My first purchase this week was some lovely soft wool felt from The Felt Fairy. I asked for a selection of pretty pastels and these are the gorgeous colours I received -
I also managed a quick dash around the fabric shop this morning - WITHOUT the toddler in tow! I didn't have much time so I was like a crazed woman trying to grab as much as I could/needed so that I could work on loads of things for the craft fair. Look what I got -
I got loads of fabric to be turned into bunting, cushions, fabric belts, fabric baskets etc. I also grabbed all of the bargain zips that were left (20p each!). I also got some fabulous multi-coloured thread, which I've already teamed up with the wool felt -
I love the rainbow effect it comes out as, its so beautiful! I think I'll be using this in many more projects to come. For today, I used it with the wool felt as I have an idea in mind, so watch this space!
Out of my new fabrics, I think these are my favourites (grabbed off the washing line so excuse the wrinkles) -
All of the fabrics I bought are generic brands, nothing fancy, and most of them were between £2.99 and £4.99 per metre. I bought 1/2 a metre of most of them. I especially love the butterfly print above - I already have plans to make this into a pretty cushion. I also got some lovely pink brushed cotton which will be a perfect backing fabric for a snuggly cushion.
I also decided a while ago that I'd like some labels to sew into my creations. I couldn't find many places to buy them ready-made so decided to have a go myself. I got transfer paper for our printer that I could print on, then iron on to fabric. Here are some I've made so far -
I made an A4 sheet of labels (in hindsight, I could've got far more on a sheet), and for every 1 that worked, there was 1 that didn't. I'll have another go, filling the sheet to the brim this time, and I'll have to be a bit more precise with the iron timings. If anyone has any tips, please let me know!!
I think that's all of my purchases for this week, I'd better stay clear of the fabric shop, Folksy and internet for a little while until my Paypal account and bank account recover!
I'm also very excited to have been asked to custom make one of my previous projects for a little girl. I'll show more once it's made and has been sent to the customer. These are the fabrics I'm thinking of using -
Sorry to be so vague but I as you'll know by now I don't like to give too much away :)
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