Thursday, September 24, 2009

More fabric

The best part about having a little shop (other than the joy of working with the amazing customers I get, of course) is the fact that I can go on wild shopping sprees and they are officially a justifiable business expense. Isn't that nice?

Yesterday was quite productive. I picked up several beautiful lengths of linen, perfect for every season. For fall inspiration, I got some crisp cottons and a pretty plaid.

fall fabrics
{fabric stack}

And, be still my beating heart, I found the most beautiful piece of super 150s Italian suiting wool in charcoal gray. A full yard. In the remnants section. It was 65% off and the price still left me breathless, but you can't believe how fabulous it is. I could just sit here all day and feel it. Cutting into it is going to give me a heart attack, I can already tell. But I will. Soon.

super 150s
{super 150s}

In the unloved, dusty clearance section at the back of the store I squealed a bit when I found two bolts of Liberty cottons, heavily discounted. They are so lovely but I'm saving them for spring so you'll just have to wait. Coincidentally, there were two bolts of beautiful silk/cotton solids that look perfect with the prints. Clearly, it was fate.

liberty of london, rescued
{liberty of london, rescued}

Now all I need is another 50 hours added to my week, so I can find time to play with all this loveliness.

19 comments:

  1. cant wait to see what you make! amy

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  2. those fall colors are right up my alley right now...can't see what you come up with!

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  3. goodNESS these look like beautiful fabrics! Way to go on scoring!

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  4. What gorgeous textiles! That's definitely something I miss about CA...the abundant craft shops...and BRITEX fabrics in SF!

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  5. I loooove roaming through fabric stores.....even the dusty, dark clearance at the very back of the store. Great finds! I'm so interested to see what you're going to do with them now....

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  6. Wow, amazing finds! Looking forward to what you'll do with them :)

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  7. so so gorgeous!!! makes me excited to see what you're going to do with this

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  8. so lovely! where do you buy your fabrics?

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  9. I am so jealous that you found Liberty fabrics (on sale, no less!). Can't wait to see what you have in store for all those lovely finds... :)

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  10. that italian suiting wool is gorgeous!

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  11. Lovely is right. That flowered Liberty is so sweet-I can't wait to see what you'll do~come spring! The wool is gorgrous.

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  12. I love liberty fabric, it reminds me of my childhood my mum made all my party dresses from liberty. Such a great find and Im looking forward to seeing what you do with that beautiful linen.

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  13. feeling giddy with all that fabric goodness! such great buys...can't wait to see what they turn into.

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  14. That linen is just dreamy.(psst. if ever one of your aprons made its way to your shop, I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat. Just sayin'.)

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  15. Yes, new fabric is so exciting. Did you get to make anything yet?

    I recently started following your blog and enjoy it, I look forward to reading more!

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  16. Love the Italian fabric!

    Where do you shop for fabric?

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