I generally try and avoid Fabricland because the staff are always so miserable and I always find by the time I leave they have sucked the joy out of my fabric buying experience but as I was passing it seemed rude not to go in and have a browse. They actually appeared to have new staff too who had not yet been trained in the Fabricland scowl if you dare to ask them a question.
After buying 2 very large feathers to amuse my children (who then proceeded to run around poking them in peoples faces)
I thought I needed to buy a little bit more fabric to make some more pillowcase dresses for the 'dress a girl around the world' appeal. Fabricland is very cheap so I ended up with this lovely little stash. A gorgeous Cath Kidston like floral fabric at £3.60 a metre!!
Some lovely pink gingham at something ridiculous like £2.50 a metre
Lots of bias bainding at 24p a metre and some felt for Izzy
This pink rose netting fabric at the request of Izzy
and look at this....pre shirred fabric!! Yes pre shirred. You literally have to sew up one side and you have a dress. How easy is that?? This was only £5 something a metre. Bargain!!
I also popped into John Lewis as I was passing and picked up a metre of this gorgeous Amy Butler fabric (which was not cheap!) to make Izzy a dress.
I also picked up a hem gage. How have I lived without one for so long??
I love buying fabric. It makes me happy!
My button swap parcel has now been posted. It was so much fun. I had to send at least 5 button related items including a lavender bag. Will show you what I sent when they are received by my swapping partner but heres a little sneeky peek
and look at the cute cushion my very clever mum made for Sam. He loves Bob the Builder!
He now sleeps with it every night. Thanks Grandma!