Monthly Archives: March 2010

A new notebook

I’ve been in need of a new notebook for a while now, the one I normally carry around with me is getting full and tatty. So tonight, with a little bit of scrapbook paper, a couple of old ties, some thread and lots of glue, i whipped this up

It’s a bit rough, i really need to work on my finishing skills, but it will do the job.

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Fabric Sale

I found a fabric sale yesterday, tucked away in a little warehouse out in Mitchell, Canberra. It was advertised as mostly silks and bridal fabrics, so I invited my sister-in-law-to-be to come along as well, in hope to find something for our bridesmaid dresses.

It was awesome, there were rolls of silk dupion, silk suitings, embroidered silks and bridal fabrics lining the walls. In the middle of the floor there were large boxes filled with off cuts and rememnants. All at a massively reduced price. Needless to say, i was overwhelmed. I could have spent hours and hundreds of dollars going through it all, but I had gone there on a mission, to find something suitable for bridesmaids. Not only had my sister-in-law-to-be come along, but so had my brother and my much loved other half,  so I had an army of non-textile enthusiasts reminding me what we were there for everytime i got distracted.

Amongst all the pretty fabrics they had there, there was not one piece of purple fabric. The hunt for fabric for bridesmaid dresses had been a dud, but, with all that beautiful fabric, i could not leave there empty handed! i found this beautiful piece of silk suiting fabric, not even a metres worth, that just had to come home with me!

The sale continues today, Saturday 27th March, until 3pm, at 3 tooth street Mitchell, Canberra, if any one reads this between now and then! I’ve sent my sister along to check it out, can’t wait to see what she finds amongst it all!


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