Sunday, 2 March 2014

the building of the stash

I've noticed a lot of bloggers are on a fabric diet.  This worries me as the economy is still fragile and only just entering recovery.  I had to do something about it.  But what could I do?  Well buy fabric of course, all the fabric!



I LOVE Bluebird Park and had to have the bunny fabric.  I had a good look around and found that the shop with the most prints that I wanted was Hulu.  I have no firm idea what I'll do with these, but the background prints and the bunny prints are 1/2 metres so I was thinking about a quilt.  I bought a charm pack in the end after putting a layer cake in my basket 3 times and taking it out 3 times.  (After this arrived, I realised I'd already bought an FQ of the first two prints!)


With the money I'd saved on the layer cake, I bought a couple of mini charm packs by my favourite designers and a piece of this Happy Go Lucky fabric.  I'm planning another splash mat for the kitchen.


I'm all for helping the global economy, not just the UK economy, so during the Great Fabric Destash on Instagram I nabbled these prints and promptly forgot what they were.  I missed the UK Destash due to being forgetful...  Probably for the best.



The green bundle for The Village Haberdashery Stash Society also turned up.  Yummy greens!



These FQs came from a new-to-me shop, Plush Addicts.  It's all Di's fault.  I saw the bunny tea party fabric on her blog and had to go and find some and buy it.  It's called Enchant.  In the same shop I bought another two bunny prints from the Just For Fun line from Makower (it seems to be called something else in other shops) and one print which includes a bunny from Forest Playground.  The Henry Glass teapot fabric fell into my basket.  



I decided to see what other bunny prints I have.  The answer is not many.  These are the FQs I dug out, and of course there are the two BlueBird Park ones.  I think I might have a few scraps from a Lilly and Will layer cake too...  I need more bunny prints, I need a bunny quilt.  Will you tell me if there are any more that are out or if more do come out?  I need them.  NEED, not want. 

The UK economy will thank you.

23 comments:

margaret said...

what a great spend you have had, some lovely fabrics here. Did you not get hammered for customs buying form USA I have been put off as I was told they charge customs plus about £8 handling charge by the post office

Miss Lilly said...

Haha great reason for shopping :D
You've got some lovely fabrics there, especially the bunny prints...I have such a weekness for bunny prints :3

I'm wanting to buy some FQ's myself as I have a few sewing projects in mind to do, so I'm going to check out the places you've mentioned as I have no clue where to start *lol* :)

Brigitte said...

Oh my , oh my, where is the next fabric store. Your purchases are inspiring me, a big deal, lol. Wonderful fabrics that you were buying. I love Moda Fabrics a lot and every now and then a new charm pack or a jelly roll must come and brighten my stash.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Some great fabrics, Wendy! My favourites are the ones you've forgotten the names for. Good girl for helping the economy!!!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Wendy
Looks like you are doing your part!!
I do Tambour work and have a u-tube video on my side bar with a demo. Check it out and link me to your craft list if you like.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great fabric stashing! I applaud your efforts in restarting the economy, I have the same philosophy myself. My wallet hates me :P

Sandra :) said...

I like the bunny and kiddy prints the best - particularly the Bluebird Park line - so sweet! Good for you for helping the economy - Nancy and I helped it last week ;)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Love all the fabric you bought, but especially liked the bunny ones! It will be fun to see what you make with them.

Janine said...

Lol! Thank for saving the economy single handed :D I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with those lovely fabrics :)

heart of charnwood said...

Posy by Aneela Hoey has some bunny prints in it. :o)

Alison said...

If only my fabric cupboard wasn't full... I need some bunny fabric in my life :)

JoJo said...

I love them! Esp. the flowery ones and zig zags.

Jane Galley said...

That should keep you busy for a little while, lol

CATHY DANIEL said...

Wow! I love the green bundle - well I love them all really! Anyway - how magnanimous of you to do all this for the UK economy! David Cameron should give you a prize! xCathy (p.s. Giveaway at mine if you're interested).

Joy said...

You certainly are giving the economy a boost Wendy, a huge boost! What wonderful fabrics, I am feeling quite green with envy and know some of those would encourage me no end in my new found quilt making adventures. I need some too, badly!!!
Have a great week and many thanks for your message on mine! xx Joy

Jooles said...

Oh. My. Goodness ..... I'm swoooooning!
love Jooles x x x

Chrissie said...

Ha ha! A kindred spirit! I have plenty of fat quarters with no purpose whatsoever other than they make me smile...we shall keep this economy stable! Check out Eternal Maker for fabric - enter 'bunny' in the search area, there were a couple that looked rather fun...oh and ebay would be worth checking! Chrissie x

Chrissie said...

Ha ha! A kindred spirit! I have plenty of fat quarters with no purpose whatsoever other than they make me smile...we shall keep this economy stable! Check out Eternal Maker for fabric - enter 'bunny' in the search area, there were a couple that looked rather fun...oh and ebay would be worth checking! Chrissie x

pennydog said...

If you're not fussy about colour, I have some red and white Japanese out of print bunny fabric that I could give you a snippet off for your quilt :) BTW I have decided that at some point I will be breaking my fast. I've had one of the s***tiest fortnights of my recent life and I definitely deserve it. I've not bought myself a pay day treat yet anyway!

Elly D said...

Oh Wendy you're a girl after my own heart, lol... Yes we need bunny fabric. Love Plush Addicts, just discovered them a month ago... I love the bunny fabrics you have and it's going to be all your fault when I go in search of them and buy them ;) Soooo if you go look on Celtic Fusions and search 'hares' yes I know not rabbits but they look like them... there's some neat very bunny looking fabric there... which thanks to you I will now have to go by... ..I'm now going to hop over to Hulu and look for that bunny fabric in your first pic. Yummy!

Celtic Thistle said...

Well of course you need more bunny print fabric, that's a given. Well done on doing your bit for the economy, you are such a giving soul :)

Pattilousquilts F said...

I love your new fabrics and I can't wait to start buying something new!

madfabriholic said...

Bravo for your support of the economy ;-) Lovely fabrics all around!