Wow, what great weather we're having! I'm scared to miss out on any of it in case it doesn't last long, however I'm finding the mid afternoons just a tad too hot so I'll take this opportunity to let you finally see all the goodies I got from the Other Half's trip to America :)
Not only did he come back with a suitcase full of fabric for me (that I had ordered from Hawthorne Threads and Lola Pink Fabrics) but he also returned with all these yummy treats -
Mmm, peanut butter and chocolate - what a combination!
Now, onto the important stuff - the fabric.
I place 2 orders and had them shipped to my sister-in laws house in Ohio (where my OH was staying) so not only were the fabrics mucho-cheap, shipping was also next to nothing, how jammy do I feel?!
So here's some pics of my new fabrics -
I got a huge selection of basics, only after I looked through them did I realise the majority were dots!! (Totally subliminal ordering!), a little bit of Flea Market Fancy, and some Scoot - 'boy' fabrics with a transport theme. Some of the fabrics were in the sale and of course I couldn't resist such bargains.
This is the huge bundle of fabrics that I realised have circles or dots on them!
After I had opened my packages of fabrics I sat at the dining table for ages just playing around with different combinations, there are lots of bright colours in the fabrics I've ordered, I love bright colours, and especially bright pinks, there are a lot of them in there!
There are also some very pretty neutrals, always handy to have.
Cute boy fabrics which hopefully will be turned into sweet little boy quilts :)
First things first, as with all new fabrics I get, these went straight into the washing machine and out to dry -
* A note re pre-washing fabrics - I always pre-wash my fabrics because a) fabrics shrink the first time you wash them and I don't want someone washing a cushion cover or something else I've made and it shrinks and ends up a mess, and b) I'm worried that bright/dark colours could run into light colours once sewn together and ruin the finished product.
Not everyone pre-washes, but these are the reasons I'd recommend you do.