be chuffed!ReplyDelete
The Simply Colour fabrics are new to me and look very nice together. I'm pleased you came home with some treasures!ReplyDelete
How wonderful to sell your quilts too, so encouraging, they are beautiful little quilts too!
Woohoo! Congrats on your sales! More fabric money! LOL! JxoReplyDelete
That other shop was called Beyond Fabrics. I rummaged in there for a long time and only came away with half a yard. I was very good ;)ReplyDelete
hooray!!!!!! You're officially a professional ;-)ReplyDelete
Yay congratulations on selling the quilts.ReplyDelete
Very nice fabric stash enhancement.
Wow shopping and earnings all in the same post. You are doing great.ReplyDelete
Yay for selling! And I like your fabrics, but I do get the feeling I saw them before somewhere?! :o)ReplyDelete
Happy day, indeed!ReplyDelete
Drooling over your fabric purchases, Susan. So glad I'm not the only one that buys for the future (and not just for a specific project ;o).
Yay! Congrats on your sales. Both quilts are gorgeous and are destined to be loved and cherished for years by wee ones.
Well done for being so restrained in the shopping, and huge yay for selling the quilts!ReplyDelete
well done on the sales!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on selling the quilts! They're both lovely.ReplyDelete
Well done on the sales, helps feed the purchases ;DReplyDelete
Well done you selling your quilts!!! That's fantastic!ReplyDelete
Oooooh pretties! Glad you picked up some fun fabrics. Great news on the sales too!ReplyDelete
Fun fabric and an income to pay for more. That is a good day!ReplyDelete
Wooo Hooo congratulations on the quilt sales. Will you be opening a shop?ReplyDelete
Wonderful fabric picks! Well done you!ReplyDelete
Brilliant news on selling your two quilts! And I love the fabrics that jumped in to your shopping basketReplyDelete
Oh bravo!!! All good at The Standen's then xxxxReplyDelete
Well one has to appease the credit card gods somehow, and getting a kind of trade in is soooo much better than just forking out cash ;o)ReplyDelete
Selling quilts definitely justifies your small fabric expenditure I reckon! Well done, looking forward to seeing what you do with your new pretties :) xReplyDelete
Doodly doo! Sounds like you have re-invested rather than bought! Huzzah!ReplyDelete
so many lovely fabrics! Oh I so love simply color!ReplyDelete
Those fabrics are gorgeous and OMG way to go - selling quilts! So happy for you right now as I do a little happy dance (lucky no one can see).ReplyDelete
Hoorahhh for quilt sales. I am happy dancing for you here - crazy chicken dancing at that!ReplyDelete
I am also drooling (thankfully not literally - that would just be weird with the chicken dance!) over the grey paperclips.
Woohooo! Great haul, and yayyy for the fabric mule :). Congrats on the quilt sales, it's very satisfying isn't it :)ReplyDelete
Sounds like a very good day! Love your fabrics. congrats on selling the quilts. Do you have a store or did someone just see them and make you an offer you couldn't refuse?ReplyDelete
That rainbow stack of fabrics is getting my heart racing (or maybe that's my coffee kicking in )ReplyDelete
And hello! You sold two quilts -I'd be ridiculously happy too! Well done you!
Well done on selling those quilts. How did you sell them?ReplyDelete
Well done on selling the quilts! Is that the start of a business?ReplyDelete
Lovely fabrics, I wish I had some of those gorgeous typewriters. Congratulations on selling your quilts! We can't keep them all - right? :o)ReplyDelete
Enjoy your fabric purchases - and looks like they are already paid for!ReplyDelete
You chose your fabric well in amongst the fuglys. Many congratulations on your sales *happy dance. Di xReplyDelete
Beautiful fabrics - I love the colours in the Simply Color range and those typewriters are just so cute!ReplyDelete
That's fantastic news about selling your quilts :) I have just started cutting into my stash of Posy fabrics - it hurt - but I'm hoping the result will be well worth it!ReplyDelete
Lovely fabric purchases. I'm jealous - but I didn't need to tell you that did I? Congratulations on the sale of the quilts. If it were me I'd be giddy as a child!ReplyDelete
Love the Simply Color fabrics and I might just have some of the typewriter and paper clips lurking in my stash with no particular plan too.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the quilt sales, squealing with delight seems absolutely the right response to me.
Fab news on your sales! Definitely deserves a squeal!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous new fabrics and congratulations on the sales - that must feel marvellous!ReplyDelete