Monday, September 3, 2012

My mailbox overfloweth!

Thanks for the well wishes for my computer - it's definitely still on the fritz, but I'm hoping that some customer service people will be able to help me out this week. But let's not talk about computers. Let's talk about fabric :)

I've been really good this summer, hardly buying fabric, but in the last month, there have been so many amazing new lines coming out, not to mention fantastic sales!! I resisted as long as I possibly could...and then my will completely and utterly broke.

I picked up a fat quarter bundle of Denyse Schmidt's new Chicopee line. The prints are not only rich in color but they are mostly small scale prints, which I tend to use the most often. I also love how most of the prints are tonal or just a few colors, rather than 72 different colors - the more limited the color scheme is in each print, the easier it is for me to mix it and match it with other fabrics and color schemes. I also picked up some yardage of the red dotted leaf print to possibly jump on the Washi Dress bandwagon and make a tunic for myself. I've never sewn clothes before, so it's going to take a lot of guts for me to cut into that yardage to do this, but I want to try :) You can pick up some Chicopee of your own at I Don't Do DishesIntrepid Thread and Pink Castle Fabrics.

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I also couldn't resist an amazing deal on Cloud9's Simpatico collection at Pink Chalk Fabrics. I positively adore the dreamy, sherbet-y colors in this collection, I feel some simple patchwork coming on with these gorgeous fabrics.

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These fun sale stash prints also snuck into my cart at Pink Chalk, including two beautiful Lecien Flower Sugar medallion prints in yellow and red as well as two La Dee Da floradots prints in aqua and purple.

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Have you seen the amazing new collection of chevrons in various sizes that Riley Blake has introduced? I first spotted them at Spring Market and have been stalking shops for them! I simply had to have some of the small tonal chevrons in red, orange, yellow, and gray. So fun! You can find these chevrons at I Don't Do Dishes, Intrepid Thread and Pink Castle Fabrics.

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I also picked up quite a few colors from the Timeless Treasures Sketch collection. These fabulous modern blenders give so much extra depth to a project! I practically got a rainbow of these beauties, I couldn't help myself. You can find these awesome tonal prints at Pink Castle Fabrics.

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And last but not least, I couldn't resist ordering a few fat quarters from Heather Ross's Spoonflower shop. I've missed out on a lot of her collections, so it was fun to pick up a few fat quarters without breaking the bank. I got the Kona basecloth, and the quality seems infinitely superior to past Spoonflower orders, so I am a happy camper :)

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If you're trying to hold fast to a fabric diet, let me warn you: look away!! With today being Labor Day, there are some great fabric sales you're not going to want to miss:

At The Intrepid Thread, you can take 10% off your order through the end of the day today with coupon code LABOR10 and find new arrivals like Pat Bravo's gorgeous Indie collection, Echino Decoro and MoMo's newest line, Oh Deer.

At Pink Castle Fabrics, take 20% off your order with the coupon code LABOR20. Find new fabrics, like Lotta Jansdotter's Bella collection and Heather Ross's darling Nursery Versery collection, and stock up on great sale prints as well.

Happy Labor Day to you and yours!

10 comments:

  1. Too many awesome lines right now! I've had a FQ bundle of Indie in my shopping cart all weekend. Just about to order...

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  2. Wow what a gorgeous selection of fabrics. I so wish I could afford to but some of those right now! =D

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  3. Gorgeous acquisitions, Elizabeth! My fabric cupboard overfloweth so I have resisted thus far.

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  4. LOL when your will breaks it goes right out the door! Beautiful fabrics though, I can see why you gave in :)

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  5. oh, how I long for chicopee! I totally ordered from Heather Ross's shop on spoonflower, too :)

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  6. I was a very bad girl over the weekend...Bella by Lotta Jansdotter, Cameo voile, Indie and Seaside...I think that's enough to keep m ebusy for a while. I love all your purchases, too

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  7. Ugh, why didn't you put the warning to look away at the top of the post?! ;)

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  8. You have a fabulous collection of fabrics. Okay, here's the thing. I tell myself repeatedly to go on a fabric diet, but new lines just keep coming out. It is not.our.fault!!

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  9. Blimey O'Reilly, that's a spectacular splurge!

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