Saturday, January 7, 2012


Last week I was browsing Hawthorne Treads' shop, playing around with their Colour Search feature (Go have a look. It's pretty frickin' cool) and um... there was an incident. I don't really know what happened, and I certainly can't explain it, as I'm on a STRICT stash OF ANY KIND diet, but, well... before I knew it there were 10 yards of fabric in my cart and 100$ less in my PayPal account. These things happen.

Anyway, the fabric arrived this week and, aside from making me feel like it's HIGH TIME I break out of my Pink Phase, it's made me very happy.

*Sigh* Isn't that pretty? I mean... forgetting the fact that I've no immediate plans whatsoever for this fabric and that buying it was pure consumerist gluttony on my part... How can looking at that stack not make me happy?

The happy (if slightly guilt-inducing) fabric came with a bit of a surprise, however. It seems that I was so high crazed distracted when I had my falling down accident that I failed to notice that one of the prints I added to my cart was not, in fact, quilter's cotton. It was, of all things, corduroy.

Yup. That there is a wild, funky-ass corduroy. And I'm charmed. I'm smitten. I absolutely LOVE this crazy fabric.

I have no idea what to make with it, of course. I have visions of peasant dresses and bandanas and banana bags and... well. Only one thing is certain at this point. Whatever it becomes, it's going to be awesome.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!


margaux said...

can't wait to see the awesome project!! 2012 might be the year I actually learn how to use a sewing machine thus resulting in me going broke ;-)

Dawn said...

What a lovely incident you had, and you're right it happens to everyone!

Cynthia F said...

Oooh lovely selection!! I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Sinéad said...

I SWEAR I had a maxi dress made out of fabric very similar to this when I was small. I thought I was the shizz. I love it! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a lovely selection of fabric. Cannot wait to see what you make with it all!

Jennifer said...

OMG that corduroy takes me back to my youth. Funky and pretty- that's a good way to go!

ps my word verif word is "toelya", as in "I coulda toelya you'd have bought more stash".