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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

These are a few of my favourite things...

How ironic that, having just read about Helen's problem of her ever-expanding stash, the very next morning what should arrive in the post but 4 metres of lovely fabric from M is for Make:

How my heart sings when a big fat fabric parcel arrives in the post!  Somehow even though I already know what's in it (unless I'm having a VERY forgetful day), I am still terribly excited to get it open to look at the fabric.

My favourite fabric is this retro-style Viewfinders fabric from Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller, printed by Kokka fabrics:

Be still my beating heart!  This might just be the coolest fabric of all time.

I saw Kelly with a bag made of this at the Fat Quarterly Retreat and immediately wanted to steal it before concluding that making my own might be a better idea.  Given that nobody within a 50 mile radius of me actually sews, they won't know that my bag is Viewfinders bag #2.  Out of deference to Kelly, as trendsetter, I promise not to bring my bag to FQR 2013 (if indeed I get around to making it by then).

I also got a pleasant surprise at the weekend after going through my daughter's party bag, auditing it to remove small items that the baby might attempt to eat or stick up her nose.  Instead of the usual tut such as frogs that stick to windows or mini harmonicas, look what loveliness was inside:

... a Liberty print Hello Kitty!  Yay!


  1. Hello there fellow Bumble Bee-er.
    I am so excited to see that we have very similar fabric taste. I am dreaming about that Melody Miller viewfinder fabric atm.
    Looking forward to getting to know you and the rest of our Bumblies.

  2. I just LOVE that ruby star rising too :)

  3. Hi Gertie,
    It is so exciting to open a package delivered by the post office with new fabrics. I love it! It doesn't get old. Your new fabrics are great.

  4. Love that viewfinder fabric too, have been trying to think of an excuse for buying it, but maybe it being gorgeous is excuse enough!