Phew, what a week! The heat has been monstrous in Toronto but we finally had a couple of good rainstorms and things have cooled down considerably - good thing too since Alex and I don`t have air conditioning! I've got a couple of projects in the works right now but nothing completed to share with you all (although I will very soon) so how about I share some of the goodies I've acquired recently? Good? Okay!
As I mentioned in my last post my Mum and I spent a day last week crafty shopping; we went to Mary Maxim (which is sort of like Michaels or Joann's) and Fabricland, and visited a thrift shop.
I picked up four skeins of Cascade 220 Heather in Sparrow - the colour is very difficult to capture but it is sort of a greeny-tan with yellow undertones. They had a sample knit up with this colour in the store and it looked so pretty! I'm thinking about using it for either the Every Last Yard cardigan or the Contented Cardi; I sort of wish now that I had bought five skeins so that I could make the Effortless Cardigan but ah well!
My Mum brought me these two little fat quarter sets too when she came down; apparently a new quilt shop opened in the city where she works and she just *had* to stop in a take a peek for me - I know, my Mum's pretty cool! The top are FQs from Basic Grey's Blush collection for Moda and the bottom are FQs from the Deco Metric collection by Ro Gregg for Northcott. The colours in Deco Metric just scream my Mum so I'm seeing something for her in the future.
This fabric has all come to live with me recently - hurray! With the exception of the print from Hideaway on the far left (which I also got at Mary Maxim) all of this was on it's way to me before the Canada Post strike but then I had to wait for it. I had been looking all over for the yellow cafe dots from City Weekend by Oliver + S (which came out about a year ago) and finally found some online at CityCraft and then I threw in the Modern Meadow and Innocent Crush prints for good measure - what can I say? They were on sale *wink*! I have been lusting after the camper fabric from the Circa 60 Beach Mod collection by Monaluna for Birch Fabrics for a long time and finally just gave in a bought a half yard off of Etsy - I'm so excited to use in for something just for me! And when Spoonflower was having their free shipping day I ordered a yard of my labels - I like making my labels simple like these ones so that I can use them on both quilts (I left enough room around them for seam allowance and so that I can write the date on with a fine tip Sharpie) and smaller sewn items.
And last but not least is my Sew, Mama, Sew order (which I also placed before the Canada Post strike)! Let's see I got some of the Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in Steel, Moda Crossweave in Brown-Tan, Spring Toss in Blush from the Memoire A Paris collection from Lecien (which is cotton lawn), and three prints from Tula Pink's Prince Charming collection.
I've got some big plans for most of this fabric already - I just need to find the time to actually implement some of it, haha! Okay, I'm off to bed, but I'll be back soon with some finished projects to share!